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[000:00:00;00] i an international human rights group that sounds the alarm over italy's new clamp down against the unvaccinated saying such measures amounts to discrimination. more than 50 percent of democratic party voters in the u. s. would support a government policy to require unvaccinated americans to remain confined to their homes. our guests think that such a mandate would create an equality while not stopping the virus from spreading. we are, we can see a major action of discrimination and people i divided into clusters, stinkers right, for any qualities. people standing in line in the u. s. for 4 hours, just to get a job. and the u. s. state of virginia is it newly elected republican governor,
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dismantled previous democratic policies, banning critical race theory and lifting mass mandates in public schools. doing so, you sparks a wave of criticism with quite guessing live direct from our studios in moscow. this is our international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. are now at least new clamp down against the unvaccinated amounts to discrimination. that's what human rights group, amnesty international says, demanding that the government to rethink its tough anti cove policy. the recently approved reinforce green pass must be a time limited arrangement, and the government must continue to ensure that the entire population can enjoy their fundamental rights. amnesty international italia asked for alternative measures to allow the non vaccinated population to continue to carry out their work and to use means of transport without discrimination.
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the statement comes in the wake of thousands of people taking to the streets in protest. at least government has made it mandatory for everyone over 50 years old to get the job. and it's essentially banned the unvaccinated from using public transport or entering a bar or restaurant, even with a negative coven test. and across the atlantic, a recent poll shows that 59 percent of democratic voters would support a government policy to require unvaccinated americans to remain confined to their homes at all times except for emergencies. if they refused to take a coven vaccine in the u. s. state of utah, one of the most popular newspapers, the salt lake tribune, published an added toil asking for such measures. were you a truly civilized place? the governor's next move would be to find a way to mandate mass vaccination. going as far as to deploy the national guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed. well,
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anywhere we discussed this issue with a panel of guests who thinks that if such a policy was introduced, it would create inequality and would still not stop the virus from spreading. we are witnessing a manger action of discrimination, and people either buy that into clusters. and what we are witnessing is sort of cold, the civil war. i mean, i would call it a civil war because we put in bother against brother, friends against friend, you vaccinate. you are not like sedated, so the impact on society of those marrow. so do slow these simply devastating, and i speak from the point of view of the story and i think it's right for any qualities. people standing in line of the us for 4 hours just to get a job, people having to travel in other parts of the world when they don't have disposable income to do so, or to the time to take off from work. because most people want to return to normal, that's creating
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a lot of inequality. is that go beyond just notions of ologies about whether people want to participate in the vaccine drive or not. we already know that the vaccination doesn't stop from having kobinie and i will say doesn't stop me from spreading the virus further. so that's where it does con, the seems to be very, this proportion and actually taken away the choice of, you know, add those with, you know, particularly under 50 who's got lots of life experience. and i'm pretty sure they're quite responsible people and they should be given the choice, the we protect the constitution wide to move would provide to movement is one of the fundamental white in the constitution, which is a darker mental positive, right? but it's also natural why to also natural law if you believe in the assistance of natural law. the reason why to free movement, and i think is not only absolute,
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but it is also anti got to do chanel and illegal to prevent people from moving. if they are not vaccinated, well, i think we should be really worried about the effect of the public and having these types of movements, particularly, and government started to bring policing into it or military into it. that means that they've given some thought to what may or may not be legal and what may or may not be necessary. but again, i think that if we're, if we're this concerned about it and listen, i've had 4 shots myself. so it's not that i'm opposed personally to this boat. i am opposed to it is that we don't start talking about keeping other people who are drunk drivers, people who are part of intimate partner violence of those. and there are other things in society where we seem to be pretty lenient and for some reason for us to be coming down so hard on this particular case where we're bringing and policing and military. i think we should be very concerned. and having conversations about
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our liberties and how governments are going against some of our rights just days after taking office, the new republican governor in the u. s. state of virginia is dismantling democratic policies. cancelling a school math mandate and benning critical race theory from the curriculum. but the sweeping measures are evoking a barrage of criticism as our chief kill him often comments. so there's a new state of pace in the united states. politics seems to be moving forward at full speed ahead. we have the new governor of virginia has been sworn in on saturday and his 1st day in office he signed 11 executive orders. now the 2 most critical were one, removing a masked mandate in public schools and another, getting rid of the teaching and critical race theory in public schools. now the move around the mask mandates sparked quite a bit of backlash. one mother spoke up saying that she was happy that the public school where her daughter attends is maintaining the mask mandate despite the
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governors move. that mother also happened to be the white house spokesperson. thank you to arlington, public schools for standing up for our kids. teachers and administrators and their safety in the midst of a transmissible variant school divisions across virginia are rejecting glen youngins dangerous anti science executive action and keeping mask requirements in schools to ensure the health and safety of k 12 students in the commonwealth. now school officials in arlington, virginia, fairfax, and alexandria all said that they are going to maintain their mask mandate despite the governors move. now the governor had campaigned on the policy of empowering parents to have more impact on the decisions regarding the education of their children and public schools. so he decided to give school districts 8 days to listen to parents concerns and reconsider. well, 1st of all, we wrote the order specifically to give all of the school systems basically 8 days
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to get ready to listen to parents. now the 2nd pivotal issue was on the teaching of critical race theory. in virginia's public schools, there is a revolt against the way our schools have been managed comprehensively. and critical race theory is a big part of that critical race theory is a political agenda that as absolutely in our schools. and it teaches everyone view everything through a lens of race and then pits our children against one another. yes, we will teach all history the good and the bad, but to actually teach our children that one group is advantaged in another, is disadvantaged simply because of the color of their skin cuts across everything we know to be true. now this moves sparked a wave of online backlash with many saying there was no problem to begin with and it critical race theory is a legitimate part of education in the state. critical race theory isn't in the virginia k 12 curriculum and lifting a mask mandate in schools is foolish. they know perfectly well that c r t isn't on
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the curriculum, but they're using it just like masks and vaccine as a way for their rhetoric and action to see more palatable. the p t a's have become radicalized recruitment centers. as a republican, i am sick of you already. virginia never taught critical race theory. you banned nothing. now your stupidity is spreading cove it in schools that will end the lives of more stupid republicans. why do you hate god in america? are you a fascists? now it's important to note, virginia has been pretty solidly in the democratic parties camp for the last decade . and the new governor who signed all these executive orders on his 1st day only one by roughly 2 percent. so. busy we're looking at the state of virginia, a historically blue state that now seems to have a red governor on the state leadership as example of how the united states remains divided in these times. it's pretty clear that virginians don't see eye on some rather critical issues for involving the schools where their children learn your
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wife. earlier we discussed this issue with arvin voe from a former vice chair of the libertarian national committee. when it comes to cone of ours, at a fundamental level, there's not 2 sides, right? there's not a pro corona virus either and, and an anti virus. you know, people are disagreeing. it's simply about techniques on, on how to achieve a goal that the entire human race is on the same side. and remember to grieve at the goal, right? there's no lower taxes or higher taxes where there actually are 2 side. there's really just one side to this issue and it's just a question of pragmatism. what do we think will work better? that's the only question being at the technical question is maybe a scientific question, but it's not a political question, but it has been turned into a political question. this incredibly divisive political question. so the question is, is that being done for political reasons or for any practically, there is no practical reason that could explain it does have to be purely but political reason that is driving this kind of division here between the federal state governments or between state government and individual, these are,
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this is pure politics. there's nothing but politics happening here. russia's tut diplomat, sergei lab ross has accused berlin of putting pressure on r t 's new german language channel. after talks with the countries foreign minister in moscow, our correspondent quarter was following developments. one of the main points of discussion at the press conference was of course, the fate of ortiz, german language channel, r t d e, which has been facing a lot of censorship in germany, the russian foreign minister, circ a live. rob said that the german state was actually directly involved in this violation of free journalism. going as far to say that sanctions may even need to be taken if the matter is not resolved. as for his german counterpart, she said that the state actually was not involved. so let's take a listen to what they both said. not and cannot ask the state interference regarding r t d. well, that's just not true enough unless you know why. we have every reason to believe
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that the german government is directly involved in what is happening. let me remind you that banking services for our journalists were stopped at an early stage. the german media regulator blocked the satellite signal despite the serbian license. we believe that this is an interference in the work of independent journalists. and i wasn't all bare bach had to say about the rtp, actually she want to went on at length to speak about how popular our channel is about how it's the 4th largest on social media, based on what she said, you might even think she was one of our fans and cannot all t 2, he has confirmed it's the 4th largest on social media. of course, there was also a lot of talk about the security guarantees that rushes proposed for itself and nato to prevent further escalation of the conflict in ukraine. russia is still waiting for concrete answers from nato and the west. although we have heard from washington, which is called the, the proposals that rushes put forward. nonstarter negotiating points for the german foreign ministers. part though,
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she said that the german government is ready for serious discussions about these proposals, while she also demanded security guarantees from russia. and she said that russian troops are somehow threatening the russian troops that are located on russian territory near ukraine. as for lab, though, he said that the russian state has the right to do what it wants with in its own territory units. buckingham, this may, i will not, in recent weeks, more than 100000 russian troops and military equipment or a mass near the ukrainian border without any visible reason. yeah. it's hard to consider this is anything other than a threat we needed. those are still, we explained that the provocation, coming from many western politicians, is making it necessary for our troops to conduct combat training measures. and we explained that we cannot accept certain demands regarding the actions of our armed forces on our own soil. we drew attention to the fact that while the us and other nato members are demanding the removal of our forces, they are positioning troops, including troops who have arrived in europe from overseas. the double standard here is obvious,
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but it does seem though that the 2 foreign minister is to see either on the north stream to gas pipeline bare bach said that europe needs russia to be a reliable supplier of gas to solve this energy crisis. that's right. now, plaguing the continent, while lab ralph said that he had a long talk with his german counterpart about the unfortunate politicization of the north stream to pipeline. so a lot of topics were discussed at this press conference between the foreign ministers of germany and russia. whitehouse a spokeswoman gin. saki said that us intelligence has data according to which russia was allegedly preparing to evacuate from ukraine, employees of their diplomatic missions. we have information that indicates the russian government was preparing to evacuate their family members from the russian embassy in ukraine and late december and early january earlier,
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the new york times cited and unnamed official that moscow was pulling out key of embassy staff ahead of the invading ukraine foreign ministry spokeswoman re, as a harvard noted that printing the such sensationalist lies, has tuned western outlets into little more than anti russian p r. operations. americas new york times newspaper is now in the agent of ukraine secured to service through it. the source of this fantasy structure has promoted another supposed sensation, suggesting that the russian embassy and keith is being evacuated, the russian embassy and conceal its general in ukraine operating as normal. and the american journalists have lost the culture of checking published data. even though we have published many materials on this issue, the times that piece is just the latest in a litany of unproven mainstream claims that moscow is readying. a ukrainian invasion talks between russia, the u. s. and they don't have so far, failed to damp intentions. on the contrary,
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western politicians have recently ramped up threats of new sanctions against the kremlin. now, meanwhile, nato states are boosting military support to care of with canada, joining the u. k. and sending troops and special forces. britain has already shipped missile systems which at claims are strictly defensive in nature. u. s. allies, including sweden are reinforcing military positions near russian borders. and the pentagon has just confirmed that its instructors will remain on ukrainian soil. a geo political analyst that we spoke to believes such a military build up cannot be seen as purely defensive. i can't see how you can call these defensive weapons if the weapon is used, either from behind the green line. let's take dumbass in eastern ukraine for instance, from behind the green line on the craning side or inside the green line. then it's not a defensive weapon. you'll see any benefit for russia, for
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a quote invading ukraine that they, they have nothing to gain from this at all. however, the u. s. the u. k. and france, for instance, the 3 primary members of nato. they are right now. there's the record, low confidence in the government, in political leaders, and so what they need is a distraction. and that distraction might come in the form of conflict. the western media and western political bodies are playing with fire in the sort of direction they're trying to take this gender neutral language is becoming obligatory for midwives, nurses and other professions giving emotional and physical support. and some of them don't want to get on board. now among them are those behind the u. k. based twitter account sex, not gender, nurses and midwives, which provides a platform for those frustrated with the new terminology to be heard. although the reality is that many health professionals uncomfortable with the language are now
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working in fear of being ostracized or even worse, losing their jobs is a bela mob been podcast her and home birth attendance says the biggest problem in the debate surrounding the use of such terminology is the material consequence. so the 1st time i came across the requirements was a do a training in 2016 in brooklyn, new york. and my initial reaction was to go along with it. i couldn't imagine how it would be hurtful to anyone because i was told that it was modern language. it was inclusive language and we wouldn't want to make anyone feel bad. i think the biggest problem is that there is a material consequence. so pronouns, for example, do not exist in a vacuum. it unfortunately leads to a lifetime of part of pharmaceutical dependence. kind of trans humanist future body
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dissociation putting children on puberty blockers, right? the pronouns and the language capture is part of the bigger picture, which is, you know, dissociation from our flesh being beans from our material reality. so anyone who is bio feel like who appreciates and sees the value in nature in our perfectly designed flesh, the way that we are perfectly designed to give birth in the way that menstruation and our digestive system that it's all perfectly designed and should not be you know manipulated in the ways that it hasn't should, should fear this. it's a really anti human ideology. the police in scotland have announced they will now not take any action over a tweet by an activist that revealed harry potter author, jackie rawlings, home address. some twitter users accused rawling of saying transgender men and
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women should have fewer rights. they should have reflected on the fact that i've never received so many death threats. i could paper the house with them and haven't stopped speaking out. the post she is responding to included trans activists standing by her house holding signs with slogans such as transit liberation. now though deleted, it was immediately re posted with her home information available for all to see. rawling says that she has been targeted for speaking up for women's sex based rights. and people were quick to point out the parent double standards in the police as decision not to charge the campaigners. i wonder why no action being taken. i'd assume it's because for kyra the food chain or transport us and don't upset the apple cart, the fact her address or any one's address be posted on line without knowledge or consent is wrong regardless of why it's a violation of safety docs. thing is illegal and it doesn't matter if you delete the content a few hours later makes you wonder what the police are playing at cherry picking. what is lawful,
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depending on who is complaining. she used to pander to those people, even changing the sexuality of characters, to please them. she played woke a mental gymnastics and slipped up, and then the mob turned on her. it is quite surprising. they're not taking any kind of action. although you see this is very much a gray area where li galaxy is difficult to prove. and in this particular case, i believe the, the police were reviewed the circumstances clearly with the lawyers and decided that there wasn't any legality that we have now a situation in the u. k. and other countries where people don't believe the others have a right to have a view, and this is an opposing view to them. and i think that's quite disgusting. and you know this? well, it could well end up in some form of prosecution or someone should cause harassment
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acts. and i believe that she has said that she had also had problems since then. though individuals committed harassment afterwards may well end up being guilty of crimes. the backlash against rowing began in 2020 after she questioned a headline about people who menstruate by claiming the meaning of the word woman had been last summer, twitter users took that to me, that she was saying transgender men and women should have fewer rights political commentator andrew walker says, you can't police are only willing to go after crime when it suits them. any police force of any quality can do more or less investigate should i refer you back to the case of the scottish comedian but taught his dog or the watchdog? how to do hitler salutes in order to prevent of a joke. they are perfectly willing to put in the resources when it suits them, but they're not willing to put in the resources when it doesn't suit that police. scotland will be perfectly happy with j. k. rowling being intimidated,
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perfectly happy without being harassed and will take no action to defend them because they don't agree with politically. my comment is next. j. k. rowling is going to say she can afford security. what about the rest of breton to have these highly political police force? highly political police? li does put police under political control. what politician, fellow, who to prosecute when that is a danger? not to j. k. rowling, cuz she's rich and powerful to ordinary people. like, you know, make the american athletes set to take part in the fast approaching beijing winter olympics have been warned to ditch their personal smartphones and instead use disposable mobile phones. the us olympic committee has issued a stern warning about alleged chinese state surveillance. every device, communication, transaction and online activity may be monitored, your devices may also be compromised with malicious software,
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which could negatively impact future use. one of the ramifications of the advice it could make it hard for the athletes to stay in touch with family and friends amid restrictions on foreign spectators due to cove it and could prevent them from posting their accomplishments on social media in beijing. an important aspect of keeping in touch with their fans and building a profile of the u. s. is not the only country taking such measures. canada the u. k. and the netherlands have also warned their athletes about potential surveillance in china, giving the same recommendations about using disposable cell phones. we heard from an asian affairs expert who believes the u. s. is hypocritical, accusing others of what it is actually guilty of history, part of their campaigns to stigmatize china. and also, we are not forgetting ever. snowden to western countries cannot true, that they themselves are not playing on other people. in fact,
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they are quite infamous opting so right. i was so the headset about why do because spine countries in the world, you know, in the us use, dropping off its allies, is 40 quite common knowledge. the world president of allies had openly criticize us on that for the country. why are they not reporting how much china has done to protect it at this time? in the intakes, you see robot delivery, ford for the athletes in the continues to prevent corporate transmission. that i think china's answers to public health commitment to the world's athletes. a british man who took 4 people, hosp it hostage at a synagogue in the u. s. state of texas at the weekend was previously flagged by the u. k. authorities molig, i saw a crumb had been seen as a potential islamist terrorist during a 2020 investigation by britons and my 5 intelligence agency. but the u. k. authorities determined that he posed no threat at the time he was left on record as
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a person of interest, but was able to fly to the u. s. and by a firearm there, it appears. the u. k. authorities had not related any of their concerns about him to their american counterparts before the attack. now the alleged perpetrator was killed after an 11 hour stand off at the synagogue in cali. vill a suburb of dallas. all of the hostages survived. police in england have detained 2 teenagers as part of the ongoing investigation into the attack. earlier. my colleague unit know neil spoke to a former and my 5 intelligence officer who said the incident resulted from a failure on both sides of the atlantic failure. 2 levels, one is that am i 5, did drop the investigation into him and it might well have been because he who has seemed to have mental health issues rather than terrorist to contention. but the other and astonishing things my perspective is the fact that he was allowed into the states as well, with a string of convictions and with his mental health issues in the background. and
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you know, the u. k. u s. homeland security act is supposed to be the, precisely to blog people coming in to the us on these grounds. so it's not just my fault, i think, although i do think we have a problem one in the ship holding the transmission that getting the ship volume of people they have to investigate. but for the u. s. also to have allowed him in, not have caught out the u. k and said, miss mans got convictions all over the place. we can't let him in and send him back . noticing that when you read into it, that he was able just to get a gun like that, a lethal weapon without being on any authority watch list at all. that just shows an absolute failure on every front face, the intelligence agencies in the u. k. the border security usa policing security in the usa as well. and i think, you know, it's great now that we can pinpoint what happened, what went wrong in this case, but that's not how our intelligence agencies based in the usa. i'm the case working . they all there to preemptively gather intelligence,
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to preemptively stop the sort of terrorist attacks, not just have information that can be used and be useful after an attack about the police are going to do. so why do we spend this money on all, incredibly invasive intelligence agency, if they are letting these people sit between the cracked time after time after time, not just in the u. k, or the u. s. sake, but across europe, as well as the last 7 years, are you confident lessons have been learned as to what happened over the weekend, or are we going to see further instance other crimes happening if there is what seems to be on the i said such a weak communication between the u. k and us authorities, i am sure they will say the lessons learned. what that will mean in reality is that they will probably scoop up and chat if more and increasingly invasive communications technologically. and they will say to protect all of us against terrorism. whereas in fact, if they did the job properly preemptively to target and stop potential terrorists
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rather than debating all privacy and taking away all our civil liberties and learn countries that would be much more effective. and that would be the channel i would suggest that they start looking into, rather than just aggressively breaking whale of human rights and civil liberties in line, which is not helping them. it's not helping them to protect us. and it's not protecting our national security or that does it for me this our i will be back in just under 31 minutes with the phone for 6 news there with us. ah, by the fund, i make no certainly no borders to nationalities as a merge with vaccine needs to be ready,
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people with more than we can do better, we should be doing better. every one is contributing each in their own way. but we also know this crisis not go on forever. the challenge is great, the response has been massive. so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we are in it together with dividing ministration is under water in just about every way. is this due to bad policies or bad messaging? maybe it's vo. there's also an important question. yes, presidents come and go, but elite and special interests remain very powerful. are they


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