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chloe animal come to our t.v. news room i am and he said now i great to have you with us tonight the meant to be the g eight wraps up in brothels with missing member russia the life of the party plus it's been a year of revelations one year today since edward snowden changed the world or did he and with a mere sabang political adviser to syrian president bashar assad is in the now with us tonight. the g eight i mean the g. seven has wrapped up in brussels where sending messages to
a missing member of the club top the agenda if russia's provocations continue russia. destabilize ukraine destabilized. and just in case you missed the point the continuing destabilization of eastern ukraine must still. russia's continuous destabilization of eastern ukraine i'm sure you meant something by that shell hospital in slavyansk. i'm pretty sure it was the ukrainian army who gave no other choice of the parents of this eight month old baby but to flee the child is very sick and on a ventilator they fled to russia by the way. maybe they meant these lines of tanks heading towards eastern ukraine.
no those are ukrainian tanks ok forget the tanks maybe cameron and obama are talking about a fighter jet that bomb civilians in the eastern city of lugansk. ukrainian armed forces again eight people were killed more than two thousand injured. i'm not sure what could be more destabilizing than an armed attack against their own people but let's ask marcel sardo he's a media producer and blogger who's been writing extensively on the matter thanks for being with us how is moscow rocking the boat in ukraine because foreign minister lavrov and john kerry have just met love road says washington the e.u. are giving kiev a green light for any kind of action. well first of all thank you for having me on your show well you know as far as i understood mr putin has recognized mr poroshenko on the day of the so-called elections which i believe is fair enough and
look on i think that sanctioning russia has become a sort of a new feed in the west and foreign policy you know as far as i can tell in this for as i can you can observe in the media and in social media russia today can do whatever it wants the threat of sanctions but always be off by the west because their alternate goal is to the state allies with russia to set up a certain my down below to moscow and you know i think this is a long term plan. conceived somewhere in the west i would say in washington. because if you believe that. the ridicule is a sure russia during the winter olympics in sochi and now that the money's nation of russia has no relation then you haven't have made your homework and you feet
north read any history books i want to talk more about the media coverage of what's happening in eastern ukraine because you've been following it very closely yes i'm not a fan of the mainstream media that's not a secret but we have i've never seen this blatant either deliberately or advertently not showing the images that you that i that many people are seeing around the world of what's happening in eastern ukraine how can the silence continue while the silence actually only happens in the official mainstream media. the thing is as i pointed out recently i tweeted that to you is that the the western media actually doesn't lie what they do is they just don't mention things it's like if you go to your parents say everything is fine with the car mom and dad but you don't mention that you just burned down the garage so basically this is now which. and media as far as i can see that i can read them in four languages. you're basically reporting more or less the narrative you fishel narrative of the western
governments but not reporting what's really happening on the ground why that is i don't know i don't know if there is a plan behind it i certainly can imagine that in some news corp's in the united states it's the united states state department has some influence here over in europe i just think it's just like we're going to say. we just simply don't want to to to to report in fact or because it doesn't fit into their image of the bad russians and bad russian. just briefly marcel the bad russia certainly fits into the narrative that we're hearing from the g. the g. seven in brussels or yet a narrative we're hearing in the media what's the way out because like lavrov said . a green light has been given in a sense a humanitarian crisis perhaps even a human rights crisis is unfolding in the east the west is blind to it what happens
to those people that. well really if i would know and i surely wouldn't see it here i don't know what's going to happen and i'm not a diplomat so i really don't know what's going to happen behind closed doors i hope they're going to talk and find some solution but you know i'm just i was just reading the news headline here in a leading newspaper a german newspaper called the event where they basically say that mr cameron and mr obama have issued a new ultimatum to russia no i don't think this is a way to go you can to go in and ultimatums to a country like russia and then expect russia. to not you know kind of react to that it's like asking russia to you know. be mobilized their army their border on their all ground and soil while nato is building up their army in poland and in the baltics so i don't think this is the way to to negotiate in the way to approach with against i believe and this is my personal belief i believe they really don't
care they are set to go against russia whether it's in an open conflict or in a cover conflict but this is their goal their final goal is to destroy the stabilize russia and this is my true belief myself our domain your producer and blogger has been writing extensively on the events in ukraine thanks so much for being thank you for having me by russia certainly missing out on lots of lessons round tables but most of all the infamous g whatever dinners no hard feelings that. such a privilege embody a would be just. and speaking about neil's french president hollande is finding himself between a rock and a hard place right he's just really hungry because tonight he's having two separate dinners ahead of d.-day commemorations one with obama and one with putin watch your waistline mr president. i.
mean it's been a year since edward snowden became one of washington's most wanted men he sent shock waves around the world about the extent of u.s. spying but most of all on its very own people his leaks share that phone and video calls as well as the e-mails of millions of americans were being routinely intercepted by special services tech giants like google yahoo facebook they were found to have shared users' private data even top level friendships didn't make anyone immune to being spied on the best example being the n.s.a. tapping germany's angela merkel's phone and a major u.k. newspaper became a target of police raids for publishing the scandalous revelations moreover a private presidential plane got grounded over suspicions it was carrying the whistleblower that's what happened with bolivian leader ever morale this well at first noted was held either as a traitor or a hero to this day he remains
a pretty controversial figure but what does the american public now think about the n.s.a. whistleblower as well the latest polls suggest that his support has actually growing unsettling more than half of those asked if they believe that snowden did the right thing that's twenty percent more than two months ago a look back now at the snowden saga here's more important. what first looked like a domestic problem for americans a secret order requiring verizon to turn over records on its one hundred million customers to the national security agency turned out to be a global pan up to con targeting everyone breaking news overnight about just how much of our personal lives the government has been secretly surveilling the government has been perhaps unlawfully breaching the public's privacy in the name of national security edward snowden blew the whistle one year ago on america's spy agency even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded
with direct access to servers of the largest u.s. tech companies and as a official would be able to collect anyone's e-mail contact search history file transfers and even live cat america's spy agency called this program prism but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy. snowden's leaks uncovered another bombshell does the n.s.a. collect any type of data. on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir but as the world would learn america's dragnet surveillance was intentional complex and treated friends like enemies snowden's leaks revealed that the n.s.a. targeted the personal communication of one hundred twenty two foreign leaders spied on the united nations as well as thirty eight international embassies and missions and then there's the organized mutual spying partnership known as five eyes america
australia britain canada and new zealand sharing information on one another citizens we have talked about fifty four different terrorist related activities former n.s.a. director keith alexander would also be caught fibbing claiming his bulk metadata gathering program thwarted it dozens of terror plots these are facts turns out only one case was. reportedly stopped by the n.s.a.'s phone spy program one of the most important things we learned from the snowden revelations is that the u.s. government systematically lied about its intelligence operations and about its surveillance around the world perhaps most of all about surveillance of u.s. citizens alexander resigned nine months after edward snowden spilled the beans i but instead of punishing the perpetrators u.s. president barack obama has promised to reform not end the surveillance now let me
be clear our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments as opposed to ordinary citizens around the world in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does we will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective one year ago snowden exposed those so-called services pulling the curtain aside so that citizens can see the reality of america's spy matrix the greatest fear that i have regarding the outcome. for america of these disclosures is that nothing will change marina portnoy r.t. new york. joining us in the now tonight is journalist and huffington post contributor robin kerner thanks for being with us has anything changed since and we're snowden's revelations the u.s. is by spies and will continue spying now. that's true they certainly will not enough change but
a lot has changed especially in the court of public opinion which over the long term is the most important court of all but also in the actual courts in the united states where many cases the couldn't go forward before snowden because the there was no standing the defendants had no standing there was no a priority case for certain the violations against the purpose of the now there is such a case because of what snowden has put out there so you don't something that was an abstract political argument is now in the mainstream culture and americans are feeling it. how hard did this hit the united states. i would say pretty hard i mean polls are now showing that finally americans have woken up enough to be more concerned about the violation of their civil liberties than about the threat of terrorism so that's a huge step in the right direction eternals the huffington post contributor robert kerner thanks so much for being in the now. coming out the media and political advisor to syria's president bashar assad is in the now stay with us.
has a ball. players use that no one is this game with the guests that deserve answers from. politics only on our team. i. remember when hillary clinton compared president putin to hitler well he's fired back. and so we put together the top five reasons not to argue with hillary clinton she's hill areas will be you know is going on. right now they're going to have that device whatever yes yes. she is on the button. you
want to reset it later. it was easier to we will do it together. thank you very much but it very well could. we worked hard to get the right russian word you think you got if you could control i got it wrong. and should be. and this is a good school which means. i'm she's got a sense of humor as we came we saw he died. and she's very caring but the fact is we had four dead americans wasn't because i protested was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some americans what difference at this point does it make and the number one reason not to argue with hillary clinton is i remember landing under sniper fire there was supposed to be some kind of
a greeting ceremony at the airport but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base she's honest. and these are the pictures we recorded of the greeting ceremony when the plane landed compared that to senator clinton's account i remember landing under sniper fire there was no greeting ceremony and we basically were told to run to our cars now that is what happened to me. it's a long way to go before the twenty twenty two winter olympics but it's already slipping in to scandal cities which wanted to host the games are withdrawing their applications munich and dabbles never filed due to public demand krakow and all the bit after stockholm the reason too expensive situation is unclear with ukraine's evolve course the country in deep crisis all slow is also not sure who's left
beijing and all monthly in kazakhstan good luck to both if one of you pulls out well the tradition of olympic bidding might be gone for good. weeks before serious presidential elections took place they were denounced as a farce and despite an expanding symbol more in eastern ukraine and a boycott of the polls by millions its elections were heralded as a great success is it a case of double standards. i marinate joining me. for in-depth impartial and financial reporting commentary for
news and much much. only on bass and on. i know c.n.n. the m s n b c news have taken some lots lately but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because one whole attention and the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on we're. going to have. at our teen years we have a different press. because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not happy. with.
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a presidential election president bashar al assad won it overwhelmingly the west and some of its arab friends won't recognize the outcome while those who voted for us and stood up all night celebrating doesn't look like this election is a turning point since nothing is likely to change but maybe i'm wrong senior adviser to president bashar pena is in the now with us tonight live from damascus i just want to get down to concrete figures if i can president also one with eighty eight point seven percent his opponents game just over four and three percent respectively and the turnout is more than seventy three percent how is that even possible when lots of people are either displaced or a fled the country. well not most people left not that good it is not that most people love the slaves or fled the country the people eligible to put it actions are fifteen million people outside on the inside the people who vote there that eleven million people and the president assad got the
best of the that's exactly what happened the syrian people where actually voting against foreign intervention would avoid being for solving our problems by syria and hun would have one thing against western hegel many that has really caused death and destruction in our country for the last three and more years why did they decide to hold this election right now there's no stability in syria the election is not part of the twenty twelve geneva communique which states that a transitional government should be formed first why now. well why did they tell the election that they ok and is it better stable in the ukraine or enough i got this done it is constitutional you should be held at this time this is that i've done put election we're not talking about you're there if you were talking about people most of the syrian people in areas under the
government control and in areas where they were able to vote even in lebanon i think that was than. a push through free the picture they have sucked the life they can see how syrian people turned out by the thousands by the millions in order to say their word why not this is our right and this is what lucia newman you know the u.s. and its nato allies have made their point listen to this the elections are no elections the elections are a great big zero there meaning. a great big zero that's how the state department has referred to these elections how do you respond to that. mission about the state department has reacted by calling these elections saying they mean nothing zero was their words how do you react to that.
line ok unfortunately we seem to be having some technical problems with the connection to damascus. of course that was senior political adviser a political and media adviser to president bashar. to say nia. with us in the now tonight from damascus well washington of course doesn't recognize dictator assad but is totally ok with dictators sisi in egypt with his ninety six percent of the democratic vote the u.s. says it looks forward to working with him as the winner of the presidential race egypt and its people they say made it clear their demands for dignity justice political and economic opportunity. well that does it for me this week stay in touch send us your tweets comments and story ideas in the now our t.v. remember it's now or never see him again.
trust me as someone who works in the media i can tell you that saying something the wrong way can lead to a lot of headaches for years and years but thankfully in the grand scheme of things i'm a nobody and certainly not the vice president of the united states joe biden made a rather interesting choice of words when addressing graduating cadets at the air force academy in colorado springs colorado i think the statement begs for some analysis he said of the cadets that they have an incredible opportunity to lead and shaping a new world order for the twenty first century in a way consistent with american interests and common interests ignoring the conspiracy theory kind of taishan is he telling the cadets in rather direct terms that they have to subjugate the whole world to create the order need to suit american interests sort of bringing the whole world to order by force language is something you would expect out of
a james bond villain but on the other hand maybe i shouldn't complain at least the guy is being honest because when you are the only world hyper power and proud of it you've got to make sure to keep the competition in line but that's just my opinion . crosstalk rules are that they're going to jump in anytime you want.
the news today and signs of progress in syria peace to. anybody. else those rights where. you know are you a letter saying exactly what he. told. and welcome to r.c. international twenty four hour news a life from moscow i'm due to follow a timeline story now on the syrian government officials on the main political rivals are back at the neighboring negotiating table as part of the geneva two
talks but the ceasefire they agreed to in force in the city of homs is not holding international aid convoys are coming under fire while trying to deliver food to civilians as an area of financial reports now from behind rebel alliance in lebanon . who want to make a kind of goes on the ground and to hear from them that they are the current or. what's good about these guys they don't hide that they're proud of that so we expect to hear from them that we have from want to die and we're fighting for. that we're going to hear something because i don't know what they're fighting for these guys are very suspicious so if they feel that they contrast i was just like one percent they don't tell us anything and they will not show us anything and this is the main challenge but of course. they could because they could and great you know. even with the fact that we had. a light.
so i'm going to buy some. time before you. go school use good. hi guys. ok good news and many. good news we have good interviews and everything is arranged where i was bad news is we're not rushing this it's easy this time it is the we have serbia. and there's usually no ideas no past for it's. like oh is this interview certain sounds like question. some of those far top t.v. this this mission is easy. for you guys like in our trade it really is what our
partners. like jack and i don't take the heaviest as mine because i was quoting some of the case here and what our bush. says we're no longer us today we have to identity like a raise literally every everything that could indicate who we are and where we've been all this cd from syrian army very bad idea russian today. my balls and this this can kill us by the way this is a very dangerous. arabic. they hate us. so you know we're going to we're going to follow you know the guy on a school tour with australian accents. who promised to show us. what they mean by fun. there are some groups with the toys in the vault so this guy was like. and you know in the
balkans i'm growing a share in serbia we have all brothers through. so it's going to be tough you know because you know the area i were in a little bit is first they want the guys since they don't speak english and serbia . i think most people. die in the middle east from drowning you know from bullets. now we're crossing the street in tripoli called serious street. actually to bali it's literally divides the city into two parts one sunni one chief. if there is a problem between these guys they don't tall asians sure and it doesn't matter how be the problem is a hard time in they just wrote this how the result that. you
should. go out this is. one of them are you. going to. push them in. nobody ever. asked me to smoke or for leave because i was not enough i was recovered enough to do. it's now time upside down. so fine. and you guys for me for. all of you. so you what does it mean jihad fighter. who i know can make
a lot through with. just so you said you know who the true bush. do you know how to use a weapon now. and you're into kill for fall for that message. we. did you kill anybody. short but not dead. have to be cautious about what this guys want. and if they tell us that we want to have this trying behind us. while. we do that simple as that. but i will issue all the ready.
so thank you very much first of all for your tie we really appreciate the people. who are you what is your brotherhood. by a man or woman from our city police city and even on. well the economy has you the new key and how to bloom you saw a man. who was from some here. and it will all of whom he had muslims and also. and all of the illusion here also muslims from the. police and we don't hear. the shell laws of evolution will be we shall law and order and a militia what you mean never everybody calls their watershed election this is the case of evolution and this is the doctor of family and the regime or. anyone should bring old men or women it could be just his chair.
and his or his. they buy this and syria whatever those costs he didn't mind just only can everybody to stay in his but is and mosher mean. ok what i want i tried not quite at the party but i met some salathiel here i have i don't remember the name we have as we have many. of course but not now they were openly telling me that they are all they belong to and they were very proud of that they are proud of the mind of credo they are proud the mind of not anyone belongs to cry the. everybody must go look who is the. public. anyone. in his mind. think this is you one example he was not going to rome. or. almost
all have nor normal know what is it good or bad not good enough. for us yes. i will and i want equal. just keep microphone please also people ok. please. they want to start. playing. something that into five times a day. can talk finally. brotherhood to be correct. oh all over. oh oh oh. oh oh oh boy. you like it he's not going kill me oh my gosh. it was all about. all wrong to the south would you like it if you like weapons there was a mother to the most of them is there beside me why they don't have business.
there you know. what did i totally didn't do it to defend myself well why your way you have to defend yourself who is your enemy you know the look serious do a set of us out is your enemy. we found so just a few words about you fight what is your fight destroy the bush but does the smoke aggression i said to him by the. lower sects and the suit of the jews just push him back just a friend. said to focus my jagdish. yeah we're going to front like. this to blow up the slide was. just a good well as he fired back the locals. but now it's open
right up would you what about this how you use it would it could you please show us how you would show a little you know little things what was sure this was how low salt. by the way both sides using same tactic they put parts in to protect themselves from snipers. by the way say is it safe to stay here. why. so you know you could be targeted here we go to another position. they have. many positions of power and. it is a fine tooth to walk. with a gun in the middle of what looks like a lot. so it's clear what we saw
the show bunch of people with their openly declaring that they have and they're ready to fight till the very and so they're very aggressive many of them being to syria already and all of their dream to come back to syria so it's clear the syrian conflict is not a syrian conflict or spreading all over and even if. the peace comes back any time soon to syria congress sure that war will begun the situation is very difficult i'm a has no control here. it's like you know globalisation in everything even in wars you know you can't keep the conflict was in one country to go beyond.
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going to bring for you let me say. this all shakes well respected clerics. who started. somewhere in saudi arabia anyway. i say the country we heard that he is the god of course the record saying. of the people. you know become suicide bombers. over there so we're trying to work with mark to get to him to get the south of here we have to hear that from here.
it is. how you know maybe some marriage. is marriage. other. these are traditions. we are ready so who are you. a. bit of a boy in the city a model for the city i never should but i must. recall the shoes because i started religion religious studies are married have a family from birth to binny i don't follow any political parties and i don't have any political affiliation with anyone they are here in that syrian conflict has been kind of trigger for for all this there's troubles in the region where we are
today the main battleground of this war is it's no secret or in lebanon. shock. for huge amounts of youth was his agenda and it's well known that lebanon is a big threat for the because it has democracy for the whole project so that's why do you support parties i support some party used to make i would often mention the move on for the state that such as the made i mean from everybody denies that the days in the region although everybody knows that they are in the region so i don't know how to ask my question since no one wants to. directly. let me out on the scene with. a car there's not going to organization anymore. because it's a school of thought study all over the nation in the. moment
. so you know i'm going to. sit back and have you know he's just. some people fussing with weapons others fighting with the same told us today we smiles and ideas and i can't say what is more dangerous. you know if you have a man like osama bin laden you kill a man there is no longer a man if you fighting against ideas how you can fight against ideas you know what i mean and that means any kind is more dangerous and i think. there is no well card as an organization anymore but al qaida is an eighty year old and it doesn't need money to spread it spreads by itself everywhere in the world not only in lebanon on but in america britain serbia. hear radical ideas of bread
from a young age fighters here colin college is bin laden a teacher and they fight jihad. we go to the market where we're going to meet. this sunni fighter that we interviewed yesterday so he promised to show us training camp today let's hope we are going to keep his promise if. i talk to you like i me commander is now i want to see soldiers and to talk to them i feel good to cover myself. this is i need this thing you know can we buy soak this ok for me. so please ok feed.
hello ok kid yeah we need it. i'm looking for a scarf or something to you to come and i had the kid who is waiting for us at his he's supposed to bring us to. the guy we want him to me told him it's no problem but i think it is programs of. russia where he has hit us for jeopardy hallums you've got money if you're going to go through ok. can i buy a veil fees because i don't feel comfortable where. the queue. go along the lines are looking like this or that our production of. this is something very special you know nothing although i think you know this is good this is good. this is three thousand and five for them and they're on them their own in america better. control . going to excuse me for this but the nano i don't know if that i just forgot it in
hotel. to the office. or for the better part of the go. over to have a look you know. i think this is really good. lowered . ok now i feel comfortable for those of of that you know i could tell by the way our house our kid lives there as. people around us saw him and we hear. this is the name of our guy. currently his no one here. is a good guy he is. why how. could i. not have. something. so well as it is because of him.
that i have no clue if i do. i don't you know. son think you don't get. to. play. so we don't have a translator. but we have an. available over the phone book of snow. a friend here we just call him and ask him to translate our questions on language on servers. and ana percent of prisoners here and out of wall how i say it is way take. for example our we always hand i mean the guy knows if we are here who are a little bit late showing his either punishing us oh testing anyways so we have to be very patient and i used to be very nervous because of that and i. i.
lost many into me's because of that. so this is an attack takes one to know that's . going on there is. anyone. who can be nervous inside you know. that. by the way there's only weapons in plastic bags. but i think we're going outside tripoli. oh well if they kill us no one will ever even know. there's just pray that we're going to see anybody from serbia bad that'll be a problem. with
i don't. know. and i'm afraid this guy very professional you know whether it's you know. they can fire the us you know. this is. my way i never tell you that but i hate that. can i send them well i'll put it over me. on astafy no no i'm so happy that on a sunday you know and then what i said and what i said oh no no no weapons i have my own weapon his microphone which i need by the way. ok you know let's please let's start let's start what. ok why kill
like this. like here. but. you can't go outside you've been to every day to raise. all those says it doesn't take well you know someone who's your experience you become a real fighter. and weeks training and you even for a life time of obedience grows over your rules for those who want to become one jockey dean you have to forget about money and be ready to die or to be arrested and to accept that no one will take care of you or your family left you had the flags on the walls weapons on the floor this is the life of a true fighter. it's tough and the rules as strict as how to introduce himself as a treat for the sunni leader says many use are willing to join the village but if from the until i grow up i'm ready to defend myself i'm ready to kill ellen whites and
syrian army and you raise and kill for all. that it out of it up to we here and while the syrian conflict expands at a legion of fighters on to these deadly weapons and an even deadly ideology is on the rise. from lebanon. i was born in the ukraine i grew up in a family of alcoholics as did many of my foster sons their kids who had slept rough on the street since they were four years old some since they were two enough i'm a northridge man where i hear and care there now because when i want to help fall
before. there was a group of kids standing by the road like you put the children here aren't even asking for food only want to some water to drink. i saw hundreds and hundreds of poverty stricken children dressed in rags. but i couldn't forget the eyes of this one boy the little they came back a year later to find that little kids were. born of bad bad jobs i had. but that was how i came by one will foster so. dramas that come to be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. faces change the world writes never.
why you should care only. this is frosty air in from. western leaders come face to face for the first time since the crisis began but the attention is. on the order of the seating for the heads of state. humanitarian catastrophe with tens of thousands of civilians fleeing to neighboring russian revisit the complex overflowing with refugees. worldwide whistleblowing exactly. whether privacy is still possible to the twenty first century.
and this is a key international thanks for being with us the main news this thursday evening ukraine must. be a bridge between east and west not a pawn that message comes from the chief diplomat russia and america tonight where the national leaders gathering for the d.-day commemoration will abide by the. rivers in front of. david cameron. what do we know. kevin it was actually wrong of a number of awkward meetings of the day and there is more to follow in fact while the british prime minister and both reiterated the need for dialogue when it comes to resolving the crisis in ukraine interestingly enough this time around there was no handshake that's something that many people were quick to point out and actually to show their behavior of some western politicians the words russia at the moment
now for example we also know that earlier sort of gay lover of russia's foreign minister met with his american counterpart there was a little bit of an agreement there i have to say because they did say that even though ukraine is an independent state this is what john kerry had to say and that it shouldn't be used as a pawn in order to. the results to solve problems between russia and the united states but similarly. case then iraq libya and syria should not be used as pawns either now right now as we speak. preparing for. in fact a second dinner because he's already had one with barack obama that was to avoid barack obama meeting with vladimir putin because even the vladimir putin has nothing against that meeting is actually said numerous times that he's ready for dialogue he's willing to talk to his american is american counterparts to also its partners worldwide but it seems there are still printed playing
a little bit hard to get and francois hollande is sitting there right now having dinner for the second time and no doubt ukraine will be one of the hot topics. france. the. nations what. brussels said to you none of this whole debate about threatening sanctions covering the developments tonight. so the g seven concludes in brussels minus russian president vladimir putin who showed no signs of bitterness often not being invited when asked how he felt about a lack of invitation he simply said one of the tape to those who were south around the table and perhaps relations haven't been helped by announcements here at the g seven over the last twenty four hours or so the g seven countries have ratcheted up the pressure on russia demanding that they do all in their power to escalate the tensions in eastern ukraine are the seven leading industrial nations saying that russia should prevent what it calls what they call militants crossing the border
from russia into ukraine if they fail to do this and the threat of further sanctions is very real according to british prime minister david cameron first the status quo is unacceptable the continuing destabilization of eastern ukraine must stop second there are a set of things that need to happen president putin has recognized the legitimate election of president poroshenko he will stop arms crossing the border into ukraine he must seize russian support for separatist groups and third if these things don't happen then six sanctions will follow but amid the calls for deescalation president barack obama also spoke of the possibility of washington training ukrainian police and military personnel while nato also confirm that they are going to increase cooperation with ukrainian authorities on president obama acknowledges however that russia has legitimate concerns russia has a legitimate interest in what happens in ukraine given that it's on its border and given its historical ties but ultimately it is up to the people of ukraine to make
their own decisions that. russian forces and extreme pieces of. a neighbor is illegal well president obama was also asked for his take on the scottish referendum coming up later this year and he says the will of the people should decide however that slightly country. his take on the referendum in crimea he described that as an annexation and a military intervention was despite the fact hundreds of thousands of people voted in favor of a return to the russian federation with respect to. the future of the united kingdom. obviously ultimately this is up to. the people of great britain in the construct one. referendum process in place and it's up to the people of scotland. david cameron the other two seven leaders given russia one month to submit to europe's demands let's discuss know whether there are gambit
will work with legal expert and blogger alexander courage was on the line from london what choice does putin have here is for us russia's concerned. over a play ball or to stand grown what's going to happen i think the point to make about mr putin is that he is not in control of the situation in the eastern ukraine and he is a delusion on the part of the western powers to think that he is he has been trying consistently since february since the coup that happened there the unconstitutional because that happened they're trying to broker a certain amount of the ukraine in the ukraine which will take into account the legitimate aspirations of the eastern ukrainians the real problem is that the western powers at the moment this moment in time are not prepared to recognize that the people in the eastern ukraine had legitimate aspirations and are their own decision makers and deciders. yeah i mean even talking about the fact now that
russia may have to quote submit it assumes that russia tugs on the first place as you say it hasn't there's still no proof being submitted along the way and still people in the east the people living there want to have their voices heard are still not being heard but to this day even as we're speaking to this really it's still the accusation that russia is doing the steering where is the proof. well there is no proof i mean we've had allegations of soldiers being sent there in photographs and the photographs turned out to be untrue then we've had claims that the security service in the ukraine had arrested thirty russian agents they were never produced then mr kerry said that there were wiretaps the russian agents in the ukraine they've never been produced a few days ago mr putin said on television there's no russian agents there if they were provided the proof of it no one has done so i'm sure he's going to say the same thing to the western leaders again whether they're going to listen to him is
another matter of course it's more than just a battle of wills every day every day a bombs are reading down innocent people's heads in the east but where is this for one of a better word battle of wills going to go what's going to give. i think at the end of the day there will be a settlement some sort and probably a constitutional settlement because if we go down the road of sanctions and i'm sure there are some people in the west who understand that not only will there be major economic damage on western economies as well but whatever lever there is to influence russian policy will have disappeared and in my opinion russian policy at the moment in the ukraine is the major restraining factor in preventing this situation deteriorating much faster than it actually is or alexander mccurry is legal expert blogger thanks for your time appreciate it thank you tens of
thousands are fleeing the city ukraine meantime as it's pounded nonstop by the army's military and air strikes but for some it's much more difficult to escape the dangers them for others take a look at these pictures this is one of the smallest refugees an eight month old boy critically ill and on a ventilator he was the last to leave the children's hospital maternal sloviansk which is already been so badly hit by the shelling will most of them watching it every night you can see him being taken away in a specialized ambulance here thankfully accompanied by a doctor it took the boy's parents though several days of desperate negotiations to try and arrange the transfer we can say no the thankfully he's been safely pull over to russia and is safe. fears of a humanitarian crisis for others that were growing an issue create activists say the shelling and airstrikes have no damage water pipes cutting supplies to several cities artie's paullus liam and some of the desperate refugees who left their homes and fled to russia. was. war does not
differentiate between young and old fighter and civilian and so as killers purported anti terror operation enters its fourth week pictures like this are becoming all too common this is eight months pregnant woman lost her mother when the house collapsed around them a grandmother is in hospital and she only escaped by managing to hide in the basement. he is just i don't know who was shooting bullets were flying everywhere the roof collapsed and the whole house was destroyed arena's ready to go anywhere so long as it's not here she and her husband are the second family in less than twenty four hours this taxi driver is evacuating from savion. so this is the situation in the city nobody knows what will happen in the future they're waiting us out but they don't let us drive in this city people are fleeing to anywhere they can from here many end up here in a refugee camp in one of these two women are vive from lugansk escaping without
their husbands and parents but with phone lines down any relief has been dampened by fears of what might have happened to them. but here we were really afraid that we would just be killed on our way but the self-defense units did everything to transport us across the border we weren't start it's amazing we are foreigners here but we have been warmly welcomed. how could they do this still ukraine is our home . more than seven thousand people mostly women and children are here but tens of thousands more have the list the high most at risk are orphans living in unprotected buildings where supplies are running low the time was that what was. the main question now is to arrange a humanitarian corridor for civilians and children when asking the current ukrainian government it doesn't matter who they are to let us open a corridor. more and more people are fleeing from cities in eastern ukraine as the
kiev military intensifies its operation it comes as president p. a top pushing cova politically or does that the situation in the east be dealt with before his inauguration the saturday sit in the scene for an even greater exodus policy r.t. donetsk eastern ukraine. today marks one year now since former national security agency employee would snowden the started the massive anti espinosa company leaking classified documents on the joint anglo-american surveillance program here is just the start of what was to eventually spark global outrage at its heart the revelation the phone and video calls as well as e-mails of millions of americans are being routinely intercepted by special services tech giants like google yahoo facebook were found to have unwittingly or otherwise shared users private data make so many headlines even top
level friendships didn't make anyone immune to being spied on did they the prime example being the u.s. national security agency tapping all of merkel's phone that inquiry is still ongoing no even a major newspaper became a target of police raids for publishing the scandalous revelations more over a private presidential plane got grounded over suspicions it was carrying the whistleblower at one point that was what happened to what the libyan leader says plame report meyer takes a more extensive look next at what we've learned from snowden's exposure is a year on. what first looked like a domestic problem for americans a secret order requiring verizon to turn over records on its one hundred million customers to the national security agency turned out to be a global pan out to con targeting everyone breaking news overnight about just how much of our personal lives of the government has been secretly surveilling the government has been perhaps unlawfully breaching the public's privacy in the name of national security edward snowden blew the whistle one year ago on america's spy
agency even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded with direct access to servers of the largest u.s. tech companies and as a officials would be able to collect anyone's e-mail contact search history file transfers and even live chat america's spy agency calls this program prism but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy. snowden's leaks uncovered another bombshell does the n.s.a. collect any type of data. a millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir but as the world would learn america's dragnet surveillance was intentional complex and treated friends like enemies snowden's leaks revealed that the n.s.a. targeted the personal communication of one hundred twenty two foreign leaders spied on the united nations as well as thirty eight international embassies and missions
and then there's the organized mutual spying partnership known as five eyes america australia britain canada and new zealand sharing information on one another citizens we have talked about fifty four different terrorist related activities former n.s.a. director keith alexander would also be caught fibbing claiming his bulk metadata gathering program thwarted it dozens of terror plots these are facts turns out only one case was reportedly stopped by the n.s.a.'s phone spy program one of the most important things we learned from the snowden revelations is that the u.s. government systematically lies about its intelligence operations and about its surveillance around the world perhaps most of all about surveillance of u.s. citizens alexander resigned nine months after edward snowden spilled the beans i but instead of punishing the perpetrators u.s.
president barack obama has promised to reform not end the surveillance now let me be clear our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments as opposed to ordinary citizens around the world in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does. we will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective one year ago snowden exposed those so-called services pulling the curtain aside so that citizens can see the reality of america's spy me tricks the greatest fear that i have regarding the outcome. for america of these disclosures is that nothing will change marina porton i r r t new york. the revolt against surveillance is going enormous support for internet users and is backed by edward snowden himself many websites and human rights groups across the globe are joined together in the so-called reset the net campaign aimed at promoting
a spy free world wide web users developers and content providers are being urged to use spyro system software tools mcgovern is a former cia analyst very pleased to say joins me now live to talk about it more rather nice to see you again we last spoke didn't we here in moscow last october we'll talk about that in a minute let's focus first of all look back on the last twelve months in particular the words we just heard edward snowden say then his biggest worry was that nothing would actually change looking back twelve months was not a fair comment on what his worries come true you know well his worries were well founded but even on october ninth when we saw him in russia we were able to joke about that because so much has been happening. surely he had made it impact beyond all expectations now it all comes out in the end that remains to be seen but it is a major worry about nothing happening that was assuaged even as we saw him on the
ninth of october what about for ordinary people what changed for them the weather information spied on disseminated except for. well ordinary people here are being subjected to the use of this illegally acquired information by agencies like the drug enforcement agency or even the internal revenue service it's very sinister what happens is they they gain the initial information from these illegal techniques and then they pursue what they call a parallel construction where they investigate using what they call normal or legal investigation of techniques to make a case against people it's totally unconstitutional totally illegal and that's the primary use that's being made about you know information here in the united states right now despite our constitution as well as what might change from information of
the whistle blowers come out about what's changed for the world of whistleblowers you one yourself that would snowden those still here in exile in russia he can't go back to america as that will get any easier for a whistleblower in the last twelve months. well the united states government is certainly not trying to make it any easier but with the example of edward snowden a person a risk to literally everything and survived and achieved his mission and ironically speaking isn't the safest place on the face of the globe that he could ever be even though he had no intention of ending up in russia that's an example that can be promulgated now for those who might be inclined to do the right thing the other thing is has to do with his colleagues near and far one very very small anecdote has to do with a colleague that worked with him in hawaii and she came to forbes magazine you know
what she said i'm really upset about the character access anation going on about edward snowden you know he. he he really doesn't deserve this kind of treatment because what i want to tell you is that he kept at his desk a copy of the constitution of the united states and that's and he has to wing it out every now and then say look at that fourth amendment is it are we acting in consonance with that and we always say ed for pete's sake you're making six figures a lot of money it's nice here in hawaii five get about it now that same source of forbes said initially it was hard to understand why he did it but as the events came by she could understand quite well why he did it because it was as she put it totally in consonance with his character right now that's a commercial lot she ended up saying thanks for coming to the studio we got to leave it there we're out of time right mcgovern for missing i am listening to blow yourself my sissy again. most believe me with this is i write mcgovern but now
throughout the day here on out he will bring you more reflections on more full cause from the snowden leaks as well as more whistleblowers stories and more as online is one of the. next reaction within syria to the landslide reelection of president assad. was to c.n.n. and c.n.n. b.b.c. many americans believe that what they see around them is a reality in which they are not only afraid but ironing while creating goods producing markets are going places be able as dead they are no holiday taking scamming in big scam people living in towers of toxic. debt.
speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of your piece interviews intriguing stories for you. in troy. visit. well again syrian leader bashar al assad speed returned as president with almost ninety percent of voters choosing him to stay in power while many western nations
said the vote was a fast selector officials claim over eleven million people took part that's almost three quarters of the electorate people in damascus flocked to the streets to celebrate the. gryphon ocean has more than on syria's reaction to the vote. shortly after the news emerged and they told on wednesday people took to the streets of the capital dancing singing carrying portraits of syrian flags they were also firing into the air they were celebrating the victory of the man who was with them all these three tough years of the crisis you know that this historic vote happened at the moment when syria is torn by law for attracted to war clashes between the syrian army and militants is still continuing including in damascus suburbs just kilometers away from where we are now and even now while speaking to you i can hear the sounds of explosions this is why of course not all share they smolder festivity here in syria today of course there are those here in syria who didn't believe in
this elections they lost their hope they're so desperate they're so tired extremely tired of this war but we have been able to speak to those who despite of in terror threats that we've been hearing from some of the militants that's now listen to what they say. forever we are with the president for ever. for the countries that conspired against our nation today is the moment of truth today we've proved that our president is legitimate. since he's here and the syrian authorities say that more than eleven million syrians accosted ballasts and now people are celebrating the results. to starboard from the executive intelligence review magazine says syrians voted for it because the tired of the atrocities committed by the foreign supported rebels. the reality on the ground is that a lawyer percentage of the syrian population are still very much in
support of the assad government they've come to. regret the fact that firing side are aspiring artists writers coming to the crime. they have taken over have been horror story. through back arrears in many areas they are not totally under rebel control there is still a strong majority of support for her assad government. israel's medical community is defying the prime minister of the force feeding a prisoner the palestinian makes a starving themselves over being held without charge in israeli prisons for months or even years online we got more that story will tell you more about why doctors are taking a stand also at r.t.l. commas well scientists in california put their minds to a technique which they say can only selectively people's memories but also restore
them as well maybe just maybe a method that might help treat conditions such as outside. israel's announced it plans to build one thousand five hundred new homes on palestinian territory comes two days after palestine swore in its new unity government i spoke to senior correspondent a columnist for israel's how it's newspaper who believes that israel's reluctance to accept the new cabinet is stalling the peace talks. if one wants to advancing the stalled peace process one must have the widest possible political backing we've seen the palestinian community as well as within these rarely community and if. president mahmoud abbas abu mazen. is going to make any grand compromise at some point down the road obviously he must have defecting of hamas even if hamas is not
a majority within the palestinian community it's a sizable minority so it does make sense on. it does make sense on the american. up of every other government to support the creation of the palestinian unity government and b. does not make sense for d. israeli government to oppose it i'm kevin i'll invite with next like these up just over half an hour coming up after the break you us when we bring him to you the extreme economist to say after the break yet we're talking max kaiser of the national. trust me as someone who works in the media i can tell you that saying something the wrong way can lead to a lot of headaches for years and years but thankfully in the grand scheme of things
i'm a nobody and certainly not the vice president of the united states joe biden made a rather interesting choice of words when addressing graduating cadets at the air force academy in colorado springs colorado i think the statement begs for some analysis he said of the cadets that they have an incredible opportunity to lead and shaping a new world order for the twenty first century in a way consistent with american interests and common. trysts ignoring the conspiracy theory kind of is he telling the cadets in rather direct terms that they have to subjugate the whole world to create the order need to suit american interests sort of bringing the whole world to order by force language is something you would expect out of a james bond villain but on the other hand maybe i shouldn't complain at least the guy is being honest because when you are the only world hyper power and proud of it you've got to make sure to keep the competition in line but that's just my opinion .
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welcome to the kaiser report imax guys are you know there is a proposal out there to improve the lives of battery chickens using oculus rift like virtual reality glasses though the chickens will be in their congested battery hours of fecal matter they will think they are living free range they will be a virtual free range chickens kind of like the american dream actually plugged into c.n.n. and c.n.n. b.b.c. many americans believe that what they see around them is a reality in which they're not only free but i earning wealth creating goods producing markets soaring going places people instead they are no holiday taking debt loading scamming and being scammed people living in towers of toxic fecal debt . max oculus rift for tickets are you saying yes this is called second livestock and the system will provide chickens with
a virtual free range experience where they can room free socialize with virtual chickens and eat virtual food which would be placed in the virtual world to line up with where the chicken would be fed in the real world and that reminded me of actually our real life now as human beings where we have virtual friends we socialize with them on twitter and facebook and we also virtual food which is actually processed food and genetically modified food well this is incredible because they believe that the brains of the chicken would be better served by putting little goggles on their little chicken heads and through the chicken eyes they will see that they're free range chickens but they're actually living in the towers and battery let's get lucky on board lucky of course is one of the most famous chickens in the world these travels with us throughout our voyages in the adventures plucky this is an idea where if i understand it correctly. to put little dongles on the eyes of battery chickens like yourself and then you live in a virtual reality and as this.
well plucky is saying is that it would be better than what the average american has right now watching c.n.n. so this is a proposal of course but they also say regarding this that this would keep the chickens happy supposedly while also keeping them safe from predators and other hazards of free range existence kind of like a matrix for chickens and so the virtual reality. virtual free range reality would keep them. free from the harms of being genuinely free range so that's also like america where we have this you know free americans used to be possibly there was the risk of terrorism or bad guy coming out there but nobody wants that risk anymore so they want to put on the virtual reality and have the homeland security and the n.s.a. and the f.b.i. and the d.i.i. in the cia everybody protect them and this virtual tower virtual security guys.
can see what. kind of the desired and i am going facebook dot com and people you know. well plucky he does what's he going to show you what's the next story from pluckers i was typing in on what did so in terms of the virtual reality in which they live and how they you know people perceive the reality that they're in based on the propaganda i want to look at this article from the economist magazine talking about the united states health care system which many americans will shriek to high heaven that they want this this is the best system in the world we're number one despite all the results showing us the worst well health care fraud in america that is where the money is in america of the scale of medical embezzlement is extraordinary according to donald barrack the ex boss of medicare and medicaid the public health schemes for the old and poor
america lost between eighty two billion dollars and two hundred seventy two billion dollars in two thousand and eleven to medical fraud and abuse the higher figure is ten percent of medical spending and a whopping one point seven percent of g.d.p. as of robbers had made off with the entire output of tennessee or nearly twice the budget of britain's national health service well fraud is that allowing economic forced out of the entire g.d.p. of america and the globe so what should health care. b. i mean from this wall street fraud the banks of london are driven by fraud and we see the health care as well but we see it also in the defense contracting business famously you know the six hundred dollars toilet and all these other fraudulence games the eight billion dollars i was airlifted into iraq and magically disappeared the trillion dollars a month well talked about as missing right before nine eleven those are billions and trillions of dollars that are just going to the ether end up in the pockets of kleptocrats and various other ne'er do wells that drive up the price of boxes in
london real estate or elsewhere also the system they have is you know it's so rife with paperwork way more than anything you see in europe so this huge amounts of paperwork with all your identity details on it your social security number all that stuff is on these thousands and thousands of documents that go out for every single visit you make to the doctors so all sorts of you know eight dollars or five dollars an hour sort of employees see this stuff and that's also another point at which you know the criminal gangsters instead of this the bloop you know the white collar gangsters common criminal gangs are switching from cocaine to prescription drugs the rewards are as juicy but with less risk of being shot or arrested one clinic in new york allegedly wrote bogus prescriptions for more than five million painkillers which were then sold on the street for thirty to ninety dollars each identity thieves have realized that medical records are more valuable than credit card numbers still a credit card and the victim quickly notices photocopy
a medicare card and you could bill uncle sam for ages undetected but it's a bureaucratic dystopia nightmare driven by organized crime their living from the. heroin injecting under the bridge drug dens to just pushing paper through the government that's incredibly corrupt and just says yes to every single piece of paper that goes through their greedy little mitts including you know trillions and trillions of worthless paper money but you know getting back to the oculus rift in the battery farm chickens i mean remember the story. one of matrix part one was that the babies were used as batteries to generate energy to keep the bureaucratic paper pushing machine and going so this is what's happening in the battery chicken farms are putting little oculus rift makes it's like dagoes on them to think that they're somehow not being part of a battery farm full of cascading feces on their heads and this is being applied now to the general population soon within two or three years i will fully imagine these towers being built here in london these huge skyscrapers will be just basically
people drips come down on to the people wearing these rifty glasses oculus rift doing their searching on facebook and twitter and catching up with all the paperwork they need to fill out to get the book this medical returns that they themselves are paying for through their extortion our taxes yes and here we have the oculus rift of the health care system where people really think it's somehow a free market sort of the best in the world many of the participants in it believe it even though they're paying to intervene seventy two billion dollars for the big day in the fraud to the gangsters in the equation and they say it is hard to make a vast system secure medicare's contractors prost four point five million claims a day but pointless complexity makes it even harder does medicare really need one hundred forty thousand billing colds as it will have next year including ten for injuries that take place in mobile homes and nine for attacks by turtles so those nine building. codes for attacks by turtles i'm not sure were total attacks come into the medicare financial fraud of the health care system i know from when you
mention that i remember a story a story recently on twitter linked to an obsession by the japanese apparently who like to study hamster but you know we can put that up on the screen this is a japanese obsession they like to follow and look at the derrieres of hamsters so how this relates to turtles eating medical records i'm not sure what it sounds. like beastie ality so they're americans have the glasses on thinking this is the best system. in the world the economist looking from the outside at all the systems around the world says that the broader point is that american health care needs to be simplified whatever its defects britain single payer national health service is much simpler much cheaper and relatively difficult to defraud doctors are paid to keep people well not for every extra thing they do so they don't make more money by recommending unnecessary tests in operations let alone billing for non-existent ones but the article points out that americans will be reluctant to accept that
because there's been a word applied to the system called socialism so they'd rather be in a fraudulent system where they're having to pay to insure the seventy two billion ten percent of all the cash if you if it cost you one thousand dollars to go to the doctor one hundred of it's going to go to the fraudsters you're happier with that then paying two hundred dollars for the same thousand dollar system because there's no fraud in it don't exactly see it in the u.k. they have a national health service that it's one hundred ten billion dollar piece of the economy and the same people that are destroying the american health care services same accountants the same lawyers the same consultants are now in the u.k. destroying the n.h.s. to turn it into this incredibly inefficient bureaucratically driven expensive service where the care the quality of care takes a huge nosedive and so the other part of the virtual reality of the american system is that everybody is now piling into the stock markets and every all the propaganda all of the media agrees whether they're left whether they're right whether the
centrist whether the far left or far right everybody agrees that the stock market is the way to become wealthy so don't believe brokers the government or piketty your property values won't grow faster than your paycheck so they're saying that every single person including piketty is arguing that the reason why we have this wealth and income gap is mostly about the wealth gap is that the rich have all these properties that are that only go up in value everybody has this belief that houses never lose and when he. saying is that everybody is now doing the same exact thing because of that because of this global belief that everybody has the same belief that you could only win with that and it's sure as soon as everything is a certainty that we all live in a virtual free range of free free wealth where it's only certain to create wealth it exactly becomes the opposite you're actually living in a tower of dripping down fecal matter in your you know cage pan of a battery raised farm so this is the perverse effects of thomas piketty his book
which is in title capital and in the book they talks about how those who have accumulated financial assets tend to aggregate wealth at a faster clip than those who are not rent ca's in this case so the response has been not to try to reform but there's been a mad rush by the middle and lower classes into financial assets to try to become the red ca's that thomas piketty is warning about in his book capital the tragedy of course being that they're rushing in at one of the historic tops in these markets so they will get wiped out as they do periodically as we learned on wall street many years the idea what the retail customer is sheer don't slaughter so many of these you reach out customers they will have eighty percent of their wealth wiped away you don't want to kill them outright because you want to scramble back up the slippery pole over the next five years before you scalpel again sheer don't slaughter if you're getting into the financial securities business remember that
phrase it'll serve you well well he's saying also that because of this perception of how the system works if people are no longer coupon clippers they don't worry about an income stream they worry about even with with the markets themselves they buy companies without any paying any dividends share used to buy stocks for the dividends now people buy it because they want to flip it later the same with houses people are he looks at markets around america san francisco new york and it makes no sense to buy in some of these markets it's cheaper to rent but people think that the house price will. rise so they buy instead even though it cost them more because they plan of flipping at well for those who are fans of the stock market slaughters. here tanks coming up personally i find it quite exciting to watch all that carnage all right stacy we got to go by but he's going to have a good time watching it yep lucky's been plucks l.a. times. stay tuned for the second half a whole lot more. to
but speech was. i know c.n.n. the m s n b c fox news have taken some lots lately but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's close enough for the truth and might take. it's because when full attention in the mainstream media work side by side the joke is actually on you. and our teenagers we have a different approach. because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not.
you guys sort of the jokes well handled in the us ok. welcome back to the kaiser report imax keyser time out of turns out oh it's writer producer of a new play seeking crowdfunding it's called silk road the play and also with us is the director of the play dominic. welcome to the kaiser report gentleman and he alex first of all why a play and not a musical how you know that's a funny question because i love musicals films actually primarily a director of musicals are always for you. let's go back for a second for people the silk road of course is the entry miss black market bitcoin enabled bizarre where people are buying drugs and taking you know contracts for
murders and things and it was headed up by this mysterious dread pirate roberts can you just fill in a few details or kind of the plot of version of that back story yeah well i mean overseas silk road being online for company yeah it was allegedly headed up by russell brit's who's a guy from san francisco who was arrested and the f.b.i. shut the site last november and they f.b.i. now has a whole cache of bitcoin do they still have that yeah i think so yeah ok and so they're still go to apparently is up and running which is back up and that's what all people already know is that it's still going and still strong ok so this was a big speech part of the story last year i would say as well along with mt gox you know the exchange and it's ok and it's really an enormous part of the bitcoin story so you have chosen to create a play it's a one man play it's well known play and you're taking it to edinburgh and it's going to be at the assembly room and you're crowdfunding this play so you are the director dominic show what it was attracted you to this project i just had to be
really interesting backdrop for a play there's no the never been a play about. silk road for one or you know exploring the big point phenomena what kind of stuff and to make it sort of human and actually make it a valid story where you've got a person who discovers the saw it. gets into the so i think it sort of sucked into the side then it was a bit wrong for him that's quite interesting idea for a play never had been no before really so ok so i have in my notes here that it should jordy in the play what is the jordy for the international audience and why a jordy do it is that of a cooler people to him for someone who is from the northeast like alex he's from the northeast and he he grew up in a place called whitley bay and the place. where the place in the play a real place is real balls real nightclubs real people so it's got a real kind of genuine flavor to it ok that's because before this whole thing started were you into big going where you train but going where you mining but
going where you're part of the big point phenomena going back how many years or silk road was my roots into big coin once i found out about this is still growth was a really good does not mean you are a customer of silk road you know that's just how i found out about it and so what well on it because of as an art as a writer what what is it what about this through your attention as a theatrical possibilities i just think it's a fantastic innovation and it's a massive development in history technology to face fun to state you know this it so she algorithm which is enable people to do whatever they want on the web using so gross i mean there's been so much in plays and it's about drug dealers this is like drug dealers move to the next generation you know they say they're conditioned to mediate or put out of business things like western union or banks brokers the way contracts are written can big coin do the same thing to theatre. i don't know
that that would be amazing i think it would just need people to start accepting them right you know if it's been used to stock something and there's a crowdfunding speaking of funding it's gratifying a project to have a dual campaign right on two different platform or else about it so yes we've got stuck joint which i think you know something about which is a really good. one and you also accept cryptocurrency which is really right so we take it going to help fund it right and kicks us as well which we don't change when we need to raise about ten thousand pounds between them and we go for five on each but also we have a wallet that we're accepting donations into and we go a really good donation last week of to pick wins is the edinburgh festival all platform does it go to projects that are successful they have a life after and you know they they tend to i mean it was so flooded with so much. so much all so much theatre comedy music and you get sort of full of fun i was six plays the do stand up and when the fringe first awards and they come down and they
transferred to places like the world courts who. are really but i mean it's only harmful so we're sort of trying everything we can to stand out amongst the crowd so we can get the attraction of the critics which is really important yeah i was i was at the festival it was last year yeah for then there's three thousand shows thousand and four thousand shows this is that right from a person doing stand up in a closet for two people and that's not a joke for a full scale theatrical production so there's four thousand projects and you go there are people handing out flyers all the sounds are fantastic out history anyone has never been there i reckon when they go there because it's a fantastic event you see so much town so it's really they the seed bed for talent in britain is really all the comedy all the theatre really kind of springs from this. festival and so let me ask you about this the main character dread pirate roberts. a hero or an antihero so the main character in plays actually bruce we
sort of parallel that with the dread pirate story of russell briggs but yeah he's kind of an antihero in the way but not actually he's a hero because he's doing the best he can he's trying to make his way in the world but eventually it becomes unstuck you know he gets embroiled in this web of. grodin things i think that reminds me a little bit of the charley story who was a founder of bit instant right and one of the first and most vociferous bitcoin evangelists and he got caught at the airport and arrested and allegedly he's involved with some money laundering but he's a young guy twenty two twenty three years old got really caught up in the in the phantasmagorical. so much libertarianism and it's just i think it's impossible to reconcile what you doing when you just in your bedroom at a laptop and understand the power of how illegal it is when you doing something so you can easily get kind of sucked into it because it is a like a like
a drug trip in that sense a lot of people when the internet hit in the mid ninety's they equate it to l.s.d. in the sixty's because it gave this unbelievable amount of freedom and then that became co-opted you know very much as h.b.o. is paid to play the internet is dead as we know it you know the net neutrality is dead then bitcoin comes along and it's again this l.s.d. counterculture movement of freedom but now it's meeting regulation it's meeting resistance it's meeting it is bitcoin going to be able to overcome and be fulfilled a promise and what do you think. it's a really good question i don't i i mean i think for it to gain a massive traction it's going to need important people to invest their money in it and if the government and all the powerful bankers and stuff gamble and the government get behind and then it went to really well the the actor who's playing the lead role you've you're working with him now yeah i could tell you. at the
moment he's doing a lot of t.v. work the last of he was at the fringe was in a play called scarborough by fiona evans and that wonderful so he's making a welcome return he did that when he was sixteen it was coming out now bruce the character is nineteen so it has a lovely innocence about it you know is that your i'm with you between the innocence of this god bruce who's ninety in whitley bay living with. dr there is just to positions with the whole kind of silk road dog web sinister ross or brick story so there's this to these two powers the come together and that's what interested me to play the actor playing the lead is the new debate going very much so yeah the wife toast him to do is sort of go on silk road and sort of explore it and they get arrested no no no no no that's called. the kevin spacey reference here somewhere kevin spacey sanitation has funded you a bit yet if you're a thousand pounds he's at the old vic that's right and so he wrote
a check for thousand pounds socially yes actually i started my playwright korea then put the old fake new forces i did the twenty four hour place through kemp and the chemist space foundation said to me the generous and while so the president the story i mean i want to give away spoilers but ok so the set up is a young guy. he's like alice in wonderland and he's on a magical mystery tour and he can buy drugs and puckers and it's a wonderful life and he's getting bitcoin and mining them it's beautiful and then what happens in act three. with the local gangsters who then want to piece of this oil production and ask him to buy drugs for them takes on a bunch of money and then crush one happens and he loses all of the money notes when it becomes really sticky from all right so. again you're crowdfunding the project it is this the future of it are the arts in the u.k.
well funded. it's very difficult to get funding from the us council things and to be massive cuts to the council so the us the funding for arts is cut down to almost zero yeah the national endowment for the arts is constantly being picked and picked and picked i think it's actually now down to zero so there is no respect for arts funding at all in the us in the u.k. . precious that there is state does get some funding there is some respect it does but it's not russian laws it's no it's no equal you get some places that have really taken massive cuts which is often you get some establishment still getting really generous sort of donations and generous. support from the arts from the austral so it's the council sort it is so it's no it's no equal across the board i think so some of these we don't sort of rationalize it but if you do that my fear is it will just go down even more so i think it's about the venue's and the buildings that have the funding just to keep producing more new material so it kind of tracing and stumbles in the respects tires
a question for and they're all kind of going on a tangent here yeah but there's a heavy chap said yeah bob hoskins recently died he was considered to be part of the last of a generation of working class actors so they were actors in this country at one time it was a working class job it was a job by you know guys come on the on the scene you know you get a job the working class you know over the last ten or twenty years it's become so hollywoodized and it's all through the facade. and it's like an old boys' network the intention is so that you don't have that bloke working class element for any more it is this destroyed to some degree the ability to cast shows because you're everyone's keira knightly and there's no you know helen mirren from thirty years ago but what about those people you know go go there just because they were good and now because they were good and because that talent now it's just harder for
those people to break through because one of the people to get the correct agents in the group to get into those companies but i think it still happens when james the actor who were using for the play he's from he's from the northeast he's from the workplace background and he's done very well he's done t.v. series and plays in london you know so i think. i think you know good question. how come so many british actors on american t.v. shows them because they're cheaper i think is the better i think the train is very good training ok fair enough well time so the show is called listening to the show so good so. you're crowdfunding on kickstarter and start showing for the big going to put on it yes and you need to raise ten thousand pounds yeah just a bit over that ten or twelve grand and then we get their website. played a column yeah we're on twitter so the play not perfect well thanks for being on the show thank you exist. all right now is going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacy herbert i'd like to thank our guests
alex oates and dominic shot silk route the play not the musical if you'd like to get inside straight as the kaiser reforms the next time by all. i was born in the ukraine i grew up in a family of alcoholics as did many of my foster sons their kids who had slept rough on the street since they were four years old some since they were two enough to reach man we are here in kid i don't know because of where i want to help won't be able. to do as a group of kids standing by the road like you put the children here aren't even asking for food only want to some water to drink. so i saw hundreds and hundreds of poverty stricken children dressed in rags. but i couldn't forget the eyes of this one boy little so i came back a year later to find that little kid. but
coming up on our t.v. one year ago the public learned about the expansion of n.s.a. surveillance all of that made possible through information released by edward snowden i had on our t.v. special coverage on the fallout from the n.s.a. leaks and violent clashes continue in eastern ukraine the nation's military battles anti kiev separatists while concerns grow over a possible humanitarian crisis the latest from ukraine coming up. and a new curfew for baltimore residents the city council has established a strict new wall for the city's you but how exactly will it be enforced find out later in the show.
it's thursday june fifth four pm in washington d.c. i'm your i david and you're watching r.t. america. well today marks one year since the beginning of what's been called the most consequential leak of classified information and u.s. history on june fifth of two thousand and thirteen americans learned about twenty nine year old former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden that day the first story based on documents he released was published and the world was forever changed artie's marina port takes a look back on the year of snowden what first looked like a domestic problem for americans a secret order requiring variety's it to turn over records on its one hundred million customers to the national security agency turned out to be a global penned up to con targeting everyone breaking news overnight about just how much of our personal lives of the government has been secretly surveilling the government has been perhaps unlawfully breaching the public's privacy in the name of national security edward snowden blew the whistle one year ago on america's
fight agency even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded with direct access to servers of the largest u.s. tech companies and as a officials would be able to collect anyone's e-mail contact search history file transfers and even live chats america's spy agency calls this program prism but internet users around the world have called it death to privacy. snowden's leaks uncovered another bombshell does the n.s.a. collect any type of data. on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir but as the world would learn america's dragnet surveillance was intentionally complex and treated friends like enemies snowden's leaks revealed that the n.s.a. targeted the personal communication of one hundred twenty two foreign leaders spied on the united nations as well as thirty international embassies and missions and
then there's the organized mutual spying partnership known as five eyes america australia britain canada and new zealand sharing information on one another citizens we have talked about fifty four different terrorist related activities former n.s.a. director keith alexander would also be caught fibbing claiming his bulk metadata gathering program thwarted it dozens of terror plots these are facts turns out only one case was reportedly stopped by the n.s.a.'s phone spy program one of the most important things we learned from the snowden revelations is that the u.s. government systematically lied about its intelligence operations and about its surveillance around the world perhaps most of all about surveillance of u.s. citizens alexander resigned nine months after edward snowden spilled the beans i but instead of punishing the perpetrators u.s.
president barack obama has promised to reform not end the surveillance now let me be clear our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments as opposed to ordinary citizens around the world in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does. we will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective one year ago snowden exposed those so-called services pulling the curtain aside so that citizens can see the reality of america's spy me tricks the greatest fear that i have regarding the outcome. for america of these disclosures is that nothing will change marina point r.t. new york. to talk a little bit more about the implications of these revelations i want to bring in two former whistleblowers who have been closely following this story over the past year ray mcgovern former cia officer and jesselyn radack director of national
security and human rights of the government accountability project thank you to you both for joining me ok so let's begin with june fifth two thousand and thirteen exactly a year ago we learned about the very first leak i want to bring up the article was called n.s.a. collecting phone records of millions of arisan customers daily just one knowing what you know about the workings of the government what was your impression on that day i thought whoever leaked this is going to be completely fried i mean it was such a cataclysmic justice that document alone was such a cataclysmic revelation that even if that had been the only disclosure i knew that the person who made that disclosure would face a full force of the executive branch coming down on them were you all that surprised. was i surprised by the revelation yes because for more than a decade we've been trying to prove that this secret surveillance has been going on . as i've represented tom drake and bill binney and kirk we be other n.s.a.
whistleblowers who are trying to bring this information out but didn't have the documentary evidence so yeah i was and then you have a senior officials like clapper denying it tooth and nail saying exactly you've got a lot of the lying about the whole thing it was a lot of confusion. of course what followed was a torrent of revelations i don't think that people could even come you know catch up with them because they were coming out so fast but when you take a look at everything that was released over the past year what for you stood out as the most damning. well it's quite simply the gross infringement on our freedoms the gross violations of the fourth amendment the fourth amendment has a reason for being comes out of our experience with the british was very carefully crafted to prevent precisely the kind of violations of our privacy that have been revealed but which snowden and i have to say you mentioned clapper well it was only twelve weeks before that clapper did night that that any americans who were being
being surveilled in that way and snowden they think actually said that was a catalyst you know if he could lie before senators who knew we were a lie well that's about as bad as it gets and that he needed the patriotic thing and just when the u.s. government has long maintained that you know this surveillance is really necessary to track down terrorists it's a huge part of their counterterrorism operations in the past year would you say the u.s. has been able to defend itself on collecting this information at all because keith alexander who was the director of the n.s.a. initially said that that surveillance said old some fifty four terrorist plots but then had to reappear in front of the senate judiciary committee and say that it's boiled only one terrorist plot and maybe not even that one it could have been foiled by other means and the president's internal handpicked review commission
reached the same conclusion that this program had really not been instrumental or at all useful in for going in the terrorist plots absolutely and ray at the beginning of all this we heard a lot of people come out political figures and many americans that said you know he's a traitor. when you look at where we are today what would you say about public opinion do you think that it's overwhelming overwhelmingly against him or when he well i think the n.b.c. interview was a big very big. i was surprised that a mainstream media channel would do it and i think that it comes across as the real deal which i am convinced he is. and one little so i cite thing here is that whose previous his coworkers are coming to the poor one went to forbes magazine no left wing rag forbes and so you know initially we were shocked at what happened
then we thought about it and it was very much in his character to try to to expose these revelations and know this this particular source as well though. i don't call him a hero but he sure as hell isn't a traitor and that's the way they look at it and you both actually met at work zone and when he was given an award what would you say i mean is he the same snowden that was portrayed in the interview i mean did that come across i think it came across well i think public opinion is the inverse of what it had been at this time last year where sixty percent of americans thought he was. you know a traitor and forty percent thought maybe he had done a good thing those numbers have flipped in the u.s. and certainly are even better for him worldwide and he was totally consistent with the that i know in terms of being grounded brilliant centered honest focused and someone with a good heart who genuinely wanted to prompt
a public debate about stuff that was being done in secret in our name against millions of innocent people both here in the u.s. and around the world not targeted against terror seems like that public opinion shift is really being reflected in what we're seeing happen in congress today are saying n.s.a. reform finally so the usa freedom act is actually discussed today in the senate intelligence committee we know that it was passed by the house a watered down version let's take a listen to what senator chambliss had to say today. in your opinion it is innocently section two fifteen telephony metadata collection program conducted in accordance with our constitution and the laws of the united states yes mr vice chairman it is. please the same question yes it is so you still have these people testifying that this is constitutional. are you concerned that this bill is alternately really going to be a watered down version of what was intended in the first place well after the house
got done with it yes all the surveillance proponents and organizations pulled their support for it because it had been so neutered by the house of representatives that right now i don't see it being a real reform in terms of people on the intel committee saying it's legal well there are federal judges who disagree with that conclusion who found it almost orwellian and likely unconstitutional so it may take these cases wending themselves up through the courts for actual reform to occur but we'll see i mean what the senate does with the bill there's a lot to be determined including the fate of edward snowden ray what do you think amnesty clemency is that a real possibility or is that a shot in the dark my feeling is that after a few years snowden will be greeted as the patriot that he is just as daniel ellsberg took a couple years to get the proper image in the public consciousness and i truly hope
that he will be welcomed back home as a person who revealed to us grow successes that our government this was doing against us right will have to wait and see time will tell just one rate act of the government accountability project and ray mcgovern former cia officer as always thank you for joining me thinking about them and still ahead here on r t the crisis and eastern ukraine continues to rage on the nation's troops battle and take yet separatists as the death toll rises more tell you more after the break. i marinate join me. in personal and financial commentary service and much much. only on the bus and.
i. i i. and now to ukraine where government forces are battling and take heed of separatists with artillery and automatic weapons this is the second day of fighting in and around slovyansk forcing many residents to flee the area so far over three hundred rebels have reportedly been killed in the past twenty four hours in a government offensive targeting a separatist stronghold and now there is a growing concern that the ongoing conflict has left the area on the brink of a humanitarian crisis artie's policy clear is in eastern ukraine with more.
war does not differentiate between young and old fighter and civilian and so this kills purported anti terror operation into the. pictures like this opportunity to come in this is eight months pregnant woman lost her mother when the house collapsed around them her grandmother is in hospital and she only escaped by managing to hide in the basement. and he's just i don't know who was shooting bullets were flying everywhere the roof collapsed and the whole house was destroyed alina is ready to go anywhere so long as it's not here she and her husband are the second family in less than twenty four hour was this taxi driver is evacuating some study on school. so this is the situation in the city nobody knows what will happen in the future they're waiting this out but they don't let us drive in this city people are fleeing to anywhere they can from here. many induct here in
a refugee camp in the last of these two women arrive from their guns escaping without their husbands and parents but with phone lines down any relief has been dampened by fears of what might have happened to them. we were really afraid that we would just be killed on our way but the self-defense units did everything to transport us across the border we weren't start it's amazing we are foreigners here but we have been warmly welcomed. how could they do this ukraine is our home. more than seven thousand people mostly women and children are here but tens of thousands more have been left behind most of us are orphans living in unprotected buildings with supplies of time mostly what will soon return to the main question now is to arrange a humanitarian corridor for civilians and children we've been asking the current
ukrainian government it doesn't matter who they are to let us open a corridor. more and more people are fleeing from cities in eastern ukraine as the key of military intensifies its operation it comes as president here told pushing co-plotting orders that the situation in the east be dealt with before his inauguration this saturday setting the scene for an even greater exodus policia r.t. donetsk eastern ukraine. president obama had strong words for russian president vladimir putin over russian's russia's actions in ukraine following a meeting of g seven leaders in brussels that's a meeting from which russia was excluded and response to its absorption of the crimean region artie's paul scott has more from that summit. so the g seven concludes in brussels minus russian president vladimir putin who showed no signs of bitterness often not being invited when asked how he felt about the lack of invitation he simply said one of the tape to those who were south around the table
but all eyes now turn to france where the russian president will be present as the world leaders gather to mark seventy years since the d.-day landings in this plenty of intrigue around this to see how the russian president will be greeted with the first time that the international community have been together like this since relations have deteriorated and since russia was suspended from the g eight and perhaps relations haven't been helped by announcements here at the g. seven over the last twenty four hours or so the g seven countries have ratcheted up the pressure on russia demanding that they do all in their power to deescalate the tensions in eastern ukraine are the seven leading industrial nations saying that russia should prevent what it calls a what they call militants crossing the border from russia into ukraine if they fail to do this in the threat of sanctions is very real according to british prime minister david cameron first the status quo is unacceptable the continuing destabilization of eastern ukraine must stop second there are
a set of things that need to happen president putin has recognized the legitimate election of president poroshenko he will stop arms crossing the border into ukraine he must seize russian support for separatist groups and third if these things don't happen then six sanctions will follow what amid the calls for deescalation president barack obama also spoke of the possibility of washington training ukrainian police and military personnel while nato also confirmed that they are going to increase cooperation with the ukrainian authorities on president obama acknowledges however that russia has legitimate concerns russia has a legitimate interest in what happens in ukraine given that it's on its border and given its historical ties but ultimately it is up to the people of ukraine. and to make their own decisions that. russian forces an extra pieces of. a neighbor is illegal well president obama was also asked for his take
on the scottish referendum coming up later this year and he says the will of the people should decide however that slightly contradicts his take on the referendum in crimea he described that as an annex ation a military intervention was despite the fact hundreds of thousands of people voted in favor of a return to the russian federation with respect to. the future of the united kingdom. obviously ultimately this is up to. the people of great britain in the case of scotland version referendum process in place and it's up to the people of scotland well obama says he has no plans to meet personally with president vladimir putin on thursday but russia's representative to the e.u. says that the number of european leaders prepared to meet the russian president is on the increase for example german chancellor angela merkel british prime minister david cameron french president francois hollande a rule set to meet with the russian leader one on one francois hollande is even having two dinners of course one with obama and one with putin in his attempt to
try and keep the lead is a place that perhaps there isn't quite a united front when it comes to isolating russia now as artie's policy. they feel you was stunned this week when a public records request on a florida police department allegedly use of a cell phone tracking system was seized by u.s. marshals the a.c.l.u. was supposed to receive the records pertaining to a controversial tracking system called sting ray on tuesday of this week but instead they were told by sarasota city attorneys that all the documents were now the property of the u.s. government so what happened well we don't know for sure but what we do know is that the sarasota police detective at the heart of the cell phone investigation is all. so a deputy u.s. marshals serving on a task force now in response to the incident benjamin stephenson staff attorney for the seal you florida had this to say police use of sting ray devices is nothing new but that the police would go to these lengths to evade
a public discussion on how and when they use them is alarming we have open records laws for a reason but they mean nothing if the government can violate their clear commands at its whim the controversial sting ray surveillance system is used to capture cell phone signals and track movements by simulating a cell phone tower this tricks all nearby mobile devices into registering their location and identifying information with the sting ray system critics point out that sting ray often captures the signals of innocent bystanders and that the technology itself raises many fourth amendment questions a.c.l.u. of florida has now filed a suit against the city of sarasota to prevent the city police department and courts from handing over any more records to the marshal service all right while the baltimore city council is toughening its stance on teen curfews this week the council voted to impose one of the strictest youth curfew laws in the country the
new regulation requires children under the age of fourteen to be off the streets every night by nine pm as for children ages fourteen to sixteen they have to be at home by ten pm on school nights and eleven pm on weekends but the bill which the city council overwhelmingly passed isn't supported by everyone joining me to discuss is r d's manila chan who is in baltimore right now so manila the mayor of baltimore has already pledged to sign this bill what's behind the push for stricter curfew times. yes and i was not able to reach the mayor's office for comment on this matter however i did speak to councilman brandon scott who is the sponsor of this bill and he says it actually wasn't his idea yes actually it says it was the residents within his constituency constituency that wanted an earlier time frame for all the
kids especially starting this summer because as we all know crime statistics do show that as the temperatures rise so does the crime now i actually spoke with a couple of teenage boys out here at the park and baltimore and surprisingly the boys actually agreed with the timeframe it's really interesting all right so we've got police officers who will be able to stop and question presumably anybody that looks to be a teenager the question is for those children who do not have a driver's license yet how would they even be able to prove their age to law enforcement. well according to the councilman this bill does isn't as strict as it might appear at first blush it's actually that if in the state of maryland you're seventeen years old you are a legal consenting adult and according to the councilman once you're about thirteen
or fourteen years old you are already supposed to be issued state identification and what you're supposed to already carry with you on your person at all times however he did say that if for some reason the kids didn't have their state identification on them that the police would find their school identification acceptable and if they were able to provide that that simply that this law wasn't going to be meant to criminalize these kids so if they could provide identification these kids would simply be thrown in the back of the car and taken home or. well of course there are many civil liberties advocates that are taking issue with this bill including the a.c.l.u. what exactly are they saying. well the a.c.l.u. has submitted letters to the office at city hall of councilman scott and of course the a.c.l.u. is saying that it is impeding on
a lot of people's civil liberties and basically trying to make government make parents parents however apparently that the city seems to be big proponents of this push to have the time be drawn down to nine pm it doesn't seem like i'm getting any blowback from anybody whether it's most of the council members or even just the kids i have to i've spoken to or even the parents on the street it seems like everybody was in favor of this new law so the a.c.l.u. was approached as far as i know by certain members of the city council that oppose this bill such as a councilman countless and we did speak with him as well and he basically says that he thinks that that the city resources could be better spent empowering the kids and giving them support programs maybe more school activities rather than spending police officers to mill around certain neighborhoods that he thinks is targeting.
underprivileged and poorer communities and and subsequently in baltimore and with the african-american community so he thinks that the money could be better spent elsewhere a lot of critics at least with the a.c.l.u. artie's manila chan reporting in baltimore thank you. imagine picking up a copy of the lord of the rings trilogy only to find out the third book was bound and human flesh harvard scientists confirmed that destinies of the soul by arson use i and it's how in library was bound in human flesh that's actually a true story the process of binding books in human skin is known as an entrepreneur make biblio peggy that was a mouthful and was a popular but naaman on back in the sixteenth century destinies of the soul is a collection of essays meditating on the human spirit and it gets even more eerie because inside the book you side left a inscription saying the human skin was taken back from taken from the back of an
unclaimed female body from a mental hospital who died of a stroke he wrote by looking carefully easily distinguish the pores of the skin a book about the human soul deserve to have a human covering originally three books were suspected of having been bound in human flesh but were found to have been bound in sheepskin scientists used a process called peptide mass fingerprinting where they obtained microscopic samples of the cover to eliminate the possibility of the book was made from cow sheep or goats skin so very creepy there you go and that does it for me for more on the stories we covered go to you tube dot com for its last r.t. america check out our website r t dot com for its last usa and follow me on twitter at a mirror david stay tuned to boom bust is next and i'll see you back here at five.
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no there are i'm aaron a that this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up the e.c.b. announced some drastic measures today what are they and how effective will they be we look into a coming right up then we have dr thomas sally live and in studio today dr polly is sitting down with me to discuss the e.c.v. is announcement as well as keynesianism in the context of world of monetary policy domination of who and in honor of the one year anniversary of edward snowden the n.s.a. revelations we have lived our lives and on the show today i sat down with all of our earlier today to discuss how the government bullied him into installing surveillance equipment on his servers which ultimately force of the shutdown is company not cool you don't want to miss
a moment and it all starts right now. we've been anticipating this all week and it's now finally happened the european central bank has introduced a number of different measures aimed at stimulating the eurozone economy measures like negative interest rates and cheap long term loans to banks now these to be credits deposit rates for banks from zero to negative zero point one percent all in an effort to encourage banks to lend to households and businesses european policymakers are trying to counter the chance of deflation in the eurozone the negative deposit rate makes the e.c.b. the first major central bank to use
a negative great so it's pretty dramatic stuff now policymakers also lowered the benchmark rate from zero point two five percent to zero point. one five percent following the move the euro dropped to its lowest levels in four months e.c.b. president mario draghi was quoted by the wall street journal as saying quote are we finished question mark the answer is no period if we if need be within our mandate we aren't finished here now that's about as clear cut as you could possibly make it obviously more easy is sure to follow and this is just a first step so here's the question is this move a good thing well my colleague edward harrison says no not at all now for one thing the negative deposit rate is a tax but he also wrote in a post on his blog credit write down this morning quote the z.b. has been forced into this course of action by circumstance the policy stance in europe is backloaded austerity and internal devaluation is deflationary by design with fiscal forwards hands tied monetary policy is the only game in town and the
mandate compels them to act because the e.c.b. wants to prevent a debt deflation it has been forced to act preemptively with prices falling near deflationary levels euro zone wide so bottom line the crisis in europe is not over not by a long shot. to the e.c.b. announcement thursday it seems like monetary policy is the only game in town the u.k. and japan are maintaining their quantitative easing programs and only the u.s. seems to be pulling back from these unconventional methods now the e.c.b. announcement is historic negative interest rates four hundred billion euros of a long term refinancing operation and halted sterilization of government bonds which the wall street journal says is effectively its own q.e.
program so they're kind of just like you know us and japan now economist dr thomas poly is here to discuss the e.c.b. announcement as well. well it's keynesianism in the context of the world monetary policy of domination i love that term now dr powell is the author of from financial crisis to stagnation and welcome to the show again it's always a pleasure having you here dr paoli now i want to first talk about macro economics a bit before we get there first first i want to talk about you know the e.c.b. and what went on here now they lowered rates instituted negative deposit rate instead of credit operations to induce banks to lend to small businesses and households but here's my question can you walk us through what these steps are and what these measures mean for the euro well the big news here was the negative deposit rate banks are sitting on a lot of excess reserves. we depositing them with central bank and have been picking up zero percent now they will small marginal penalty of one tenth of a point. my own view on that it's a i'm a little apprehensive about it there are some potential. downsides to this that i
don't think i've been addressed enough. one thing that you are doing in a sense is you are throwing costs back on to the part of the banking system at zero there was nothing either way now this was a small little tax so presumably it's going to pass that back either it will be on deposit is or conceivably it could be passed on to linda's so you could actually have a sort of a paradoxical situation that. if it goes depositors you could see some dissent a mediation a movement to cash this is trends not to be good for economic efficiency the big points that's what this is this exchange rate issue too and you mentioned in your introduction here that the euro was weak today. that is something people have been afraid of this kind of competitive devaluation i mean it's not as if germany needs help from a weak and you're right now they're a big surplus country so this plays into the global situation some years back there was talk of currency wars and so on this feeds that sort of thing and then
a final point i would say is that i am apprehensive the longer these measures. no on the greater the build up of financial fragility in the system and here you could see possibly today i noticed that the gold price was up for instance you would expect people to move from fear at money to things like gold silver commodities so you could get some commodity inflation which is not what we need right now towards the wrong type of inflation and the other thing that's in the background here the longer this goes on as you force people to tend to search out yield beyond levels which they're comfortable with you run into a phenomena called bond price convex city that if at any time we'll just start to go back up you can then have a large fall in bond prices which if there's a lot of holdings of it spread throughout the system can be a cause of financial for do that a. financial crash possibly that sort of thing so that is something else but this is the longer this goes on in this way. these things build up and that's why i
think your introductory point was very right monetary policy is never the tool to fight depressions and that's the problem in europe using the wrong tool and it can possibly backlash but here's the question isn't it the only tool available to them right now. i suppose it is and this is this is a been a long time coming at the e.c.b. has a couple of years back when it america's drug will do anything we can they have been pushed trying doing everything they can to push down. government bond yields making it taking pressure off government by government finances but the bottom line is the europeans if they want to stay with the euro they've got to take some other measures and i think they did the simplest measure is some common financing which would then allow a european wide fiscal expansion and that's not something they have to do and that's something that our policymakers should be saying publicly that's put some
pressure on them you know will the e.c.b. be effective in this and you know they're just they're small first steps and. some people say they'll be a little taxes all these preparations but it's not a huge push will this be effective and if so why or why not well put for the the reason is that some of the reasons i've already said some of the negative reasons the more you the more taxes you put on again you pushing costs on to the banking system that actually could work in reverse but more importantly is there's no finance constraint in europe in any of these companies they're not short of finance it's not a cost to finance issue so that means monetary policy is the wrong tool that people are not investing because there's no demand they've got surplus capacity lowering the cost of finance doesn't make them invest anymore if anything it pushes them into those speculative assets then come home to have problems later on if you could imagine building up a situation where we'd be afraid of expansion to pull the house down which is never great no one no no no no this is very problematic this is not
a solution and to tell people that it is. actually pushes the political debate and the policy debate in the wrong direction the european b.c.b. should be saying look this is all we can do and they should be saying this is not what is needed but in fact that's what they don't do that's where they kind of this is that this is the double bluff as it were or speaking out of two sides of the mouth on one hand they do these things regarding monetary policy but then they basically endorse the fiscal austerity that comes out of brussels and pushes for long term flexibility to push put wages under pressure they should be speaking out against that they've got a very big bully pulpit use that that's the wrong thing we don't need nominal wage flexibility in europe we actually need wage increases not wage deflation you know i want to move on and talk about flim flamming that's your term which i absolutely love and i've used in my personal life as well now in late april you wrote a post called the flimflam defense of mainstream economics this is fantastic so what was all this about and can you basically explain in layman's terms what this flimflam is chop and i thin upriver refer to my book by book as
a chapter on this little help people understand if they're interested in knowing more. there is a. school for the cult itself and you came to an economics and it sort of tries to occupy the space that keynesians have traditionally had and it distorts changes message it says to the problems in capitalist economies why we don't go to full employment is because of rigidities price rigidity interest rate rigidities zero lower bound to the normal interest rate those sort of things prevent the economy from going to full employment and that's not what keynes said at all you cannot read the general theory and find that in that in fact this story of rigidities and market frictions being the cause of unemployment was the story that keynes is great rival author pigou at cambridge made in the 1930's they were competing for the how to understand the great depression and the friction story was made by pigou keynes wrote very much against it and now along comes the new keynesians saying that
actually keynes was all about friction. so they're telling a story that gets people to misunderstand because the economy and that has consequences it absolutely does and i want to ask you let me see if i have a story that you're saying that new keynesians and pursed keynesians they generally share the same political view on some level but that the economics behind new keynesianism it's a bait and switch if you will is that it's very much that. where there is some hope there's a lot of overlap in values i would say and there is some overlap in policy particularly when it comes to fighting recessions because fiscal policy used monetary policy but the post came to be a much more aggressive about that and you. came to it rather slowly. now where the difference is that if you have the story about frictions well then what's the deep underlying message underlying message if we didn't have the friction to go to full employment remove the frictions so therefore you start to promote deregulation
because it's a friction that's why larry summers was behind all that stuff in the nineteen ninety s. that's why you start to create wage flexibly that's why you don't like unions that's why you're slow on the minimum the minimum wage all those sort of things that's what say we need they. are against crime so sorry to cut you off we're going to have you stick around later to continue this but we have to go to break that was economist dr thomas come back. for us take a quick break but stick around because when we were turning dark levison is on the show the founder and former operator of lava bed sat down with me earlier today to discuss in detail what happened to his company's encrypted e-mail service and in today's big deal edward harris and i are talking about digital privacy or lack thereof but before we go to break here are a look at some of the closing numbers of the bell stick around. would you like me you want your comedy news with some. comedy news to be a bear feasted no holds barred fight to the dad. like
a vampire whining into the necks of the corporate elite billionaire freaks well they're going. well that's what you get with my new show jack to night. one year ago today journalist glenn greenwald published the first of many revelations about the n.s.a.'s dragnet program a program that secretly gathered tons of data about the communication activity of ordinary american citizens now behind the whistleblowing was edward snowden snowden used an encrypted e-mail service called lava bit its owner are leveson recently wrote in the guardian newspaper about how the federal government bullied him into installing surveillance equipment on his servers now these demands force leveson to
have to shut down his business now before we air our exclusive snowden anniversary interview with the leveson we want to read we want to read you a quote from supreme court justice hugo black now black wrote this in response to a one nine hundred seventy one supreme court case of the new york times a verse in the united states quote the press was protected so that it could bear the secrets of the government and form the people only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government and paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people question more. recently you wrote an article that appeared in the guardian detailing what happened sure in christian email service love a bit so can you explain to the audience what exactly transpired. i can't give out all the details there are still a few things i'm restricted from saying but the important. way to capture it the
important way to summarize it is to effectively say that as a business that was focused on protecting my users' privacy i was steamrolled in a secret proceeding into turning over access to all of my unit users' communications without any kind of oversight and really denied some of the basic fundamental rights that our justice system has in place during a fair hearing. now why did the government want your encrypts and keys and why were you so adamant about not giving them to the government. quite simply i thought this was an unprecedented level of access that no government should be trusted with. particularly given in this individual said circumstance. the fact that they were misrepresenting themselves to the court the
f.b.i. agents who met with me told me that they were intending to capture content and passwords and that they were going to be doing it for multiple accounts and they went before a court and completely lied and said no we only asked for the encryption keys because he was being noncompliant will the simple fact is they wanted to break the encryption on the messages on disk and in order to do that they needed to capture user passwords but our why do you think these kinds of matters are being conducted entirely in secret. i think for the very reason. they were trying to avoid what's happening now and by happening now i don't mean the rush to encryption i mean the political and public backlash. people are not comfortable with their government
spying on them twenty four seven. now do you think that the n.s.a. is just as course of that large companies like google amazon yahoo that have a bevy of lawyers on their staff or do you think that they were purposely trying to intimidate you because they knew you were relatively unprotected. i think that this particular case moved at the speed that it did. because as a small business i was not prepared to defend myself in a courtroom a thousand miles away i have lawyers here in north texas i do not have lawyers on retainer in virginia and going through the process of finding a lawyer that was familiar with this highly specialized area of law and then furthermore finding one that could represent me in virginia was an incredibly difficult task particularly given the fact that i couldn't advertise i was aware of
mailing lists where topics like this are discussed and my first instinct was to send a message to one of these lists asking for help and i couldn't do that i would have been violating the court's order i had to interview lawyers individually and that took in some cases several hours to relay the facts and just find out what kind of understanding of the law in this particular area they had and how they thought i should proceed but what larger implications do you think that your case and the whole n.s.a. surveillance apparatus has for the u.s. technology sector what i learned in going through this process firsthand is that the government feels entitled to access they take it as an insult when they cannot access a private network or a private individuals communications they view it as a threat. and that is
a mentality that needs to change but they are what do you think of edward snowden's revelations have been helpful or harmful for the american public. i think they've been helpful as a technologist i understood what was possible but i also understood how big a danger it was and i was familiar enough with the law i do have a degree in political science to know that our intelligence agencies at least for the first sixty years of their existence had it in their charters that they could not use the capabilities they were developing against the american people and i felt together with that i didn't have to fear a big brother watching over everything that went over the internet our focus as secure information security professionals was on protecting information from small
criminal organizations from the person in the next cube spying on you as you surf the internet or typing your credit card number we were not worried about organizations as large and well resourced as the united states government from doing something that we would consider wrong and what edward snowden did is he told us one that they were doing it but more importantly gave us the proof we need to do something about it now for many living in america and some living abroad the revelations about the n.s.a. have engendered a rethink about the power of the government so what message would you leave viewers with on what we must take away from everything that's happened in snowden and n.s.a. everything else. why i think we need to remember two things our
constitution established that there were certain unalienable rights that no government should be able to take away from its citizens those rights were a right to free speech a right to due process a right to privacy a right to face your accuser and what we're seeing is this fear of terrorism is allowing weak willed men to permit those rights to be stripped away and we're seeing a legal system a third branch of government that is supposed to ensure this doesn't happen being complicit in that effort i think the second thing we need to remember is that in order for a democracy to function it depends upon informed voters and we as the
voting public can not make informed choices about who to support and who to vote for without transparency into a government's actions. and what we're seeing is that people who voted for our current president are finding out what he was really doing behind closed doors and realizing that they never would have voted for him in the first let alone the second place if they actually knew what he was doing. and if we want to ensure that we remain a free society tomorrow we need to make it imperative that we recapture that spirit that we protect those unalienable rights and that we demand transparency into our government's actions. that was lavar
love us and time now for today's big deal. it's my favorite big deal day this week thursday there's days with the one and only edward harrison almost got caught it ok now we're taking a look back on digital privacy in the context of the one year anniversary of edward snowden's and as i say revelations now on june fifth twenty thirteen guardian newspaper journalist glenn greenwald revealed a top secret court order to collect information on millions of calls both in the u.s. and between the u.s. and other countries the surveillance state that's a lab say the surveillance state so take a step back from all of these revelations what is your takeaway from this my biggest takeaway basically is that it's actually private companies that are collecting all the data that the u.s. government is piggybacking on the u.s.
government's going out and collecting tons of data on things that we're doing rather it's that we are getting private companies are getting data for whatever reason and through whatever means the u.s. government is. piggybacking on taking that data collecting it and then aggregating it together i think is a very negative i mean it's a completely negative and i couldn't agree more but at what concerns you most about these types of programs like what really keeps you up at night you know the fact that we've seen private sector and the public sector together you know what i would call corporatism working together in this sort of surveillance the apparatus it's not just that the government is out there doing whatever they do is to tell terry in a way rather the government is actually working in concert with private sector organizations either you know they do it willingly or coercively the government right you know compels them to do this and you bring up the private sector and i'm glad you do because i want to talk about my least favorite social media to. sorry but i hate
that thing. now i heard that facebook can obviously we can all know this it can store your mobile phone contacts you have a smartphone but here's the super creepy part it can actually i've read this i don't know how you got a fact check here but that you can turn on your phones microphone and record your conversation no need to bug your buddies on your facebook app when i immediately just today i'll say this to the audience i don't got rid of my facebook app on my phone just because i probably won't do anything they can subtract me anyway but it's infuriating what do you think about it i think you know if we give away too much data to these companies private organizations thinking that you know a little convenience here a little give up of data there was the problem and now we see that data gets good not just by the government but also by data aggregators in the background during middlemen who actually are completely unregulated so i think it's a problem and we have to watch what we give up about ourselves you know it's no one
even snuck in and took this information we divulged it on our own position now we just spoke to look our leveson about his work to create a truly encrypted e-mail system and google they have released an end to end which is a way to encrypt e-mail securely so can you tell me a little bit about these technologies and do you think google's going to be any good to me better than geno what do you think's going to happen there it's still in beta testing but it's a good thing this is exactly would love us it was talking about and encryption this is where you know you forget about the middle of the the middle man doesn't know what you're doing it doesn't have the encryption keys it doesn't make a difference you were doing the encrypt the other person on the other side is doing the decrypted as a result of the you know for no one can ease drop on the communication the real problem is usability we're not at the point where this kind of technology is in a very usable and we need to move further in order to make it usable because that's what's going to stop it from being adopted now we know that google it gives of some of our information but it does sometimes fight for us we like it more than facebook
gives it all. away from nasa maybe give him a big on. google truly is the type of company that that will get well ira soon that will be a pay for this isn't in their interest to create such a thing if you don't pay for you know let me quote for you by l.b.j. that's where is he i want to hijack this i want to discuss this. in the here's the quote here every minute should know that his conversations. his correspondence and his personal life are private ok and he said i have urged you know i have urged congress except when the nation's national security. to take action to that ok now here's the interesting part is the first part people stress but they were always drop the second part and this is exactly what we're talking about right now we're talking about giving up your privacy but when the national interest is at stake the government decides they're going to step in and they're
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coming up on our t.v. one year ago the public learned about the expansion of n.s.a. surveillance all of it made possible through information released by edward snowden ahead on our t.v. special coverage on the fallout from the n.s.a. leaks and violent clashes continue in eastern ukraine the nation's military battle of the anti-gay have separate says while concerns grow over a possible humanitarian crisis the latest from ukraine coming up. and a new curfew for baltimore residents a city council has established a strict new law for the city's you but how exactly will it be enforced find out later in the show.