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now with the boom in technology it often seems the fires he is making huge leaps forward but someone can be imperioli to the point for is a was an influence coming back all season or i would speak to veteran journalist john pilger here shared his views on the paul song president. today i'm in london speaking to joan poll just veteran journalist on the documentary right who started his career during the vietnam war john paul just thanks very much for talking to now let's talk about more media in general first if you don't mind recently in the website wiki leaks published tens of thousands of documents relating to the afghanistan war what do you think that is the biggest impacts that modern technology has had journalism well i think the wiki leaks expose is. look like they might change journalism altogether if not change it
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wake it up. because what we should leaks has done is what journalists should have done. you know here here is this dreadful litany of years of of disaster and killing in afghanistan done in a wrong. and i don't think we've gotten a sense they've got a sense of the disaster but i don't think we've got a sense of the real. the the political disaster the the behind the the human disaster in afghanistan that's what we call leaks of this has given us. i think it says to journalists. separate us separate your souls from the word of authority and start becoming independent it's a extraordinary moment and what about the internet in general do you think in terms of new subclassing more traditional means yeah like newspapers and document chains
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yes i do and i mean it shouldn't subvert them but it is and is doing that which it really should compliment them. because you know into my own journalistic habits every day of change radically i used to get up in the morning and read all the newspapers now i go to my computer and log on. because that's where the that's where this truth telling that kind of journalism. i think the agenda comes through in so much so-called mainstream journalism is something that we can do without now the and the internet is certainly subverted that you have had a very long career in journalism do you think the world is a better place now than it was when you started yes look things improve progress is my. in spite of.
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the. the imposition of unaccountable power. on our lives i think socially in the way that people lead their lives and make their own arrangements in my lifetime. there's been an enormous amount of progress that said there is also an enormous amount of regression. we live in an imperial age again. i mean that's quite extraordinary we have a technological version of what it was in the nineteenth century with great powers vying for strategic place in the world resources in the world we live in an age of what they call in washington perpetual war and i'm quoting general petraeus permanent war i mean that's not progress
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that's regression and that we have to deal with and staying on that point what do you think is the best and most painless way for the u.s. and its allies to get out of iraq and afghanistan as so many critics have been calling for get out just get out i mean this this announcement by obama. would be the end of the combat mission next year is nonsense and that's another example of the of the media simply taking at face for something that told once already in fact there's going to be something like ninety four bases left and sixty thousand troops and the surge so-called that is an increase in the number of mercenaries they call them contractors so far from getting out it's consolidating its position in iraq
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and that's what people really should understand. there's a great expression by a great irish investigative journalist called claude coburn never believe anything until it's officially denied we should apply that to all statements like that and what about the time since barack obama's been in power do you think that there has been a paradigm shift in america's foreign policy since the bush administration no. absolutely you know there's been. i think we can put aside the word paradigm the paradigm hasn't changed since nine hundred forty five american foreign policy runs in a straight line goes up goes to the sideways goes down a little bit but basically that line runs that trajectory runs in honoring les in one direction and what the bombers stop is simply pick up
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all the policies of bush and pursue them i mean for example for the first time in u.s. presidential history and hasn't happened before a president has taken the entire defense department. bureaucracy and the secretary of state for defense from a previous administration discredited so we have basically robert gates the same generals. running american foreign policy with a lot of help from the people of like mind. another war has really begun in pakistan. also in yemen and somalia with our interests in africa. bombers in has has accelerated bush's policies is the american foreign policy hasn't really changed since nine hundred forty five you were already reporting during the vietnam war what's the difference between the wars in vietnam in afghanistan in principle there
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is no difference they're both guerrilla wars. they're both resistances opposing an invasion. they are both becoming they but one became the viet nam vietnam became a disaster for the vietnamese people two to three million of them perished and a smaller disaster but a considerable disaster for the united states the same thing is happening in afghanistan the same thing happened in iraq. i would have thought the closest analogy in your readers from your view is would appreciate this as with the. the soviet invasion of afghanistan in one nine hundred seventy nine because the enemy is pretty much the same the so-called enemy the resistance is the side. and.
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you know that. the world's other superpower could not. subdue afghanistan in ten years. surely the most in can doesn't lessen for the wools. surviving superpower which is trying to do the same thing talk to me about america's increasingly complicated relationship with iran that are now they've refused to rule out sanctions and that's talk of minute checks and what do you think this is a nation to iran's nuclear program are wrong. doesn't threaten anybody it doesn't have a nuclear bomb if you look through all the international atomic agency reports of the last seven years is they saying basically the same thing constantly go with iran in the middle in the in the midst of this iran wrote to the iranian
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government wrote to the american administration and put a series of proposals they didn't even get a reply. a wrong was. under the shah of iran was a pillar of the american network the american empire if you like in the middle east that was swept away and nine hundred seventy nine when there was an islamic revolution and it has been american foreign policy to get that back. at the same time israel which is part of the american. israeli and american base was a part of american foreign policy. has tried to provoke the united states into attacking iran it has absolutely nothing to do with so-called nuclear weapons the the the the nuclear power in the middle east is the force biggest myth. tree power
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in the world and that's israel that has something like five hundred thermo nuclear warheads it's never discussed what about the israel palestine conflicts can any more be done to result from the outside i don't see it as a conflict actually i think the truth about that is that it's a military occupation and first of all international law has to be respected and the israelis have to get it out of the west bank and and the blockade in gaza it's ending that military occupation suggesting it's a conflict suggests a kind of war between two factions. it's international morris on the side squarely on the side of resolving this matter. and it's about again it's about a negotiation this would have ended a long time ago or would have been resolved a long time ago had the most influential player the united states been
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enormous broker. attempted to take. an impartial position and brought to bear its great influence on israel that hasn't happened and that's why it goes on and on and finally how would you assess this that we've seen recently in u.s. russia relations us russian relations are very interesting. it must be amused people in russia to. to be told that they're being threatened by missiles from iran. that absurdity is justifying the placement of missiles around russia even though obama made some spectacle of his draw some of these people they were was reposition. russia has its own sphere
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of influence following the demise of the soviet union. i think that when great powers start doing deals together at the expense of smaller countries then we have a problem and. i mean if if if russia. there is a place in the world for a powerful nation a culturally powerful nation. diplomatically powerful nation or a source rich nation to stand up for the rights of small nations it seems that role is almost begging russia. to except that i don't think it has except a bit but it's their own culture thank you very much you're welcome. the.
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culture is that so much good music leads me to a lot of people a variant of her current realities of convenience lines the world will be watching closely the us senate as it debates new climate change the. wealthy british style the sun. spot on the tires on. target. market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars a report on our. long
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breathe more freely in the small good walls seem to be retracing of the wrongs the longer the plays it deploys out of the battlefield and volunteered to helping fight the planes and provide vital supplies to those affected. rougher stops music schools to ensure domestic needs are met song to wall promising travel junk glacial rainfall ice is being monitored here is news in terms of set up the full story has been a cultural week. and al qaida is big combine terrorism and supposedly almost losing spree spurred on by the problem do a troop withdrawal from iraq. ok here's the latest sports news for laughs good see the super unsuccessful. big night of european football last yes russia. won it's also the ten of spain england germany and argentina this evening all the latest that's coming up.
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welcome to the sports news on this big night of international football and here are the headlines. dick's winning debut in national coach advocaat leads russia to a warm and friendly victory over bulgaria instantly petersburg in its first game in show much. while the old coach new tricks fabio capello sent to a would see england's first match since their disappointing world cup campaign. and keeps getting better roger federer breaks another record with his win at the toronto monstrance. let me start with football where coach dick advocaat has led russia to victory on his knowledge aerial debut as his side garia one nil in an international friendly in some bases work for a month iraq called boys home the army go after just six minutes to give russia victory elsewhere among thirty four friends these being played on wednesday sweden i currently leading scotland's two nil while it's goalless this world cup one is up
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the netherlands taking on ukraine and germany who finished third in south africa have travelled to denmark the republic of ireland and to argentina. in friendly hungry at wembley from sorry norway for their first game in the long blog world champion staying with mexico later. well russia haven't played any games in the last thirty days apart from that one but still climbed one place in the fee for world rankings to walk by sixteen spot meanwhile the usa dropped five places to eighteenth following choose days to no defeat to brazil in new jersey but forty eight days croatia along with russia paraguayan and switzerland all inched up while it's as you were in the top ten with world champions spain still winning the roost head of the netherlands brazil germany and argentina in the interim a seventh and future president sepp blatter was in singapore ahead of the inaugural use olympic games has defended feat his decision to stage the international games on wednesday. just days before many of the major european leagues kicked off.
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funding of all don't play really much to bring you a second or so and. nobody else should do to go the best players or they didn't use is pretty much days to go. to be a good game to give you a chance or you wanted to. know to make it look you know it was a good day i see people you see just not in the national from you. go but i would say understanding and so you know it is. all russia's under twenty one team have moved to step closer to fourteen i said next year's european championships in denmark the group wanting me to speak now and see it to want also the statements and basis bag spartak striker. sporting a chopped meat russia to victory and the next face a pivotal crash was remaining at rest second in the great only behind russia goal difference. and england will shortly take to the pitch for the first time since
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their four one defeat to germany in south africa the three lions face hungry at wembley with fabio capello still in charge and the italian those lessons need to be led from a disappointing well cup campaign high flying so. there's a good. play then not the same level that we played well if it is your fourth or what. and i think when you played. world cup competition you have to and i've. got really good physical situation i feel. like the game to be played before another really important is the mind of the players the mind of the player this is that. for every frame. of. the game which is a game. but is it again it's all and all and. and there's been more of that
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mind of the book. tennis now and they collide has moved into round three of the toronto masters following an easy win over time qualifier fabio fognini succeed david thank you didn't lose the opening game in which he said that turned out to be trying to slip up in seven five six one victory worse luck both a fellow russian we can usually see three away and one set lead against ukraine excellent dog a pall of crushing out for three set up. and earlier on roger federer once again lived up to his nickname of the swiss master after setting an impressive record of two hundred ten wins at the masters tournament the world number three outclassed one ignacio chair of argentina in straight sets but the largest part federer is a lifetime record now stands at two hundred ten wins and just sixty five defeats at the top tier events that's one more victory than the previous best set by andre agassi retired in two thousand and six federer turns twenty nine on sunday and is
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on course to further stretch his tally over the legendary american especially as the swiss star says he was in cruise control in china its first match since his below par performance in wimbledon in june. i think today it was pretty much on my terms you know because chile isn't a problem that lets you play is very consistent so he doesn't miss much but that gives you an opportunity to create stuff so it's a matter of you know having sort of a controlled aggression out there not getting through overexcited at every ball because then you make too many mistakes and just hand over easy points to him but you know i think i served well mix it up well and at times i was i was a bit rusty but all in all a very happy was the tactic which was to. my g.p. now in the action regimes this weekend in the czech republic after three week break but in the meantime the year's best rookie so follow ben space and his father ryan just pulled off a promotional show in neighboring austria the exhibition event hit the capital city of vienna with some picturesque architecture and other local sights of beauty
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hoping to draw even more funds still bikes and ride us where the biggest attraction and i paraded through the city's historical streets to treat the motor buffs some speedy cycling action current needed a whole game to rennes i wasn't to be seeing what was valentino rossi and dani pedrosa techs and species competing for the tech yamaha team so he thought he enjoyed the experience yeah it was it was fun it's the first time i rode a g.p. bike with no earplugs because i wouldn't i wouldn't go out on the track like that but so yeah it's good you know we're here anyway it's good to promote it to get you know so close to the american people when they bring out more people but. yeah i mean it was a good day and now we get a very good and start work tomorrow and on that day i would go. to martial arts now though with a bit of a difference russia's bailiff's have taken the skills they used in self-defense to a new level and are utilizing the so-called complete fighting system in their everyday work robert fatton young reports. first
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a short warm up. muscle flexing. their skills and drills. looks like a professional fire risk regular training session over the once you see train here all russian bailiff's learning the so-called complete biting system. this is one of the most suitable training systems for bailiff's as it includes both boxing and wrestling techniques physical impact a wrist this is part of our job and we may need various skills in such cases it seems hard to put them together but i myself practice both boxing and wrestling for years and i know that complete fighting skills bring you some extra confidence that most of our team have vast martial arts experience in combat sambo and boxing my main task is to help wrestlers with their boxing skills well think kickboxers need to learn or improve the knowledge of ground fighting we need to work very hard and we really do as the team has to training sessions
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a day. for some of these believes it blind their combat skills that work is quite a rare thing of it or need to share a bar nearly impossible to visit the british i am a woman and most of my colleagues have and then any extreme cases they always keep me behind their backs and never had to protect any of them as they always protected me. instead very meek and had teammates near with their counterparts from other federal services and c.i.s. countries and especially arranged a huge bellow their consists of two rounds four others are only allowed to keep watch in the first and whistle in the second at this year's event the russian bells were an. i just. feel quite comfortable both when it comes to wrestling and hand to hand fighting in some parts or not my opponents out in others claim victories wiser bishan so although i still focus on submissions as wrestling is the first martial
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art i learned what. to do to choose to break the law have to think twice as these beliefs may be right there to defend it nobody really knew and worked in a school. and finally a group of parachuting enthusiastic have failed to set a new european formation record but their daring attempts nevertheless seventy seven look one hundred and four skydivers tried to better the continental mark in poland they used five planes and jumped at a height of four thousand eight hundred metres unfortunately they had to open their parachutes before they could quickly each other in freefall this is rules require sight of the feet didn't count the participants were discouraged said afterwards give it another go on thursday the current european record stands at ninety nine parachutists has some wife in the world record of four hundred people. and that's all the support for this bill is and i think.
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