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wow 2020. claims he's dying in a u.k. prison plied with sedatives and subjected to 23 hours of solitary confinement the day we hear from the some of his friends he was told the details of the call from the wiki leaks co-founder on christmas eve. rang me because he spent christmas with me and my family in 2010. he said to me but i'm slowly dying. iranian nuclear deal this is good as dead if e.u. countries bounty u.s. pressure that's the message from the round of russia whose top diplomats of help talks. also took up.
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the it's also close we begin our review of the kids 2019 including the violent street protests that seem to grip practically every corner of the globe. other very good evening to you this is r.t. . claims he is slowly dying in a u.k. jail as he's regularly tranquilized and is kept in solitary confinement 23 hours a day in a phone call to his friend on christmas eve the killings co-founder made these disturbing revelations. dually and rang me because he spent christmas with me and my family in 2010 while on bail what time ago i think he simply wanted a few minutes of skate and to talk to us because of the memories he had of that
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happy memories he was a slur his speech was slurred he was speaking slowly now julian is a highly articulate very clear person when he speaks and he sounded awful and it was very upsetting to hear him the idea of him being sedated has come from several people who visited him who clearly been told and the british government have been asked about it and they refused to address that matter what they say is they're not mistreating him but clearly he's being kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day he sounded awful and he said to me that i'm slowly dying here and he said that also who to my own why not of course my children his father keeps telling us that his father is telling us this do you know we must stop this what i find so depressing as a country is clearly we harbor political prisoners we have political prisoners because that's exactly what he is i didn't think that we were the sort of country that mistreated them in this way. it was arrested in april and since then medics
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and u.n. observers have warned about is declining physical or mental health airing in february were decided on his extradition to the u.s. where he's accused the publishing of classified documents and could face a 175 year sentence. because remember he served the time for the bail charge and he served his time to that he's now on remand it's highly unusual to put a remand prisoner in belmarsh when they're not a threat of a physical or violent threat to society i think we need some answers from from the british government why are they treating him like this why can't we have some independent assessments of 100 international doctors and ask. to arrange a visit at least to send some representatives to check on him but that hasn't been allowed nils melts the u.n. route which are on torture has been very clear about a sounders mistreatment and describes it in the most appalling terms and yet his
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claims very recently in november the british government have completely ignored his request to see julian probably his health properly assessed. iran's foreign minister mohammad javad zarif is on a working visit to moscow early with russian counterpart sergei lavrov who stated the west must return to compliance with the iranian nuclear deal. sitting on this that's because in itself the u.s. is forcing of the countries not to fulfill their obligations despite iran's compliance with the reached agreements we demand that the us and the e.u. both return to full implementation with their obligations voluntarily and then iran would do the same but if our western partners do not want to confirm their respect for international law then the a must be recognized as dead that it be not the united states is trying to impose its will on other countries and make them violate international norms and standards
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as for the european position on the. politically they support it but in practice they do not do enough to counter the u.s. sanctions we think the europeans should stick to their commitment up and discussing the prospects for the nuclear deal the top diplomats touched on bilateral relations with iran's foreign minister saying that they're at and historical high point there if will later visit china. that will come as china iran and russia conduct their 1st joint drills include antiterrorism an anti piracy training and being held in the northern part of the indian ocean as well as in the gulf of oman the region includes key shipping in energy supply routes and is a source of tension between tehran and washington. professor side mohammad marandi from the university of tehran believes the drills are a message to washington it can no longer dictate global terms unilaterally the united states. still sees itself as the head of a uniform of world and or wants to see itself as the head of the appalled world and
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the europeans of course are. will abide by the united states no matter who's in charge of the country whether it's who they are most european this uterus just like or anyone else and the reality is that we've moved beyond that stage the united states is on the relative decline in countries like iran russia and china are on the rise the united states is going to have to accept and recognize the new situation and i think that the fact that these 3 countries actually carried out these maneuvers together jointly of 3 together is a major significance and it sends a message to the united states that they can no longer dictate terms. german m.e.p. is given further hope to scots wanting to rejoin the european union after brigs it by noting that brussels re entry procedure would be quicker than for outside candidate countries. the admission procedure would probably be sure to them for
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a country that has to gradually move closer to the e.u. illegal economic and political terms i'm already being contacted by scottish institutions with a i can be their contact person in brussels of the brig's it on the conservative party gained a majority in other parts of the u.k. in this month's general election they probably dependent some pro e.u. scottish national party when a landslide north of the border prompted 1st minister nicolas sturgeon to formally request the consent of westminster to hold another independence referendum both prime minister boris johnson is ruling that out 55 percent of scots voted against independence in a referendum 5 years ago on the european parliamentary advisor and commentator mitch william believes brussels should stay out of both scottish and british. of independence the question sounds as if the german amy be years encouraging squash independence to be honest and most unhelpful and it will bear i think he just kept
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his nose squashed on blair's the master order to be honest i think boys johnson should be having some fun markets with mr mccullough star on the european commission warning them to stay out of domestic affairs cutting the european union . a successful brand and so on the european union me may feel i'm more dysfunctional but i shall see over the next 5 to 10 years. still ahead we continue our review of the last year and look at some key events including unrest in latin america that's after this short break.
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legs. join me every thursday on the alex salmond shore and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics. i'm sure business i'll see you there.
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welcome back 2026th around the corner of course so good time to take a look back at some of the key events of the year that was. ok we picked out some topics for you to highlight saw states of rape and the. mysteriously no games for the 1st one the streets of rage. violent protests that's what this is about they were prevalent all over the world from the yellow vests in paris to the beijing writes in hong kong and let's not forget the latin american lots happening there so let's focus on that one 1st of all the picture tells the story a continent that had a lot of turmoil in 2019 protests raging for this whaler livea chile and ecuador
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on the east on quarter breaks down all but for us. it started as a spark the next thing you know the inferno of revolution is all around you and can't be extinguished that is the south america of 2019. what's crucial if that's your aim is to find just the right moment to stir up the scent. venezuela's chaos was the epicenter right after the country reelected president nicolas maduro washington pounced challenging
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the government's legitimacy and trying to provoke a coup. i'm mike pence nicolas maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power and it gracefully in doubt the legitimacy to run venezuela upon the leader of the opposition to me i swear to formally assume the duties of the national executive as president of venezuela president trump officially recognize the president of the venezuelan national assembly one going to do is the interim president of venezuela the time is now to support the venezuelan people to recognize the new democratic government led by interim president gore though the safety and security of president and his family are of great importance to the american people why don't tried hard to win over the military but when it became clear it stood behind a majority washington rolled out some empty threats are you hearing very well that is what i consider getting thing but all 'd options are on the table all of these
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are all options are on the table all options are on the table was. not to test the resolve of the united states and steamrolled the country with sanctions adding to the suffering of ordinary people already living through economic collapse but is it really democracy that washington and its allies were interested in or perhaps this has something more to do with black gold i don't know what is donald trump's cases against venezuela the cases bellow is the only livin his way into the riches of venezuela it's gold gas diamonds iron water a material riches resource grabbing hasn't only been confined to venezuela in the region. bolivia seen its own share of unrest this year but there are right wing coup was successful the elected president abel morales forced to step down and flee the country well he does either why am i
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resigning so that my opponents cannot continue to persecute myself. brothers it's my duty as an indigenous president and the president of all believe in this to seek peace after morale has got the boot senator janine anya is proclaimed herself interim president not exactly a household name before that but what's more important is who had her back and he guesses we pledge our support to the believe in people and to the transitional government led by president janine and yes as they prepare for these elections. we support you need 9 years in bolivia as she would to ensure a peaceful democratic transition through free elections and just like in venezuela it's ordinary people who are paying the price for regime change.
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and seeing the parallels here's another one lithium is in high demand in the united states and that valuable resource also happens to be in abundance in bolivia. chile has also been no stranger to disorder where clashes have been deadly a times thousands have rallied since mid october demanding the president resign and the constitution be revised there have already been widespread reports of torture and unlawful killings following the military's deployment. but on these protests the u.s. has been silent maybe it's because the president is sebastian piñera
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a harvard graduate who's free market policies have shown he's happy to do business with the u.s. a case not so different from this next country. at last we have ecuador a country that became engulfed in protests after the government carried out i.m.f. backed severe austerity policies. yet again silence from the us and the reason is pretty much the same as with chile the us supported the government's newfound allegiance with the i.m.f. washington might pick and choose the battles that benefit its interests the most but at the end of the day fire is fire it doesn't care who it burns and when a whole continent is set ablaze it becomes extremely difficult to extinguish and
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in $29000.00 latin america was in the early continent that went through it to move to this period will bring you another recap of dishes protests that will be on tuesday in the meantime though let's move on to another highlight topic of the year shall we we look at the mind games this time now we're delving here into the issue of controlling the way that people think i'm not talking about r.t.d. criticizing i'm talking social media particular facebook so let's check out the evangelists in vangelis of the ministry of facebook correspondent takes a look back at how the tech the he must has become the sense of in chief some say when it comes to what we can and cannot say. i'll tell you what having this job for 6 years has made me report on censorship quite a few times look at this freshman giorno patrolling co asking about facebook censorship at a press briefing hey man you have no idea what awaits you and 29.
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by the end of the decade look at it the evolution of online platforms has gone all the way towards 0 tolerance for offenders even though it all one started down there with pretty much 0 regulation but who decides what exactly makes someone an offender all right let's dig into the 2900 stage of evolution look at these one by one and check out their censorship record. you true work hard on reading their platform of harassment see the latest update to their harassment policy came out in december go on read into it you'll find words like veiled threats and plod threats right there warning that whatever that's supposed to mean will be punished and you'll find 0 examples and no proper
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details. because it was in force these policies seemingly random oh no it's a tool so one should not trust them to do it now i'm skeptical one of the late night hosts allowed to gross people and pick on people's physical appearance but the you tube is kind so you new guidelines they don't set lines and they don't go right. yeah the latest in a series of policy updates after the previous ones you tube didn't hesitate to take action the result record breaking numbers of accounts and videos taken down. in $29.00 taking facebook really took us all by surprise by showing what it takes to put on a new face not that it looked like they were keen to do it but someone just happened to notice that while trying to dodge a defamation lawsuit facebook prefer to itself as
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a publisher look at this mature c.e.o. telling congress his network is a tech company not a media one well that happened before 2019 and the new f.b.i. gave itself the green light to censor just about anything which they've been up to quite strenuously although in march when the new zealand shooter life streamed a massacre of 50 people everyone was like where the hell were the moderators or censors were anyone to stop this another thing i won't call anyone out for inconsistency but in a recent interview mr zuckerberg said no to censoring political ads even if they contain lies in what i believe is that in a democracy it's really important that people can see for themselves what politicians are saying it's that they can make their own judgements and i don't think that a private company should be censoring politicians or news this tech giants however
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have been blamed for screwing up a bit of campaigning like when gabbert for instance challenged google for taking down her ads this alarming trend has been growing with tech giants continuing to silence voices and restrict access to information this concentration of power and influence is a direct threat to our democracy by the way did you know about this side to it 29000 saw the list. facebook moderators claiming to have p.t.s.d. growing with a former employee suing the social media giant even though the company said it was offering all the required support. well no point in digging too deep if the story's repeating itself twitter has mastered the art of new era suspensions and bans to the vagueness of the rules probably isn't so much to worry about so you can get in trouble for it can be many things from
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supporting join a songe to pulling a prank on the fans of the cats movie but just keep in mind what kind of folks you may find among twitter's staff a british army psyops soldier war saudi arabia is tasked with digging into the count's of the kingdom's critics well we'll keep using all of them anyway right let's wish the industry pioneers well in wherever the volution takes them in the new year. doris keeps saying don't touch don't what's what's the scoop what is live for surely by that what happens when we took it off. what politicians do something. to put themselves on the line they get accepted or
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rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to. have to be right to be 1st that's what the 43 in the morning can't be that. i'm interested always in the waters of my house. first of all. the world is driven by dreamers shaped by the curse of those great. dares thinks. we dare to ask.
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wow chaotic 2020 should be a whopper. thousands of american men and women choose to serve in the country's military and the decision little sheltered lives every song came to a complete. the day that i was raped and i'll be instructed you know told to shut up or they'd kill me and i see how it destroyed my life many screamed at me and he made me come in and you graham my own. and he right means berthing if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation and it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the us military rape is a very very traumatizing thing to have happen but i've never seen trauma like i've seen women who are veterans who have suffered military sexual trauma reporting really is more likely to get the victim punished don't be offended and almost 10
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year career which i was very invested in and i gave the sex offender who was not even put to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue of power and violence male sexual predators for the large part of target whoever is there to prey upon whether that's a man or woman. well we've undergone a corporate coup d'etat in slow motion. 35000 lobbyists in washington they write the legislation they write the bills. all it takes is one phone call from somebody on the hill to someone in the pentagon saying hey turn on the dogs
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the hills out to get our program the guys in the senate are on board we need you to turn on the gucci shoes guys to straighten this thing out the guy's been the lobbyist. and what this does is just lock the system up and that's the whole name of the game it's it's called political engineering and i'm like political science political engineering is real. one of the most important things dunder stand is essentially creates what we call a self licking ice cream cone. and it's like a petrol motion machine for getting ever increasing defense budgets the way we do it is by downplaying the future consequences to start a new weapon we over promised as performance under promise it's costs we then systematically spread dollars jobs and profits to as many congressional districts as quickly as possible so that everybody has skin in the game. the people who are invested in this state or people like the largest defense
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contractor in the world lockheed martin they would die before they see it. going to change the world. we're probably already working. good margin basically your last 2 posts. tickles you know in all branches of the government and of the whole. and this is the group that make them if you will give you a bunch of schoolboys. fiscal year 9992.3 trillion missing fiscal year 2001 point one trillion missing the pentagon has claimed year after year that the reason it can't account for the money is because its computers don't communicate with each other one trillion $1.00 bills stacked high would reach nearly 68000 miles into space one 3rd of the way to the moon. i got
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a phone call from the f.b.i. saying that i was a target of a death threat. and that's what happens when you go against the big boy. who has the contract today to make those systems communicate with each other and how much have the taxpayers paid for them there are times that corporations do things they should not do in which case they tend to be suspended for some period there are times then that corporations can get out of the penalty box it. was never in the penalty box if you could proceed to my 2nd question please. the 2nd question. i forgot what the 2nd question was. individuals operating in the shadows and never having their names called are able to leverage the power of the military and the foreign policy apparatus for their
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own personal pick uni ery in. me. knew of the need. good being good in minus 0 and then you'll meet a nice. unit the back room but in the end on those those for me. that are not known but enough to know but he didn't seem ready to go to the many gun woman oh so then you know we're not good at this. new dances and so much already i'm going to see me you know better the internet you
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know food on the net. i think of the most basic level when we realize how we've entered into. a permanent state of war like what often proponents of. counter-terrorism on a global scale think of as a long war but a war without end something like that. and i think that what we've accepted is a political regime that is sustained by fear is a very old very old political tactic i mean machiavelli asin the prince is a better for the prince to be feared or loved and his conclusion is because the locus of fear that the source of fear resides in him in the prince it can be constant for his rule whereas the locus of love resides in the people it's.

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