cries foul over losing a pentagon contract worth billions to rival microsoft and. one person in particular . pro-democracy movement takes a break from protests and heads for a big win in the closely watched local election season as a litmus test for. the rest of made us more than a 1000 california university students try to block a conservative pundit speaking on campus was directed. alternative viewpoint. it's important to have different values to share on campus not just progressive values are ideas experience new and different challenging ideas that might arise if we only hear one side that's all they'll ever hear.
monday morning here in moscow this 25th of november a welcome to the program life. with this update for you so 1st off and if there's one thing doesn't like losing the internet giants formally launched a legal challenge against the u.s. defense department after rival microsoft beat the firm to clinch a very lucrative data contract the decision surprised analyst sue thought amazon had a in the bag but the road is about more that money is explained. amazon and white christmas oft 2 giants that have changed the way we experience the world.
yes warm and fuzzy ads to appeal to our pockets over the holiday season but it turns out the real money that goes softer is the pentagon's own given the u.s. military spent over $600000000000.00 annually it's unsurprising there's a battle for the big contracts so head to head and microsoft have been vying for the pentagon prize of $10000000000.00 over the next 10 years the contract in question is for the judge by project and ambitious event that would allow the pentagon to stall sensitive data on a single large cloud it would also allow the military to take full advantage of artificial intelligence tools tools which have drawn concern from ethical watch dogs for their lethal potential in guiding missiles and drones amazon thought it had its foot in the door not only is it the lead in the walls of cloud computing
it's also made $600000000.00 from its dealings with the cia since 2013 so you can understand the shock when microsoft was crowned and the amazon's not happy it's so unhappy in fact that it's filed a lawsuit saying that it was passed over at the recommendation of a certain donald trump we believe is critical for our country that the government and its elected leaders administer procurements objectively and in a minute is free from political influence numerous aspects of the joint enterprise defense infrastructure evaluation process contain clear deficiencies there is an unmistakable by. and it's important that these matters be examined and rectified it's true trump and bezos have rarely exchanged a kind wad the president argues that amazon is swindling the u.s. postal service out of money and doesn't pay enough tax he's also not a fan of the bezel so and washington post whose printing press is pretty hot from
all its anti trump coverage so we're probably wasn't hard to guess who trump was not going to throw his support behind we're getting tremendous. really complaints from other companies and from great companies some of the greatest companies in the world are complaining about it having to do with amazon and the department of defense and i will be asking them to look at it very closely to see what's going on because i have had very few things where there is really such complaining amazon thinks that there is evidence of undue influence something both microsoft and the pentagon deny the acquisition process was conducted in accordance with the political laws and regulations in law for his which treated fairly and evaluated consistently with the solicitation stated evaluation criteria we have confidence in the qualified staff of the department of defense and we believe the facts will show they have been a details sarah process in determining the need to the will fight to
a best man by microsoft but while these companies fight it out for the pentagon's affections others have been more reticent last year outrage was sparked after it emerged google was cooperating with the department of defense on a project that helped the army identify drone targets over $3000.00 employees signed a petition calling for the trial of more ality over money and ultimately resulting in the search engine not renewing the contract we believe that google should not be in the business of war building this technology to assist the u.s. government in military surveillance and potentially lethal outcomes is. not acceptable so while some battle with that conscience and mothers refuse to accept lost fortunes for microsoft it's been a golden with its war chest filled by a milestone contract shares jumped 3 percent and to top it all off bill gates has
recently returned to his favorite position the wilds of richest man rumor has it even helped jeff bezos clear his desk. from the anti war and said coalition explains why the pentagon is always considered to be a solid business partner in amount of war. amazon's lawsuit represents indicates the cutthroat competition between the mega monopoly corporations that are competing with each other to become an appendage of the pentagon big technology companies know that in order to really prosper and thrive in the american economy you have to affix yourself to pentagon spending because the lion's share the majority of discretionary budgeting each year in this massive federal budget actually goes for death and destruction for the u.s. military machine so this is not simply a matter of war the defense department and the contracts this is it this is
business and in america war is very profitable and war contracting very very profitable big vote homecoming a stainless try that next the pro-democracy kind of that's their own course would seem to secure a landslide victory in the chinese territories district council elections after a record number of voters flocked to the polls sunday folks are still being counted but local reports say the opposition has taken 17 out of 18 districts that will give them about 390 seats out of the 452 being contested it's the 1st elections since those violent protests erupted in june and was widely seen as a referendum on beijing on komo position leaders say the result sends a clear message to the a thorough. teasin that demonstrators demands must be taken seriously now the huge win means the pro-democracy bloc will get a biggest say on the election committee that selects hong kong's next chief currently they carry lambs commented she says she hopes the territory won't return to chaos for the city to have a fresh start we spoke to economist benjamin cho about it whether or not this lull
in the unrest is going to last or not. on one hand the leaders security measures or the new police chief. last week words on the other hand both sides can actually call for a ceasefire peace encouraging actions and inactions of the rioters are highly coordinated contrary having no mastermind behind even real people breaching can last most of these elections is not directly impacting much the majority of elections the council for lawmaking north committee for the next chief executive so i expect why do you go on respect that you actually results expression of ultimate intention of the right is really not just about the welfare of hong kong but on it global political competition between powerful nations. american academia seems to inclusiveness issues these days as conservative lecturers are increasingly
being shut out by student protesters cover in the this monday kaleb open. universities are supposed to be a place for learning getting a useful degree and exploring certain ideas however lately they've become a home to some rather intense political activism as well as excluding certain ideas take the university of california berkeley as an example during the 1960 s. the campus was home to the free speech movement and upsurge demanding the right to discuss and debate off campus issues however lately it has become far less receptive to certain divergent ideas. a columnist with right wing conservative views that are too extreme for some ann coulter opposes women's suffrage and called for militarily converting the middle
east to christianity now arthur laffer is different from ann coulter arthur laffer served in the reagan white house he's not a pundit rather an economist he just wrote a book about trump's america 1st economic vision well being on the university students did not like that he was given a platform. for why the university had to issue an apology it seems like the rules of free expression and open discourse don't apply to right wing speakers and approach from voices conservatives often complain about a perceived a liberal bias in aca damia and the constant curling of accusations of naziism at right wing scholars samuel abrams a professor at sarah lawrence college actually called for regulating political balance this wolf the ideological distribution among college administrators should give off students and their families pose the ideological imbalance coupled with
their agenda setting power threatens the free and open exchange of ideas which is precisely what we need to protect and higher edge. cation in these politically polarized times now this idea of hiring professors based on their political views and mandating that it be 5050 among the left and right didn't go over too well in fact many called for him to be fired just for suggesting this is what new york city college students think about the atmosphere on the campuses any ideas that counteracts this progressive movement or this so-called leftist movement often get met with a lot of backlash conservative professors or people with conservative viewpoints doesn't get shut out of the conversation would be comparative to me going into a class that was something against what i believed in and making the same insight i like don't think that they should be allowed to do that they when they hear whatever they want to hear it's not allowing them to experience new and different and challenging ideas that might open their eyes i do think that it is important to
have different values share on campuses not just progressive values or ideas or the ones that cater to you we can't just allow ourselves to be put in an echo chamber of liberal ideas or an echo chamber of conservative ideas we have to be unbiased we have to look at you know different viewpoints and make our own decisions on them and if we only hear one side that's all we'll ever hear in the last several decades ideas described as liberal and progressive have pretty much become the dominant view of america's institutions of higher learning and despite rhetoric about diversity and freedom of expression these folks are pretty determined to keep it that way and don't mind silencing those who might disagree a little up and artsy new york american scholar michael redd so bold claims that he was forced to leave his job as a new york university liberal arts professor offering his conservative views he says that to his students are increasingly turning against lecturers and don't agree with. i would call them ill liberals 1st of all they're not liberals there
are liberal leftists who are attempting to shut down any speech that they don't approve of even if they don't know what it is because in many cases they don't even know what the speaker say or have to say they don't even understand different viewpoints lot of om listening to them they are complete political thoughts i think that their viewpoints are the only ones worthy of. a hearing and therefore they have turned the university into nothing but a semi violent echo chamber so yeah there is a new wave of activism but i wouldn't call it grassroots by any means it's it's an astroturf movement that is synthetic it's being whipped up by members of the democratic and other. leftist groups and it is completely. frenzied it is no it is not rational at all. fishing for red problems which are a delicacy in italian cuisine has become
a whole lot more dangerous for fishermen in sicily these days is going to do with the sometimes treacherous seas but because they face being attacked by the libyan coast guard some a tally is even ending up in jail over it. i know that my life has been filled with tragedies each time i go out to sea when i say goodbye to my wife she says i don't know if you're coming back families remain in fear because for us fishermen the mediterranean is in a continuous war. although i've had some bad experiences with them on the 22nd of march 996
a libyan patrol boat seize my boat after 4 or 5 hours of shooting it all happened in international waters after 6 months they released us from prison for good behavior. the. 3rd of all i was afraid it happened off the coast of tripoli while we were below deck they kept shooting we hid in the machine room in the freezer cells and they continued shooting and didn't want to stop. right here on the e.u. does not help us there are shootings and many other risks if they should us we might die.
this low is that it this is our job i was born a fisherman we've been fishermen for 3 generations i want to die fisherman. while on the italian authorities side. this they are warning the sicilian fishermen against taking risks telling them to steer clear of waters which libya unilaterally claims its territory in 2005 is the footnote to the story. i was told pico energy in germany widely seen as germany's most important source of renewable energy wind power is suffering something of an economic blowback these days once thriving industry had been at the core of the country's attempt to try to get carbon emissions down by 2030 and account for the lion's share of christie by then but financing and support a fading it seems as if angela sepsis reports this morning. on wavering commitment to protect the environment has earned her the nickname as the climate chancellor as part of her latest green initiative her government approved a 60000000000 euro package of climate policies it's aim to generate
a 100 percent of its electricity supply using renewable energy by 2050 it's induced feast we as industrialized countries are also on the frontline we need to do something to minimise our carbon footprint to stop climate change and reverse the rise in temperature if you push for climate protection it will cost money but this money's been spent if we ignore it i think it will cost us more money that's the truth of the lynchpin of germany's green shift is wind energy. considering that you would wonder if the industry is booming well it's lawn earlier this summer zeman last $2000000000.00 euros and that's a cut $2700.00 jobs which half of those were here in germany and are calling
a nother giant in the industry how to cut twice as much as zimmerman did and it's blaming all that on the government. the current energy and climate policy not only jeopardizes the innovations in jobs created in our industry over the years but also climate protection and the energy transition as a whole after the federal government presented its climate protection package it became clear that the problems are even greater other companies have been hit even harder by the energy crisis nordics was in the red and was bought out by a spanish firm said the on how to file for bankruptcy you are probably wondering why is the green shift facing so many problems well even though many germans do agree with wind energy a lot of them are not keen on the idea of having a wind farm in their backyard.
in an effort to appease protesters berlin announced new regulations forcing firms to seek permission from local authorities if they want to build within a one kilometer of a residential area during approval however can take up to 2 hears the prospect of protracting legal battles and delays is scaring off investors the fact that the federal government is threatening to sink to this over one of the most important aspects of our economy because of some public criticism over the initiatives shows the current political weakness studies show that if it wants to achieve its carbon neutrality by 2050 germany must increase its wind power production 6 fold but so far this year wind energy witnessed a significant drop off as investors become increasingly wary about investing into the wind business the dream of turning germany into a green state seems to be fading eventually for r.t.
. give us time to process let's go around the world 3 quick headlines who is happening a charity vessel don't an italian port on sunday after rescuing more than 200. i grinned some clothing children from the mediterranean sea again they were picked up following 3 rescue operations last week the italian foreign ministry says they'll be settled in italy france germany and malta in line with a deal reached by those countries in september. chiller is about to enter its 5th week of violent protests over low living standards and inequality so far more than 20 people have died in around 2000 injured during the unrest and weekend writes in the capital police used tear gas and water cannon this demonstrators threw stones and torch buildings really unsettled time in south america right now also also forgot to iraqis also gripped by deadly anti-government protests 9 were killed dozens injured during clashes with police in a number of cities over the weekend according to medical sources the protests began last month with demands to end and to get the government to quit its thought more
than 300 have died since the rallies today. ok we're hearing into work hope you don't have too much of a stressful day take check out this next story south korea is grappling right now with the growth in the number of suicides in recent years despite being one of the far east economic success stories seems work related stress you can't underestimate it is among the primary reasons you would r.t. today would take a closer look at some of the different ways struggling stuff of trying to cope. life is finite and the end could be narrower than you think south korea losing a job equates to death fear social competition need to be 1st in everything as a result the country consistently tops the world ratings in dissatisfaction with life. that.
modern day south korea is the product of a highly competitive society executives are even sometimes taking to forcing employees to go home for some rest they even switch the power off at the end of a working day to ensure that people can't work any longer this is known as death experience a state run social program. visitors go to a burial room take a seat next to a coffin and change into burial clothes. they laid a farewell photo and write a farewell letter. everyone gets into their coffins and the lids are closed. the climax of the ceremony is a rebirth. the bridge is a good example of how south korea is adapting to stress. before 2013 the bridge was a known suicide spot. several psychologists and designers went to great lengths to
turn it into a safe space. phrases along the railing are intended to reduce stress levels in desperate individuals they form a dialogue between the bridge and passers by apart from being under constant video surveillance the branches are also equipped with a panic button as a result the ill reputed muppet bridge changed its name it's now dubbed the bridge of life. after all life can prevail against. statistics. give us the name of the program there if you want to see it by the way it's all next to the u.k. and all of them in a showing of various times throughout the day elsewhere too in your part of the world here on out but full no one sees coverage 24 minutes past the hour it's kevin out here in moscow saying thanks for what she was the way things look in so far
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below and a welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle with ukraine remaining in the headlines we have a look how russia's foreign policy is changed since the 2014 coup in kip and the impeachment circus continues but it's anything but funny. talking some real news i'm joined by my guest here in moscow dimitri bobbitt she's a political analyst and at. it or it interests me internet media project and in london we crossed alexander macarius he is a writer on legal affairs as well as editor in chief of the duran dot com all right
gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate let me go to our experts in london well ukraine remains in the headlines and the 2nd half of the program we'll talk about the impeachment circus but let's focus on how ukraine the ukraine the ukraine project that the west has had since the coup in 2014 it's changed russia's foreign policy and it's something that's beginning to worry people being said you know i mean worrying people at the neo cons in washington in the in the swamp we could talk about sanctions we're going to energy policy that turned to china and europe 3 assessment in there's a lot going on right here that's never talked about in western media go ahead ali well indeed we just happened over the last period of about 10 years but it is specially since 2014 is that the crisis in ukraine i think is crystallized russian doubts about the extent to which
a partnership with the west is possible and what we saw after 2014 is that there you can take the russians by surprise you can never panic will and they will always adjust very rapidly and very effectively to changes in policy by the west and who is going to have moves by the west so what has happened is that the russians firstly adjusted their energy policy they weren't going to let ukraine continue to sit on top of their transit pipelines and trying to block all control russian gas exports to europe so the russians full steam ahead with all these other part lines nord street to turk stream which are birds now rapidly coming to. an end there being they have been they've been built and they've been successfully built and attempts to stop them have not succeed it and of course they