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designing the skeptics have to see where it needs the initial targets to get rid of its chemical weapons un inspectors plan the next stage. a new split between old friends britain and the you asked for all out of the secret iraq war communications as a major u.k. inquiry tries to get to the bottom of the country's role in the invasion. and justice and profit rolled into one in a few minutes we'll take you on a tour of the world of us private prison when you incarcerate people for the purpose of generating corporate profit you have a built in incentive to incarcerate as many people as you can for as long as possible morality and ethics this side of business is booming while markets prison
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corporations as the number of inmates saul's to new heights. new song russia and iran the while this is o.t. with me hello and welcome to the program getting rid of syria's chemical weapons appears to be pushing ahead at a rapid pace that despite widespread skepticism that declaring and destroying its stockpiles would be possible in the middle of a civil war the government in damascus is even willing to speed up the process as i explained. today is the deadline for the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons to go up destruction deadlines for syria's chemical arsenal so far damascus has made all deadlines in its destruction program with the latest being the first of november when it had to destroyed all equipment used for the mixing of
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production of poison gases and nerve agents damascus says that remains committed to meeting these deadlines on our part we are ready to do whatever it takes to commit ourselves to these good lives but experts see we can do it sooner we are ready to do it i was recently in damascus where none of the foreign experts that are overseeing the destruction of syria's chemical weapons program would speak on camera other vent to say that they were extremely satisfied with the progress that was being made and that damascus was cooperating fully we have made a commitment and syria is well known for respecting its commitments this is not a commitment to the security council this is not a commitment to the p.c. that we do this is a commitment also to our russian friends and one of the debates right now is way to actually destroy syria's chemical weapons which are estimated at around
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a thousand tons possible sites include albania france and belgium to be chemical weapons or become a heavy burden on syria especially for the presence of militant groups in its soil that might want to use such weapons or could even juice a disaster bring this on bring them but the final deadline for syria destroying its entire stockpile of chemical weapons is the middle of next year paula three r.t. television. damascus has so far revealed where all its chemical weapons are located although it's worth mentioning not all of the science has been visited here because of the fighting however they've managed to me to know them a target for destroying all equipment used to make it stocks of arsenal however take a look now at this map and you'll see what the inspectors are up against these are the major stockpiles sides with some in areas close to where heavy fighting is
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breaking out so that makes their job a lot more difficult than and to simulate his footage from a serious conflict zones visit the emotions section of our website and if you're if you're looking for somewhere to invest and on to see bowser de barge the moral implications private jails could be an option the number of inmates being held in them has swelled and that's giving private shareholders bumper profits but as a board nine i explains there's a huge conflict of interest there. corrections corporation of america is the hilton of the private prison industry a multibillion dollar business that's getting rich off punishment we are c.c.a. the more people locked up behind bars and the longer they stay there the more money c.c.a. makes last year the company banked a reported one point seven billion dollars they are fully aware of the reality which is that they need massive our stories from in order to stay in business they
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need excessive sentences for nonviolent crimes so yes they push for legislation that will sure more and more people are in their soyuz with more than to put millions people currently incarcerated the united states chomps china russia and the rest of the world in the number of prisoners doing time about half of those in us jails are in for nonviolent offenses since one nine hundred ninety america's private prison population has increased sixteen hundred percent the war on drugs mandatory sentencing and a broken immigration policy have forced more people into prison c.c.a. has roughly ninety thousand prison beds in twenty states jesse lava from the watchdog group beyond bars says many of the company's contracts guarantee occupancy lock up quotas basically say you know if you're a private person and you have a contract with say or a local government you have a guaranteed number of people in your facility crime goes down with it doesn't
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matter taxpayers are still on the hook and the government is still on the hook for filling up your prisons. in the land of the free it is hard to expect the prison population to decrease as long as corporations continue profiting by keeping people locked up reporting from new york marina puerto nile arctic. and alex friedman as managing editor of prison legal news though he spent a decade behind boston both private and public trails and he explained. why he believes privatizing prisons is such a bad idea serve six years at a privately operated prison is part of the ten years total that i spent incarcerated and my experience is privately operated prison pretty much is what led me on to a career if you will fighting against a private prison industry it is a very drastic experience and people come out of prison generally worse than they
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went in to get the isolation due to the a lack of resources and rehabilitative programs and what that means of course is that when they get out they are more likely to find the strength to recidivate and come back and that benefits no one except for companies like c.c.a. because if you profit from incarceration then the more people you have locked up the more money you can. and so they say save direct so the human rights defense center where he's campaigning against prison corporations that he says have a strong influence on government policy the people really benefiting from prison privatization are not the public is not the prisoners it's not the states that contract with these companies necessarily rather corporate executives and the shareholders who own stock when you incarcerate for the purpose of generating corporate profit you have a built in incentive to incarcerate as many people as you can for as long as possible because that's how the the market system works the companies have to face
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considerable criticism for lobbying governments and immigration and tension officials and other government officials for basically more contracts and to put more people in prison. and he has also recently towards the most infamous of u.s. prisons gone thomas and the citric and gained unique access to the military facility and her series of reports are on our website providing a glimpse into live under censorship and indefinite lockdown. a major british inquiry into how the country in time gold itself and the iraq war is being delayed it has emerged because of pressure from washington the u.s. doesn't want communications between the country's leaders in the buildup to the invasion to go public stance ability to protect their privacy details now from our celia. tessa nice to see how is this all being justified that.
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well first of all in this report by the independent newspaper here many of the sources are senior diplomatic sources and essentially what they found and what we were saying is that washington is playing a key role in trying to block the a publication of classified information which includes exchanges and conversations between them president u.s. president george w. bush and british prime minister then that tony blair and this will be crucial information in the iraq inquiry that is taking place here now as far as justification is concerned senior diplomatic sources are saying that the u.s. are highly. information that relates to any u.s. president or anyone around of them as well as the fact that london or anyone in the british government does not have the right or the call to make that decision to publish. those kinds of documents or information relating again to the president another thing is that the british prime minister david cameron have told the.
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person in the choir that some documents needed to be handled sensitively and that has been interpreted as being in the public interest for the u.k. and the u.k. to maintain its special relationship with the us basically not to make a call that would endanger effect without special relationship between the two countries now having said that david cameron is really put in an awkward position of the government for that matter because will now have to face a decision of blocking that about evidence as well washington's decision and that will be awkward and politically embarrassing the position to be if indeed that is the decision they make me end by talking about how it's been done and don't just think that's a blocking the leader's communications only make people think that there's something to hide or there's something wrong. i mean that's already been the reaction of critics here critics are saying that it is important for the public to
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be able to know and see this information not least of which because the goal of this for your inquiry is essentially to look back at how the government british government had ended up making that decision of sending forty five thousand troops to iraq and to learn from those lessons and not make the same mistakes that was the goal and if you don't publish crucial information about the purpose another thing is that this inquiry has already cost the taxpayers some eight million pounds so if this becomes a new target a watered down version without such crucial information some are saying it will be a total waste of taxpayers' money. line from london tessa thank you very much indeed i appreciate it. british prime minister is facing criticism from other quarters to the conception is accused of trying to bury evidence of broken promises a speech was made before the policy came to power are removed from its website.
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in saying it isn't quite believing iran polled say its expansion of its nuclear program but it's still trying to gain the trust of western powers would be pushing for a new sanctions despite only glowing talks. of the. it was a. very hard. have you ever had sex with her there's no.
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little bit of. a bubble. oh. and i again this is the welcome bank the conservative party in the u.k. has published its official website apparently hoping to clean up its online image it's removed a whole section of pledges made before the party came to power the opposition has
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labeled the move and attempts to brush broken promises under the carpet and she's been a boycott now reports we're going to have a way she could very well for him time and simply take back something you said or a promise was made and. i certainly have this is how the u.k. is consists of the federal governments apparently after it was revealed that the virtual tour you went to sites that had six amazing again raised all of this is beach is made from before the conservative cause he was elected into power back in two thousand and ten its race especially is that in the run up to the next general election someone simply trying to get this elite button on their part of any promises remember that time that david cameron pledged not to reorganize the n.h.s. well the speech is no longer on their website and it could be because after being elected the government to went on to preside over one of the largest three organizations in n.h.s. history there was also that time that david cameron promised not to cut child
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benefits after which the coalition scrapped the welfare payment for higher earners and froze it for the rest of you case families and i won it clee another thing that's now much harder to locate on the net is a quote of david cameron saying that the internet is democratizing the world's information try searching that on the tory party website that just removing it from the conservative site they've tried to remove it from the internet archive when he became prime minister one of the first promises he made was this would be the most open government and it's pretty clear that's not the case the ira. any is that the speech is delusion is simply fueling public interest in the line from conservative h.q. is it their revamping their website for a new digital era just starting a new chapter. or artsy london. and view this hour trapped and desperate for professional footballers union plans
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a trip to count on to support a french player has been barred from returning home over a legal time. under scale son of tara isa way as her wrong will get some expert opinion why death seems so to be so commonplace ten years after the u.s. led invasion. iran has stopped expanding its nuclear facilities since husain we hardly became president three months ago that's confirmed in a new report from the international atomic energy agency released during negotiations on iran's nuclear program however the last congress pushing for a new sanctions against iran the news doesn't necessarily mean progress in talks and she's getting reports right now negotiations with iran on a nuclear deal or at this very fragile stage with one big component missing trust iranians don't trust the u.s. they've been duped before washington doesn't cross through iran when they say
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they're developing nuclear technology for civilian use and are not trying to build a bomb the u.n. nuclear watchdog just released the report saying in the last three months has not expanded its nuclear facilities it also said there were one has also not began operating any new generation centrifuges that quote no major components had been installed to react to being built at all that this could be perceived as a confidence building step that you want is taking to move forward with a deal on its nuclear program the talks with six world powers in geneva last week did not produce a degree. as we know but there is another round of talks coming up next week and this new report by the i.a.e.a. may play a role but will also play a role is what's happening here in washington and the u.s. congress wants to pass a new round of sanctions president obama has urged congress not to do that he said if the u.s. is serious about using diplomacy to prevent iran from developing nuclear weapons
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there is no. sanctions on top of sanctions already in place. so congress can potentially undermine any chance there is for a deal. the iranians in this view that whatever they do washington is not going to lift the sanctions and is not going to recognize their rights to develop a nuclear program for civilian use in washington i'm going to check out. israel seems to be using all its powers of persuasion in washington to push for new sanctions on iran and with force of who is an investigative journalist and historian only u.s. national security policy believes that lobbying will make that happen i don't think the president's statement or speech at this point is going to hold off the members of congress who are determined to go ahead with this move i think the house is more likely to be responsive to israel's urgings on this and most likely
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to go ahead with with sanctions this is the track record that both the majority of the senate majority the house have compiled in recent years which is to say that they have been responsive whenever a pack the lobbying organization devoted to israel's interests has put forward legislation. nuclear weapons can still have peaceful purposes as a story on our website shows that we've got the details on the so-called megatons to megawatts agreement under which russia's old war has been converted into a power plant fuel for the us. and a not so transparent after all chippy morgan retreats into a shell of secrecy after canceling its. q. and a session so many questions on its multinational banking activity. and nato is building a brand new headquarters at a cost of a billion dollars despite deep military spending cuts in member states read more on
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a. series of attacks targeting shi'ite muslims in iraq has killed at least forty one people during the religious festival of a sure sign bomber blew himself up in a city northeast of baghdad leaving more that saturday twin blasts in the city a waste to the southeast of the capital right through a festival procession killing nine and who actually mr richard bakker says the u.s. policy of pushing certain religious groups first has given fertile ground to violence from now i think. through there wasn't the kind of violence inside the country. gendered by the u.s. occupation and by the u.s. shows. certain. national groups. others and work behind we're going to war for the iraqi people what we're seeing is that the u.s.
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and some of the allies are. trying to bring a new government. who are record as well as other parts of the middle east. we've launched a special project documenting the violence in iran this year and at their website address you can see now at the bottom of the screen you can follow the month by month timeline detailing the major incidents and casualty numbers that.
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the international food bowl is union is sending a delegation to to negotiate on behalf of the stranded french national so he has been banned from leaving the gulf states for over again now due to a legal dispute over his don't have based club fever has already set it cannot intervene in the case but only has written to form out world cup twenty twenty two ambassadors. and guardiola asking them to find his cause under andrew or somebody from the footballers union told us just how desperate the french player now is. we understand that he's also had to act in this matter and that includes the fact that he sold off most of his possessions that he will be evicted from his home in a matter of days and therefore we have offered through our hardship fun here if you have brought the opportunity for him at the very least while we help to try and
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resolve this situation that he at least has some way to live to stay in a hotel or whatever the case by be for him his wife and his two daughters we are also very mindful of the fact that he has a very fragile mental state right now it's a precarious situation we're deeply concerned and so we are asking for the international football community to unite support from within at the highest levels of government and within football authorities this is already gone right to the top side here bellamy today himself has written begging for help this is just one player but it's one of sixty thousand we represent around the world and we want him released that we are released now melanie gold stranded in cantata trying to see his employer for not paying him has now been refused and once it lisa was foreign workers need in order to leave the country he spoke to the footballer and here's what he told us about his situation and the impact it's having on his family. when
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i went to the tribunals i never imagined that i wouldn't be able to leave the country i didn't think they would block me my wife is depressed she can't work i thought of going on hunger strike but my lawyers told me not to be already. destroyed would only hurt my wife and kids enough is enough. it's not the only controversy facing carter isaac makes initial twenty to twenty two world cup the country is also facing and welcome attention over the living and working conditions of its migrant construction work is one german investigative journalist even found himself in a qatari jail after trying to film a documentary on labor pieces that he spoke to the man and the interviews available on our website for you along with all the details on the human prize being paid for the world cup. now for some other news from around the world this hour the number of people killed by the typhoon that ravaged the philip is last week has
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risen to three thousand six hundred military planes and a u.s. aircraft carrier arrived with food and emergency supplies but crippled infrastructure and looting bringing relief efforts the storm is thought to be the strongest to hit the country since records began. a gas pipeline explosion and a polish village has left two people dead and at least thirteen injured with dozens of homes destroyed the blast reportedly took place during work to modernize the blind authorities say the existing pipe may have been damaged but an official investigation has been launched to determine the cause. of the cia's secretly amassing vast troves of data on private money transfers carried on by firms including western union that information comes from anonymous u.s. government officials who disclose the scheme to the media the program focusing on transactions outside the. it was also authorized by the post nine eleven patriot
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act with the aim of tracking terrorist financing at will is the same used to justify my surveillance by america's national security agency. when you see incest minutes time for now is breaking the sat with i'm the last one. you know i love these rare moments where action of something fairly sounds positive to share with you the f.d.a. is working to ban partially hydrogenated oils which are the leading source of trans fats and foods and possibly the cause of up to twenty thousand heart attacks per year across the usa according to f.d.a. commissioner margaret hamburg as you know i would like the chemicals in my food
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kept to a minimum but the thing is the people at the f.d.a. are surely aware of all the hormones and beef and jim o's being produced why does the span of such a very narrow narrow focus in fact when you look at all the things that americans consume smoke use that to swear health some get the violent band hammer while others are completely tolerated if you ever talk to a hardcore marijuana smoker they'll tell you but dude weed is better for you than beer and that's legal man and they kind of have a point i think there is this is one of those rare instances where a balance position isn't really a good idea well the country could go the libertarian route and let it be everything be legal let people make their own choices or do what i think would be much much better actually really ban all the things that are destructive to our health both of these paths have positive and negative effects but they are a lot better than our current plan of ban some harmful things for some reason and a lot other harmful things because well they lobby better but that's just my opinion.
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the. hello everyone i'm having martin and this is a break in the set to marks the one year anniversary of operation pillar of defense eight days siege of the gaza strip by the israeli military the offensive killed the six israelis and left one hundred sixty palestinians dead the majority of which were civilians and like previous israeli military actions against gaza pillar of defense was marred with violations of international law israeli military targeted civilian areas with missiles and airstrikes killing women and children in the process they also shelled public utility buildings severely crippling gaza infrastructure even a journalist how are housing offices for several media agencies including this one r t was deliberately bombed fast forward to today and a chance of peace in the region is frozen once again as israeli land grabs and
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harsh rhetoric by bibi netanyahu continue this week also mark the anniversary of the passing of palestinian leader yasser arafat who died in two thousand and four evidence now suggests that the former statesman was deliberately poisoned that's right swiss experts recently concluded that arafat's exuma remains contain traces of polonium a radioactive substance two hundred fifty thousand times more toxic than cyanide so needless to say this is a somber anniversary indeed and while here in america we only hear one side of this conflict in order to learn from history and change our future we must acknowledge these dark truths. it's a. very hard to take a. life that.

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