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sights of bomber defense trading previous see for security after leaks expose a gargantuan government surveillance empire one so vast that even the author of the as. the ropes in turkey's capital ankara where police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters probably has to wear their words under fire from rights organizations over the fierce crackdown. and a love hate relationship the u.s. press is china over suspected hackers attacks is america's shaky with coverage because increasingly dependent on chinese investment.
hello is kevin owen here moscow just after one am watching r.t. good to have you with us and there's no way around it is president obama's declared but to sacrifice previously of the name of security and according to league documents his administration has done just that stablish ing a surveillance mechanism unprecedented in size and scope web history and the call records of hundreds of millions of americans and people worldwide are reportedly being funneled to u.s. spy agencies in a sissy a churkin and with more on the revelations. and a massive leak on the extent of surveillance on hundreds of millions of people dubbed breathtaking by civil rights groups and outraged americans more revelations on what exactly u.s. officials have been popping into the light america's national security agency has been using three of the biggest u.s. telecom companies verizon a.t.m. t. and sprint to monitor all phone calls made by subscribers now combined keep in mind these three companies have
a staggering almost three hundred million customers and the spying is reportedly done regardless of whether or not there is reason to suspect scriver is of any criminal activity and this is of course shocking this includes all of the phone calls being made within the united states as well as between the u.s. and foreign countries making really the scope of this tracking system even wider than american territory and of course this all comes at a time after the obama administration acknowledges the existence of an n.s.a. and f.b.i. program dubbed prism in a nutshell this program what it entails is nine major internet companies that include google facebook yahoo microsoft skype you tube apple a.o.l. and pal talk have been used by u.s. officials to monitor photos videos e-mails and audio and all other sorts of information tracking a really sweeping scope of individual's online activity and the n.s.a. is of course you know traditionally understood to gather foreign intelligence so the tracking of hundreds of millions of americans online accounts on u.s. territory through american companies is certainly
a pugil revolution to put it mildly but because of the popularity of these web companies such as google and facebook for instance it's absolutely obvious that communication spied upon does not just include americans and overall just staggering all consuming monitoring of personal data that is a major eye opening example of what obama's administration has been up to we have heard comments from europe mainly germany for example about the need to clarify the scope of this u.s. program on questions are also being asked about the extent of the knowledge of the british government in terms of what kind of knowledge it had on the survey. and sixty and how it might have cooperated and dealt with the u.s. on this as well and it's important to note that online freedom fighting group anonymous has leaked a total of thirteen documents curiously one of them the us department of defense so-called strategic vision for controlling the internet and on an intelligence sharing network which shares data with partners around the world and obama's comments on this major scandal have also been pretty curious basically the us president in a nutshell says that absolute security cannot walk hand in hand with privacy and
lack of inconvenience and you know putting aside the claim of absolute security in the u.s. certainly something that has reason to be widely questioned this seems to be a statement completely opposing a belief voiced by our founding father benjamin franklin the those willing to give up liberty for some safety don't deserve either one but apparently the roots of american history that the country prides itself in now irrelevant as obama's administration tries to wash off the amount of dirt released under a leader who swore by transparency as well as present of u.s. practices of democracy to the rest of the world as absolutely stellar we have been the wood for the national security agency for thirty years and left on the eve of the launch of prism he told us the sweeping nature of the program only serves to encourage abuse. it's a direct violation of the constitution and always has been that's why i left the n.s.a. in two thousand and one they started to do this and of course the congress and the administration at the time was being baboo bamboozled by the intelligence community
saying that you have to collect all this data is so we can find the bad guys and if we don't do that we won't be able to achieve that and their budgets have been almost tripled i think since nine eleven so what they're really doing is saying we have to we have to use what we have which was that which is the problem with power when you give power to it to an organization or to people they tend to use it and assembling this kind of information about all in all the systems in the united states or anybody else for that matter gives you power against them you have leverage now and you can use that power against them or you can you can use other agencies of the government like the i.r.s. to investigate people like for example if they needed or they wanted to know who is in the tea party they already have that from the telephone and e-mail networks that build those social communities communities built from that data will tell them who's participating in the tea parties the central figures and who are not central to the to the to the tea party and then from that if they're asking for tax exempt status you can send the i.r.s.
after them to harass them that's what's possible that's what this power of knowledge does it gives and that power to do that. more developments now in an ongoing story next violence has broken out in the turkish capital ankara sente government demonstrations stretch into a second week police are using tear gas water cannons on the crowds as the office is reportedly making arrests istanbul meantime witnesses similar scenes earlier. copulates is for she's live in turkey now the flashpoint most recently tonight yeah . that is correct we do know that there have been empty government protests in entourage roughly five thousand people have come out on the streets what to one of the main squares and the police has first requested them to leave the square and then suddenly without any further warning they pulled out all the everything that they had in their equipment tear gas water cannons and created havoc literally created a psychiatric scheme people had to flee the narrow streets there are also some
information which hasn't been quite confirmed yet but there have been reports that people have now been also arrested and on cross so we're waiting to see what kind of development we can see from the turkish capital at this point you have to you have to understand that the capital actually has seen a lot of violence in the past several days unlike istanbul and protests have been broken up by police with tear gas quite frequently almost every other day in fact when people came out there on that on friday there was sort of a joke circulating around that they were surprised to find some fresh air in the parks as opposed to usually being tear gassed by the police so again a lot of still quite a lot of while it's in the turkish capital we have to wait and see exactly what happens there by the here in istanbul we do have other protests going on however we don't have any police presence at the moment and hopefully will stay this way as they head into a second week now the protest is as angry as ever yeah. well you
can see their anger but at the same time it's a curious it's a curious mixture of anger righteous anger and also pride of course people have started protesting the plans to get rid of the gezi park right here in the middle of istanbul it's the little green island that people felt they had to keep in after a peaceful sit in of about roughly fifty people was broken up by police. about a week and a half ago people came out and thousands and now they're saying it's. not about the trees anymore and they're not just coming out in istanbul they're coming out as i said in this and on koran and in tens of other cities across the entire country roughly there's the hundreds of thousands of people participating in the protests countrywide just here in taksim square in istanbul we've seen crowds gather up to about more than a hundred thousand people and there are others saying that they will continue to come out here because their main request at this point or their main demand at this
point is let's leave the park where it is and let's see the government go however there do want is obviously very defiant he insists that there will be no early elections which means that the government will stay in place and everyone says that he will also continue to go ahead as planned and wipe out the park and still build the ottoman era barracks which was the initial plan from the turkish government of course we also have to see how those plans pan out because the people that are here in the gezi park and in the tax of square they're not going anywhere following closely with the help ridiculous french producer of the street there from istanbul tonight. foreign policy expert barbara slaven a senior fellow with the atlantic council told us everyone needs to rethink his approach to dealing with the protesters. this was a small environmental demonstration which turned into something huge after police used excessive force against the demonstrators it's now spread throughout turkey and what it showing is that there is
a great deal of opposition to heir to one personally and to the kind of creeping islamization that he's trying to promote in turkey it comes just a couple of weeks after he had a trip to washington where he bragged about turkey's economic success and again talked about turkey is a model so i think it has done damage if you look at what's happened to the stock market in turkey to the value of the turkish currency clearly he needs to recalculate i don't think this tough guy approach is going to help turkey we've heard talk about legislation that would limit when people can buy alcohol and consume it in public talk about restricting abortions he's urged women to all have three children course you know his wife wears a headscarf all the rest there's kind of a question of that. that as well and i think that there are a lot of turks who are still loyal to the memory of auditor and who do not want to have this forced down their throats they want it to be a choice not something that the government tells them to do. still to come
a nuclear power plant that can withstand a plane crash but it's the locals who have proven to be a tougher judge of the program we knew much needed until we get a. hurdle that you get on. the next cybersecurity issues have been high on the agenda between china and the u.s. this weekend as the country's first bilateral subject of the decade wraps up in california. has been following the meeting between barack obama and shoot your pain . while it appeared to be all smiles the men were dressed very casually no ties walking along this private sprawling estate in california there was a lot of things to discuss among them economic issues north korea but the most important issue here cyber security now amid this meeting before this meeting took place reports have appeared indicating that obama has ordered his national security leaders to compile a list of potential over seas adversaries for cyber hacking which can be targeted
with little or no warning why is that important to mention because for the past several months more than five u.s. officials have been accusing hackers in china that have links to the chinese military the chinese government of hacking into u.s. systems and stealing defense programs stealing weapons programs stealing the patents and technologies of u.s. manufacturers those accusations china has vehemently denied and said that they are not a part of any hacking that's going on within the u.s. system but china also recently said or a technology official part of the chinese government also pointed a finger back at the u.s. so that they have massive records and facts indicating that hackers in the u.s. are hacking in into china as. china secrets and systems and now u.s. president barack obama did come out and say he believes these talks i've been very
terrific he's also said that he is hoping that the chinese and u.s. military can strengthen its ties and some would say that that could be problematic considering considering the pivot that the u.s. military has made to the asia asian pacific many experts believe that the u.s. is now surrounding china militarily building militarily in china's backyard so clearly there is a lot of confrontations or issues that both of these these leaders need to confront . at the end of the day these two countries the to largest economies in the world need to find a way to work together because they are tied in systemically with when it comes to debt when it comes to borrowing when it comes to trade but the tense moments right now seem to be surrounding cyber security virtual espionage and these mutual accusations of hacking or china stirring things up in the u.s. not only over its online auctions as murtha was talking about there but also over
its trading ambitions beijing's eyeing up a meat industry deal that could become its biggest ever takeover of an american company the scale of the moves got some business leaders worried but other spy a golden opportunity this is a quote from virginia's secretary of agriculture told a more he says he thinks that his state's actually going to benefit from the deal by getting better access to the vast chinese market global strategy is george clooney griese he told me there's no grounds to criticize china there is always going to be the segment of the american politicians and pundits that are always looking for something to criticize when it is in china and sometimes a criticism comes from left field with no basis whatsoever certainly in this case these there's an opportunity to to say to blacken this deal based pointing out that chinese quality is not safe for their dead pig slowly known
a river in shanghai and so on and so forth the intention is not to supply the americans with chinese pork but really is to supply american pork in china says the growing market there for for high in meat products so again it's a win for the american industry and it's a boost for the american economy. coming up on the program still jerusalem a city of both contrasts add inequality to we've got the plight of jews muslims arabs accuses rather of deliberately keeping them in poverty all the details of the great. wealthy british.
market. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser reports. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything in. our welcome to the big picture.
shows many british new star magazine pictures of mir they could woman plastered across the cover now though two prominent feminist groups are calling from to be removed from public sight or face the legal consequences. it's called the story. you're allowed mags it's a booming industry aimed at young men featuring lots of pictures of scantily clad women here in britain you can buy them in your local high street shop well that could be about to change because two feminist groups armed with the support of several prominent british lawyers say that leaving magazines objectify women and could underpin harmful to choose to put lead to discrimination reasons why it's against women so they're calling on high street retailers to stop selling the publications if they don't they say they risk being sued bubble last month by customers non-self has a light but can you really be harassed by an anonymous old jacked sure they rank
hotness of naked ladies and features chauvinist jokes but would removing them lead the line of censorship we hit the streets of london to find out what the public think shoes i'm older and getting paid for what she's doing and which i did and more and more guys are in those pictures and well it's not just girls i post you can be all quiet and see things just the culture that we're in though i don't i don't like seeing them if i walk into my is happening for i walk into my local news agency and i've seen like just boots everywhere and i have asked them to turn them over and ask me to put them higher i don't want to see and should be a choice i don't think is harmful is what i mean it's for certain kind of person who reads that so it's really fun to press whether it's political or images or whatever within reason obviously there's a legal issues. is that is a dangerous is a dangerous route to go down editors on the readers of the last minute they're up in arms their argument against removing them is simple since the magazines became
popular in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. incidents of domestic violence in the u.k. have actually gone down and if lads' mags a deemed to be harassment then how long before fashion magazines and advertising images are deemed to be harassment as well and what's to stop men from being offended by pictures of naked males also on the covers of other magazines playboy carry on the. london. at arsenal congress morning we're going to sort out a computer to fill the need for speed most certainly china now sending a wake up call them to the world's tech giants and some builder super computers are probably twice as fast as anything silicon valley is going to offer a good read up more about that but to a bit variance for the world's chocolate type nestlé mars facing a multibillion dollar lawsuit over claims of a swim in the sea again comes the place to read about to. jerusalem is a deeply divided city and that's clearly evident in the very different lives its
people live there arab say discrimination against them is rife accusing israel of intentionally keeping them in poverty paula slayer investigates. israeli leaders may claim jerusalem is the undivided capital of israel but try telling that to the city's two hundred eighty thousand arabs. they did have everything gardens pools but children go to camps in the summer but we did not have these in. this school sports ground is typical of facilities for jewish children but a stone's throw away arab children like ms ashame astley spend their afternoons playing here in the street in front of his house in the first study of its kind the u.n. found the palestinian poverty in jerusalem has risen steadily over the last decade eighty two percent of arab children live in squalor three times as many arab families live below the poverty line compared to the jewish neighbors part of the
problem is this war that israel started building a decade ago israelis say it's necessary for security and to separate israel from palestine but what it's also done is isolate arab jerusalemites from their traditional economic sphere in the west bank and so whereas once you had daily visitors coming from palestinian cities to shop in jerusalem that's all but dried up add to that the discriminatory policies which see the city's arabs paying high municipal taxes for poor services and it's no wonder arab jerusalemites are suffering the worst poverty rate of all time the jerusalem municipality has an arab affairs department but critics say it pays less attention and money to the very citizens it's meant to serve something the municipality acknowledges but refuses to shoulder the blame yes. because it is very difficult for us to get services to those communities behind the wall there is a security issue with sending city employees or contractors into those neighborhoods in the past our men were attacked while trying to provide the
residents and services but many arab jerusalemites feel it's a smokescreen they say the municipalities really intention is to keep. him out to make their lives so uncomfortable that they eventually leave his our lives here in the shell jalen neighborhood on the border between east and west jerusalem jewish groups say his family's house like many others was once owned by jews and they want them back but. they are doing everything they can to kick us out of the city their goal is to make it just a jewish city with no palestinians in it israelis seem to be that arabs of jerusalem are citizens who are equal when in fact we're not equal that's all. and so far from the moaning the fact that his playground is just one street and these are fears he could one day be left in his home city without any way to call home policy our team east jerusalem. around the world in brief and other sworn at least eleven people have been killed dozens wounded in clashes with
a local militia operating in the libyan city of benghazi witnesses say crowds converged on the armed groups headquarters dividing it disband after a heated exchange the militia began firing at the protesters such groups are rife in libya they were armed during the revolution and made his intervention against colonel gadhafi two years ago. a car blast in central syria in the city of homs has killed eight people and left another five injured know when she admitted the attack but damascus has been accusing the rebel al nusra front for carrying out terrorist versions across the country also in the area the syrian army is reportedly restored control over the city of qusayr a few weeks of intense fighting with rebels there the syrian civil conflict been going on for more than two years now with the opposition blocking diplomatic peace initiatives by demanding the government's departure. and aegean agree india is about to get a brand new nuclear facility to help ease the country's crippling power shortages but it's faced a few hurdles with construction repeatedly delayed over safety concerns from locals
balancing their worries and the needs of india's rapidly growing economy hasn't been easy as artie's may have found. the few has been loaded and the first customers will soon get the first energy from the could on nuclear plant a joint indian and russian venture and it seems the launch of the station thought to be the biggest in both india and the world couldn't have come into better time defeats it a little in that there is a huge energy deficit in this particular part of the country in the tamil nadu province and across all of india industries are suffering they're already queen for energy they need of course the fusion will help things there. the government estimates that the country's power supply is about ten percent behind what it actually needs last summer half of india's population more than six hundred million people lost their electricity for two days major indian cities are still often plunged into darkness right now india gets fifty five percent of its energy from
coal but the fossil fuels future is bleak state owned coal india the largest producer here is under pressure to sell below market price and can expect production one of the world's fastest growing economies is struggling to meet is increased energy demand and he's trying to diversify its coal dependent energy sector experts estimate that india needs around four hundred billion dollar investment into the industry to reach is developing. the station has been under construction for a decade but could have been launched earlier thousands of protesters outside couldn't columb mainly fisherman here in environmental damage have delayed the launch for more than a year those protests grew louder after japan's fukushima disaster in two thousand and eleven but couldn't columbus designers insist its one point five meters thick protective concrete dome could withstand the impact of a large passenger jet. is the only nuclear station in the world that not only has
active security features but also the most up to date safety system. which activate even of the electricity supplies cards or there is no one to control them repeat of the fukushima disaster is impossible here at. the two thousand megawatt couldn't columb plant is just phase one delhi and moscow have already signed off on another station to be built next to it to help feed india's insatiable appetite for energy and to keep its economy fully charged murray financial r t from couldn't in india. more fighting talk rather martyred on the way to break in the set just a couple of minutes from now.
the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation plantain he do select punch a student in the face or to go in some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for the class no he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the students personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they need to know you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what those rights are but that's just my opinion.
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