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the editor of the british newspaper that exposed world wide surveillance stays defiant at a parliamentary terror hearing after threats raids and pleas failed to stop the paper's exposing also. which. dissent over discussion the ukrainian prime minister's attempts to reason with a parliamentary opposition drowned by chance for the cabinets resignation. the divisions in ukraine become more visible with people in the east making it clear they are not as eager to move closer to the you as the crowds on the streets of kiev. struggle under the burden of a sturdy look at how iceland's decision to forgive people's debts was paid off.
from the studio central moscow which just turned eleven pm this is international the editor of britain's guardian newspaper is remaining defiant flat out denying his paper aided terrorists by publishing revelations about the scale of global surveillance he was being grilled by a parliamentary committee which question whether the paper is undermining national security and as for ports it did get quite heated. well was the hearing it was it was lively at times it got quite heavy handed i think it's fair to say the editor of the guardian newspaper managing to answer all these questions but some of the questions i think will raise some eyebrows certainly we heard at one point and then p. i asked alan rusbridger do you love your country now that wasn't the only question
that is going to be raising eyebrows we also heard one m.p. seemingly compare some of the guardian disclosures of the edward snowden files to the leaking of secrets to the nazis let's take a listen to that this is if you. go during world war two would you were transmitted down to the british to the nazis now the question session all the more interesting if you compare it to what took place at the beginning of last month and there we saw the heads of the u.k. intelligence agencies and my five m i six g c h q and they'd come before another parliamentary committee and they're questioning much calmer much more coordinated and so i think this is something that the editor of the guardian also made note of in his questioning today the catastrophic leak that did them was due with by the i.o.c. with the following. can we assume you're having discussions with your colleagues
the hundreds of them. all three of us revealed in those discussions jim drew thank you very much was coming towards the end of that session we heard alan rusbridger asked if the guardian would continue to publish revelations and he said that they wouldn't be intimidated but they wouldn't behave recklessly and that was quite important i think in today's session he really made note of the level of scrutiny that the journalists involved in publishing these stories undertook and saying that they have behaved responsibly and has sparked this debate now about the scope of the surveillance that intelligence agencies in this country have undertaken so certainly i think this debate not going away any time soon. writer journalist and blogger glyn moody says he believes this hearing is all show and no substance it's theatre because it's actually for internal consumption it's really for the united kingdom and david cameron is trying to demonstrate that he's the
strong man that he's tough when terrorism that he's not going to let journalists you know tell him what to do and therefore he's coming out with these statements which for the rest of the world thinks pretty crazy because everyone is saying from president obama downwards that we should have this debate about what are the limits of surveillance and what kind of oversight should we have and it's really only david cameron and the u.k. government that's saying we shouldn't do that let's look at how much pressure the guardian has faced these last months the paper began publishing revelations of surveillance this summer and soon after the police came knocking on the door demanding it hand over all the information it had and that didn't work so the paper was threatened with legal action reportedly by figures close to david cameron now the paper refused to yield in august the partner of a guardian columnist was detained under anti terror laws allegedly for carrying more incriminating data and later that month the paper was forced to destroy hard drives containing sensitive information although that to fail to stop more
revelations and so here we are now with the editor of the guardian being grilled by m.p.'s about aiding terrorists. right to see. her story. and i think that your. thousands of protesters in the ukrainian capital are demanding the president dishpans the country's cabinet that's after a motion of no confidence was rejected by parliament in a far east. is in kiev for us. the system itself was a rather rowdy affair few know anything about the ukrainian rada or the parliament
it's been known to come to blows during a particularly heated discussions this time around you can say that the session has started off for the skirmish right away when the main speaker and the prime minister are sorry to cut to the stage well he has had hard quite a hard time trying to speak over the noise that the parliamentary is were making although he did try to appeal to people's logic you will lose you insight you could locate the cabinet the ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to all of ukraine stop and think salaries doctors be merging g. so this is the who will depend on the continued functioning of this government. the words of from mr azhar of steam to have gone unheeded by the opposition who have proceeded to call him a traitor and to continue calling for the ausman to off the government and the
president and they believe me and all the opposition leaders seems to be shared by people on the street who are put to speeding and the rally which seems to go on for more than forty eight hours at this point in the very center of kiev on the independence square it's important to note that ukraine seems to be split almost precisely in half at this point while the western part of it is looking towards the east you asked the beacon of all good things that ukraine wants to aspire to but there are some who do not share that opinion and that's what this report is about european union flags burning trash bins get it teenagers and the world revolution pass around like a football this is key of what we talk to be about seven character kind of down the middle we've been talking about it before i actually. yes the european integration they're saying that they're here because they don't like the government they're not
against russia they're not against. the leading with what they call to live in the fall they are against the current government they're not happy with what their prime minister or the cabinet ministers are doing but what about other parts of ukraine where people have a different opinion about what's good for the country and what isn't. how many revolutions did we have in ukraine seven and more could do the bring us. they gathered all people and students and used them so unpleasant i don't even want to talk about it right now the opposition is trying to sell the drive for e.u. integration as the choice of all but recent polls show that there's an equal split between the pro european west of the country and the east and south which are historically much more pro russian if people want to live like they do in europe they must work like they do in europe they should not be just school and work for the sake of being out on the street. to be in the e.u.
we must meet certain criteria and that the moment we are simply not up to parts of the european standards in the way we produce things. so far do you claim your leadership has shown no sign of giving in quite the opposite the president the parliament and the cabinet remain firmly in place so perhaps the forecasts of an impending doom could be premature it in an r t. as you mentioned the demands of demonstrators aren't exactly shared by people in the east of ukraine thousands of taken to the streets there to vote voice support for the authorities and their decision to suspend the trade deal with the recent poll showed that the country's sharply divided on the issue more than seventy percent of those living in the west of the country are in favor of that deal with the european union compared to less than thirty percent as you can see in the east well i spoke to an analyst who thinks that few of those on the streets really understand the costs of signing a deal with the e.u.
. from a purely mathematical standpoint the deal with the e.u. would have completely bankrupted ukraine the e.u. demanded basically an unconditional surrender demanded a unilateral. dismantling of ukraine's rail networks full compliance with european regulations which there are hundreds of thousands of pages now the protesters they might say oh this is civilization this is europe this is our destiny to. you right now is greece it's spain it's violent it's italy it's corruption it's poverty it's our. banks toure's running out of control it's cyprus it's confiscation of private bank deposits i mean that's the e.u. right now that's a new reality so i'm not really sure that the people that are on the street demanding to join the e.u. know this or are quite sure what that entails several polish politicians including the former prime minister and the vice president of the european parliament went to
kiev to support the protest is that john walker lindh from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris says that this mirrors the events of the orange revolution back in two thousand and four. the rumors of a coup are to be taken with some seriousness but i would be surprised if the events of two thousand and four the orange revolution could be repeated i think it would be difficult for the pro western forces in ukraine to pull off the same trick twice it's absolutely disgraceful for european politicians to travel this way as they did ten years ago when members of the european parliament and other people from the e.u. including of course particularly polish representatives played a very important role in disrupting the electoral process back at the time of the orange revolution it's very important to emphasize the role of poles specifically in this process with ukraine poland has always regarded ukraine is its backyard it
has i would say neo imperialist designs on ukraine it wants ukraine to come into its orbit into the european orbit but mainly into its orbit so there's no incompatibilities between kaczynski professed euro skepticism and his deep desire to effect this radical geopolitical change one thing both the government and opposition agree on is that the violent riots would deliberately instigated although each side blames the other prominent foreign affairs analyst. believes that the authorities have nothing to gain from such tactics. it is obvious that the government has nothing to gain by sculley to violence the government is actually hoping that it will gradually die down the only people who have a vested interest in provoking violence are the protesters themselves or to put it more precisely those who are behind the organized specter of the protests
because it would work wonders both in the western media and in the end tell you look over each segment of the ukrainian population to have the martyrs of the so-called peaceful protests who are being suddenly be savagely by the police the violence instigated perhaps by the fringe elements of the protesters but certainly not by the government because they have nothing to gain and of course we'll be bringing you more updates from ukraine an expert opinion on the situation throughout the day plus you can always keep an eye on developments by logging on to dot com where you'll also find the most striking videos and photos from the protests. international law would be twenty four hours a day coming up this britain's sweet chit chat with china faces a great wall of skepticism. while david cameron visits beijing sweets in
mandarin in promotes closer trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants say that the immigration crackdown in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome. guilty as charged a leader with russia's bolshoi ballet will spend the next six years behind bars for a brutal acid attack on the company's director. the media leave us so we leave them to be. part of the scene motion security play
a blitz of smiles and sweet talk from david cameron who's doing his best to look china into investing more into britain's economy and promises resorting to political charm in the beijing at the head of the u.k.'s largest ever trade delegation. some in europe and elsewhere see the world changing and want to shut china off behind the bamboo of trade barriers britain wants to trade barriers and britain is the ideal for an opening china not to be on the world of big politics some chinese people already living in britain feel the country is less than completely open on london comes from the police boycott reports on why many don't feel welcome in a concrete positioning itself as a close ally of the. according to the local association here in london's chinatown immigration officials would visit the eateries here once or twice a week but it wasn't for the food or even that is just one of the restaurants
raided by the u.k. border agency if you imagine. enjoying you your meal with your friends your family some uniformed people. who don't are so we know what's going on and on the one hand the staff will have to deal with a customer and they don't know what's happening in or near that they're being questioned by these guys who may not have thought and thought and so the u.k. border agency insists that any immigration checks that carries out looking for illegal workers are always intelligence led but this is up and down this street say that legal procedures weren't followed the raids in fact some of them didn't result in any arrests whatsoever but the frequency and the reported heavy handedness of the immigration officials led to on precedented to action all of the businesses here shut down in protest against what they said was discrimination from the u.k.
border agents say they are concerned the genuine frustration and the level of the threat. and the level of. discontent. flecked to. people. to close the business to support the action since the protests to take place community leaders have met with the u.k. border agency to discuss the way in which the raids were handled while david cameron visits beijing tweets in mandarin and promotes closer trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants many of whom of work to for generations say that the immigration clampdown in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome. azzi. an attempt to boost economic recovery is one of the reasons britain is looking
eastwards iceland took a similar route when its economy turned number of other reasons why it's now doing much better than other european countries who looked into the financial abyss back in two thousand and eight. and explains. iceland's government has decided to help out home owners with their mortgage payments mine getting billions into the economy to write them more which is linked to inflation which will help out around a third of the population's let's rewind to two thousand and eight because the economy has quite a comeback and it did so without bailing out the banks yes there's still a long way to go until the country cheese pre-crisis debility but considering the stock market crashed ninety percent and unemployment surged no i fould the economy is in better shape so this is what the government did this to the country let the insolvent non-domestic banks go bankrupt which led to the collapse of the big three and after protests on the streets for a referendum on whether or not the u.k. and the neverland's iceland's president to the proposed bills which its citizens
felt were just. a quarter of the population out by forgiving debt to ease the people's pain punish the banking executives that were guilty of causing the financial crash in the first place now many are actually indicted for their economic crimes comparisons often drawn between iceland and another country that we're talking about greece both have dealt with insolvency really different ways greece save the banks with the assistance of the e.u. and the i.m.f. . is spending cuts to deal with their ailing economy there's no recovery in sight nor will there be for quite some time greece and to protest too but assign it to stick with brussels assist with austerity price and cannot be directly compared because of course of the size of the economies and indeed the population as well go i said with three hundred twenty thousand greece with eleven point three million
people plus although foreign debt in iceland was six times higher than g.d.p. during the crash greece however after four years of austerity measures designed to reduce greece's public debt has instead continued to grow to one hundred seventy five percent of g.d.p. and the biggest difference of all of course greece has the euro iceland has the freedom of their own currency. and i spoke to professor of binary economics rodney shakespeare who believes that iceland is setting a remarkable example you must rely on your own national bank for your own uses for your own real economy and for the spreading and if you don't do that you'll be trapped into debt in the same way that what got greece you've got iceland which you've got every country in the world is being tracked into increasing debt and all that happens is that they increase the levels of the debt
and smash the populations down we need a revolt against this global financial system and in its own way iceland is setting a recent example thank you iceland. bitcoin hackers shut down a major online black market on our website and read about the battle between rebels and drug dealers and cyber criminals still millions of dollars worth of big coins from a narcotic market place. plus what you know a poll shows an absolute majority of americans want products containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled but the government isn't listening more on that at r.t. dot com. darts for the bolshoi in two other defendants have been found guilty of a brutal acid attack on the russian companies theater director the court handed down prison sentences for all three of his medical. shows bush with it. a four hour sentence reading brought the curtain down on
a month long trial and it has lost the ball sharifi or leading solo who is behind bars reaching who has been given six years in prison and two kids fellow defendants four and ten years accordingly now the judge has also given relied to certain villains to lawsuits richard cheney who has to be three point five million roubles in compensation now this case has tarnished the reputation of russia's balsa the theater that last year reopened three spectacular refurbishment but some of the light has been taking off a theater by the scandal and up to looking bad so this happens in russia's valley history let's have a look. the final act in a case as dark as anything to grace the famous stage an acid attack that exposed to the world that russia stop theater in reality as a battle of filled where the struggle for glory when the curtains for the all songs
in the theatres artistic director is to give fill in that almost made him blind shocked the world leaving the question who was the monster mind behind it so guess elaine was returning home after an evening at the theatre world gallow to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with a scoff called out for liz name and right after that threw some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him another leader a court appearance for len described the pain as unbearable and terrifying he was left suffering in agony and the snow right outside this building it was late at night and it took him some time to get help and more than twenty operations before he showed his face in public again from the start of official sun investigators believe the solid had come from inside the bali community two months later. the arrest of leading soloist bible dmitrichenko often in his career the onstage
villain playing every thing from von rothbart and swan lake to even the terrible he was accused of planning the attack and chord need to change to admit it he did want to rough up felon but sad he did not intend for acid to be thrown into his face i organized the state of crime but not on the scale that it turned out. and your advantage rumors and sooner ations even violence the dark underbelly of the story place and the spotlight. it will take a while to the store the loss of this famous and situation i didn't push the artsy mosque. for some more news making headlines around the world in syria islamist forces have retaken the christian town of maloof from government forces that's according to state media twelve nuns taken captive by groups have reportedly been moved to
a neighboring town and in damascus a suicide bomber has struck in the center of the city killing at least four people since fighting began in syria more than one hundred twenty five thousand people died according to the u.k. based syrian observatory for human rights. a massive pileup in eastern belgium has left one person dead and dozens injured heavy fog shrouded the highway causing more than one hundred calls on lorries to smash into each other a state of emergency was put in place for six hours since this. one isn't just over half an annex it's economic parasites and cryptocurrency because a report. war
is probably the most complex of human activity. in the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder. to kill a bunch of people you don't know what's there on the premises there or in the us people. reading. this some of the shoots my brother in the leg not intentional because it because it was night times four in the morning even the best given the pouch sold. are going to make mistakes this is this whole idea of brotherhood and author and camaraderie in this sense it was in this context that has absolutely no place.
to live the torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred and twenty three days. through two thousand and nine hundred ninety cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killings. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a lympics torch relay. m r t r t dot com. welcome to the kaiser report mags kaiser you know wired magazine this week feature
of the absurd creature of the week a tongue eating i suppose. this parasitic guy's a pod consumes the tongue of the rose snapper fish and replaces it with its own body providing the fish with a fully functioning tongue i know what you're thinking you're thinking that sounds a lot like jamie diamond and in a way you're right jamie who is normally seen masting in the large intestine of the chairman of the federal reserve bank of course and his fellow financial parasites have replaced the origins of capital allocation and price discovery with their own slow the report parasitic toads throw but if you remove that zone we're going to support from the fish the holes dug for those notes on. but what happens when you remove the banking parasites from the system. most goods to serve are those who sold you do we're going to have to ask this question max but first i want to look at the actual headline about this tongue eating ice so pod absurd creature of the
week this parasite eats officious tongue and takes its place here is the image of it and you see this is called the same oath the exit a tongue eating ice a pot and it targets a fish by infiltrating his gills getting into his tongue and replacing it and of course you can see that as an analogy for many systems around our our world whether it's the food system the political system we have the organ of legislative bodies which are supposedly politicians for example operating in a democratic way but they're actually corporations and you know executives for corporations running a corporation of a parasite enters the first of the gills and then eats the tongue and then it replaces the tongue and it lose inside the fish as well as the tone presumably as food comes in then the parasite is spread out i think about high frequency trading because remember goldman sachs j.p. morgan they put these high frequency trading servers right.