in the headlines this monday from moscow an unnamed employee at the international chemical weapons watchdog. groups official reports into a disputed chemical attack in. christ all over losing a pentagon contract with billions to rival microsoft and falls a lawsuit claiming on person in particular. the hong kong pro-democracy movement takes a break from protests and. closely watched local elections seen as a litmus test for beijing.
by their good afternoon just 1 pm here in moscow this 25th of november live from the r.t. world news center is kevin 0 in with his 30 minute update of you stay with me so 1st the whistleblower is casting doubts on the way the international chemical weapons watchdog handled last year's alleged chemical attack in the syrian city of duma leaks internal e-mail from an unnamed employee at the o.p.c. w. claims the organization cherry picked and misrepresented facts in its official report the released by wiki leaks coincides with the o.p.c. 5 day conference is now just got underway in the hague as he goes down off reports . on the agenda of this annual meeting is just routine administrative stuff but this thing this in this whistleblower email is certainly the big elephant in that room because it was compiled by one of the co all of those over the o.p.c. w.'s report on the 2018 the chemical attack in the syrian city of duma and while
his words i should say sum up better than anything he's feelings when he saw what the report that he was working on turned out to be as he's accusing the o.p.c. w. of manipulating facts after reading the modified report i was struck by how much it misrepresents the facts an unintended bias has been introduced into the report undermining its credibility crucial facts of morphed into something quite different what was rigidly drafted now this is not the 1st time this report is drawing criticism some have been pointing out that it took the o.p.c. w. investigators some 10 days to get on the site of this chemical attack saying that while this is plenty of trying for people on the ground to tamper with evidence it didn't take that long for the u.s. and the u.k. and france to pin all the blame onto the assad government and to launch air strikes against the syrian army facilities and while this o.p.c. w. report which by the we took a whole year to finish was not tasked with assigning blame one of its findings did
circumstantially pointed fingers at the saga for instance they have concluded the final version of the report concluded stated that the canisters carrying that deadly chlorine gas they fell from above and the opposition the rebels they simply had no means of doing so they have no air force and that was sort of a redemption for the action taken by the u.s. and its allies but according to the e-mail according to this e-mail this whistleblower the initial version of the report did not paying for. picture at all the redacted report states that the gas was likely released from the cylinders the original report purposely emphasised the fact that there was insufficient evidence to affirm this so now with all this criticism coming from both the outside and now the inside of the o.p.c. w. this whistle blower he's calling on the body to make public the version of the
report that he saw and that he worked on i'm requesting that the fact finding report be released in its entirety as i fear that this redacted version no longer reflects the work of the team well if you're interested in reading this whistleblowers e-mail in full you can go on our website r.t. dot com and find all the necessary information and links there and now meanwhile we have reached out to the o p c w 2 and it's just to see if they have anything to say regarding this candle regarding this leak so far they are to come back to us. if there's one thing amazon doesn't like kids losing it seems the internet giants formally launched a legal challenge now against the u.s. defense department after rival microsoft beat the firm to clinch a very lucrative data contract the decision surprised analysts who thought armisen they had it in the bag though the road was more than just about money to assess good taylor explains. amazon and white christmas oft 2 giants that have changed the way we experience the world.
yes warm and fuzzy ads to appeal to our pockets over the holiday season but it turns out the real money that goes softer is the pentagon's given the u.s. military spent over $600000000000.00 annually it's unsurprising there's a battle for the big contracts so head to head and microsoft have been vying for the pentagon prize of $10000000000.00 over the next 10 years the contract in question is for the jet die project and ambitious event that would allow the pentagon to stall sensitive data on a single large cloud it would also allow the military to take full advantage of artificial intelligence tools tools which have drawn concern from ethical watch
dogs for their lethal potential in guiding missiles and drones amazon thought it had its foot in the door not only is it the lead in the wilds of cloud computing it's also made $600000000.00 from its dealings with the cia since 2013 so you can understand a short quote and microsoft was crowned and amazon is not happy it's so unhappy in fact that it's filed a lawsuit saying that it was passed over the recommendation of a certain donald trump we believe is critical for our country that the government and its elected leaders administer procurements objectively and in a minute is free from political influence numerous aspects of the joint enterprise defense infrastructure evaluation process contain clear deficiencies there is an unmistakable by. and it's important that these matters be examined and rectified it's true trump and bezos have rarely exchanged
a kind word the president argues that amazon is swindling the u.s. postal service out of money and doesn't pay enough tax he's also not a fan of the bears also and washington post whose printing press is pretty hot from all its anti trump coverage so we probably wasn't hard to guess who trump was not going to throw his support behind we're getting tremendous. really complaints from other companies and from great companies some of the greatest companies in the world are complaining about it having to do with amazon and the department of defense and i will be asking them to look at it very closely to see what's going on because i have had very few things where it is really such complaining amazon thinks that it is evidence of one to influence something both microsoft and the pentagon deny the acquisition process was conducted in accordance with the political laws and regulations in law for his which treated fairly and evaluated consistently with the solicitation stated evaluation criteria we have confidence in
the qualified staff of the department of defense and we believe the facts will show they have been a details process in determining the need to the wolf item a best made by microsoft but while these companies fight it out for the pentagon's affections others have been more reticent last year outrage was sparked after it emerged google was cooperating with the department of defense on a project that helped the army identify drone targets over $3000.00 employees signed a petition calling for the trial of more ality over money and ultimately resulting in the search engine not renewing the contract we believe that google should not be in the business of war building this technology to assist the u.s. government in military surveillance and potentially lethal outcomes is. not acceptable so while some battle with their conscience and mothers refuse to accept
lost fortunes for microsoft it's been a golden autumn with its war chest filled by a milestone contract shares jumped 3 percent and to top it all off bill gates has recently returned to his favorite position the wilds of richest man rumor has it even helped jeff bezos clear his desk rather carefully and who runs the coalition told us the public has always considered to be a solid business partner mo no mother was. well amazon's lawsuit represents indicates the cutthroat competition between the mega monopoly corporations that are competing with each other to become an appendage of the pentagon big technology companies know that in order to really prosper and thrive in the american economy you have to affix yourself to pentagon spending because the lion's share the majority of discretionary budgeting each year in this massive federal budget
actually goes for death and destruction for the u.s. military machine so this is not simply a matter of war the defense department and the contracts this is it this is business and in america war is very profitable and war contracting very very profitable. on coast pro-democracy movement celebrating victory in the chinese territories district council elections of to record number of voters flocked to the polls on sunday the opposition's winner a 90 percent of the 452 seats being contested putting them in control of 17 out of 18 districts it's the 1st election since those violent protests erupted back in the summer in june and is widely seen as a vote on how the government is handling the unrest hong kong opposition leaders say the result sends a clear message to the authorities in that demonstrators demands must be taken seriously the huge win means the pro-democracy bloc will get a big a say on the election committee that selects on congress next chief then current
leader kerry lums already commented saying she hopes the territory will return to chaos and for the city to have a fresh start indeed the streets were know to be quieter on polling day compared to what hong kong has had to endure in recent months. perhaps . was. to go. so what next we asked hong kong based economist at benjamin cho whether he thinks the lull in the unrest currently is going to last. on one hand the leader's security measures so new police chief. week words are dead ahead both
sides can't actually call for a cease fire peace and courage to tell it that actions and inactions of the rioters are highly coordinated contrary to the cream having no mass to mike like even real people preaching can last most of the seats up these election he's not directly impact much the majority of their lectures the council for lawmaking north that you actually for me to you for the next chief executive so i expect why it's could still go on respect people that you actually results expression of the ultimate intention of the right is really not just up all the wealth of hong kong but wanted to get through what he told competition between powerful nations. from people follow the wind coming up ahead this monday seems not everyone's a big family in germany as the countries go 'd to the renewables industry still the globe will tell you how much it will blow the lid back.
on when else should seem wrong. wrong just don't call. me. yet to shape out just to become educated and in detroit equals betrayal. when something find themselves worlds apart. she's to look for common ground. you know world a big part of the movie 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 on the bath 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. hello again american i can see me as seems to have inclusiveness issues these days as conservative leg sure is are increasingly being shut out by student protest as last wednesday case in point more than a 1000 california university students tried to block a conservative pundit from speaking on campus in berkeley. ah. ah ah ah ah ah ah. ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah rose have you protest as fully human change
would you see if you so physically block you would lose from entering the building which on down to races slogans and how by this produces them trumps immigration policy hundreds of police in riot gear than guarded the entrance from the dems right is up to 7 mass protest has reportedly arrested on his kind of moat but the bigger picture makes. universities are supposed to be a place for learning getting a useful degree and exploring certain ideas however lately they've become home to some rather intense political activism as well as excluding certain ideas take the university of california berkeley as an example during the 1960 s. the campus was home to the free speech movement and upsurge demanding the right to discuss and debate off campus issues however lately it has become far less receptive to certain divergent ideas.
or. a columnist with right wing conservative views that are too extreme for some and culture opposes women's suffrage and called for militarily converting the middle east to christianity now arthur laffer is different from ann coulter arthur laffer served in the reagan white house he's not a pundit rather an economist he just wrote a book about trump's america 1st economic vision well being on the university students did not like that he was given a platform he. was the university had to issue an apology it seems like the rules of free expression and open discourse don't apply to right. speakers and a pro trump voices conservatives often complain about a perceived a liberal bias in academia damia and the constant curling of the accusations of naziism at right wing scholars samuel abrams
a professor at sarah lawrence college actually called for regulating political balance this wolf to ideological distribution among college administrators should give off students and their families pose the ideological imbalance coupled with their agenda setting power threatens the free and open exchange of ideas which is precisely what we need to protect in higher education in these politically polarized times now this idea of hiring professors based on their political views and mandating that it be $5050.00 among the left and right didn't go over too well in fact many called for him to be fired just for suggesting this is what new york city college students think about the atmosphere on the campuses any ideas that counteract this progressive movement or this so-called leftist movement often get met with a lot of backlash conservative professors or people with conservative viewpoints doesn't get shut out of the conversation would be comparative to me going into a class that was something against what i believed and i make the same insight i
like don't think that they should be allowed to do that when they hear whatever they want to hear it's not allowing them to experience new and different and challenging ideas that might open their eyes i do say that it is important to have different values to share on campuses not just progressive values or ideas or the ones that cater to as you we can't just allow ourselves to be put in an echo chamber of liberal ideas or an echo chamber of conservative ideas we have to be unbiased we have to look at you know different viewpoints and make our own decisions on and if we only hear one side that's all we'll ever hear in the last several decades ideas described as liberal and progressive have pretty much become the dominant view in america's institutions of higher learning and despite rhetoric about diversity and freedom. of expression these folks are pretty determined to keep it that way and don't mind silencing those who might disagree. artsy new york american scholar my correctible claims he was forced to leave his job as
a new york university liberal arts professor after airing his conservative views he says activists students are increasingly turning against lecturers that they don't agree with. i would call them ill liberals 1st of all they're not liberals there are liberal leftists who are attempting to shut down any speech that they don't approve of even if they don't know what it is because in many cases they don't even know what the speaker say or have to say they don't even understand different viewpoints lot of om listening to them they are complete political thought so think that their viewpoints are the only ones worthy of. a hearing and therefore they have turned the university into nothing but a semi violent echo chamber so yeah there is a new wave of activism but i wouldn't call it grassroots by any means it's it's an astroturf movement and this synthetic it's being whipped up by members of the democratic and other. leftist groups and it is
completely. frenzied it is now it is not rational at all it's not far now from 20 past it is this could ruin the world in brief a charity vessel dalton italian port on sunday after rescuing more than 200 migrants including children from the mediterranean sea they were picked up following 3 rescue operations last week italian foreign ministry says that they're going to be settled in italy france germany a multi in line with a deal reached by those countries back in september. chile entering its 5th week of violent protests simple no living standards and then the inequality so far more than 20 have died in all of this and around 2000 injured during the unrest during weekend writes in the capital police used tear gas and water cannon demonstrators threw stones and torched buildings. the rock is also great like that the anti-government protests 9 killed there and dozens injured during clashes with police in a number of cities over the weekend according to medical school since the protests
began last month demands to encryption and to get the government to quit its thought more than $300.00 died since the rallies began. widely seen as germany's most important source of renewable energy wind power is suffering something of an economic blowback you may be surprised to hear these days the once thriving industry had one point in the core of the country's attempt to try to get carbon emissions down by 2030 and to account for the lion's share of electricity generation but now financing and indeed support of fading as evangelists sepsis explains. on wavering commitment to protect the environment has earned her the nickname as the climate chancellor as part of her latest green initiative her government approved a 60000000000 euro package of climate policies it's aim to generate a 100 percent of its electricity supply using renewable energy by 2050 it's induced
feast we as industrialized countries are also on the frontline we need to do something to minimise our carbon footprint to stop climate change and reverse the rise in temperature if you push for climate protections it will cost money but this money is well spent if we ignore it i think it will cost us more money that's the truth the linchpin of germany's green shift is wind energy ringback. considering that you wonder if the industry is booming well it's launched earlier this summer zeman last 2000000000 euros and that's a cut 2700 jobs which half of those who are here in germany and are called a nother giant in the industry have to cut twice as much as zimmerman did and it's blaming all that on the government the current energy and climate policy not only
jeopardizes the innovations in jobs created in our industry over the years but also climate protection and the energy transition as a whole after the federal government presented its climate protection package it became clear that the problems are even greater other companies have been hit even harder by the energy crisis nordics was in the red and was bought out by a spanish firm said the on how to file for bankruptcy you are probably wondering why is the green shift facing so many problems well even though many germans do agree with wind energy a lot of them are not keen on the idea of having. when farm in their backyard. in an effort to appease protesters berlin announced new regulations forcing firms
to seek permission from local authorities if they want to build within one kilometer of a residential area during approval however can take up to 2 hears the prospect of protracting the legal battles and the lace is scaring off investors the fact that the federal government is threatening to sink to this over one of the most important aspects of our economy because of public criticism over the initiatives shows the current political weakness studies show that if it wants to achieve its carbon neutrality by 2050 germany must increase its wind power production 6 fold but so far this year wind energy witnessed a significant drop off as investors become increasingly wary about investing into the wind business the dream of turning germany into a green state seems to be fading vangelis. for things looking so far this month the news in france watching you know 30 minutes small is kevin if you want to see more from us or check anything more about
that look at the dot com great place to see what we're doing and also social media well if you're up to thrust of this monday have a great while. young elephants have come to us soft. space sleep through so pledging incidents because sadly the baby elephants often do see their mother as. killed but also be caught up unfortunate. i do believe the elephant smiled i see it's a nice little ones the home sunday express and changes. the .
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subjects to register to vote the head of a general election of 15 days time 22 of the us presidential rally in florida by donald trump coming up on the show after a 2nd. in the week of arguably futile impeachment hearings in the us comes to an end we asked law professor and democrat turned independent timken over if the democrats should look to their own body when it comes to attacks on democracy talks collapse in the world's youngest nation oil rich south sudan we ask the un with a britain bears a share of the blame in the country born of not being from london and hollywood's george clooney all the people coming up in today's going on the grab a 1st time or at all trump rallies the supporters in florida as part of his campaign to retain the white house a 2020 but could he be depending on democrat dirty tricks to keep him on pennsylvania avenue last time around wiki leaks exposed attempts within the democratic national committee to favor alleged war criminal hillary clinton of a socialist when he signed as a democrat primaries but is the same thing happening all over again joining me now is jim going to run for congress in florida against d.n.c. boss debbie wasserman schultz who resigned of
a wiki leaks revelations he joins me now from miami jim thanks for coming on before we get to florida and the peculiarities of the race in florida what was your take on the democratic presidential debate in the past few days and what's your take on who's going to win is bernie sanders schools his supporters to order in new hampshire today well they spent the 1st hour of the debate discussing donald trump and impeachment and they were on agreement that donald trump is bad and we need this impeachment inquiry i'm not sure that's going to play well for them come next november you can already see that the impeachment inquiry is probably strengthened donald trump in some key swing states a poll that came out recently shows him ahead why i should say public opinion against the impeachment inquiry by a good margin now in wisconsin for instance i'm afraid that even media and other nato nations seems to reflect your media in the united states because they're very
excited about the impeachment proceedings actually and i think you're referring to that gallup poll which shows increased. support for trump joining the cause of these impeachment hearings why is that you know 2016 was the year of the outsider and we saw that in the democratic primaries with bernie sanders surging and of course the dirty tricks that the d.n.c. had to play to stop him and we saw it on the republican side with donald trump taking down the entire establishment and you know i think all of this impeachment inquiry makes donald trump look like he's still the outsider still battling the swamp inside of washington d.c. and i think after 2 years of the mother report the mother investigation and $30000000.00 plus i think a lot of americans are just tired at this point it's a lot of fatigue and there's been a lot of false alarms you know you can only be kind of the boy who cried wolf so many times and that's the way the democrats i think have been coming across as of
late but surely you're not saying that joe biden as it was warren. is bad is the spectacular catastrophic candidate of clinton last time around. it is hard to imagine a worse candidate than than hillary clinton was last time around but you know by the same token trump actually has a record to run on at this point and he's going to have some accomplishments in the face of a recalcitrant house of representatives so you know democrats who are just reading the happy polls would be really repeating the same mistakes is 2016 where the polls for whatever reason i don't think quite reflect donald trump's true strength you know when. trump and his voters are vilified mercilessly it has the effect of silencing in stifling public support for him.