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find out more visit. was a lower bradley manning will discover again in a few hours whether of blowing the lid off american military wrongdoing will see him spend the rest of his days behind bars. israeli and palestinian diplomats need to washington to revive negotiations after years of failed peace efforts while in the palestinian city of hebron we report from where the roots of the deadlock are most keenly felt. and its forecasts of a chinese slowdown for a down there on the global economic outlook we ask whether the numbers back up the past them ism.
this is r.t. coming to life from the russian capital i'm marina joshie welcome to the program. in just a few hours a twenty five year old u.s. army private responsible for the largest a leak of classified documents in american history will have his fate decided if found guilty on the greatest charge of aiding the enemy bradley manning could be jailed for the rest of his life although his gun as you can report the whistleblower has already been sentenced by the public. guilty before trial much of the us media together with the government have all but convicted bradley manning look at simple if manning did what he did they ought to try him and they ought to put as asked for from him up because he should be fine as to the fullest extent possible and what is that. you think he should be killed yes. by from prison here on the jeopardized he jeopardized national security that. the program was president after all the commander in chief called him guilty before he years before
he was on trial that's under command influence to the judge in this trial who is a military officer in thousands of leaked documents bradley manning has exposed many aspects of u.s. foreign policy through his world logs the public has learned about war crimes committed by the u.s. in iraq and afghanistan perhaps best illustrated by the leaked collateral murder video this classified footage showed the ease with which the crew of a u.s. apache helicopter killed civilians in iraq we see protesting support of bradley manning throughout the country you come across them inspirations of supporting places like this restaurant slash bookstore in washington d.c. and their support is not so much for many as the thing to be told that too of course but more importantly for the public's right to know. but manning supporters are in the minority poll show that the majority of americans consider manning a traitor who cares whether the army killed some innocent people or not over in
iraq we you know we don't want to we don't want to be a part of that we're very uncomfortable so if it's a complex issue and it's uncomfortable americans generally will pull back from it and it allows the media to fill that gap and portray bradley manning as a traitor it's been all too easy to label bradley manning a traitor perhaps because his revelations had to do with the u.s. government's wrongdoings abroad. polls show that americans are more sympathetic to snowden perhaps because these revelations are about their rights their civil liberties so they care more when it's over iraq his wife they apparently care less some argue that politics and timing have also played a role in the media coverage of bradley manning's case this it happened during the war and he was. the least got the stuff out scooped all these major media outlets right as the bush administration was ending and the war was still an issue and something that was wrong the american psyche might be something different but we're
short attention span people so three four five years later he's a traitor three four five years ago he might have been a hero the main narrative that the us government has pushed forward and he was effectively delivered by the us media was that many revelations have endangered us national security but the conversation that's been avoided is that perhaps the government's killing of civilians with drones and otherwise has generated more enemies for the united states than greatly manning's revelations in washington i'm going to check out. what manning leaked some seven hundred thousand diplomatic and military documents to the whistle blowing web site and we can leaks let's now take a look at how it all unfolded bradley manning enlisted to the u.s. army in two thousand and seven and was deployed to iraq two years later while in service he exposed the collateral murder video to foods of u.s. forces killing civilians in iraq he told our hacker about his leaks who later
turned him over to the government as a result manning was arrested and faced a list of charges for revealing classified and highly sensitive information the afghan war diary was released shortly after that with manning kept in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison and more revelations followed exposing u.s. military operations in iraq along with a series. of u.s. diplomatic cables all revealed by weaken leaks in march manning was accused of aiding the enemy the charge that could ultimately keep him behind bars for life and the mean time we can leaks continued publishing exposing documents about guantanamo bay detainees the court martial proceedings against him began shortly after that with the u.n. saying that he was subject to excessive isolation and cruel treatment during detention a job which did not allow the u.n. torture inspector to testify the high profile trial finally gone under way and for me their land and is expected to be completed today. well stay with r t for the
ongoing coverage of bradley manning's trial and we'll be covering the verdict for you at seventeen hundred g.m.t. also now website r.t. dot com we're asking you today what sentence you think bradley manning will get let's take a look at the vote now well as you can see the vast majority believe the whistleblower should be found not guilty and authored as a hero just so we're tamper sand at this point think a span of sand is an appropriate palette well also there's a tie between those who say he should spend his life in prison and those who insist manning should spend two decades behind bars so do have a line to cast your vote let us know what you think on this issue r.t. dot com. this is such a search. for.
the u.s. has been hosting top israeli and palestinian aides hoping to revive peace negotiations that have been stalled for almost three years the sides of major disagreements over issues such as borders and security and few expect a compromise to be reached washington wants to broker an agreement on so-called two state solution which would allow israel to co-exist peacefully alongside a new palestinian state but the burning problems to deal with continued to be israeli settlement expansion the fate of palestinian refugees and the status of jerusalem the resumption of talks is extremely unpopular among the palestinian people who want israel to return all the way and the nine hundred sixty seven war in a gesture to restart diplomacy tel aviv on sunday approved the release of one hundred four palestinian prisoners yet thousands more remain locked up in israeli jails owsley reports from
a town where the divide is bitterly felt. hebron to israeli settlers seen through the barbed wire that protects a bowl use of a she's home his is the only outhouse left in the tell the maid a neighborhood in the same two of ancient hebron. she lives on one side of the street across from him his settler neighbors who he watches only through this video camera afraid of what would happen if he didn't like this you are. now lady. did you see what you did you are in your daughters or to russia is a boy who she's daughter she's afraid to visit her father because the settlers throw stones and eggs at her and her children. getting worse my mother was supposed to give birth and called the ambulance but these are very army did not
give permission for them to get close to the house so my father and my brothers carried my mother out on the chair she gave birth in the chair and the newborn baby died but it's not only ambulances who refuse permission to drive down this road no palestinian is allowed to use a vehicle here seventy eight year old she has no choice he spends hours each day walking these well trodden stones to fetch groceries gas or to go to the mosque because of what had you are but it was really say they closed the road because they were afraid somebody would smuggle bombs you know i asked them how we were supposed to get to our house and they said you can buy a donkey so i told them people are flown to the moon and you want me to buy donkey or you go home by car. palestinians in hebron are no strangers to vote blocks here in hebron the streets are a maze if you palestinian there are some streets palestinians can't use at all others they can walk on but not drive and still others they can access only with
a permit it's to make sure the seven hundred. grady's who live among two hundred thousand palestinians in hebron can move around safely although his brand is the second oldest and largest palestinian city it's also the second most holy site to jews after the western wall for it's the first true city in the land of israel this is the very roots not only of judaism but of one of the as i'm. just down the road it's the second holiest site to the jewish people in all the world and only since we've come back this everybody who wants access to that holy sorry. if able to go in and worship there these radios justify the vote closures arguing they protect the city is who live here but palestinians say it's often done for no other reason than to make their lives difficult. in the soldiers prevent me from crossing for no reason it depends on their mood whenever they feel like if they refuse this commission. i don't know how do i you she's arab neighbors have left this part of hebron the city has made their lives a living hell but he says he's taking
a stand one step at a time. hebron. the palestinian militant group hamas took over gaza back in two thousand and seven after winning a majority in the legislative elections a year earlier it's classified by some countries as a terrorist organization how about just saying from the hamas interior ministry says leaving the group out of peace talks is a serious mistake. actually this is a new call for the policy an israeli negotiation is coming from the american administration so they can want to make some. especially that mr obama didn't do anything in this case it's hearing the last period this negotiation will fail especially the israelis will give nothing for the palestinians and the only thing they're looking for their security. and sort of medicine and. actually
is not given the right from the palestinian to negotiate and to give up our lands and our policy in constant cases. and pakistan seems to have elected its new leader as we tell you in just a few minutes. but rather as our house will rid the country of the blight of the west grown raids which have killed scores of people were mazen down stay with us for more of that.
action. speaks the language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of p.r.p. interview intriguing story to tell you if you. see arabic to find out more visit our big i don't know it's called. welcome back this is r.t. live from moscow china's seemingly unstoppable economic rise appears to be a leveling off with g.d.p. growth now at a twenty three year low some economists are already heralding
a long term slide down to three percent and in the coming years big banks a voice alarm over the numbers from china which come at a time of recession. over in europe and deep fiscal problems in the u.s. but despite the naysayers the chinese government remains staunchly optimistic pressing ahead with reform plans and setting ambitious seven point five percent growth target for this year so are we seeing the end of the chinese sic anomic miracle or are the doomsday predictions premature artie's business correspondent katie pilbeam investigates. despite enjoying phenomenal growth over the last three decades is not immune to the overall global slowdown and as an economy reliant on external investment and demand the cracks are beginning to show. as it currently stands a chinese economy is expected to grow a modest seven point five percent by their standards having enjoyed
a nearly ten percent average growth for the past thirty years now some point five percent is certainly not a disaster this figure acquaints of the whole of switzerland economy one of the wealthiest countries in europe so china's growth was to stay at this rate because you would be adding the whole of the swiss economy to its balance sheet every year but nevertheless the economy is slowing so what is being done to get the chinese economy to accelerate a bit more and avoid this three percent scenario well i have been chinese whispers that the government is planning to implement a huge spending package to boost the country's gross rushing out a new route ways and infrastructure up the government also intends to dig itself out of debt most of the country's risk comes from having high deaths and bad loans now all of this sounds bad it's nothing compared to the situation in europe with a year area is expected to contract an over in the u.s. growth is expected to reach just below two percent and china's spello emerging
markets are expected to go five percent this year the fact remains that while time is some point five percent growth may be ruffling a few feathers most of europe can only dream of being able to fly. now it's up more in china and its place in the global economic commie with joseph chang and he's from the university of hong kong mr tang thank you so much for joining us well let's analyze now what's behind this slowdown in twenty four years of the china sea now well basically external and barmen just unfavorable as you see it it's kind of depends a lot on expose and china's exposed marcuse not doing well china certainly what mike to stimulate the master consumption would like to improve its industrial structure and and to food it introduced market reforms all the masters time so what we see here is step it's jaime's you commonly what by two and
d.h. in the forms hopefully suffer from a slowing economic growth rate and he able to emerge as a more competitive as a more moderate or yet to economy in revere future china as you said doesn't want to engage in a major kate all through stimuli match because they tend to be counter productive as present even china suffers from excessive capacity and very high it's at the local government level and central park h.b. well expand the state and the expense of the. private sector well mr chang you know the figure of seven five seven point five per se and the chinese authorities want the economy to develop maize see may be seen by some countries as actually quite impressive so i mean is the situation in your view
a bit overhyped here seven point five percent is not really that bad is it. seven point five percent is not really. but time there is a. growing economy expectations are high and china as many the developing countries do it depends a lot on relatively high economic growth rate to support employment to our boy high and high unemployment rate and to generate enough to open government revenue to pay for the expanding soso service programs so as to come the grievances generated by the name of the gap between two britain for ok well if you look at the economy of any country there are cycles you know goes up and down so do you see chinese slowdown is a cyclical problem or a structural one it is both it is cyclical in the sense that the
external and merriman is unfavorable and hopefully when u.s. economy even to european economy improves and the chinese economy may do better it is structural into sandstad china has to change and transform is economic development model it cannot be pan all the time on the cheap exports. march and expends solve the and barnum and so on so time has to. improve is the economic structure of great is industries and stimulate the mastery consumption at the same time time has to food to introduce market reforms. independent insect so deep structural reforms have to be implemented so as to create solar stew or pave the way ok
to stage if we follow yes at the same time time has got a new leadership so in your opinion how are they addressing the challenges of the economy how are they coping with the demands of the times in the country. new leaders. and parents ready to suffer from a slowing down of the economic growth rate and gage in structural reforms so as to deliver at a later stage that is exactly why the do not want to introduce a big economic stimulus measures package at the moment the mashers meanwhile. raised the economic growth rate a little at the moment but it will not influence the chinese economy in the long term you know not how to make you can't give you not how to make the economy more
competitive in the intermediate term and you can't very briefly if you could we know that china is the largest holder of u.s. government debt how worried or concerned should washington be in light of the circumstances. well the u.s. does not have to worry too much because the economy b. . and b. chinese leadership doesn't want to make things difficult for the american economy no for the american government china will probably stop its external investment thank you so much it was a tank of gas or political analysts at hong kong city university good to have you with us here in the program. meanwhile basine has been injecting much needed cash into the infrastructure of greece raising hopes that the debt ridden country could become a gateway for trade and investment between china and europe as i do their work is
going off has been finding out. this is not the set of a movie about the post-apocalyptic world but the old international airport this is what six years of recession twenty seven percent of unemployment and billions of euro in debt look like to me very will be the perfect reflection of the greek economy and since its creditors or the troika demand that greece of reserves nearly seventy billion dollars by the year twenty twenty two it has to sell off its state assets and here is where the chinese come in beijing is only planning to purchase this abandoned facility but is also looking at leasing the current working international airport it's also attracted other countries like russia and the u.s. but there is a great chance that that deal me also will go to china back in two thousand and nine china's costco's the shipping company you least half of this largest port in your happens for thirty five years and local authorities say it's completely revitalized it's a win win situation great business for costco and millions of euro in tax revenues
for greece in fact things have been going so well athens is now considering leasing the second half of the port beijing is once again interested pledging to turn it into the number one seed in the mediterranean from here chinese products are put on trains and then distributed throughout the e.u. so there are no prizes for guessing who wants to snap up the greek railways as well but this chinese takeaway doesn't end all the infrastructure greek food products or virgin all of wall to be exact are stirring up an appetite in china last year the country became reeses number four export market and officials here say they used to think was a long term priority and now it's top of the list so as the troika slams greece with various austerity measures and demands a new job cuts and the reduction of salaries china is storming in on the white children for springing big business said it's considering covering some of that which is great news and a great opportunity for the greek economy and given that many other southern e.u.
countries are also embarrassed. it's china will just be flexing its muscles you want to spin off or athens. and back on home soil the chinese government's opening a window into its military machine the first time ever the army base outside of beijing is letting in journalists find out what's behind the move to transparency at r t. millions of moscow commuters could soon how they were movements tracked by police will reveal the city's plans to equip the match for the system with thousands of sensors able to pinpoint the locations of mobile phones. early results show that pakistani lawmakers have elected mahmoud hussein from the ruling party as the country's next president it's two months since pakistan had its first democratic transfer of power through a general election but it seems no matter who is at the helm one controversial
issue continues to plague the country the cia led program of deadly drone strikes and of with a militant group promising reprisal attacks for each u.s. raid retired senior air force officer assault and how he says islamabad's hands are tied. the new government which had in all resorted to a lot of rhetoric in the run up to the elections especially during the electoral campaigns it had promised that it will bring an end to the controversial drone attacks but it seems that there is been a reality check given to the new government by the americans that the aid which comes through i.m.f. through loans and other things will be stopped unless the government of pakistan goes the line so therefore it does appears to be business as usual although the number of drone attacks have in fact increased with the new government coming in there have been only lip sympathy paid there have been in number of protests but there has been nor a stance taken do to take it up with the u.s.
government that is drawn strikes must stop john kerry the u.s. secretary of state is likely to visit this week and maybe it has taken up a term but i personally have very little hope from that because if something had to be done in a concrete manner it would have been done the worst thing is that with the new government taking over it's been nearly fifty days but the number of better strikes have actually increased. and violence in pakistan is raging on twelve people have been killed during a taliban assault on a prison and the north west where some of the group's senior fighters were being held officials said about two hundred fifty inmates escaped during the attack carried out by more than one hundred men disguised as officers and a squad of suicide bombers the fight went on for over three hours forcing prison officials to call an army back up. in other world news the e.u.'s foreign policy chief says egypt's deposed president mohamed morsy is well and has access to
t.v. and newspapers baroness ashton met the ex leader but says she doesn't know worry he's being held morsi has been detained since being. thrown by the military on july the third and scores of his supporters have been killed in clashes that followed the army. well you're up to date here on our team and coming up next guys are talks crime and punishment for the financial elite that's next on our team. secret lover touring to mccurry was able to build removes most sophisticated robots
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