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welcome to breaking the set i'm abby martin so a couple months ago i noticed that a wikipedia page someone made for me got taken down although my page was put up later after statement i made became viral the ordeal caused me to realize that the editing process for the online encyclopedia is very selective see an elite group of super admins ruled the narrative by majority consensus or mob opinions are accepted as fact clearly this poses a big problem by shutting down the freedom of information and by giving zero room for discussion or disagreement with the content posted and as the sixth most visited site in the world with over thirteen billion page views every month with a pedia is clearly a platform that billions of people rely on for their knowledge which is exactly why
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governments worldwide have honed in on the resource to propagate their agendas take israel for example a country that korea's for its the point of online trolls according to her rats multiple right we groups along with a yes a council of settlements have been barred on a course that teaches israelis how to register for contribute to an edit wikipedia specifically and a prosiness fashion in fact the organizers even offered a nice little prize to the pope best zionist editor which included a trip in a hot air balloon around israel isn't that sweet but israel's not the only government trying to at history in real time you see it just this week i was notified that my with a p.d.f. page had been edited from american journalist to russian propaganda. but as if that isn't funny enough turns out that the at it came from the halls of congress yes according to a traitor account called congress edits that tracks all. and it's made by ip
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addresses and congress someone using not ip address from the halls made this clear vision from a page now we still don't know who did it but it is the first time that congress has toyed with wikipedia info in fact there's a whole page on wikipedia documenting congressional edits of course such an egregious and it can't stay up for long but how many thousands of people saw that before it was taken down look i wear it as a badge of honor because if i'm pissing off people in high places. among you watching are saying just wanted to bring you a reminder of a breaking news story a malaysian boeing has reportedly crashed in ukraine's east where the military is battling local self-defense units now apparently the traffic was traveling from the dock and disappeared from the right around sixty kilometers from the russian border
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old two hundred eighty passengers and fifteen crew members are presumed to be dead that's according to ukraine's security services we'll bring you more on this developing story now let's speak to our correspondent in the russia ukraine border irina killers can you hear me ok yes yes hi so just bring us more on this i mean it has just broken in the last few minutes what more can you tell us well we are looking at a plane full of people traveling. remember them belonging to a malaysian air boeing seven seven as you have said two hundred eighty passengers on board fifteen member crew the plane went down it reportedly was traveling at the moment the incident at a height of about ten kilometers in the air so exactly the causes for the incident at this point are unknown but of course we do have to keep in mind that where the plane has gone down is that it is an area near donetsk where we have seen some of
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their most intense fighting between that is the entity forces and the ukrainian military now zach exactly where the debris is where it has fallen of course because as i have said are not yet clear all i can say is that we were actually we were actually traveling on the road in the south of russia. bordering that's bordering the region of the plane of the plane crash next we have seen the smoke billowing in the distance like it very very far away and i was wondering if that was yet another something what's happening so i don't know of course you know confirm with any certainty that the. that indeed was the great that i have seen with my own i you know in the are but you know we and of course we are we are following this story very well the hour we are quite close to be the incident ok thanks for the very latest. for us there and i can actually just add something to report we are getting information in i just want to state this is unconfirmed at the moment but we are
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getting eyewitness reports eyewitnesses claiming that they have seen parts of the plane and indeed bodies the situation is looking perilous at the moment but we will need to confirm those reports and we will bring you more information as we get it now let's move on to other news now because the united states has imposed a raft of new sanctions against major russian companies accusing moscow of failing to take action to deescalate the crisis in ukraine russia's biggest oil producer us and yes along with gazprom bone korea mungo's targeted also on the list the arms manufacturer kalashnikov and russia's second largest gas company nova tech just to give you an idea of the scale of some of these companies well it is a vital contributor to the state budget it generates more than one hundred billion dollars in revenue each year and gas problem bank is the country's third largest
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bank it finances some of russia's most prominent energy projects and these two along with several other firms are now forbid in from borrowing money on u.s. markets for periods longer than ninety days. in response russia's foreign ministry has accused the u.s. of damaging relations between the two countries moscow views the sanctions as blackmail and has warned of possible counter measures. as the story. well these sanctions are illegal says the russian prime minister they are unacceptable blackmail and even revenge for u.s. failings in ukraine as the russian foreign ministry the russian president now touring latin america says that these latest string of sanctions may have a boomerang effect on the u.s. economy. without a doubt these sanctions are not only damaging russian american relations but also driving them to a dead end i'm convinced that they go against the american governments and american peoples own long term interests moscow says it will respond to this latest string
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of sanctions but its response will be made in a calm and sensible manner unlike actions of washington the editor of business new europe magazine explain to our tir how the new sanctions could impact russia's economy. very targeted at a few companies and specifically this is a significant scaling up because these are financial sanctions until now it's been aimed mainly at individuals and their personal assets in reality as i understand companies can still be trading because they'll be doing business in the u.s. are right there trying to find a tricky sort of path between on the one hand punishing russia and on the other hand maintaining the businesses that are here because you have a huge business lobby both in america and particularly in europe who are who are invested in making most of the profits here and the european partners are putting a lot of pressure on the states you know to to keep it contained to back off so that they don't lose any money so if you've got someone like gazprom bank saying that actually they're not going to change the way they operate that is the sanction
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really effect it's not effective in so much as it doesn't really do much economic damage but it is effective because psychologically you know all the all the sanctions have been those who has very little economic damage directly but the psychological effect is enormous i mean the ruble is already tanked today the stock market is sort of by five percent you know there's billions and billions of dollars destroyed and the threat that more sanctions will come has created this environment of uncertainty which means companies can raise money they can invest you have massive capital flight what about brezhnev huge russian oil producer a lot of ties in europe and america will they be affected much by this this is the billion dollar oil multibillion dollar question because at the moment in london trying to find finance money to pay off the deal at the same time they have an enormous investment projects in the arctic together with exxon and the government here has already started suggesting that maybe that deal will be off which will
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american company very badly is an enormous deal and that the sanctions as they are at the moment means that exxon can trade with ross and it can do business with rosneft so in theory the project can go ahead in terms of the find. actually impact upon russia. i mean obviously what u.s. would like to do here is they want to punish russia and they want to suffer big financial loss if you think long term that'll actually happen there's no investment going into russia either domestic or foreign. really doing a lot of damage because russia needs that investment to recover to grow and with this uncertainty this is atmosphere uncertainty that's been created that's stopping the investment and until that passes russia will be suffering badly because of lack of investment banking and you know what you said the effectiveness of these current sanctions because people are afraid there might be more coming do you think we'll see them if so when. i don't know when but. yes i mean this certainly on the cards
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to say that the significance of these sanctions is you've gone from punishing individuals friends to corporate entities and you've used a financial mechanism and that's very scary for investors. let's go back to our breaking news story now because a malaysian boeing plane has reportedly crashed in ukraine's east where the military is battling against local self-defense units and apparently the aircraft was traveling from amsterdam and disappeared from radar sixty kilometers away from the russian border all two hundred eighty passengers and fifteen crew members are presumed at this point to be dead and that is according to ukraine's security services let's get more on this story and cross live to our correspondent who's new the ukraine russia border if you can hear me ok just bring us up to date what's the latest are it well at this point we are we are hearing that the plane that went off the radar. you know we at the time of the crash now the pictures
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from the donetsk people's republic are the. ordinary thing that they have absolutely nothing to do with this at the same time there was information coming in from the air at this. point that they have. no information on a or any of their planes missing and then again it was a boeing seven hundred seven when the largest planes out there was traveling from amsterdam it did crash does seem to crash in the region there have been some reports from eyewitnesses were saying that they have seen the debris from the crash plane and they reportedly have also seen some of the bodies of the passengers but of course at this point we cannot confirm any of that information with any certainty as we continue to look into this developing story if i say much who's on the ground near the border of ukraine and russia and i can actually add a few details now because it is coming in minute by minute and it isn't looking particularly good malaysian airlines i can tell you they have confirmed now that
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they have indeed lost contact with one of the planes. other information ukrainian sources causing that as we already understand two hundred ninety people were on board the plane fifteen crew members as well and so for defense forces in eastern ukraine they are denying any involvement whatsoever in a possible crash. so just to recap the details of this breaking news story for you a malaysian boeing seven seven seven. has reportedly crashed in ukraine now this is where the military is battling against local self-defense units apparently the craft was traveling from amsterdam and as we understand it disappeared from radar sixty kilometers away from the russian border and over two hundred eighty passengers which we believe is the number of people who were on board this the
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fifteen crewmembers the presumption is a days point the could be dead because of the information we are getting from ukraine security services as we mentioned the been reports are a witness reports on the ground unverified at this point. claiming that they have seen parts of the plane very sadly that they've actually seen bodies as well let's go back to our correspondent. body the russia ukraine border area. yes of course got there now it's great britain is that we are the region where we have seen a good especially intense fighting between. our forces and the ukrainian military and now we have already heard from the donetsk people's republic representatives were saying that they have nothing to do with it because they have absolutely no ammunition no weapons but a boeing seven seven seven seven seven seven at the height of at the height of ten kilometer now malaysian air officials at the same time have
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a one point said that they have no information on any of their planes missing or past itself now there is information that the plane has gone off the radar. and the air traffic controllers have lost connection with the plane add the time of the. crash course as you have said two hundred ninety five people on board that fifteen crew members two hundred eighty passengers seven. all presumed dead and as you have just mentioned reporting that they have seen debris and human bodies on the ground at the side of the crash of course we're still following that developing story. yeah thanks very much to me nicholas carr correspondent there near the ukraine russia border it is of course as everybody well knows an area of the country where there's been a lot of hostility there have been attempts to broker some kind of peace there hostilities have continued and there's no idea at the moment as to in what way this
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is or if if at all connected to the violence that's been occurring in that region what we do have there are a few basic facts just to remind you of those in this breaking news story a malaysian boeing airliner has reportedly crashed in ukraine's east where the military is battling against local self-defense units now apparently the aircraft was traveling from amsterdam it's believed that it disappeared off the radar systems around sixty kilometers away from the russia ukraine border the information we have is that there are two hundred eighty passengers on board and fifteen crew members unfortunately the information that we're getting from ukraine security services is not good in the presumption is at this point that all of those people on board could be dead we will bring you more on the developing story as indeed it comes to earth.
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ok i think we're going to try and get a little bit more now from our correspondent there in english. yes indeed yeah yeah yeah you can still hear it i mean the reason we are going back and forth like this is first of all because if if if the stories that we're getting some of the information still to be verified but we are getting little bits of official confirmation coming in minute by minute and unfortunately this is a story that's looking worse and worse as things develop so we are staying on our just to get the information as it comes through it's not looking particularly good is it and the information you're getting is telling with what we're getting via russian and ukrainian information and indeed the latest that we got from malaysia just bring us up to date. yes there were indeed going to a conference has actually confirmed. that they have lost connection with the plane at the time of the presumed crash again the people they represented and some didn't
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as people's republic have said that they. no way connected to the crash whatsoever that you simply do not have any weapons to hit a boeing seven seven seven at the height of central ometer now the plane went down around the town of struck and this is the place felt extremely tense fighting it was actually bombed by the ukrainian forces there recently and that is also something to keep in mind of course as we're talking about two hundred ninety five people dead as of probably. from amsterdam and of course this is where we seem to be talking about a whole lot of planes seem to be going missing in recent days in that particular in that particular area of southeastern ukraine but of course nothing up until now has been a plane with that many people that many civilians that actually belonged to a completely foreign different country so that the course is a tragedy that has been getting worse and worse with every second if you have.
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thanks for the very latest of english bringing some background information because in october two thousand and one i saw a big area launch passenger jets exploded over the black sea according to the aviation agency investigation on that occasion it was down by the dental launch of a surface to air missile from ukraine this was confirmed by russia the ukraine denying that it was firing any rockets at the time the plane was heading from tel aviv area to the russian city of nova. seventy eight people on board on that occasion. so let's just recap the information as we as we have it it is developing by every minute the very latest a malaysian boeing seven seven seven plane is reported to have crashed in ukraine's east this is of course where the military is battling against local self-defense units there's been a lot of hostility in that region at this point though there is no connection has
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been made with this incident now apparently the malaysian aircraft in question was traveling from amsterdam and reports are that it disappeared from the radar systems sixty kilometers from the russia ukraine border there are two hundred eighty passengers on board according to official information and fifteen crew members and very sadly it is presumed that they are all dead according to the information that we're getting from ukraine security services we have had unverified at this point important to stress unverified eyewitness reports of having seen wreckage parts of the plane and bodies. we do have a correspondent on the ground for the russia ukraine border go back again to the nicholas got i mean any more information coming through. yes we do know that flight number was m h seventeen belonging to
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a malaysian airline officials again the plane went down in near the town of struck towards. a location that was heavily by all craning forces in recent days i wouldn't is are saying that they seem to have found some of the debris the bodies of the two hundred ninety five people onboard that information of course cannot be independently confirmed at this point of course that they haue whether what was the cause of the plane crash is not yet clear but however we have already heard from the percent of the people in other people's republic or saying that they. cannot be connected to this whatsoever because they don't even have whet plans that could possibly hit a boat seven seven seven traveling at the height of ten kilometers in the air and that is at this point is so basically the gist of the information that we seem to be getting but for just pouring in with every second and if we are we're following it very closely. yeah hostilities of course as we mentioned have been at
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a height in that area there's a lot of people be watching as now and they'll be putting two and two together and coming to their own conclusions but we must stress that despite this step up in aggression from forces and the conflict with the self-defense forces there is no evidence at the moment to suggest any connection with this what we believe to be a tragic crash of an airliner involving more than two hundred people it is virtually reminiscent of the previous incident if you go back to october two thousand and one when a siberia airlines passenger jet exploded over the black sea according to the aviation agency on that occasion in their investigation that plane was downed by an accidental launch of a surface to air missile regenerating from ukraine this was confirmed by russia or the ukraine denied it was firing any rockets at the time and that plane was heading from tel aviv viable garia to the russian city of novosibirsk and there were seventy eight people on board at the time. latest
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information just in a recap the basics in a moment but we do have some fresh information in and it's come from the malaysian airline who had previously confirmed they had indeed lost contact with the plane that that's official now it's come from a tweet from the malaysian airlines officially confirmed via twitter now that one of their planes is missing which doesn't add pretty well to the information that we're getting from of the sources both ukrainian and russian and from our correspondent on the ground let's recap what we do know for certain at the moment and that is that a malaysian boeing seven hundred seven. is reported from several sources now to have crashed in ukraine's east this is as we know the military action area the ukrainian military battling against local self-defense units in that region apparently the aircraft was traveling from amsterdam and it disappeared
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from the radar sixty kilometers away from the russian border the manifest says there were two hundred eighty passengers on board in addition to fifteen official crew members and very sadly from the information we're getting and especially from ukraine's own security services the presumption is at this point that they could all be dead. we can get the very latest now from our correspondent in renegotiate i mean everybody this points open for the best but the information that we're getting in it's valving by every passing minute and he's not getting any better i mean what's the latest. yes of course you have said flight m h three seventy now there has been person confirmed. from the ministry of transport ultimately that will have said that indeed they have lost connection with the plane at the time of that presumes crash and now of course there's the place where the plane went down the town of just near the net besides all of the very intense fighting between the anti
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. ukrainian military. forces and the military and in fact the ukrainian forces have bombed that town heavily in the last several days now. the next people's republic their present and said simply don't have any weapon that could even hit a plane at the height of ten kilometers an area now when it comes to planes this seems to be that in fact this is the second such stories that we're hearing in the span of less than twelve hours as a matter because this earlier there was information coming from kiev officials who were saying is that russia was responsible for bringing down a grainy and that spider as you twenty five years the russian ukrainian border virtually in the same region they were blaming russia for taking down the plane the pilot however. was ejected safely in that instance russia of course denied the allegations saying that there preposterous they have added that it seems that every
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time something horrible happened the grain the blame lies with russia but this of course is a whole another story we're talking about neither a military plane nor are we talking about a ukrainian plane we're talking about a malaysian airlines. just traveling with passengers on board almost three hundred people all presumed dead and if you believe. i will believe the information that is coming from the i wouldn't says on the ground they are saying they have already been finding debris from the crash plane they seem to be finding bodies are. cracking and crew members are whereas we cannot confirm that information with certainty right now obviously this is something that is developing with every type but yes. it does work like. the southeast has once again gripped the headlines even even greater tragedy. that's the word isn't it if this is just to turn out to be as it appears to be we are talking
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tragedy on a major scale here thanks once again in english but just to add a little bit more information here because we already mentioned that the self-defense forces in that region they have already come out and denied any involvement whatsoever in any potential crash in the eastern ukrainian region other information that we are getting and i should also stress this is yet to be very fiber there are reports coming in from various media sources that the kiev forces are in possession of surface to air missile defense systems in that area no suggestion that they're connected or they were fired in any way but they are actually located in the region the information that is that is coming through in just the last few minutes. unfortunately this is reminiscent of a recent incident we're going back into october two thousand and one when a siberian airlines passenger jet exploded over the black sea according to the
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aviation agency on that occasion in their investigation that plane was downed by an accidental launch of such a surface to air missile from ukraine in territory now this was confirmed by russia ukraine denied that it was firing any rockets at that particular time the plane on that occasion heading from tel aviv viable guerrier to the russian city of nava sibierski there were seventy eight people on board. well the information is coming through each minute but we've assembled some facts to this breaking news story let's bring them to you a malaysian boeing seven seven seven is reported to have crashed in the east of ukraine in a region where the military there kier forces have been battling against local self-defense units. called into the ports we have the aircraft was traveling from amsterdam and it disappeared from radar systems sixty kilometers from the ukraine russia border according to the manifest two hundred eighty passengers were on board
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fifteen crew members and sad to say that according to the information that we're getting from ukraine security services the presumption is at this point without confirmation with the presumption is that they could all be dead and eyewitnesses still to be verified what i know witness reports do seem to tally with that information let's get the latest let's cross again to our correspondent on the ground near the russia ukraine border that's a really good enough. yes indeed of course we're looking at the boeing seven seven seven loss to the malaysian airlines have already confirmed that they have they do indeed have a plane missing they have lost connection which doesn't bode well for this entire story now we do know that a special division off the armed forces of ukraine has been transferred to daniel kurtzer. which of course is an interesting development in the situation there southeast of ukraine done up until now of course this was also the decider very
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intense fighting between the entropy of forces and the ukrainian military and sacked the town of struck which is the. size of the supposed to crash it actually was heavily bombed on tuesday by ukrainian jets as q twenty five coincidentally ukraine is blaming russia proceeding down the very type of jet those additions have just come out earlier on thursday you would think that most curtis ponselle for shooting down however russian officials have denied the allegations calling them ridiculous preposterous and also hinting ass to the fact that ukraine seems to be you seems to be laying the blame on russia every time something goes wrong in this country however at this particular instance obviously we're talking about an m.h. seventeen flight m.h. seventeen two hundred ninety five people on board traveling from amsterdam exact exact cause of the crash is not known it is that we cannot even confirm with
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certainty that it has indeed crashed at this point however there has been information coming in from i think or are said to be finding bodies and debris from the plane on the ground you know saying so for the latest. miles again it's very sad to be reporting the story in a full surely will the information that we're getting at the moment is pointing in a similar direction we can only cling to those now that. the information we're getting won't be verified but it is kind of pointing this in a certain direction just to bring you back ground information thinking back to october two thousand and one that was an occasion. when there was a tragedy involving a siberia airlines passenger jet now that exploded over the black sea according to the aviation agency investigation on that occasion it was downed by an accidental launch of a surface to air missile from ukraine so the similarities already evident involving this region now on one occasion it was confirmed by russia ukraine denied at the
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time it was firing any rockets and the plane was heading from tel aviv viable guerrier to the russian city of novosibirsk there were seventy eight people on board. so let's round up the details as we have the now on our breaking news story this hour a malaysian boeing seven seven seven airliner is reported to have crashed in ukraine's east where the military is battling against local self-defense units now apparently the aircraft was traveling from amsterdam and disappeared from radar sixty kilometers away from the russian border according to the manifest two hundred eighty passengers are on board and fifteen crew members and very sadly we are getting information from ukraine's security services the presumption from then is that all of the people.

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