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the. poison gas watchdog casts the group's official report into this. in syria. 60 doctors say with. his life is a risk stressing the condition in a prison is critical the british government transfer him to a hospital. fall over losing a pentagon contract worth billions to rival microsoft. one person protect.
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him from right around the globe this hour welcome to our team international my names you know. a whistle blower. on the way the international chemical weapons watchdog last year is alleged chemical attack in the syrian city of a leaked internal e-mail from a named employee and the o.p.c. claims the organization cherry picked and misrepresented fox in its official report the release of by wiki leaks coincides with the o.p.c. 5 day conference which is now underway in the hague. on the agenda. just routine administrative stuff but this thing this in this whistleblower email is certainly the big elephant in the room because it was compiled by one of the. reports on the $28.00 team the chemical attack and the. syrian city of duma and
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while his words i should say sum up better than anything his feelings when he saw what the report that he was working on turned out to be as he's accusing the o.p.c. w. of manipulating facts after reading the modified report i was struck by how much it misrepresents the facts an unintended bias has been introduced into the report undermining its credibility crucial facts of morphed into something quite different what was originally drafted now this is not the 1st time this report is drawing criticism some have been pointing out that it took the o.p.c. w. investigators some 10 days to get on the site of this chemical attack saying that while this is plenty of trying for people on the ground to tamper with evidence it didn't take that long for the u.s. and the u.k. and france to pin all the blame onto the assad government and to launch air strikes against the syrian army facilities and while this o.p.c. w.
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report which by the way took a whole year to finish was not tasked with assigning blame one of its findings did circumstantially point its fingers at the sucker for instance that they have concluded the final version of the report concluded stated that the canisters carrying that deadly chlorine gas they fell from above and the opposition the rebels they simply had no means of doing so they have no air force and that was sort of a redemption for the action taken by the u.s. and its allies but according to the e-mail according to this e-mail of this whistleblower the initial version of the report did not paint this picture at all the redacted report states that the gas was likely released from the cylinders the original report purposely emphasized the fact that there was insufficient evidence to affirm this so now with all this criticism coming from both the outside and now the inside of the o.p.c. w. this whistle blower he's calling on the body. to make public the version of the
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report that he saw and that he worked on i am requesting that the fact finding report be released in its entirety as i fear that this redacted version no longer reflects the work of the team well if you're interested in reading this whistleblower's e-mail in full you can go on our website you don't call him and find all the necessary information and links there and now meanwhile we have reached out to the o.p.c. w. 2 and just just to see if they have anything to say regarding this regarding this leak so far they are to come back to us all there was a short follow on from the o.p.c. w.'s director general who reiterated the watchdog's confidence in the duma report emphasizing its objective nature while not mentioning the leaked email directly he did appear to allude to it in his speech. these into nature both for inquiry for individuals in a team to express subject to its use what is some of these.
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secrets and so the public discussion. i would like to read. that. are full on professional conclusion reached by the side of the mission you know i can't help but to smile when i hear this statement because what he's not saying is that the whistleblowers information is incorrect what he is not saying is that the report wasn't changed the redacted report was changed from its original so sure the o.p.c. don't use a big one for a bureaucracy bureaucracies protect themselves he's trying to protect the organization right now rather than address the facts of the situation and the facts of the situation indicate that the report was changed it was changed for political reasons remember the g.o.p. c.w.
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is only good as as it's information and if it's going to be political in the december dissemination of its. information and the construct of its analysis. it's going to damage only itself. the health of wiki leaks founder julian assange just being part of so very risk during his 50 week sentence in the u.k. prison as according to 60 doctors who say the whistleblower could die they have signed an open letter to the british home secretary outlining their concerns. mr saunders rick was urgent expert medical assessment of both his physical and psychological state of health were such urgent assessment and treatment not to take place we have real concerns on the evidence currently. that mr sanchez could die in prison the medical situation is the boy urgent there is no time to lose. doctors from numerous countries such as the us astri. made their assessments based on
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eyewitness accounts following his october court appearance back then it was reported that i couldn't recall the date of birth but when asked whether he could understand what was happening the extreme replied that he couldn't think straight the wiki leaks editor is also complained about the conditions of his imprisonment on multiple occasions. julian sanchez currently being held in london's belmarsh prison where he's serving a 50 week sentence for breaching his bail conditions and 2012 separately he's also fighting a u.s. extradition request over wiki leaks publishing plus a fight information on american political and military dealings we heard from one of the doctors appealing to the british government who believes the sun just situation is worsening rapidly. we have credible reports from people who met or saw julian in recent weeks such as the souther. barrister robin son and the former u.k.
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ambassador. and they all agreed that julian's physical and mental condition. in the in seriously deteriorating so as medical doctors we have to be counted 3000000 concerned that nothing is being done well and then by now many consider him a political prisoner slowly. brazen not. respond personally i'm not holding my breath. if and when it would be forthcoming in the light that is chris from wage muniz been treated to today because. the state for a man who. is innocent until proven. guilty. to bring 1st for the shame. that is. something.
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if there is one thing it does not like it's losing a business bottle the internet giants formally launched a legal challenge against the u.s. defense department after rival microsoft software firm to clinch a very lucrative data contract the decision surprised a list who thought almost all that in the bug but the raw is about more than money taylor bridgestone. amazon and white christmas oft 2 giants that have changed the way we experience the wild. card yes warm and fuzzy ads to appeal to our pockets over the holiday season but it
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turns out the real money that both ofter is the pentagon's given the u.s. military spends 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 $10000000.00 over the next 10 years the contract in question is for the judge by project and ambitious offended that would allow the pentagon to stall sensitive data on a single large cloud it would also allow the minute tree to take full advantage of fishel 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 believed in the wilds of cloud computing it's also made $600000000.00 from its dealings with the cia since 2013 so you can understand
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the short. and microsoft was crowned and 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 procurement subjectively 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 bias and is important in these matters be examined and rectified it's true trump and best also 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 it probably wasn't hard to guess who trump was not going to throw his support behind we're getting tremendous. really complaints from
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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 i mustn't think that it is evidence of one to influence something both microsoft and the pentagon deny the acquisition process was conducted in accordance with the political laws and regulations or law for as we're 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 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 them
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. google was cooperating with the department of defense on a project that helped the army identify drone targets over 3000 employees signed a petition calling for the trial of morality 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 their conscience and mothers refuse to accept lost fortunes for microsoft it's been a golden autumn 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 richest man rumor has it even helped jeff bezos clear his desk and we've been getting reaction to this including
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from brian becker bruns from the antiwar answer coalition days of the view the pentagon's always considered to be a solid business partner as defense and profits tend to go hand in glove. well 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
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profitable. let's say keep the program stateside because american media seems the inclusiveness issues with conservative lecturers increasingly being shut out by student protesters last wednesday more than the university of california students try to block a conservative pundit from speaking on campus on berkeley. yet what you're seeing here are rumors that young protesters form a human chain to block the audience from entering the building did it not for quite a while they chanted anti racist slogans and how banners criticizing doubletons immigration policy the police came in and riot gear guarding the entrance from demonstrators arrests were made up to 7 mass protesters were taken into custody and
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partly the event eventually did go ahead. has been looking at. 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 upsurge demanding the right to discuss and debate on 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
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east to christianity now arthur laffer is different from a man 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. i the university had to issue an apology it seems like the rules of free expression and open discourse don't apply to rightwing speakers and approach from voices conservatives often complain about a perceived a liberal bias in academia 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 will do ideological distribution among college administrators should give all students and their families pause the ideological imbalance coupled with
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their agenda setting power threatens the free and open exchange of ideas which is precisely what we need to protect in higher education in these politically polarized times now this i. 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 counteract 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 and i make the same insight i like don't think that they should be allowed to do that 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
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have different values share on campuses not just progressive values or ideas or the ones that cater to as 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 in 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 we go to 1st report all miss american scholar michael wrecked in wall claims he was forced to leave his job as a new york university liberal arts professor after earning his conservative views he says that the students are increasingly turning aggressive against lecturers
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that they don't agree with. i would call them ill liberals 1st of all they're not liberals they're air 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 few points let alone listening to them they are complete political thoughts and 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 asteroid or. it's synthetic that's being whipped up by members of the democratic and other. leftist groups and it is completely. frenzied it is now it is not rational at all. for
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red prole switch or a delicacy in telling cuisine has become a lot more dangerous for fishing than in sicily it's got nothing to do with the sometimes treacherous seas but rather because they face being attacked by the libyan coast guard with some even ending up in jail italian authorities have warned their fishermen to steer clear of waters claimed by libya since 2005. 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. i've
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had somebody experiences with them on the 22nd of march $996.00 a libyan patrol boat seize my part off to 4 or 5 hours of shooting it all happened in international waters off the 6 months they released this from prison for good behavior. i don't know what 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.
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right here going to the e.u. does not help us there are shootings and many other risks if they shoot us we might die. this flu is that it this is our job i was born a fisherman we've been fishermen for 3 generations i want to die a fisherman. like leasing germany's most them porton source of renewable energy wind power and is suffering something about economic blow back there once thriving industry had been at the core of the country's attempt to drastically reduce carbon emissions by the year 2030 and eventually for all electricity generated but financing support is fading as a bunch of us has been reporting. thank you love merkel's unwavering commitment to protect the environment has earned her the nickname as the climate chancellor as
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part of her latest green initiative her government approved. a 60000000000 year old 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 front line we need to do something to minimize our harm and to stop climate change and reverse the rise in temperature if you push for climate protections it will cost money but this money's been spent if league nor and i think it will cost us more money that's the truth the linchpin of germany's green shift is wind energy ringback. considering that you wonder if the industry is booming well it's a lot earlier this summer zeman lost 2000000000 euros and had to cut 2700
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jobs which half of those were here in germany and are called a nother giant in the industry had to cut twice as much as eamon 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 had 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.
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in an effort to appease protesters berlin announced new regulations forcing firms to seek permission from local authorities if they want to build within one kilometer of a residential area gaining approval however can take up to 2 hears the prospect of protracting the 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.
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. all right morra greats r t programs get their start here in moments on our team and then to be sure that john and nicky in just over 30 for all your latest global news updates this monday season. good politicians do usually to. put themselves on the lawn to begin accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or some want to be rich. have to be right to be cross this is what it looks like 3 in the morning can't be good good. i'm interested always in the waters of the gulf. there should.
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show some same wrong what old roles just don't call. me old yet to say proud disdain comes to educate and in detroit because betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground the. time after time said we're going on the ground on leave of the deadline for british subjects to register to vote to head of a general election in 15 days time the 22 of the us presidential rally in florida by donald trump coming up on the show after
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a 2nd week of arguably futile impeachment hearings in the u.s. comes to an end we asked law professor and democrat turned independent timken over if the democrats should look to their own body when it comes to attacks on democracy talks collapse in the world's youngest nation oil rich south sudan we asked the un with a britain bears a share of the blame in the country born of not being from london and hollywood's george clooney all this of all coming up in today's going on they've got a festival at all trump rallies his supporters in florida as part of his campaign to retain the white house a 2020 but could he be depending on democrat dirty tricks to keep him on pennsylvania avenue last time around wiki leaks exposed attempts within the democratic national committee to favor alleged war criminal hillary clinton of a socialist when he sounded as a democrat primaries but is the same thing happening all over again joining me now is jim going to run for congress in florida against d.n.c. boss debbie wasserman schultz who resigned over wiki leaks revelations he joins me now from miami jim thanks for coming on before we get to florida and the peculiarities of the race in florida what was your take on the democratic
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presidential debate in the past few days and what's your take on who's going to win is bernie sanders schools his supporters to order in new hampshire today well they spent the 1st hour of the debate discussing donald trump and impeachment and they were wrong in agreement that donald trump is bad and we need this impeachment inquiry i'm not sure that's going to play well for them come next november you can already see that the impeachment. areas probably strengthen donald trump in some key swing states a poll that came out recently shows him ahead why i should say public opinion against the impeachment inquiry by a good margin now in wisconsin for instance i'm afraid the even media and other nato nations seems to reflect your media in the united states because they're very excited about the impeachment proceedings actually and i think you're referring to that gallup poll which shows.


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