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it's come to light the u.s. intelligence community quietly dropped its rule that whistleblowers must possess 1st hand knowledge apparently paving the way for the trump ukraine revelations which have triggered an impeachment inquiry. a national day of mourning in france as world leaders gather for the funeral of former president jacques chirac who died last week aged 86. and america's anti-defamation league recognizes the ok hand gesture as a hate symbol after its widespread adoption by white supremacists. problems of the the symbol has become an actual code to say hey we are part of this group you are
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not racist are they have to drink water you have to breathe so it will be labeled as racist. if you're watching our to international bring you your live news update from our studio here in moscow welcome to the program. is demanding to meet the anonymous official who blew the whistle on phone calls with his ukrainian counterpart the scandal surrounding the conversations led to the launch of an impeachment inquiry last week of a possible collusion with a foreign power the us president claims that whistleblowers account of what was said was totally inaccurate meanwhile reports have emerged pointing out that the u.s. intelligence community quietly changed the official whistleblower complaint form out around the time the ukraine call scandal broke the old version required a whistleblower to have a 1st hand intelligence but the new form made another tick box option available.
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meaning related information would be considered as well now the timing of the change is noteworthy of course the latest version of the document says it was revised in august now that's the same month in which the scandal triggering complaint was filed the apparent coincidence has led to questions being raised. it's not clear to me when the people who are behind all this realized oh my goodness this is not going to play well this will not go through the inspector general process because it's all hearsay is certain here information it's funny to me at least here on the u.s. side that the news outlets just immediately identified this person as a whistleblower but if you are a whistle blower blowing the whistle on waste fraud abuse and illegality in the intelligence services you're not a whistleblower you're a leaker and so i think that's really where the transformation has been artie's my
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gazi of looks at the sudden change of standards and its possible ramifications. most of us we revere whistleblowers the men and women who put their careers their very lives on the line had a principle look the other way they speak up when they see corruption abuse and then justice and you know why are people on the inside they saw with their own eyes a whistleblower is any individual who provides the right information to the right people that's now changed you no longer need to be a witness to be a whistleblower no longer need to have documents or evidence all you need is to have heard someone talk about wrongdoing that's all the matter if it was false or made up just far less than hey presto you are a whistleblower like the individual who spawned the trump ukraine scandal and the background of this of course is the whistleblower the filing report and state in
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the 1st sentence i don't know this firsthand you know this list told to me by i learned this from say and then multiple shots so i didn't have any and evidence and that means in our legal system here shit it never stands up in court he was told the trump said something questionable by anonymous officials told them wrong it seems at least some of it was already proved false the president pressured mrs lenski with a specific request that the ukrainian leader locate and turn over service used by the democratic national committee and examined by the u.s. cyber security firm crowd strike. i would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and ukraine knows a lot about it and would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with ukraine they say crowd strike the server they say ukraine has it
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whatever you can do it's very important that you do it if that's possible the president also praised ukraine's prosecutor general. and suggested that mr the lansky might want to keep him in his position. i heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that's really unfair a lot of people are talking about that the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved they these in gentleman we have front row seats as we watch the noble even all noble title of whistleblower sally my deed bipartisan politics in the accuracy and bias over the intelligence community inspector general's preliminary review identified some indicia of an arguable political bias on the part of the complete in favor of a rival political candidate such evidence did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern appears credible what today do. you know
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americans are good we say that it changed the goalposts they changed the rules how could these people least see that we get away with this whistleblowers now essentially a 5050 anonymous source you get on c.n.n. for example fun to listen to but as practice shows as taken with a dose of salt source tells n.b.c. news law enforcement and democratic sources telling c.n.n. on it in a fired sources anonymous sources according to anonymous washington post source you're basing all these allegations off of one or maybe 2 sources which c.n.n. isis is not receiving reports it's washington post new york times wall street journal c.n.n. a.b.c. . elihu resources all because they're hiding behind us an enemy to come and i mean we're seeing this do you not me to you're just going to attack sources this whistleblower a poor it was but now for the democrats finally
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a chance to bring down trump but now that it's showing cracks liberals are sprinting the plus the movie this whistleblower they claim can should and will be trusted you know why because he's one of them if we think of the whistleblower as a reporter the whistleblower talked to a lot of people who had firsthand knowledge or post strange into this reporters a free free to be as politically biased as they want twist news to their political agenda and then call it truth all of us who have been involved in national security and have reported on waste fraud abuse and illegality have been whistleblowers but because this whistleblower in particular fits the mainstream media's narrative of donald trump committing crimes he was automatically called the whistleblower he was automatically assumed to have the national interest at
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heart and i'm not not really sure that that's the case the think it will but crucified snowden and manning for exposing global surveillance on all of us and war crimes that we'd never have known about but here you have a biased complaint riddled with a natural sees submitted by an individual who saw nothing but passed on what he was told the clear political spin to it and he's applauded cheered and praised. it isn't gentleman watch the new born the mob with all blow up. i think this is effectively making the whistle procedure in america into effectively a sneak snitches charter where you have a situation where someone can just report some gossip and it will be taken at face value as bonafide whistle blowing i think this is highly dangerous in how
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whistleblowers are going to be perceived so rather than people coming forward and saying i have an eyewitness account i personally experience this wrongdoing this crime it needs to be investigated up to and including congressional hearings on ochs suddenly going to have rumor and gossip grubby gossip fed into the political process and it's going to poison that political process. dozens of world leaders have arrived in paris for the funeral of iraq's arar the former french president who died last week served as the country's head of state for 12 years our correspondent wrote didn't get reports from paris. well a national day of mourning has been declared in france here to remember all the the former president jacques chirac who died last week at the age of 86 the funeral service took place behind me at the church of so well willed leaders including president putin of russia came to pay their final respects to a man whose political career spanned some 40 years going from being elected as an
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m.p. in the national assembly all the way to being mare of paris to being prime minister 2nd time twice 2 of course being france's president a presidency he held for 2 terms starting back in 1995 he was considered to be a political comedian so he has stuck to his guns and perhaps is best known internationally for the fight back in 2003 he refused to let france participate in the iraq invasion that was led by the u.s. in the u.k. famously of course going to the u.n. security council all queuing why that invasion shouldn't take place let's have a look back now at some of the highlights of his political career. the military operations have just started in iraq friends regresses action taken without the approval of the united nations. houses burning down and we blind to it
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nature mutilated and overexploited can no longer regenerate and we refuse to admit it or don't want to rebuild it october you know go back to god. let them go these dark hours for of a solo history and they're an insult to our past and i was traditionally. the funeral took place with full military owners and some of those who pay their tributes last week when we heard the news egyptian rocket died came here today including president putin of russia he described him as being a man who was wise and far sighted a man who. as a great friend to russia we know that the 2 had a fantastic personal relationship in fact chirac when he was at the nato summit in latvia back in 2006 on the sidelines of that summit invited president putin to come and spend his 74th birthday with him and even he awarded president putin one of france's highest honors for a foreign as this is the growing course of relational donor so
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a sense of 2 men who really respected each other in fact president putin once said that chirac was probably one of the best world leaders that he knew of one of the ones that he most respected we also heard tributes from other world leaders over the last few days including angler merkel who said that he was a great partner when it came to germany and also herself and we heard from president marc cohn who said he was a great frenchman a man who embodied what it really was to be french we were also speaking to some of the crowds of people who came to see this funeral to pay their final respects and they told us that jacques chirac was a great leader and that it was important to come and say one final goodbye. playful he was a true frenchman there you go what i loved about human after doing it all the girls it was for me for friends. and gave me your place he was one of the best presidents that's what i think he did many things for france including many things that people
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don't know about in the social sphere and things like that so. that was his character that was his character might all the same not everyone liked him though many in my family were fond of him it's nice to know that. he was we heard during the service a man a head of his time a man who was fiercely proud to be french thousands of people have paid all major respect as jacques chirac now makes his final journey to his resting place in multiplan us here in paris. ok hand gesture has been recognised as a symbol or alongside the swastika america's anti-defamation league based its decision on the science adoption by white supremacists. even as extremists continue to use symbols that may be years or decades old they regularly create new symbols memes and slogans to express their hateful sentiments we believe law enforcement
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and the public needs to be fully informed above the meaning of these images which can serve as a 1st a warning sign to the presence of hate in the community or school the ok symbols of white power meaning was initially part of an online prank but apparently white supremacist liked what they saw and started using it that way in earnest amongst the christ church terrorist during a court appearance the a.d.l. says cases like that warrant its inclusion on the list of hate symbols adding though that context is always important last year a former white house staffer was accused of making the white power sign but her defenders pointed out she's mexican american and the descendant of holocaust survivors we put the issue up for debate. pretty ridiculous to label a thing like a bull or the ok symbol as a symbol of white supremacy i feel like races do do certain things but i mean at a certain point they do everything or people do mean races have to eat food they have to drink water they have to breathe air so at what point do we label eating
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food as racist drinking water as received in breathing air is received it's just really can of started his particular point sounds a little some of these things that have been in his ear things were a very long time with or a soused hateful subversive groups the problem is that the symbol has become an actual code to say hey we are part of this group you are not and you know the main point of it is like. well it's a far it's far right movement supporting you know again far right ideologies that are very well known in this country to be you know florists and but my point is you know is vastly out for instance and it was an indian sacred religious symbol 50500 years b.c. and you know. people in germany it's ok to put it on a red flag and now it was a symbol it was an inverted the swastika and that became the symbol of nazism
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nieces and ok the ok sign is nat day all right ok so you can find it right now on your phone via. device i phone you can find it ok so right now when you search for the new moji there is the equivalent to ok ok it is being used ok for a very lonesome it wasn't a couple years ago where it was some kind of troll thing happening on the internet there it became so on those because the mainstream media picked it up and i think the whole purpose of trolling campaign was to trick the mainstream media into doing it and of course now we hear that the a.d.l. is looking for here is not to label every single thing that we do say or or. you know we communicate what they are to specifically doing is trying to inform you know people that there are certain symbols that seem innocuous but that are currently being used. as i actually insight to violence and crime and you know fundamentalists political ideas that put this democracy in jeopardy but we're
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talking about a symbol that started it as something that was not necessarily what it is today the problem is that somewhere along the line that symbol that cited as it trolling can ban as a bait became an actual you know sign no with a longing for no it. it's not it's really not what somebody told me how do you know it hasn't. is not some kind of a symbol like i see the blood gain uses day i'm sure to have been plenty of actual killings they happen every single day and have been going on for a very loans ounces in 1970 s. when they came out but for some reason that's not been seen as a symbol you can have it right now in your phone as an emoji for the ok symbol in smartphones and all of it have come around long after the street gangs have originated so obviously we didn't think about this thing that existed in a certain context in new form of a symbol in general which is labeled as
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a symbol but now a lot was saying because the nature of media is going to hold because of the trolling campaign now we want to say is a symbol is ridiculous it is not a symbol it is a n.s.a. thing if people want to use it for whatever they want to use it for ok but to compare it to nazi flag is absurd ok millions do. you like. versus the ok so i think i was not a hate symbol until it was. an indian use a day early his whole can ensure that although it's not the. russian out there who's jailing at a moscow protest sparked. public outcry has distanced produced and suspended details after the break.
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in a world of big partners. and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to get the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. the world is driven by a dreamer shaped by one person with those great. thinks
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. we dare to ask. welcome back a young russian actor who was released on bail after a public outcry has received more good news moscow court ruled that paul boasting of a 3 and a half year jail sentence for alleged violence under protest should be softened to a one year suspended sentence with more here's ellipse. perhaps it is time for the russian public to side with relief indeed pavol was steen of skase perhaps the most attention by the russian public after the arrests during the illegal rallies in moscow that were not authorized by the russian government ahead of the moscow city duma elections pavol steen of was put on trial for allegedly attacking a law enforcement official and the reason why this case got so much attention and
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it had so many people including celebrities talking about this because it was almost evident and papa was saying that from the very beginning that he didn't even take part in the protests and just happened to be in that area which is by the way absolutely public where the protesters though were trying to gather now went to day the 23 year old came out of the hearing room and once again he said that he is completely innocent and the fact that his 3 and a half year sentence was changed to a one year long suspended sentence is not enough for the man. we disagree with the court decision will appeal it in any case i didn't commit any crime i didn't commit any wrongdoing that's all it was after seeing this video that so many people as i've said including celebrities fellow actors decided to stand
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behind will they launch flash mobs posted in repose to messages of support on social network the video does appear to show that the man wasn't trying to attack anyone and as i've said really just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time now what's important here was that the court initially wasn't willing to consider this video material then they changed your mind and there you have the result. it controversal canadian psychologist who's known for his strong views against political correctness has been making headlines once again that's after screenings of a documentary about him were pulled from several cinemas but if you send your peers if you want a piece of that distribution the canadian psychology professor is somebody people love them or love to hate so you're and. still are you are batman miller i watched the professor as political correctness video and i was just so
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disappointed and. jordan peterson is a clinical psychologist and university professor is risen to fame in recent years via public interest and debate over his ideas peterson challenges political correctness with his views on masculinity and feminism as well as gender ethnicity and identity politics. could be a man born in a woman's body and that's biological but if you're a woman born in a woman's body that socially constructed it's like really that's supposed to be an argument do you think a trans woman is a woman. no you overwhelming proportion of people who are in prisons are male now if you want to equalize that just out of curiosity what about bricklayers there are 99 percent male and and when men work longer hours they work more dangerous jobs they're more likely to move all peterson has his fans he also talks plenty of criticism earlier this year at cambridge university canceled an invitation for him
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to speak their concerns his views violated their quote inclusive environment and in new zealand his book was pulled from the shelves after a shooting at a mosque in christ church are his maria a national has been speaking to the filmmakers behind the documentary your movie as far as i understand is about jordan peterson and the journey to where he's now and through his ideas what is about it that it's a wrong to see it or scrapping earlier great plans to show it. well they had agreed to a week long run of the film but there were some staff complaints and that put them in a difficult position so they decided to cancel those plans and of course you know there are some things that people really disagree with in terms of ledger in peterson has said sell people disagree with the idea of giving him a platform although making a film about him i don't think is the same thing and they were all sorts of reasons we were getting in the instance of the cancellation of the staff complaints as far as we know they hadn't seen the film the people that had agreed to show the film
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initially they had seen it it really is a shame that that happens our film is and isn't like a complete celebration of everything about jordan i mean there are parts of parts of it that are critical it's not a fluff piece and there are the voices of the people that have disagreed with him in public that are in the film so we also hold space for those bonuses in the film so you have all of the people that are talking about him and it's this kind of like a left and right culture war you know you have people on the right that kind of see him as on the side but also see him as kind of like a political tool to kind of top of their their agenda then you have people on the left like anti for and activists of that nature and they they think he's the devil and they want to bring him down and they want to destroy its reputation where people usually do is that they listen to journalists that they're used to and those journalists usually only read other journals that think just like them so it is
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weird little in this specific context that it's a liberal bubble where they've kept they tell each other the same stories and it gets they gets compounded in compounded when it gets pretty different from reality as far as i understand jordan peterson himself was not too much into ferreting to your words very open and he respected the process he you know was never really you know trying to. interfere with that you know anyway what was that story that these journalists that you mentioned kept saying like presenting jordan peterson as someone dangerous to something well you know their ideas that he's. leading the all right or you know motivating in cells or that he is really dangerous ideas that he's the custodian of the peter yorkies the new york times article that stated so it closes people's minds to
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a nuanced film about him which is what our film is and it's a film that is as was mentioned is for friends but also for people who are really something in it for everyone to really paint a complex picture of what we witnessed throughout these 3 years we approached the carlton cinema in toronto about its decision to cancel the screening or bring you any response we get. all stars former chancellor sebastian kurtz looks poised to secure power this conservative austrian people's party came 1st in sunday's election with 38 percent of the vote he'll still need the help so other parties. it's incredible it's an amazing day it's a story which solves all parties and we will try to get through the talks would fold to the other party to see the problem and try to form a government service for the people of all syria thank you. for the last 4 months
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the country has been ruled by a caretaker government a donation scandal brought down curses coalition and may his coalition partner was filmed allegedly promising political influence for funds political scientist marcello jenny believes though curse again more support after the case has options for coalition will be limited. it wasn't touched on by the contents in the video so that was an issue that was successfully contained and included who pollute coalition and when when the government was ousted he. was able. to move frame the issue as this could speak to people's party has several options. open to practical issues for if not short the support in parliament none of these potential impact right now is very key joining it's not an easy situation. that's
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a global news update for this hour but don't forget you can always head to our website r.t. dot com for the details on all those stories and many more. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure more somehow want to be preached. to the right to the press this is why the 43 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters about how. things should. seem wrong when all we're all just all. get to say
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proud to stay because that's ok and engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. what is described in the west as a russian invasion of crimea is if fact the presence of russian soldiers in crimea can you clarify that. they were could have. it would have believed according to quote but the most of the more school full of the villa could him. as long ago as 1804 sevastopol as naval base became the main military port of the russian empire on the blacks.

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