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the clues in the nads to the u.s. charges to former twitter stuff with being southeast by accusing them of gathering data on thousands of users critical of reality. whistleblowers become the new frontline of the political battle being waged in washington has a bill to protect their identities is blocked in the u.s. senate's. times tackling hate in hospitals and health trust in england's plans to root out racism by threatening to withhold treatment for people who abuse start . a message that there's 0 tolerance towards a level of self control the n.h.s. is there to treat people but should treat people. without question.
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a very warm welcome to new york watching r.t. international with me they care and it's great to have you with us in our top story the u.s. justice department has charged 2 former twitter employees with spying for saudi arabia prosecutors claim the pair an american citizen and a saudi national used their positions to collect sensitive information about use this critical of the kingdom you know neal discussed the case with donald quarter. well it's 3 people being charged here 2 or former employees at twitter one being a u.s. citizen and the other a saudi citizen and their 3rd accomplice also a saudi citizen now the duo are being accused of using their positions at twitter to access the personal information of thousands of twitter users in the interests of the saudi government and against to be used against critics of the monarchy now on wednesday the justice department filed
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a criminal complaint against all 3 involved the defendant did knowingly act in the united states as an agent of a foreign governments acted within the united states on the direction and control of the kingdom of saudi arabia and foreign officials working on behalf of the kingdom of saudi arabia without prior notification as required by law they had access to proprietary and confidential twitter information including information about twitter users including the user provided e-mail addresses birthdates phone numbers and internet protocol addresses now the complaint also said that these 2 former employees didn't have jobs that required them to have access to people's private information now as for their payout they were given a designer watch that was priced at $20000.00 and another at least $300000.00 transferred into secret bank accounts that they had twitter security its users privet see clearly dealt a blow here but to what extent well just recently the american involved he was
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arrested in seattle for tampering with 3 twitter accounts but the real damage was done back in 2015 when over 6000 twitter users had their information stolen by the saudi coconspirator who now is all the way back in saudi he's believed to be back in saudi arabia safe and sound i mean this is twitter we're talking about it's it's a major social media platform that's in countries all over the world and it's a serious concern when just 2 people who weren't even supposed to have the rights to people's private information can get so much of that when twitter says this is supposed to be confined to a small team of trained professionals. we recognize the length. of my no service company limits access to sensitive account information to a limited group of trains and that employee. twitter has agreed to cooperate with the investigation and we don't know how long saudi arabia may or may not have been conducting espionage in the united states but what's significant about this case is
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that it's the 1st time prosecutors have ever accused saudi arabia of running agents within the united states and another interesting thing about this is that back when these moves were made against the monarchies critics the current king of saudi arabia was just coming to power after his father died so that's an interesting thing to know so far the saudi embassy has been silent on the issue but it certainly will be interesting to hear what they have to say if they decide to make a statement but harris quiney is the chairman of the conservative think tank the bow group he told us that the immense reach of media platforms represents a serious threat to society. the extent to which twitter and other similar social media platforms collects such a wide range of data for the pallet these companies that deal with mass state somehow this is the power of cults that it exceeds the power of most governments they are able to not only know intimate details about their uses laws but
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also predict their behaviors in often more efficient ways than the uses themselves can pick their behaviors and that obviously has a potential great district pm outcome in the future when these organizations operate with the political bias that they clearly then i think that should be concern for all individuals that leave in free speech and free expression of democracy. also be making headlines in another big story this thursday over a video allegedly showing a so-called secret weapons delivery in yemen all the details on that story and the possible implications a little later in the program. us democrats have failed to push through a bill to keep the identity of whistleblowers secret republican senator rand paul blocks the proposal accusing the democrats of spreading selective outrage the
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amendments was designed to bolster the senate's position which is that whistleblowers that should be protected from retaliation and their contribution acknowledged it comes as the president's son has tweeted the name of the whistleblower who triggered the trump impeachment inquiry healthcare taylor reports on the fate of those who recently dared to speak out in america. for the democrats impeachment must now seem tantalizingly close all they need is the final piece of damning evidence to seal the deal and to senate minority leader chuck schumer he has come out arguing for the protection of whistleblowers all rother of the one intelligence officer who is insider info could make or break the impeachment dream the calls to make public the whistleblowers identity are despicable whistleblowers should be protected period period that's quite the radical departure from his previous comments on those exposing government of uses and each
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day that snowden is allowed to room 3 is another twist to the merits snowden is a one of the few picked up by the media he chose the path of raising his voice and going clone ball unlike the hundreds of others who chose the path of least resistance you see they quietly launched official complaints hoping for the system to reform but they were out of luck because as a damning report from an intelligence watchdog shows the cia and n.s.a. when 189 out of 190 cases of whistleblower complaints by had to send you the link but the report was shut down i wonder if mr schumer praised or even remembers all those whistleblowers who ruled against what the name for example rich barlow bring about now living in a trailer in remote montana with his hunting dogs back in the late eighty's boller
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worked for the cia now he found himself in a patriotic die level when he uncovered what he said amounted to the u.s. helping pakistan become a nuclear power including by selling band technology and though he followed protocol he became the victim of a smear come. disgraced and discredited barely able to scrape together a living i was disgustingly patriotic and i thought the government is allowing pakistan to develop and spread nuclear weapons and i got destroyed for trying to stop it what about former u.s. marine affronts kayo he thought he'd found a way of reducing the number of u.s. troops dying in iraq as a result of improvised explosive devices all that was needed was a simple swap of patrol vehicles and given that were responsible for over 60 percent of all american losses in the country between 20032008 surely the pentagon
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would have been interested the response was more of. an automated response he's not obeying our instructions he's he's gone off the reservation as we often say. and we've got to stop him from doing that and just as it took 7 years to restore his reputation it took just a few months to discredit peter van buren raising 24 years of loyal diplomatic service from pure and found himself on the wrong side of the table when he shed light on state department mismanagement i'm waste in iraq. what happens when you're thrown out of the government and blacklisted that use your security clearance and it's very difficult to find a grown up job in washington you have to step down a few levels to find a place where they don't care enough about your background to even look into why you washed up there the list of nameless faceless and unrecognized whistleblowers
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goes on and who to blame them for choosing to do to free fall their complaints because if you follow and non-mobile snowden's footsteps sure you might end up with your name on a packet and become the face of the fight for transparency but you might also find yourself behind bars and while you're sitting in prison think about how your brothers in arms only have a how to one and 190 chance of success whistleblowing protection should actually exist in all countries because it helps the country to have people tell the truth about corrupt officials united states pretends to have allies that protect whistleblowers but they often either don't work or they are deliberately sordid and certainly the government officials do not want anyone ever telling about things they do illegally the governments are basically wanting to control
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saying who's in control public opinion they put john kiriakou in prison for telling that for instance is that the cia was torturing so they normally absolutely do not want to protect whistleblowers and they actually hate anyone who tells the truth about their illegal activities schumer about him alongside the washington elite needs to clarify his position on whistleblowers if you are a whistleblower you need to accept that harassment prison self-imposed exile we've just been consigned to the forgotten pages of history are all on the cards unless of course you happen to be the. rare breed of whistle blower who finds himself in the right place at the right time with just the right exposé. patients who abuse staff at a hospital in western england could receive lengthy bans from using the national
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health service the north bristol health trust has launched a red card to racism campaign which could see treatments refused when it's safe to do so. hard to avoid the question we are seeing in the world but we really do need to say god will start and work with colleagues over the 6 of us to mark or to be able to show that this campaign aims to cut out a wide range of abuse that hospital staff face aside from racism the n.h.s. will apply as 0 tolerance policy to sexism and offensive language and also inappropriate behavior malicious allegations and intentional damage to property patients found to be abusive will encounter sports like disciplinary system a warning or yellow card will be given on the 1st incident a 2nd time and patients get a red card meaning treatment will be withdrawn at once the patient's condition is safe one has some of the reaction we got to the plan from the national secretary for the english democrats party stephen morris and that women benefits of this
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stand up to racism pressure group. my mother was a nurse for for most of her life for the n.h.s. and nothing was done about the abuse that she see faced and there's no reason why she should have put up with the abuse of to nursing people in those serious conditions i think a message to tolerance towards it would lead to a level of self control and h.s. is there to treat people they should treat people. without question the issues of sexism racism is a massive can of worms because obviously the hospitals could be in breach of the only quality because obviously a female that he wants to be treated by a female will not be allowed to because it will be deemed a sexist or if you have certain religious views you won't be allowed because it be deemed racist or sexist in some form that you're racist you will have a problem with this because you think it's a normal discourse of normal wear behavior some framed in some ridiculous notion
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that you've got a freedom to insult and abuse people want to lock them up is in serious actually most of these people who find that one step behavior is deemed unacceptable people realize they can no longer behave like that is not true that just clogging up the court system we say people should be prosecuted but you don't want to prosecute it because your actual words was it would only clog up the court system somebody who may have a feel philosophical or religious belief about being treated by women are being treated by a certain person then they have their philosophical and religious beliefs have to be also respected and if the n.h.s. are not going to respect their views then begin to fall foul of the courts the n.h.s. was built on immigrant a migrant labor from all over the world she was going many people yes in and my god oh here we go you have no idea it's a bill that said on the please don't use that because it wasn't built just on that this is ridiculous if somebody says i don't want to be treated by some of these black or asian there's no reason to respect that at all being a race isn't
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a philosophical view it's just plain wrong only those peep. believe it should be tolerated actually resists any kind of basic principles. because all the way it. prosecuted you're talking about people under normal circumstances these are not normal circumstances when people go into a in a. limb pain they wanted us so these an absolute wide range of circumstances just to say can you come down a bit the can ask you like the situation you want to use a little coward to tell people off i say let's go and prosecuted you didn't want to do that because you said it blocked up the court systems are not against prosecute them i think it's easier it's easier for health professionals to give people a warning about their behavior and challenge it without necessarily bringing in the police and the courts i think the people who are a racist need to be challenge and has to be done in such a way as they can simply understand that their behavior is unacceptable what you need to do is make sure you get them treated get them out reports and then get
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prosecuted if need be afterwards very simple if you start issuing your card records in the hospitals that's gone that's going to a people more. here than has published leaked video which it says shows american made weapons being delivered to the soundalike coalition in yemen it comes as concern builds over the united states his role in fueling the conflict which by some estimates has claimed 100000 lives. made weapons arriving in yemen that is even a u.s. lawmaker has an urgent briefing from secretary of state mike demanding all and says on how the weapons that it shows the port of aden which is under control of the saudi led coalition and u.s. made military vehicles being unloaded there now so far we have heard from the pentagon which has not confirmed the accuracy of this video this is what we've
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heard we cannot comment on the new potential ongoing investigations of claims of and to use violations now u.s. law does stipulate that weapons that are exported are required to have end use monitoring to make sure they're not being used for the violation of human rights or the killing of civilians however the kingdom of saudi arabia does maintain that it is not killing civilians in yemen that it is simply fighting a war against the who is the forces however there are many international bodies and observers that strongly disagree with that assessment and say that civilians are dying in yemen let's review some of what has taken place since the saudi led military campaign in yemen began.
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now there is widespread disapproval of saudi arabia's activities in yemen in the united states and there have been multiple attempts by the u.s. congress to stop the sale of weapons to saudi arabia and 2019 there was the war powers resolution which was approved by the u.s. house and senate however it was vetoed by u.s. president donald trump and in july of 2019 there were a trio of congressional resolution aimed at banning the billions of dollars worth of weapons that are sold to saudi arabia the united arab emirates and other countries and that was also vetoed by donald trump so this new video us seems to show u.s. made weapons and military vehicles being unloaded at the port of aden handed over to saudi forces and that is something that many americans and members of congress
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don't approve of but that the president of the united states has made clear he wishes to continue. the french president has said he believes nato is in terminal decline describing the once robust alliance as experiencing brain death consequently according to a manual mccrum he needs to start thinking strategically and must 30 itself as a geo political power europe is now dealing for the 1st time with an american president who doesn't share idea of the european project if we don't wake up there's a considerable risk that in the long run we would disappear geopolitically or at least that we will no longer be in control of our own destiny i believe that very deeply. well that stark warning was made during an interview with the economist magazine the french president also cast doubt on the reliability of nato is article 5 which requires member states to come to one another's defense if attacked he suggested that there's a terrorist has been undermined by washington's faltering commitment to the
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alliance it doesn't seem that all of my crohn's allies agree with his assessment though the comments have drawn several responses since they were published. france's president the french president used rather drastic words to express his views this is not how i see the state of corporation with nato so i don't think that such a sweeping judgment is appropriate made to isn't our interest it's all security lines obviously we have to take our destiny in our own hands but the transatlantic partnership is absolutely indispensable i agree with the change of merkel need to stream. united states north america and europe we do more together than the done for decades we have implemented the strongest reinforcements of collective defense since the end of the cold war writer and broadcaster jonathan fryer told us though that chancellor merkel's remarks don't help to clarify her position. there is
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a certain contradiction i suppose in what she was saying in that if europe is going to be more responsible for its own military as well as economic future then obviously that would suggest a painting of a link with the united states but on the other hand she was basically urging the americans discreetly not to pull away we have to remember that she's addressing those remarks basically to donald trump who has given several indications that he would really prefer america to be america 1st america alone as far as possible and really has undermined to a degree nato's integrity and indeed is very critical of the european union which he sees as a competitor rather than as a colleague. or france's started taking a tougher stance on immigration to make shift migrant camp sites in
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a paris suburb were evacuated on thursday morning more than a 1000 people were moved from the areas on buses it comes after the french prime minister said become trainees to take back control of migration the government is also planning its boast of a quotas for newcomers as well as restricting their access to the country's health care system show a debate ski takes a closer look. my corner was kurt's a pole to into the french presidency on a ticket of not being from the right nor the left it was a poor enabling him to attract votes from across the political spectrum and it was a successful tactic halfway through his mandate and it seems to still not shy about pinching an idea here or there from his political enemies in order to pepper the french government's policies for some there's a feeling that mcallen may be dipping too much into the pool of ideas from the right with a crackdown on immigration high on his agenda take this france cannot host everyone
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if it wants to host people well that seems a bit familiar. right now where demand a mark time on migration because friendship is sinking and what about showing gain from the shining an area in the ruins of dublin regulation does not work anymore if we have to suspend shagun immediately the french public have been given more and more teasers of policies to come policies that many feel wouldn't look out of place had they been announced by marine le pen's national rally the country's prime minister has outlined 20 measures for tighter controls these include making it more difficult for migrants to claim benefits and health care under these new rules let me see you claim asylum would have to wait 3 months after launching the claim before being able to access proxies universal health care france is also looking to
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introduce for the very 1st time economic quotas setting quotas is a u. turn for my corn during his presidential campaign he had ruled it out so this is a clear attempt to appeal to right wing fotis for whom migration without limit is a huge issue that comes as recent figures showed france had. received nearly 823000 asylum requests last year not only a record high but an increase of 22 percent compared to the year before mcallen himself has admitted his party just can't ignore the problem of immigration the bush was you have no problem with migrants because they don't suit them but the working classes do and they have been seduced by marine le pen's and through immigration far right machinable rally. may have thrown down the gauntlet in his attempts to pry voters away from the national rally but look penn isn't backing
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down either she's warned while mcallen may want to act tough his party is somewhat softer than its leader proposals to prevent abuse of the salem system are all shut down by his own party members although mark calls attempts to reach out to right wing voters comes ahead of municipal elections it's clear this is about something bigger much bigger in fact 2 and a half years before the next presidential election in france polls are showing that kwame's only competition will likely come in the form of le pen the indication is that the race could be a tight one and matt korn in a bid to stay ahead is having to pull out all the punches even if that means possibly alienating many of those who put him in power in the 1st place. r.t. . seaside town in the south west of england has been swept up in
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a storm of control the say over the gesture and its longstanding nickname smacks of white supremacy and has left many of the locals a little long last. if this were doing is not removed the town council could be classed as a racist white supremacist therefore this issue should be rectified immediately. all who have traveled through the delicious scenery of north devon must needs know the little white town a bit if. i can imagine why it would. have a. shocking opportunity to show everybody how over the top.
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and everybody. i think it's stupid. little white town is a white town because a lot of profits if i did was nothing to do with rice. correct. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international as i look which will be with you at the top of the hour with the late .
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