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the united states of america is waging war within its own army. and human losses are quite significant. is it possible to win the war against sexual assault in the us armed forces. in the army. today. these are the images. being from the streets of canada.
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plastic surgery grows in russia so does the number of disfigured victims being called off and legal disputes with unqualified doctors. russia has promised a visa free regime for the duration of the twenty eight twenty twenty two world cup finals if it's awarded the tournament. scrutinizing the stage of the football stadium on a sport. private security companies in afghanistan have been ordered to end operations within four months the president's decision is expected be met with resistance from nato which. many every day. one of this part all the progress returning to an imperial society with a hunger for power resources driving the agendas of major world powers and the current u.s. invasion of afghanistan no different than the vietnam war well these thoughts and more next in our exclusive interview with veteran left wing journalist john pilger
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that's coming your way. today i'm in london speaking to jonah hill just veteran journalist and documentary writer who started his career during the vietnam war john pilger thanks very much for talking to you now let's talk about more media in general first if you don't mind recently the website wiki leaks published tens of thousands of documents relating to the afghanistan war what do you think that is the biggest impact is that modern technology has had journalism well i think the wiki leaks exposed is. look like they might change journalism altogether if not change or wake it up. because what we think leaks has done is what journalists should have done. you know here here is this dreadful litany of years of of disaster and
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killing in afghanistan down in iraq. and i don't think we've gotten a sense and 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 is has given us. i think it says to journalists. separate us separate your souls from the world of authority and start becoming independent it's an extraordinary moment and what about the internet in general do you think in terms of new subclassing more traditional means you know like newspapers and document chains 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
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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 they 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 made. in spite of. the imposition of unaccountable power. on our lives. i think socially in the way that people lead their
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lives and make their own arrangements in my lifetime and. there's been an enormous amount of progress that 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 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.
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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. the be the end of the combat mission next year is nonsense and that's another example of the of the media simply taking a face for something that told by authorities 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 and that's what people really should understand. there's a great expression by. a great irish investigative journalist called claude coburn
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never believe in a thing 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 not 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 sideways goes down a little bit but basically that line runs that trajectory runs in. one direction and what the bombers stop is simply pick up 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
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of state for defense from a previous administration discredited so we have basically robert gates in the same generals. running american foreign policy with a lot of help from people of like mind. another wars really began in pakistan. also in yemen and somalia with other interests in africa. bombers in has has accelerated bush's policies you say american foreign policy hasn't really changed since nine hundred forty five you were already reporting during the vietnam wall what's the difference between the wars in vietnam in afghanistan in principle there is no difference they're both guerrilla wars. they're both resistances opposing an invasion. both becoming
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one became the vietnam 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 and your readers from your viewers 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 of the resistance is the side. and. you know that. the world's other superpower could not. subdue afghanistan in ten years. surely the most in can
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doesn't lessen for the walls. 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 seventy is they saying basically the same thing constantly go she should be with iran in the middle in the in the midst of this iran wrote to the iranian 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
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iran was a pillar of the american network the american empire if you like in the middle east that was swept away in nine hundred seventy nine when there was an islamic revolution and it has been american foreign policy to get that back. the same time israel which is part of the american. is really an american base that is 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 military power 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
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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 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 an enormous broker attempted to take. an impartial position
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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 reset that we've seen recently in u.s. russian relations u.s. russian relations are very interesting. it must be amused people in russia. 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 withdraw some of these people they were was reposition . russia has its own sphere 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
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a problem. and. i mean if if if russia. there is a place in the world for a powerful nation or culturally powerful nation. diplomatically powerful nation on the source rich nation to stand up for the rights of small nations it seems that role is almost begging russia to accept it i don't think it has accepted it but it's there just thank you very much you're welcome.
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bustling city center in southern russia injuring at least thirty people. kills one in just three. private security companies and ordered to end operations within four months the president's decision is expected to be met with resistance from nato which relies on them for many every day.
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as the popularity of plastic surgery grows in russia as the number of. legal disputes with. russia has promised a visa free regime for the duration of the twenty eighteen or twenty twenty two world cup finals if it's awarded. in the bid which is state of the art football stadium. country. is next stay with us here on r.t. . welcome to the sport news an hour to you thanks for watching and here is our headlines. the french football federation baron's world cup school members were on the car receiving the habeas punishment. while
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both manchester clubs unveiled their latest signings with a new season already on the way. and going into a sea of moves on up to six seasons with yamaha to join his native ducati stables. but of course we kick off with champions league football was in need are on their way to the main stage of the competition following a one meal win over all said in the first leg of their cooler fire but is that sidecar the top the standings domestically alpha forming the frenchman at their home petrofsky stadium on tuesday night i examine it get a shock off scoring the open and just a couple of minutes into the match and the two remains of one meal till the end of regulation the second leg will be played on august twenty fifth. manchester united meanwhile have kicked off their english premier league season with a when they arrive easing to a three nil victory over a new aerial again to newcastle to make the part of settle the nerves on thirty three minutes and that was followed up by another close range afeard this time from
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their own fletcher ryan giggs then sealed the deal five minutes from time the welsh man now playing in his nineteenth season at old trafford following home in some style so united's move till after the opening we can't alongside champions chelsea blackpool aston villa and wolves. now of course united plan to stay on top by the end of the season as well and they introduced three new players to help them do that the found that chris smalling and england on the twenty one international and portuguese forward tiago want to score a was best known by the nickname by. both just twenty third member of the trio made his home debut on monday as a substitute for rooney twenty two year old mexican international javier heir non this. i was telling these phrases also name a country where i am living. the dream like i was like ten years old and i
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always look. these these players next cause i want to be like like them no and i'm here and i want all the enjoy it i love this thing the support to anybody i want to to grow up like like a human like a player and the most important thing i want to to win championships with. meanwhile united's rivals manchester city veiled another new signing up their lead from milan. old striker signed a five year contract at the c.t.o. of manchester stadium despite previously stating his desire to remain in made silly he sounds that reuniting with coach but i bet the mind cheney was a big factor in his decision. so for for the year was very important if he was probably wouldn't have come here to give me my debut as a player and this is the time to repay him. there seems to be a game. that's a player for the future. he's a. star. just as everything.
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the best player in the world. now is the greatest show on earth and it could be coming to russia in may the twenty eight saying also and see it's going to tune that's the hope of the country's top football officials after a faithful world cup delegation began a tour of the nation's prospective host cities this week six inspectors going science saying in st petersburg before heading south to moscow to inspect their luzhniki stadium they will then make their way to zion as well as the twenty fourteen winter olympic base sochi a total of thirteen russian cities are aspiring to take part in the big decision will be an ounce by fave on december they sank and angry and australia the united states and joined bands from spain and portugal and belgium at the netherlands all the competition. but meets the way yes there she was very eager to invite the two thousand and eighteen world cup to russia and we're confident in our bid we will do
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our best to provide the inspection commission with as much information as possible regarding our bid so they can gauge the readiness of our potential host cities which will stay with football and the scandal which engulfed the french national team by the world cup in south africa looks to finally have come to closure the presumed culprit solve the team's strike against a van coach i'm on dominic facing a final battle say a disciplinary hearing held by the french football federation in paris the number one rebel nicoleta on the cost of spending for eighteen games for his conflict with dominic scape up a trace of raw got five frankly very three and jeremy too along just one. remember the entire team refused to train at one stage while on the call was sandho ever all was then seen all going with the fitness coach as the side began to implode new manager long had already suspended the entire school prior to a friendly with no wait last week. but it seems to me that the players are
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sincerely sorry for what happened i understand that they were affected by these events though i can't speak for them but i think everyone has to realize there was a slip in standards but now we should also be able to move forward. meanwhile in motor sports an exciting twenty eleven moto g.p. season lies ahead for team ducati after a six time world champion going into the us and else he will be moving to the italian stable. to an influx of world all writers so from next year i research from before the country for the next to be. very cool and very motivated for these new would silence i think would be very interesting to this situation we change a lot which is about the situation from the from two thousand and four now with them one maybe the best of all to be if it ever get that i'd. just like they didn't need to be any more. to rugby union the way new zealand said just
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a point away from securing the f.a. of the tri nations title in six years and the all blacks can make that happen on saturday against south africa both teams have been training in johannesburg ahead of the big clash new zealand are coming off a thirteen game winning streak including their latest target and victory over australia while the springboks in contrast have suffered three straight losses and cannot successfully defend their title with only two games to go set of this much however i will say in one thousand nine thousand mainly south african crowd ruler of the hosts as they look to regain a sound oneself pride. we want to. play play better than we have done and that means going out and beating the springboks. trying i since obviously as potent but we want to perform we want to want to switch over here and do that last year and that's what motivates us this week. to visit with you try to think you always have things up your sleeves that you go to use the right tone but. it's not just
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checking the ball around for the sake of it a long term goal is will go we've gone away from that. but. at this moment very pleased with the focus of the guys we know they will govern. in this next game and we are focusing on those give only one of the big and then the arms of the alice finish by taking a look at the pick of the strikes which were banging over the weekend in the russian football premier league and by the end of the mall it's still the need has sent brady with a comfortable lead at the top. today
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