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the stories that shape the weak italy temporarily exams the citizens of neighboring san marino from needing colbert passport to if they've had russia spoken in the vaccine. that's despite the jap not being recognized by the e. u. we speak exclusively to fab marino's health minister. we have some day that guarantee of the of the cmc, we are closer to a 100 percent alpha cclc, see massive accusations homes burge to the ground apocalyptic scene. devastating wildfires raged throughout the world from turkey and greece to russia and the united states. and a jailed hacker who exposed abusive conditions at the prison in which he's being held is denied telephone access to his lawyer. his wife, friends, the move in act of retaliation. bureau present lawyer tells us that
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he can only like to speak to them as they have coming court deadlines, where she's not applying that requirement to any of the others. ah, it's time for a rundown of this week's top stories. it's time for the weekly on rti international . i'm your host donald quarter. welcome to the program. italy is temporarily exempted residence of san marino from needing coven passports to travel there. the micro state sits entirely within the italy's borders and has nearly completely inoculated its adult population. with russia is putting greenbacks, seen, which isn't. on the approval list, brussels recently agreed to accept cova job certificates issued by san marino and vatican city. but only the ones it's given. the green light to the past is allow
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free movement between those 2 non e you states in the block. however, the student agree vaccine still does not have approval. we had a chance to speak with the nation's health minister, our green boss, recognize this from you, but only for the people the summary know about naked by pfizer. so the people and it is 94 percent of our population that's would be seen that as the problem to move into italy in the service or italy bar or restaurant or ok and the order closed space close space. so we are now working with the italian government to, to find a solution to this problem usa. sputnik v in san marino has shown it has an
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efficacy rate of more than 91 percent. to 2 percent of those inoculated suffered side effects with, with less than half of those being over 60 years of age. now the health minister added that those jabbed with sputnik in submarine have developed the antibodies against scope it. we did some strategies about the ccsp of the sporting boxing. we have some day, some data guarantee of the a, c, c and c. we are closer to a 100 percent off a few c, l, c. and so all our people just a lot of anti bodies and which is putting be much a nation after one week from the start of the 2nd. those is what maybe we start to do to, to free our ospital and our accounts and,
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and now we have people in, in, in the roof up because someone called me from turkey to the united states from russia to italy, devastating wildfires, or raging throughout the world in greece, this week, 2 people were killed in the surging fires. me the
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the many people were forced to leave their homes outside. the green capital, massive accusations are being carried out on the nearby island of via, with hundreds of people fleeing the inferno via boats. on friday the nation said it was struggling to contain more than $150.00 wildfires, while the prime minister had warned that a heat wave had turned grease into a powder cake. described as the worst in decades. massive blazes are causing havoc in turkey as well. at least 8 people have been killed and around. 10000 people evacuated amid extreme wildfires burning along the coastline. popular tourist destinations like bo droom and mar marketers have been hit. one local describe the scene as raining ashes and on saturday, heavy rains brought at least some relief to the country. meanwhile,
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there were some surreal scenes in california. this week, one town in plumas county looked like an apocalyptic hollywood movie. tinder. dr. agitation and strong winds the dixie fire as its being named tor, through greenville the remains of homes and abandoned cars totally burned out. our common sight with buildings dating back to the gold brush error, completed completely destroyed along with a school gas station, church hotel, and museum and russia. siberia has also been hit hard by massive wildfires. there were large scale evacuations of villages with firefighters battling infernals while the russian republic of you could see a buyers blanketed large areas in thick smoke. a computer engineer is currently serving a prison sentence in the us for hacking a hospitals computer systems. barton gods failed, said he did that to draw attention to
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a custody battle between the facility and the parents of a child being kept there without their consent. mister godchild recently turned to us after he was denied telephone access to his lawyers. ah, mister gods shelves, wife claims communication with his lawyer was cut off shortly after he wrote an article published on our website in the p. c. describes cases of mistreatment at the prison in which he's being held. the authorities though say his lack of phone access or mis treatment was simply down, down to changes in their covert policies. the extra swipe is not satisfied with that explanation. they read all the mail. so they had a heads up on what was coming. they shouldn't, it's legal privilege mail, but i guess i guess they were aware he has multiple attorneys who are trying to get in touch with him for meetings about strategic matters. he answered an appeal and other ledges and other stuff in court and they just can't reach him. they're
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telling him that they catherine sir felt his that bureaus prison lawyer is telling them that she can only let him speak to them if they have upcoming court deadlines. where she's not applying that requirement to any of the other it's we contacted officials and leading rights organizations for their take on mr. gods feld's case. the european court of human rights and human rights watch told us they cannot comment on the issue. let's take a look back now at the situation and how it unfolded. i leave no home right now. i need to be home. my family ah, in she has been totally medically
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abuse . finally, the common sense prevails. who's i just don't know how it's really happening because it doesn't feel like it's, it's real. i feel so good to be home in the news
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. we spoke with geopolitical analyst, patrick kennings, and, and barret brown, who is a journalist who is himself imprisoned in connection with the data leak. marty himself, over throughout the entire was imprisonment, has been retaliated against 4 other articles. he's written or lawsuits. he has filed against a system against the visual wardens and so forth having done for years and said myself, the prison, the u. s. for my activism and having written, calling from prison. i've been in prison where there wasn't a lot. i've been in prisons where, you know, i was, i was pulled off the phone. what in the course of doing interview with the interview and been put in the shoe for doing that or view and then release after investigation. you know, 2 weeks later i was re arrested because these orders in 2017, for getting interview device after i got out of prison. no one has been involved in
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activism. should be tried in the us, north gosh, where they're just the did the record of the us saw it on this is a mentally vile. the harm should be proportionate to the sentence, not the potential harm. and increasingly, what we see, certainly in the us justice system, is this kind of trend of symbolic convictions and symbolic sentences, whereby the politicization of the justice system and the what used to be due process is become increasingly politicized. and i think we can see that in so many different cases, especially with the area of cyber crime or hacking, it seems that and i think maybe this just really speaks to the ability of hackers or hacked of ists to threaten the power structure which has become increasingly dependent on digital networks,
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we only have to look really at the julian assigned case as, as the sort of top level sort of case in this area that he is absolutely a political prisoner. and it's not so much about what he did. it's about what he represents and the ability of an organization to get around the powers of the state. oh, i now a stark warning from the un. it's special envoy to afghan a stand says the country is descending into a situation of catastrophe. so serious that it would have few parallels in this century. meanwhile, the u. s. and the u. k. are urging their citizens to get out of afghanistan as the latest taliban offensive in the country sees the terror group making sweeping territorial gains. after a series of rapid advances in rural areas, over the past several weeks, the insurgents are now targeting big cities with the key northern town of couldn't
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dues becoming the 3rd provincial capital seized in the last 3 days. the taliban has taken the governor's office and the police headquarters under its control with battles still going on in some parts of the city. according to reports, 14 people were killed including women and children, and more than 30 people have been injured. there are scenes of destruction and conduce with buildings in ruins or set ablaze. meanwhile, at least $700.00 former taliban fighters were released after the group captured, another regional capture capital of ship bergen in the north of the country on saturday. that's despite us bombers being sent to the country to strike at taliban positions. there is also heavy fighting between security forces and the taliban in another northern afghan province of coon, r. as you can see here, it's left around 50000 people in the region displaced in the last 2 months, dozens of families from coon are found shelter in a local school or women and small children are making due in cramped classrooms
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with poor living conditions. refugees told us about their plight. mongrel, the no wasn't. we had a good life in our village. we had everything we do to the fighting between security forces and the taliban. everything has been destroyed. the bottom of that all, isn't the taliban protect our area? and we had to flee village. we saved only ourselves without any belongings or clothes. now we are living in this school building in the jungle initially officially the taliban block, texas all village around 2 months and was heavy fighting with leather homes due to the fight in and out of hunger after working for tonight we arrived here. we spent the 1st night in the talk, then we came to the school. here we're facing problems like it was while, as you can see on the map here just around the capital, it's entirely surrounded either by contested or taliban controlled territories. and the number of attacks targeting government figures have taken place there as of
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late couple is just seen the funeral of the countries media chief. he was shot dead in a raid on friday. the spokes person for the tower group said it had punished him for his deeds, claiming it had sent out a special unit to carry out the assassination. his killing came days after another targeted taliban assault on the afghan defense ministers home in couple. we got the latest on the spiraling situation from the law, from a local reporter named below sar. worry the fall of condos city where the taliban have been able to take control of most of the city as well as government buildings come in. quick succession. the city of title upon which is the capital of our province just next door, also fell to the taliban. and what we are also hearing from our one officials in a place like condos. and there are also strikes by the americans, as well as by the african government. the cause of this war for ordinary ones, for businesses, is simply too much. we also heard from the tall about issuing
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a statement in the city of telephone, instructing its fighters not to take revenge, not to torture anyone, and not to go to people's homes. telecom is a city which was the home or former normalized leaders and commanders who fought against the taliban in the 1990 s. these are also provinces that have provided soldiers to the african nations security forces. but the worry of ordinary ones, even in a place like cobble, is quite clear. john of the americans made a bad decision because they left abruptly and paved the way for the taliban to launch in immediate attack. the taliban don't differentiate between the government and public property and infrastructure. they burned down below. in the current situation, the withdrawal of americans is pretty very costly for us guns. the fighting has gained the property. it spread with high intensity across all of afghan. i'm going
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to school at one time when the americans came to the dentist on, they came to defeat terrorism for 20 years, have passed and the americans haven't defeat the terrorism. fed terrorism has strengthened regional and global terrorism was turned of can it's down into a hub of kara, the people of afghanistan being looted and mercilessly kills. and public infrastructure is being destroyed. now you're seeing people standing up to the taliban in area as these are former northern lives leader than commanders not necessarily only in nor in other parts as well. that gets mile hahn is fighting against them. now 4 weeks actually in the city of head odd as well as the african government and then the americans are carrying these strikes. but it is important to point out that urban attacks are becoming more and more regular for the taliban . we also assess the situation with anti war activist kennestone. the americans are continuing their bombing in order to try and halt the taliban in advance. but it's
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not working. and they're trying to prop up their government in kabul. such that the taliban might find it useful and important to make a coalition. ready government with them, the important thing to remember is that for the, from the point of view of the entire world is that the reach of the u. s. empire is shrinking. so now the u. s. empire has failed in try to subdue afghanistan, and they couldn't, couldn't continue. it's illegal occupations because it was unpopular from the very start with the guy. and he's, and it was a violation of international law and us recently hit its self imposed debt ceiling . but that's not stopping democrats from pushing ahead with an infrastructure package worth one trillion dollars. the senate has even silence debate on the legislation. on top of that, democrats are feeling confident enough to ask for another spending package totaling
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$3.00 trillion dollars. it will ultimately require having to increase the debt ceiling, and republicans are having none of it. if they don't get more of a say on how the money spent, if they don't need aud, our input, when we had our help with a debt limit increase that recklessly. because he's reckless plans will require the debt ceiling limits the amount of money that the u. s government can oh, it was reinstated last week after a 2 year suspension and then automatically recalibrated to equal the current debt level, forcing the treasury to cough up for government bills. marx, kaiser host of the kaiser report told us that the us has no choice. it just has to keep on borrowing money. the us economy in conjunction with most of the west, is one enormous ponzi scheme that need fresh money to keep that ponzi scheme. going,
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if you take the contact from, you understand that 0 percent interest rate and global that the g d p is over 300 percent and the ability to pay back any of these loans is berkeley darrow. you can understand why now the debt in the u. s is going to start to become hyperbolic, and this is having an interesting corollary. and that is causing a real inflation because all that money printing attempting to tamp down the debt, which is causing people at the shops of the gas station. and notice that the price of living is going up, precipitate this way, and this is causing a real, causing a real damage in america right now. i think they're going to get to the point where they've got to eliminate the idea of a stealing. and they're just simply going to say that we're going to engage and unlimited on encumbered money, printing, and debt creation. you can't stop upon the game. there's only one way to this ends, and that is through a massive default. and because the us doesn't want to experience that there is
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simply going to print to infinity. so the us, the us dollar becomes like that as well and all of our, our other hyper inflationary currencies. and that's what we're looking at right now in the u. s. and other countries, do you think any other countries around the world are starting to scale by, from the usage of the dollar? we just have to look at the usage of the dollar global. and you notice that in the last 20 years has come down every year, every 2 years has come down. russia has completely out of the us dollar. and this, that's them up to be in an interesting situation. as you see more of cooperation with china, russia, iraq, they don't want to be involved in the dollar because the us as weaponized, the dollar by sanctioning by interfering and swift, the global money transfer mechanism. and by playing politics and by getting in the way. so these countries that you know what we need our own system. so they're creating their own system. you and special repertoire on torture says there are
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grounds for an official intervention against police in berlin. it follows numerous accusations of brutality against those recently protesting the tightening of covered restrictions. disturbing footage has emerged from last sunday's demonstration. the after these images of an officer throwing a woman to the ground when viral lin police confirmed an investigation into suspected bodily harm had been opened. but the head of the german police union told us criticism and pressure exerted on the officers may be unfair. consider if one of us worked us money, i am sure that my colleagues acted in accordance with the law. in addition, more than 60 police officers were injured. they clearly did not stumble but suffered during the protests, which by the way, were far from peaceful because they violated public orders. since they were banned, the police are the center of criticism and such deployments. that's something we use to society is becoming ever more polarized politics that cultivate anything but
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peaceful conversation. have come to beauty, to that. and the police done right between irreconcilable fronts that are no longer ready to engage in dialogue. i know that doesn't make up police work any easier. i don't have any other opinions about this colleague say they have been under pressure and these events a lot of colleagues have been injured and that doesn't make the situation easier. we'd like to see politics being used to calm people down on all sides. for on 5000 people took part in anti lockdown protests and berlin last weekend with more than 600 people, arrested. officers used to protons and pepper spray against demonstrators and a german lawyer told us that he believes that if the use of force was grossly disproportion just what we've seen in this video is quite shocking, at least to me, that if you assess it from a legal perspective, you'd ask your if there was a threat, but from what it looks, it's just an elderly lady trying to pass by the policeman. i don't think it was next to the 10th situation which justify the police of the throwing the lady to the
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ground like that. if you look at the standard legal definition of a threat, it just didn't look like one of the policemen wasn't being attacked. and there was no gross disturbance of the peace and public security that lady just wanted to pass by. and from a legal perspective of the conduct, quote, disproportionate freedom of assembly. the constitutional rights can be restricted. for instance, in a pandemic like the one we're seeing there may be restrictions, but they shouldn't be a difference where the people have notified of their rally beforehand or not. they should be able to gather spontaneously, to that pietro and known in the open in citizens shouldn't be in fear of being subjected to this kind of treatment. when going to protest and a huge show of people power a quarter of a 1000000 protesters trip to the streets of france on saturday to vent their anger and plans for mandatory covered health passes. just before the weekend in a row that such demonstrations have been taken place. numerous trade unions including medical grouping, have been rallying their members against the controversial passports. earlier in
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the week, people in the french capital made their feelings clear after the country's constitutional council rules. the governments move legal. we gauged the mood in paris. measures like this is wrong today. we're not talking about deprivation of social right. this is going about an attempt on human rights. we're forced to vaccinate. this is real to tele. terry news. there's a button. the coven health is divided french people into 2 categories, vaccinated and unvaccinated. for me, it's the beginning of the software dictatorship. it is the dictatorship that the pass introduced. from next week, people in france will have to show a coven passport, tend to restaurants, cafes and even hospitals, while health workers face mandatory vaccination by next month, a seemingly perpetual series of furious rallies over the pressure to vaccinate and pandemic restrictions as well. so seems like this in late july,
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the money didn't even before demanded your reformation was introduced. there had been more than 10000 lay off some french hospitals. but can the local health care system afford to lose all these complete? many people now say that they want to leave their work and not only in hospitals, if you have a closer look at what's happening now, you'll see that some specialists refused to comply with the vaccination order and say, whatever of my job, i choose to work as an independent specialist, so stop working on that. that's all for this our tune and again for the weekly on our team international, just about 30 minutes. ah
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. hello, driven by a dreamer shaped by those in me dares think we dare to ask me. ah ah.
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in the me or i don't a welcome joy, depart from the early days of culture. humans have known too much of anything is good for nothing. every major religion once again glosson me and all sorts of excesses which poisoned the soul and enfeebled the body pushing before our ancestors scarcity used to take care of that. but what are we supposed to do in this era of ever increasing abundance? well, to discuss that i am now joined by michael easter, a visiting lecturer in journalism at the university of las vegas and author of the big conference crisis. michael, it's great to talk to congratulations on the grade book. hey,
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thanks so much for having me on. i'm excited to chat. now let's start with it's a subtitle which tells people to quote, embrace discomfort to reclaim your wild, happy and how fate self. why does it need to be reclaim? well, i think you hit it in the beginning and the intro there, it's that we evolved in these environments of scarcity. and so we developed these drives to always do that, which was most comfortable. for example, we avoid movement. we are wired to be lazy. when we have access to food, we have incentives to over eat it on and on and on. we avoid risk, but in our past environments, they are actually kind of dangerous. they no longer are. and so now that we've tipped into this world of comfort in a lot of ways, if you think about the things that most influence your daily life, they're all new within about 100 years old. and they're all designed to make you more comfortable. so we have this easy access to calorie dense foods. we've
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engineered movement to movement out of our days. we don't experience temperature swings. we don't have to put effort into why it's things are easy and this is great . don't get me wrong. we're living longer. more people on earth, but when all we do is follow that drive, we have to be comfortable all the time it backfires. now you keep using that we. 2 you know, we have to address, we really are at this point because when i was reading your book, i thought it was a very honest this waiter against the western and particularly the americans live. so because it parents the idealized image of comfort with enormous costs in the form of depression ability and overall last listeners, you didn't intended as a social critique did you? i don't know if i did and i agree with you that when i say we, when i'm talking about western cultures.


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