snow. global chemical weapons watchdog casts doubt on the group's official report last year's chemical attack in syria. found. that risk and that his condition in the u.k. prison is critical. and amazon susan the pentagon for handing out $10000000000.00 contract to microsoft after accusing president trump of interfering in the bidding process.
thomas. heard a whistleblower has cast doubt on the way the international chemical weapons watchdog handled last year's alleged chemical attack in the syrian city of. internal e-mail from an unnamed employee who claims the organization misrepresented facts in its official report the released by wiki leaks coincides with the o.p.c. w.'s 5 day conference which is now underway in the hague. on the agenda. is just routine administrative stuff but this thing this and this whistleblower email is certainly the big elephant in the room because it was compiled by one of the. p.c. w.'s report on the 20 chemical attack in the syrian. and while his words i should say sum up better than anything he's 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 time 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. report which by the way took a whole year to finish was not tasked with assigning blame one of its findings did
circumstantially pointed fingers at the sun 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 whistleblower he's calling on the body to make public the version of the report that he saw and that he worked on i'm requesting that the fact finding report. it 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 coleman find all the necessary information and links that now meanwhile we have reached out to the o.p.c. w c u and it's just to see if they have anything to say regarding this scandal regarding this leak so far they are to come back to us. during the meeting on monday russia question the o.p.c. w. reporting to alleged chemical weapons use saying it distorts reality the russian delegate also called for a reform of the special mission in syria stressing its conclusions can no longer be taken at face value. the o.p.c. director general reiterated the watchdogs confidence in the duma report emphasizing its objective nature while not to mentioning the lead to email directly he did appear to allude to it in his breach though. the peace in the nature both in
sore inquiry for in the reader all's in the team express subject it's if you want some of these. secrets and certain public discussion. i would like to read 3 that you stand by that you are full on professional cruisers breached by the side finding mission with the whistleblowers juicing documentary evidence of this travesty investigation so call of their transparent enough the problem is that the head of o.p.c. w. has said no no no i was right the 1st time i was right and overall in the majority opinion i thought the trace amounts of call read what we're not to pin the blame on jambo blah blah blah the problem is that he continues to say these things and
interestingly enough it was exactly when he said no no i abide by my earlier conclusions that they have a national far less felt that now we go ahead and we say no no the head of o.p.c. w. hides by his his claims and so all this other stuff is. you got it. russian talking points the russians are reporting this ipso facto it must be wrong it must be designed to attack our democracy come on a 4th grader can figure that out. the health of wiki leaks founder julian assange is being a put at severe risk during his 50 week sentence in the u.k. prison that is 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 assessments and treatment not to take place we have real concerns on the evidence currently available that mr sun should dine through the medical situation is the boy urgent there is no time to lose we have credible reports from people at. recent weeks such as other he's married to her. and the former u.k. . and they all agree that julian's physical and mental condition. straight to be in seriously. so is a medical doctor we extremely concerned that nothing was being. many consider him a political prisoner. british brazen doctors from numerous countries such as the
us australia and italy have made their assessments based on eyewitness accounts following his october court appearance back then it was reported that a songe couldn't recall his date of birth and when asked whether he could understand what was happening the australian replied that he could not think straight wiki leaks editor has also complained about the conditions of his imprisonment on multiple occasions sanch is currently being held in london's belmarsh prison where he was serving a 50 week sentence for breaching his bail conditions in 2012 separately he is also fighting a u.s. extradition request over wiki leaks publishing classified information on american political and military dealings we heard from dr marko again one of those appealing to the british government to believe the sangean situation is worsening rapidly. not aware of any official response but personally i'm not holding my breath.
if and when it would be forthcoming in the law that is christian wage muniz been treated to date because. of this. from men who are. innocent until proven. guilty. to bring 1st for the shame that in democratic say something like that. we'll have an impact but again personally to see me stick to the. human rights committee medical care will be a pale british say given. so far. as attending the hearing in february in a democratic state you know what to expect that does not appear to be. your
feet to complete and should be forced to stand trial. amazon has launched a legal challenge against to the u.s. department of defense after it awarded a multibillion dollar contract to microsoft but the ra is about more than money and get taylor explains. 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 both ofter is the pentagon's on 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 jet die project and ambitious event that would allow the pentagon to stall its 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 amazon's not happy it's so unhappy in fact that it's filed a lawsuit saying that it was pasta 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 by. and is important in these matters be examined and rectified it's true trump and bezos have rarely exchanged a kind word 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 bears also and washington post whose printing press is pretty hot from all its anti trump coverage so we 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 it is really such complaining i mustn't think that video 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 in law for his retreated 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 detailed. process in determining the need to the wolf item 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 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 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 shaz 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 his task brian becker from the anti-war answer coalition gave us his take on the dispute. the 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. russia could be barred from all major sporting events for the next 4 years following the latest recommendations from the global anti-doping watchdog why has accused moscow of noncompliance with v.a.g. and sees demands or he's really been i go has more. in order for the russian sport
to get fully back on track in order for the washington national anti-doping agency to regain its official status and also to get back international recognition the authorities and this country had to meet some very important requirements and perhaps the most important one was that they were supposed to hand over the database from the moscow and don't bring the board treat to the world anti-doping agency and i can tell you that this handover did happen however eventually waters investigators found that some of the elements of that database were either raw erased or modified we remember how in 28 thing during the winter olympic games in south korea russian athletes weren't allowed to compete under their flag as the russian national team well this could happen again and tokyo but further 4 years
sanctions could be even more serious russia's potentially facing a complete ban of the russian flag a complete ban for russian officials to be present at major sporting events and also potentially a ban to host any top class competitions so this last bit could really cause a real stir or even a tragedy as some would say because you can just look at the list of the major competitions that are coming and this country which includes some of the matches of the european football championships plus champions league final the ice hockey world championships the volleyball world championships the universe and so on and you can imagine the organizational headache that may follow if these restrictions are put in place for now this is just what is right commendation the.
organizations executive committee will convene on december 9th and that's when the final decision will be made. bloomberg news has announced it will not be doing any investigative reporting on its own or michael bloomberg or any other us democratic hopeful that is after the billionaire founder of the outlet officially enter the 2020 presidential race the current editor in chief said that the focus of the news will be on the day to day workings of those currently in power in washington we will continue our tradition of not investigating mike and his family and foundation and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the democratic primaries we cannot treat mike's democratic competitors differently from him. bloomberg was elected new york camaro back in 2002 as a republican but now he enters the race for the white house as a democrat and a statement on his campaign website he highlighted his main goal was to feed donald
trump who he called an existential threat to america bloomberg news has an audience about 62000000 people across all platforms we spoke to both surprise winning journalist and our t.v. show host chris hedges who sees this as a dangerous usia of media and politics. well 1st of all the announcement by bloomberg news that they want to investigate bloomberg or any of the other candidates running in the democratic primary is an announcement that they are going to do any journalism and this i think gets to the rock of the american political system where you have oligarchy such as bloomberg or trouble or candidates like hillary clinton in 2016 who are centrally funded by oligarchy dominating the political landscape and that kind of fusion between political power and media information is extremely corrosive the idea that they won't investigate
bloomberg doesn't mean they won't cover bloomberg it means they will cover bloomberg uncritically and essentially they will act as a propagandist for bloomberg the the announcement that we won't investigate. essential means we won't ask any questions but it won't stop them from presenting the narrative as disseminated by the candidate whether it's democratic or republican and i it's the role of journalists to expose that mendacity of those in power and everyone in power spins information to their own advantage so essentially what they're what they've announced is that we're going to turn our media platform into a giant advertising agency on behalf of these candidates. american academia seems to have inclusiveness issues with conservative lecturers increasingly being shut out by student protesters last wednesday more than
a 1000 university of california students tried to block it conservative pundit from speaking on campus in berkeley. as of young protesters form a human chain to block the audience from entering at the building they chanted anti-racist slogans and held banners criticizing donald trump's immigration policy police in riot gear then guarded the entrance from the demonstrators but to 7 match up to 7 mass protesters were reportedly arrested in the event eventual one ahead artie's killed mop and looks now at the bigger picture. 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 brother 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 will do 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 micro-loan rectenna wald who claims he was forced to leave his job as a new york university liberal arts professor after airing his conservative views he says activist and students are increasingly turning aggressive against lecturers they don't agree with. i would call them ill liberals 1st of all they're not liberals they're your 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 astroturf movement and this 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. or the desire for mel b. back with headlines of top of the hour this is our 2 international stay with us. with ukraine remaining in the headlines we have a look at how russia's foreign policy is changed since the 2000 people who. peach
would surface continues but it's anything but funny. this is a story about what happens austria stray bullets kills a young girl in the streets. what happens to her family daughters in florida no mother daughter is buried in a cemetery in. your head what happens to the community the public was screaming for a scapegoat the police needed a scapegoat so why not choose a 19 year old black kid with a criminal record who better to pay than him and what happens in court be. shocked shocked as far as i feel. we don't know this is true. and in this trial unfortunately you. will still love no.
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