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violence on turkish streets or shows no sign of abating riot police again used to i guess and watch the kind in the games and to government protesters who are running for one night while prime minister i don't want refuses to address the demonstrators demands. you know the stories that we go private bradley manning leaking u.s. military documents faces a possible life sentence as a deuce before an army court will look at how washington destroys attempts to unveil its secrets. the trial comes as a fresh bombshell dogs are revealing the massive scale of u.s. surveillance with documents approving the government has been secretly collecting people's phone records and spying on their online activity for yez.
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and to think before you tweet police they being accused of crossing the line with an increasing number of comments on social media. you're watching are to use the weekly with. good to have you with us this morning. we start in turkey where security forces again they use force against the protests that have been raging for over a week across the country tear gas and water cannon were deployed as thousands marched in turkey's two major cities to find the prime minister's call for an immediate stop to the unrest is symbol remains the most rest of city the protests started there as an environmental campaign and has spiraled into the biggest anti-government drive in decades violence erupted in several areas of the city
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overnight with crowd numbers surging to their highest so far in the capital where clashes have a u.s. embassy until it gets returned to the central square where thousands of demonstrators gathered to demand an end to everyone's lives now it is a regular school has been following the week of turmoil and reports of. i feel that i was hit so i put my hand up to get away there was blood gushing down my hands everywhere i saw my friends and asked them to get me out of so he put me in a taxi i don't remember what happened next because i passed out i woke up in hospital where i stayed for the next day. photo journalist ahmed sheikh was there when the peaceful protests spiraled into knoll out standoff between the police and protesters in taksim square more than forty seven hundred people are said to have been injured during clashes with police over the past week with amnesty
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international calling for an investigation into how the turkish police handled the protest rallies spread to squares and parks all over the country by then the message was no longer just about the trees. go on to have they changed their plans about the park and give us our freedoms. earlier i think that they are. the prime minister knew exactly who he wanted to blame for the ever growing protest movement there is a problem called twitter right now and you can find every kind of lived there the thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now according to the thousands in gezi park are looters and alcoholics being spurred on by foreign spies who infiltrated crowds of demonstrators to spread dissent among the turks reportedly fifteen foreigners were arrested for their alleged role in the protests. i know what he's thinking when he says what he does he wants to show that
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he's still got power to those who support him but he doesn't know what to do with the protesters this is a civil rebellion against the government and they're afraid of it doesn't this bus the protesters he acts like he doesn't get the message that this country is not one to be governed by a dictatorship this. large as they were for the first couple of days the demonstrations went to ignored by the turkish media. from c.n.n. international the old protectors you get the polies of the people and then you take c.n.n. turk there is there was a pain in the commentary so it's. actually it's the pressure of the prime minister that is reflected on the media and we think it's unfair other channels international channels sharing this information and we have to find out about it on the international agenda also it's unfair to the people at this point the protests are so huge they're impossible to ignore pretty much just like the barricades that
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people continue to build a lot over the city to keep the police out and gets everyone insists that the destruction of the park will continue to go on as planned and that leaves one to wonder what exactly is in the future for the turkish prime minister with his seeming disregard to the opinion of hundreds of thousands of people in istanbul and in a godless party. despite the violent protests turkey's ruling party has rejected all calls for snap election prime minister everyone has taken a competent stance of dismissing the demonstration as the opposition's attempted to topple the government accusing the protesters of looting and vandalism foreign policy expert a slave in the a senior fellow at the atlantic consul says at all one's position is damaging turkey's image as a model of islamic democracy so far i don't think he's doing a very good job and this is a huge blow to him personally to his image and also to the turkish model which he has been touting around the middle east as something that arab countries should
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emulate he wants to change the constitution to create a sort of imperial presidency and then run for two terms as president this kind of behavior is alienating people who are religious as well as those who are secular so i think he's taking a big big risk by deepening divide among turks and he really should i think quit while he's ahead because obviously the longer he's there the more people even people who are predisposed to like him at the beginning begin to tire of his manner of governing he's somebody who lectures who sermonize is he doesn't listen very well in my experience and i think this is really not a good model for a country that purports to be a modern islamic democracy we're keeping an eye on events unfolding in turkey gathering eyewitness accounts and max but opinion for you on a website go to our digital com for live updates a timeline of the protests and the most dramatic footage.
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the stakes are high at the court martial of bradley manning like use of eking sensitive military data to the whistle blowing web site we can meet the soldiers charged with aiding the enemy and found guilty faces life in jail aren't his marrying up of my explores now the u.s. government's attempts are to silence those who feel they have to speak out. the military court martial against private first class bradley manning begins at a complicated time for the obama administration u.s. journalists have been spied on an unprecedented number of whistleblowers have been imprisoned and access to the truth many say grows increasingly harder by the day we have a severe problem with transparency and secrecy in this country that's for sure our
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problem is a cult of secrecy extreme levels of dystopian secrecy washington classified ninety two million documents in the year two thousand and eleven that's the last count we have to put things in perspective what bradley manning leaked is less than one percent of that manning pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges he faces the twenty five year old said he wanted the public to know how the u.s. military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan had little regard for human life it should be clear to anybody paying attention to bradley manning. thought of himself at the times in whistleblower that he did what he did because he thought he was making the world a better place he's in no way in time american and has never expressed any american sentiment seen any way in fact he's always said that he is it was driven by the sort of sense of patriotism prosecutors however are pursuing a court martial on the remaining charges including the espionage act and aiding the
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enemy which carries a life sentence in prison in an interview with democracy now julian assange addressed washington's allegations that manning aided the enemy by going to wiki leaks if that president is allowed to be directed it will be interesting for a story. it means it's a potential death penalty for any person to military speaking to a journalist about a sensitive matter secondly it also remember oils the journalist and the publication chain of communicating what they would say to the enemy and therefore making them susceptible as well to the espionage act which also has capital offenses and that is part of the. us but latter part is part of the us attorney. or so broadly we hope this letter finds you healthy and
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strong daniel ellsberg known as the original whistleblower who leaked seven thousand government documents to the press in one thousand nine hundred ninety one revealing the truth about the vietnam war more than four decades later he says the u.s. government is going to even greater lengths to keep the public in the dark color to war on truth telling truth telling specifically about truth the government doesn't want her. truth about government crimes or law but the public needs to know. if military prosecutors successfully prove that whistleblowing is aiding the enemy then bradley manning could spend the rest of his life in prison a verdict handed down under presidential promised to usher in an era of transparency when he stepped into the white house according to new york. r.t. . and the ranks of a prosecutor whistleblowers in the u.s.
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may or may be about to grow even launch the national security agency is pushing for criminal probe into the leak that revealed to the scale of its top secret surveillance program earlier this week the british and u.s. papers published a court order that authorized the collection of all phone records from one of america's major phone companies for the disclosure uncovered the existence of a program code named prism that granted u.s. agents access to e-mails videos documents and other material from at least nine internet giants the massive scale of the spying calls all drage at home and abroad but president obama defended the method citing national security needs ivan and is a fellow at the independent institute and says such policies are against the founding principles of the united states. i think this is a real violation of the u.s. constitution even the democrats are saying well this is legal it's been checked out
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by congress. but that's doesn't wash when it violates the direct prison provisions of the u.s. constitution which state that any warrant can't be a general warrant in other words they can't go mining for things which is what they're doing and also there has to be probable cause that there's been a crime committed well every citizen in america can't be. suspected of being a criminal now they're say they're not listening into the conversations of. conversations but the constitution doesn't say anything about that it just says if it's a search and this is a search and it's clearly unconstitutional even though the patriot act which is unconstitutional portions of it. ok's it so i think it's a very bad thing and also this other program that goes that actually does capture the content of e-mails photos that sort of thing on people overseas also captures
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americans as well. coming up later in the program the u.s. a lectures at china on suspected cyber attacks but opinions are divided over this really playing an offensive game with a washington accuse of aggressive moves on beijing and not just in the virtual world. and president putin is set to become officially single after he announces his thirty years of marriage on that and other stories in just a few minutes. the brutal murder of a soldier in a world that inflamed millions of conversations in the social media but some of the online chats resulted in legal hurdles abuse of commons or have led to arrests across britain and many worry the law is becoming. in hunting down internet users are too sour for investigates. we trust our officers with a baton we trust some of the c.s.
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sprit and yet for some reason we can't trust them a twitter account in the wake of the recent will it murder a number of arrests were made across the country after police responded to tweets it was the latest clear sign that police are in placing seychelle media in a way they never have before twitter might be new police territory but their actions tread a fine line already some unfamiliar with the legal ramifications of their tweets felt the full force of the law was one notable example came after a tweet to footballer james mcclean joining in online anger at the footballers decision not to wear a remembrance day poppy katie aiden lucky tweeted he deserves to be shot dead alongside a picture of bullets two weeks later and he was arrested by manchester police do you feel like you crossed the line looking back on their.
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time think of. the consequences they katie's cases since being dropped it's easy to see the cyber threats can cause real fear and often is deserving of punishment but other cases have ranged from the confusing to the downright ludicrous and figures obtained by r t show a steadily rising number of prosecutions in person under the communications act two thousand and three including phone calls emails and social media posts within the police service and with another public sectors but it really is more about leadership than technology you know the technology needs to change absolutely fundamentally one needs to change is the attitude that leaders have to lourdes social media many see as a huge risk what they feel to recognise is the fantastic opportunities and to really display the great skills great problem solving skill. on a great level seven new guidelines set to be made final by the criminal prosecution
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service in the coming weeks but with the explosion of social media leaving british little fighting to catch up many in the legal profession a warning that social media uses no need to tread very carefully i mean it is very deeply concerning i think the family legal perspective and i guess it would be interesting to see your advice to people that you know even though it's ok to say some of you say good things when it comes to social media but i just thank you but if they say well i'm afraid that simply isn't the right thing for. me the restraints book and your activities. but that's never been the focus so. the advice to be extremely careful for. sarah say london so ahead for us this hour we speak exclusively to the victims all the american drone attacks in pakistan and see evidence of the u.s.
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strikes collected by local journalists and that's just ahead don't go away. i'm. arguably america's influence is much larger than that of iran so all with power comes responsibility greater responsibility would you agree with that in every negotiation on a round table the parties are equal they may be different in the degree of their power but on this issue each side is negotiating with the other and trying to reach
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an agreement. here with. the latest a us drone strikes has killed at least seven people in pakistan's tribal region of was it a stunt no information has been released about of the victims almost nine hundred pakistani civilians i estimated to have died in such attacks so slow while washington maintains such warfare is just and the only targets terrorists are choosing to see catherine also look said who exactly is getting caught in the crossfire of the drone war. the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's
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northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean i was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for it's a hopeless feeling bored to death is above our heads all the time. although the attack took place three years ago i mean new laws says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and
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lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills. i did it in the americans should be able to tell an ordinary person from a taliban leader what they should know who they're killing what did we do to deserve this. this isn't my. drone arctic it's a question echoed by now dar who lost part of his hearing his short term memory and nearly his foot when. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says there are the voiceless people have gone isolated by geography and politics simply call it a concentration camp that you have built a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the
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rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these four smuggled to islam about from the tribal areas there are believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see fragments collected by norbu a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drones especially on children just images of the living and the dead for nor its personal . enemies. whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shut is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger
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a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying a drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you just why did the conflict you're giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the conflict . of course this is made me hate the americans we're angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective that's. all that's on. us. when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims you see caffein of pakistan the latest varian strike comes just days after pakistan's newly
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inaugurated prime minister called for an immediate end to the unmanned flights and continued attacks completely undermine the authority of the studies government says retired three star general talat masood. pakistan has been protesting and politically it has a very negative fallout in pakistan and it fuz militancy what exactly is happening is that although it may have certain tactical advantage in the sense that you know if the pakistan does not have control then the drones at least some to some extent may contain the militants but on the political side it lowers the image of the state in the eyes of its people it makes them feel helpless and then it also ruins the relationship between the u.s. and pakistan when it comes to the use of drones the americans have given the responsibility of using the drones to the cia as far as pakistan is concerned where
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is the rest of the countries apart from you your men have been given to the pentagon so they have also said that they would use that very discreetly but in the state of pakistan and afghanistan i think they don't even want to own it want to talk of using it you know discreetly later today we talked to activists and philosopher professor noam chomsky who believes america is taking a fight fire with fire policy between farm is a pretty. a drone strike or a weapon we don't talk about it but it is just imagine if you're walking down the street and you don't know whether in five minutes. there's going to be an explosion across the street. from some place way up in the
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sky that you can't see and. somebody will be killed and whoever else is around will be killed and. maybe you'll maybe you'll be injured if you're there that's just a terrible weapon that terrorizes. religious region is huge areas affects the most massive terror campaign going on long. president vladimir putin has revealed that his marriage is over months of speculation about his private life the confession came in a joint interview with his wife on russian state television where they called it an amicable split the two have been married for thirty years and have two daughters the revelation took the public by surprise says rather muted britain has usually been secretive about his private life. there's more on that
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story on our web site here's what else you can find at our dot com a fifteen cent increase in public transport to get these figures serious for the live protests in brazil with police having to resort to tear gas and rubber bullets to see more of the unrest on our photo gallery. and some brews a blues a for the spanish parliament a public protest with a stop to a discounted strong liquor for lawmakers leaving them with only bill white and coffee yes are called to do is take on the story. the u.s. president has warned the chinese leader against continued large scale theft of american intellectual property through hacker attacks the pair up to the two day summit in california but the smiles and handshakes have failed to smooth a raw over cyber espionage geo political analyst william f.
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and dol says washington lectures of the june while being at the aggressor in the first place. the u.s. is probably the number one cyber warfare force on the planet right now and china is probably playing a defensive game but i don't i don't think the side i think that's a red herring issue right now it's designed by a washington by the obama administration to put pressure on china at a time when the u.s. is doing just that with the so-called asia pivot which is really a china pivot that obama announced in australia back in two thousand and eleven to redirect the american military force posture toward japan with the missile defense which is directly against china towards supporting japan on the the diode you island dispute in the south china sea which is very critical for china's access to potential mineral less mineral resources. up next the story of a family living with aids and their battle to make the world
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a better place for they sont by society. the school board in batavia illinois has a side of 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 plan to do so like punch a student in the face or to go on 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
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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. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tarred with the big picture. jenny and spent long.


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