ah, ah, well, in police say the use of violence is part of germany, the legal system, the pen responds to claims of using excessive force, again to protest as a recent santi lockdown, rally julian assault cases, once again in london, high court. this time a washington appealed to expedite him to the u. s. a former british opposition leaders lending his support to the whistleblower under threat to depression. what is also the dresser we saw about take my 1st helicopter, right. can be for a better reason and he joins a helicopter cru battling the devastating wildfires that over ravaged rushes far east for month. ah
. hello, good to happy with us. with live headline news. 247. this is arty international from moscow. duncan and bryan, welcome to the program. first, the us special rep will tell on torture news from our sub has met with the german interior minister as well as top elise officials amberlynn its about the allegations of police brutality at an anti lockdown protest. this month, through an expert said the authorities were open and ready to share material, but the police remained unapologetic about the use of force against demonstrators. the question is, violence, violence hurts, violence, injures violence, looks violent, direct, coercion, even with all the pictures that go with it. is still part of a legal system, while one not video of a piece off the slamming an elderly woman to the ground surface,
the wild cried nice brutality that was done and got outrage. even the little police department watched the very same video and essentially came out and said, oh why this is normal that's there's nothing to see here. so it's a pretty shocking statement that's been made the following an investigation into numerous complaints about police, misconduct, of bill and protests on the 1st of all. but how many will remember on that day? 5000 people took to the streets of the german capital, and they would demonstrate and are against locked down masses. and of course the coven faxing and the robbie took quite a dog ton went off to stepped into forcefully to stop the crowd. we saw them punching people in the faces ticking and shoving, demonstrated using pass the spray in the spaces and probably the most famous incense throwing people violent me to the ground around. $600.00 arrests in total were made. now the footsteps up and such. so shocking that it went to the very top
and grabbed the attention of the un special rapid torture. no smells. a number of videos have been spread that give ground for concern the clues, a strong enough that human rights violations were possibly committed. well, he also added that the woman could have died just that we understand the severity of the situation. and it's actually not that triggered mouth to reach out to the terminal for teens requested additional information and for them to open an investigation. now having concluded that, having looked into the incident as we had apparently submitted and police doesn't see anything to stopping in that footage at all. and in fact. and so i just was on the 4th, i actually went so far as to praise his colleague for handling situation while that was neatly executed. had lever hold, the officer held the woman until contact with the ground so as to avoid head injury . so not only are we hearing justification with this idea, that violence is part and parcel of the legal system in a european democracy,
which i think is a new and pretty astounding butler and concerning ikea. some were also hearing sympathy, even praise officers who a party and a top that to ation. and they were forced to rely on very extreme means to suppress router crowds who was responding. what's more, the bed and police union actually came out and added that moses worry about human rights violation. having been committed would only in bold an anti lockdown protestors. and quote, conspiracy theorists who want to discredit the police. so it seems very much that despite real time footage, showing these violent act, despite concern from one of the highest organizations in the world, the un, the berlin pennies is not refusing to, to apologize. it's refusing to acknowledge any type of wrong to little. so now criticizing those who draw attention to that one thing an era where police are hyper aware of the use of excessive bond that they know what it can lead to the public outcry that it can lead to this move by the bill. and piece was that she was
at the hands of the situation in clear itself is a bold move that i think is not gonna find many funds or journalist and also thomas fast spend a told us german officials seem to care more about police brutality abroad than at home, this is a troubling, a very troubling phenomenon which i personally have lived in germany for so many decades would not have expected. it is clearly excessive what we saw and it is troubling. the reaction by the bird enforced the the refusal to admit that they have been wrong doings, especially if we think that one year ago, the german media, the german public. so 100 percent li, condemned the violence against black people in the u. s. a. i fully understand the german media, german official criticize of the european countries for the us food for thought.
but why do they refuse to do the same thing when their own police forces are concerned? that is the, the ordering fact supporters of wikileaks found a julian, a song, rallied outside the high court in london to protest an appeal by the united states . it was filed against a january rule and not to extradite the whistleblower washington's now, but allowed to challenge key psychiatric evidence against his extradition. the next year takes place in october. the fontose arrested in 2019 for breaching british bail conditions. he remains in london jail and is still wanted on those as being our charges in the us. well, that a decade ago, the wiki leaks co founder published a thousands of classified documents, exposing pentagon war crimes in afghanistan under rock. he could face up to 175 years in prison if expedited to america parties, k, partridge reports from outside the cold parent, the u. k. is high court of justice in central london. the u. s. is being allowed to
appeal against the decision not to expedite. ricky lee founded julian, it's ours. and i can, which is broadcast some of his supporters with what's going on during the phone. with them all purchased justice has just been thrown out the window, the u. s. government is using the u. k. tax payers money for these aberrations of justice cases. the whole thing is going to be, can't depend on the crash. and on this issue. anybody, li, 3 in the mainstream major in the u. r. o. notice if they get behind these, they're going to be next. on january, the 4th, the british judge should rule, the phones couldn't be expedited to america. fighting concerns about his mental health and the risk of suicide. any us prisoner call remained in a british high security presence. he's considered a flight risk and has spent the last decade either in a prison or the ecuadorian embassy in london. when a decision on the phone,
his latest hearing is expected. and so we often fall outside the high court to supporters were protesting against his extradition, including former opposition leader, jeremy coven, is under threatened to his impression, dominican what and what? and what he's also critical is the threats of example, was youth corporation. huge control of most media, television, radio and friends. and they become a friendship on gender. generalist rich met swats to video stream of the hearing and says he was deeply disturbed by what he saw. i literally did a double take. i can recognize that it was a song she looked extremely old. you know, he's wearing a white shirt, some glosses, his harris, his ruffled. and yet here, the tie that wasn't actually on just really looks completely. i mean, you know,
part of the rashness. that's when he looks very awful and ill and which is normal because the whole point of the high court, preliminary hearing today, was to discuss his health. right. so we had extensive medical witness testimony during the expedition hearing at the old bailey back in september and october. and this was again brought up today and is going to be brought up again in october and up in the high court that his health is deteriorated. he's been tortured, and this is, i'm a journalist who's not serving a sentence. he's not a criminal and he's in a maximum security prison in britain's guantanamo bay. i mean, someone needs to explain that to me what is happening because this is completely unjust and it's a crime against press freedoms and it's, it's an affront against his personal health. the most important thing about this case is press freedoms. because when you have someone who's publishing, you know, work documenting war crimes from the united states in indiana, santa and iraq, because people, again, they think this is something to do a 2016, absolutely nothing to do 2015. he's being charged julian songs as being prosecuted
biting faith because he published documents relating to iraq and afghanistan. you published evidence of war crimes of kidnapping rendition and torture. but if the high school students in the us state of oregon will no longer have to prove that proficient in reading, writing, and mathematics in order to graduate, the governance just signed off the new legislation. let's get more on this now from corresponding kellum open. i that what does this mean for oregon high school is well, the bill that was just signed basically changes the requirements in the u. s. state of oregon in order to graduate from high school students will no longer have to show that they are able to read, write or perform mathematical operations. now the bill. busy was put into law and signed supposedly, according to the language of the bill itself to help historically expect the groups that have historically experienced academic disparities. take a listen. the testing that we've been doing in the past doesn't tell us what we
want to know. we've been relying on tests that have been, frankly, very flawed ember line too much on them so that we are really helping the students or the teachers or the community. now supporters of the bill have said that the requirement that students be able to read and write and perform basic mathematical operations in order to graduate from high school, has heard immigrant communities. it has hurt refugee populations. and they argue that, that overall, i mean, the language of the bill is historic groups that it is historically experienced academic disparities. this holds them back from graduating from high school and is problematic. now, the rules may now be in place for the next 5 years in the state of oregon, one will not need to read right or be able to do math in order to get a high school diploma. now the signing ceremony was not done publicly. there was no press release and the bill was actually added a few days later to the database of state laws. it seems like the folks who put it
into effect are not exactly proud of it. and there has certainly been some negative reaction, despite the fact that it was not given a lot of publicity. here's the response. this is the progressive left form of education, dummy down kids. you are taking away the only tool to get to break the poverty cycle. this is the type of legislation that they want to make black people a permanent underclass. now at this point, it's important to note these requirements were suspended earlier during the pandemic. and now this has been permanently signed into law, at least for the next 5 years. now, at this point, the u. s. department of education could step in and raise the standards that are federal level, so it's not completely final. however, this isn't the only state that is waiving such requirements, new york state has similar, similar proposals in the works, cutting the number of exams. many critics are arguing. there's kind of
a dumbing down of american education. they see this as a result of that as, as, as a continuing of a process in which the academic standards are lowered across the united states. okay. all right, we can get some thoughts on this next for now though caleb more in new york. thank you. okay, let's go live now to a former chairman of the republican party in oregon, perry atkinson, welcome to r t. could have you with us. this is only a temporary measure. it's only for a few years for children who already been on the back foot. and now struggling because of the pandemic. so what's the problem if this is only a temporary measure? well, 1st of all, i think one of the biggest problems we have here is yes, the governor did signed this bill and it's goes into effect. but keep in mind that it did come through the house of representatives and the senate as well. and all those legislators actually formed this bill and signed off on it. so the fact that it's just now coming public and was signed in the last several days ago has really upset a lot of people and oregon parents, in particular,
school boards across the state are very upset about it. and i think that the fall out is just now starting to happen. the fact that we need to dump our kids down to accommodate a group of people that they are now saying is that needs that equalization in their education is just the opposite of what they proclaim of what education is supposed to do. and bringing all people up to give them the ability to not only achieve but to become competitive. so the fall off from this just now starting to hit and i can tell you this. a lot of people are very upset. what's upsetting the school boards and the parents then just the protocol? i think the, the 1st thing is so the parents are living because their kids are not going to get a full education. one of the questions that comes out of this, if they're going to take reading, writing and arithmetic out of the classroom, what are they going to replace with more socialized education?
and what are they going to do at this time? the 2nd part of it is, it's a real hit to the profession of education, to the administrators, and the superintendents, and to teachers themselves who are really dedicated to their profession. now that they're asked to play it down and not do what they are passionate about doing the department of education, oregon say it's misleading to conflate these testing requirements and the changes that are going to take place with graduation requirements. that is not to suggest that these students, whatever, have to learn reading, writing mathematics. it's just not for now because these are people who struggle with test. well, 1st of all, i think that the other part of it is that it's somewhat races. i mean, you're putting a class of people down and you're bringing everybody down when actually what education is supposed to do is bring everybody up. and so it's not going over very, very well. it will revamp what graduation requirements are going to be. and moreover, in time, are you forcing colleges to lower their standards in order to get students in to
pay their bills. the whole system of education gets damaged by this, the quality and the purpose of education. and the benefits of education will all suffer from bills like this kind of education departments are having to make what seem to be on the face of it. difficult adjustments because of the pandemic and schooling at home and the difficulties that that's called what do you see is the problems further down the line then if the bar is lowered? well, i think a couple of things. first of all, parents will start pulling the kids out of public school, put them in private school, or go to homeschooling. that will result in less state dollars in federal dollars going to the educational system in time that will really hurt them because they just not want to get the money. and secondly, as far as the pandemic is concerned, we're waiting to see if the 2nd way is going to force students to go back to home school and go back to computers in their home. we don't know yet. right now we do
know that k through 12 in the state of oregon are going to be forced to wear a mask. that in itself is very controversial. but the 2nd wave of code, we don't know how it's going to play out and the education system, but this bill and that in turn will hurt them financially. what's the alternative and for them? well, i think change the policy back to what makes sense, and that is to make sure that the standards of reading writing and arithmetic is re and inst, reinstated at a level that qualifies the students and help the students to go on to higher education. if not at least prepare them to go into the culture, is literate, not illiterate, and, and secondly, increased the opportunity for more people to get educated. but to do this, it's just everything in the opposite direction, but that clearly hasn't happened in the 1st place. otherwise, these students from these backgrounds couldn't be struggling so much, either in class or come the test time. well listen,
a good teacher is going to help a student that struggles of a teacher that's committed to the profession is going to reach out to those students and help them. but the lower all the students down to one know, and i think that there's plenty opportunities, there are what we have head start systems here in oregon. we have tutoring system. we got everything in place to help a student, the struggling to succeed. that's what education is about not to bring the whole system down. so why don't they succeeding? why is the need for this to even happen? well, i would question the fact, are they really not succeeding? we don't know that. we haven't seen that statistic. we don't know that, do you think this is going to get challenge to the federal level then, or do suspect that it might even get extended further down the line if it means that enough people are then graduating, obeyed at a lower level than is, has previously been the case, that's a good question. i don't know if the federal level will step in enforce requirements get put back into place that you have to be saying because there are federal dollars that go to the local or to the state education system. so that's
you have to be seen i think that there is a possibility that you will see individual school district, maybe oppose this policy and create a pushback. and whether or not that can stick. i don't know, but it's very possible superintendents from certain school district will say no, we're not going to do this. that's yet to be seen. got to remember this is only 3 days old. ok, a very good to talk to. perry atkinson former oregon republican party chairman good . have you on our team. thank you. next to it's one of the most infamous symbols of the vietnam war, agent orange, the extremely toxic herbicide and d foley into used by the us military in that campaign. the chemical course, the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people in the last effects of past, down across generations. just warning you may find the next images upsetting. ah
me, that was born in 1975. and i was missing both my arms at the elbow down and my left leg from the knee down. the hospital that i was born in. never seen anything like that more. so they weren't sure if i was gonna live or die. and it's made my life pretty cold growing up because i had to adjust to everything. ah, they were just following orders. they weren't arguing that they weren't gonna spread. they were commanded by the officials to spread. so they had to do what they were told to do. i
several major cases against every single one day when i'm not sure why they won't take responsibility, but as it is right now, over 8000000 people have died from the effects of aging. and there's countless numbers of people, more number, disfigured and deformed and they have cancer, tumors. you can't even really name them all because it just so many. ah, the me, my mom live in the veteran. my disability would be a 100 percent covered by the v. a and they would take full responsibility for it, but since it was my dad, they said that there is no way that he kind of affected the veterans. kids and the veterans themselves have serious health issues. and medication is like outrages, expensive me,
like i know several of my friends that are children to be in veterans and with the illnesses that they have. they literally spend thousands and thousands of dollars a month out of their own pocket because the us government won't even supply the medication they need for the illnesses and they've got from the exposure. ok, this is out. a massive wildfires, all right now scorching the east of russia, all correspondents on the ground and in the air with fireplaces battling the flames . among all stories still ahead off the break. ah ah
ah, me. what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy going from station let it be an arms race is often very dramatic developments. only personally, i'm going to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very political time. time to sit down and talk with me the news, the hello
again. wildfire the raging and russian. he region. in the far east of the country, thick smoke covered cities and reportedly reached as far as the north pole volunteer firefighters. heavy machinery and able forces are all involved in trying to extinguish the flames. and it's heavy, exhausting workers ortiz dimitri poke discovered when he joined one of the helicopter crews, heading to the front line. so all about sick, my 1st helicopter right. can be for a better reason. we're going to take a look over the fires of the region, just north of the capital. of course we're going to see how about the situation is because right now the fires are threatening several villages. we will see just how about it isn't deliver supplies to the people on the ground fighting it and well take off. this isn't scary at all.
on the way to the village, the views were stunning, but the closer we got to the village day became somewhat terrifying. first, it's clear skies and endless horizon. and just moments later, it's a wall of smoke. soon as we land, we see a whole bunch of heavy machinery. mister defense has a lot of military equipment, vehicles, and trucks and everything to this region because it's the most under threat right now from the flyers. armored personnel carriers, a couple of heavy duty diggers and several trucks. their purpose to create a mineralized zone there, which the fire will not be able to pass, but no less important are the human reinforcements, fearless volunteers, and professional firefighters say to are getting ready to head out to battle the fires. we, on the other hand, are moving on, we travel to a nearby field and where to trucks,
full of firefighters are having difficulties getting through the dense forest fires . so we lend them our helicopter right now and taking all the stuff out of all these firefighters. that have been deployed here to help with the efforts. by the way, these are 40 firefighters. they traveled all the way from the other side of russia, from cordelia morland's car, hunger. they who have battled wildfires in their home regions this summer. but now that they have finished the job at home, they've traveled to korea to aid their fellow colleagues. and there they go to the front line of the seemingly endless battle. we came from more months to help the region. we will work to extinguish the fires. we will do everything we can when we go back to your cursor and on the way we are once again reminded of just how chaotic the situation is with the several more fires and even a new one apparently as we circle around it and the fire washers note is location
on their maps. all anom, not bad for my 1st helicopter flight. or rush has not been any country battling wildfires, volunteers and 5 fighters in greece are also still battling the flames there. the strong video shows the extent of the damage caused by the blades in recent days. thousands have been evacuated from the region. the greek product pm has apologized saying they've done everything humanly possible, but that it wasn't enough. he also described the situation as a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions. almost 600 wildfires burning across the country and several european states had been drafted into help. my number que ation order was sent to move or should we do just gets up and go. we can't, if we don't save our houses, who will, they're doing nothing. today is the 4th day and there are no aircraft yesterday. they only carried out to water drums that gather the local people save the place to rest with little children left of course. but we are not leaving, even if the fire reaches to see we will not leave our village. we will stay for as
long as we can and do whatever we can do. we're going to stay here and try to save our place. we need to stay strong for our children, incarcerated russian opposition activists to lexi, nevada and the faces new criminal charges. now these donald court is across developments for us. well, the new charges being leveled against the imprisoned russian opposition figure alex st. of all me are connected to his political organization, the anti corruption foundation. back in june, it was labeled an extremist organization after it had organized nationwide unsanctioned rallies during a time of strict anti cove measures, but not only described the move as political persecution and a way to silence opposition voices. now, we heard about these new charges in a statement from the investigative committee that's looking into the activities of this organization. the committee says novalis, responsible for founding an organization that has infringed on the rights of russian citizens,
which is aside from the current charges of fraud and violation of probation that he's currently serving for in a penal colony. we also heard from his lawyer who said the maximum sentence for his current charges that he's serving time for is 3 years, but that this can be extended in the event of a new guilty verdict by how much she didn't say. but this is a developing story, so of course we'll keep our viewers updated on all the latest details. okay, that should use for now get more stories and award winning documentary at r t dot com or, or youtube channel calls. daniel hawkins, how's your next update? and around half an hour. ah, me, one, i make no, no borders blind to tease. emerge . we don't have authority. we don't actually, the whole world needs to take action and be ready. people are judging. 2
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