the. headline stories the u.k. government finds. a quarter earlier ruled out they weapon supply was illegal and could be used in conflict. it's coming off a detroit music festival faces a. charge of white people doubled for tickets saying the proceeds would go to help the people in the black community. if. they see. ability. to any.
facebook an austrian. social media giant to try and safeguard the data of european citizens. live from our international a new center in moscow this is a warm welcome to the program. our top story the u.k. government has challenged the court decision to halt arms sales to saudi arabia it was ruled out the military exports were full last month the court also acknowledged british arms might be used in the bloody conflict in yemen devastated by a saudi led war london's now eager to get its weapons trade with riyadh back up to speed previously licensed nearly 5000000000 pounds worth of arms sales to the saudis since the start of 3 outs bombing campaign in yemen in 2015 that makes the
u.k. the 2nd biggest arms exporter to the gulf monarchy for the united states r t s k partridge has more on britain's role in the conflict. the u.k.'s government is fighting the court of appeal ruling that arms sales to saudi arabia are norful in the latest challenge in the long running legal battle over weapons used in the yemen war ministers are trying to stay the judgment which means they could carry on licensing arms sales to the saudis until the outcome of its appeal last month the court said the u.k. export licensing process was wrong in law in one significant respect the government made no concluded assessments of whether the saudi led coalition had committed violations of international community area law in the past during the yemen conflict and may not tempt to do so trade secretary liam fox was forced to hold an immediate review of almost 5000000000 pounds worth of weapons deals while this latest appeal seems to contradict fox's assurances to m.p.'s that saturday on sales
would be halted pending a review as i said earlier we disagree with the judgment and the secret mission to appeal alongside this we are carefully considering the implications of the judgement for decision making while we do this we will not grant any new licenses for export to saudi arabia and its coalition partners which might be used in the conflict in yemen opposition leader jeremy corbyn says the latest efforts to halt the ruling ridicule the government's position that human rights take priority over profit despite clear legal warnings that the sale of arms to saudi arabia has contributed to the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world the conservatives are determined to allow sales to carry on regardless this makes a mockery of their own commitment to hold all new sales while the review takes place into civilian casualties human rights watch has documented the use of u.k. made weapons in apparently are lawful airstrikes foreign secretary jeremy hunt says
suspending british exports would diminish the u.k.'s influence over the course of the conflict but the campaign against arms trade argues the sales have meant british bombs have been used to kill civilian. what the government has applied for is s.t. which would mean that if it is granted that the arms exports can continue under the present under the present process this is the same process which the court of appeal has phoned was illegal and if that happens and that means that there will be more arms sales and that means for all did what atrocities committed because for 4 years no you can read fatal jets u.k. made bombs and you came with missiles have played a devastating role in creating the worst humanitarian crisis in the world and yemen is no surprise the government is appealing this paradox because it will do everything it can to maximize arm sales. because for decades and decades to stage a dictatorship has been the largest buyer in the world of u.k.
weapons the saudi led coalition says it wasn't deliberately targeting civilians but thousands have been killed the united nations says 3300000 yemenis are displaced and at least 2 thirds of the population need help in the long running lethal battle is no end in sight kate partridge. ok this next story is getting a lot of attention a music festival in detroit has been forced to change its ticketing policy because of a bottle charging white people double the price organizers said quote it reflected the white communities wealth and privilege would help disadvantaged people in the black community that's despite the afro future of fest slogan stating equality means treating everyone the same. festival charging different prices bees don't race well done intersectional radicals you've become the very racist you claim to stand against so walk so very you walk through future 1st equality means treating
everyone the same also for a future 1st we're going to charge people different prices based on their race i wonder how our future music festival will charge asians do we pay $15.00 because we're non white but privileged all the festival has now a cancel the pricing policy following widespread complaints and even threats against the organizers instead there is no way suggested donation option for quote people of color it said half the proceeds will go to a program that supports young black people in detroit the organizers explain the reasons behind the initial ticketing turbos article structure was built to ensure that the most marginalized communities people of color are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community black detroit affording joint pleasure is unfortunately still a privilege in our society for people of color and we believe everyone should have
access to receiving such yeah it's not just cultured gourds angry either one of the artists on the bill is pulled out of a festival in protest of the texting policy. i was immediately enraged just because i am bi racial i have family members that would have under those circumstances been subjected to something that i would not ever want them to be in it's non-progressive and it's not solution focused in my eyes or attorney and author re severson supports the organizers while conservative social commentator anthony bryan logan say's it's racism plain and simple. well i can't really tell was going on here it seems like a one hand they don't want white people to come but on the other hand they want to text him they want to charge do more money they let people for disease so you don't want to be here but you want your money i don't really understand what you have are people who are local to the detroit community who may have been under server
economic minorities and they're seeing an influx of money and wealth into their community that they're not necessarily always able to participate in and so when you have this organizer seeking to put together and a vent to benefit these under-served communities what she's saying is this is for the native people of this community what if it were in hispanic event let's say it was an hispanic music festival and they say hey anybody to c.-span and you're able to pay x. amount of dollars if you are not hispanic including black folks you got to pay more so to make you use a black person pay more to go to their viewing with the races yes or no so if they say that you can't come ratings are going to be an ability to exclude people if they say it is it is you can't come and all because you blake wouldn't be racist is that he is i mean i'm trying to figure out yes i know what did he write his definition is so you say yes ok that would be raised that way. now if a black person did it to a white person how would it be would at the races well if it were white people and
the shoe was on the other foot then it doesn't really make sense because we know in our day how about if you spend your energy in a stadium when black people actually have that type of control again it's discriminatory it's a it's a practice where you are setting a bear a boundary a barrier but is it preventing someone from receiving an economic benefit now but if it were the other way around if it were a white it was a coach music festival and they say anyway it is not why you go to pay double to brace what would the reaction be your a.c.s. you neo nazi you k.k.k. obviously name what we're looking at right now is a young lady looking through the lens of history and deciding that it's important for us as a people to began to fix the issue from the lens of equity versus equality. rights stating things leading us democratic presidential candidate joe biden has defended himself after coming under
a barrage of friendly fire from his own party they claim he's been too sympathetic towards racial segregation in the past the issue was raised late last month during the 1st democratic party debates ahead of next year's presidential election biden hailed a good old days saying he was able to reach a compromise even with his biggest rivals like pro segregation congressman during the debate party diehards criticized him for even having dialogue with such people after apologizing for his remarks biden said the words were taken out of context. did you see the questions about your past positions from the perspective of race being as relevant as they are no no i think the role of the taking out of context is so easy to go back and go back 304050 years and take a context and take it completely out of context. none the less through its american history the democrats huff and always being pro integration and talks us through it
. joe biden the current front runner in the democratic presidential race has come forward to apologize about statements he made about working with advocates of racial segregation. i'm sorry for any of the pain or misconception i may have caused him but earlier joe biden made statements about his previous work with segregationists he was almost saying he got things done with some civility now his apology comes as his rivals have been taking him to task over his record i don't think you have to be holding a personal relationship with people who will very brutal. it was hurtful. to hear you talk about the reputations of 2 united states senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country now joe biden is still in the lead despite the scandal however it
seems to have unearthed a strange reality in american politics the democratic party the party that brought us the 1st african-american president has a rather strange record when it comes to the issue of racism when senator robert byrd of west virginia died barack obama gave him a stirring eulogy. he was a party leader he was an elder statesman and he was my friend. that's all remember him prior to becoming a u.s. senator robert byrd had been a high ranking member of the ku klux klan afterwards he reputed the views of the hate group but prior to that he had some strong views when it came to the issue of race of a fight in the armed forces with a negro bomb i saw i'd rather i should die a 1000 times and see old glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than to see this beloved london vase become degraded by race mongrels a throwback to the blocky specimen from the wilds bill clinton who was wildly
popular among african-americans gave a eulogy when he was president for j. william fulbright another democrat we come to celebrated. for the remarkable the wire. j. william fulbright. a life that changed our country. and our world for ever and for the better well the glowing words left out the fact that fulbright was a big advocate of keeping black and white children in separate schools back in the 1960 s. when john f. kennedy and the northern democratic party organizations located in urban areas were pushing for racial integration the biggest pushback didn't come from republicans it came from the dixiecrats a splinter group within their own party in 1968 george wallace the democratic governor of alabama was so outraged to see anti racism become the dominant view within his own party that he ran as a 3rd party candidate then you ought to come on down to alabama we did keep you
some low down there you know no. but now it would seem that a democrat having such an agenda would be almost unbelievable in fact m s n b c mislabeled george wallace as a republican check it out governor george wallace stood outside the university of alabama personally blocking 2 black students from a drilling there. it is it is. getting is it is evading sure joe biden has come forward and apologized for his statements on racial matters but it seems like the country has forgotten that not so long ago his entire party had the same issue after the civil war was the democratic party that was the races it was the republican party that was different the republicans ran the slavery. lincoln was republican and had the slavery it
shane's the dixiecrat after segregation after the civil war they were there races everything was a mess we've had presidents supreme court justices who were members of that class and some of them had to do that to join the ku klux klan for political reasons i don't understand why this now with biden this is an inside baseball inside the bubble issue. and what's being seen as a damage limitation operation the u.k. government is probing the possibility. the dumbing secret memos of the british ambassador to the us the embarrassing revelations expose what he really thought about president trump and his administration the british media is also hot on the heels of this line of inquiry let's cross live to london for more on this probably the leaks of left some red faces in london the special relationship is being
questioned but it's outside influences that are being probed here. well look the content of these excruciating embarrassing diplomatic cables has already been poor and the question or the story rather has now turned into a bit of a whodunit take a listen to what the foreign secretary jeremy hunt had to say about where the leak could have come from. of course it would be massively concerning if it was the before and hostile states i've seen no evidence that that's the case but we look at the leaked inquiry very. it would be massively concerning but he's seen no evidence and yet take a look at that headlines to the stories that quote jeremy hunt saying just that the sun has said from russia with bugs questioning whether this could have been a russian act jeremy hunt says officials are probing whether russia hacked the u.k.
memos the daily mail carries a similar headline featuring russia and capitals and hostile state in quote marks the story goes on to talk about the foreign office looking into whether hackers could have launched a cyber attack to obtain the damaging emails and damaging really is the key to head this is really testing the special relationship it all started on sunday when these e-mails from the u.k. ambassador in washington said kim direc back to the foreign office where leaked u.k. paper and it is pretty standard practice for diplomats to cable back frank assessments of the situations in whatever countries that based in so these e-mails were never intended for public consumption and yet whoever leaked them thanks to them here they are take
a listen to what some of these e-mails contained. we don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal less dysfunctional less and predictable less faction ribbon less diplomatically clumsy and. it's more likely that he was never fully onboard and that he was worried about how this apparent reversal of his 2016 campaign promises would look come 2020 at the next presidential election while the british government has tried to be as tactful as possible about all of this jeremy hunt the foreign secretary has apologized for the leak but not for the content of the leak the reason may has said she's got her full confidence in her washington ambassador but donald trump isn't exactly famous for having a thick skin or a forgiving and forgetting or being the bigger man so take
a listen to his response to the scandal. well there are 2 big questions now one is how did the u.k. and the us move on for this and 2 is where did that leak actually come from in terms of what they do the foreign office is in quite a pickle head because it came directly as one of the most eminent british diplomats quite a career behind him he was due to step down from the post in washington in a few months time but if he is back to london london risks looking like it was trump's refusal to deal with kim that influence
that decision which is not something that the foreign office will want after all on the other hand he'll be a lame duck ambassador won't deal with him or his staff deal with him we already know that he's been disinvited from an event at the white house that's meant to be taking place this evening he could of course choose to resign but all this brings me to where this leak could have come from the journalist that printed the story about isabel she's thought to be close to nigel. she's denied getting the leaked memos from any sort of russian agents and many commentators are looking closer to home when it comes to sort of the possible agenda behind who did the leaking as i said it's close to. financial back and banks nigel farage has criticized him. for failing to promote
a post brags that britain he said he should resign and fire. she has in the past expressed a desire to be the u.k.'s ambassador in washington but all that is just speculation right now in the meantime the cabinet office is dealing with the official inquiry into who is responsible for these leaks. to us through the many many aspects of this story polly book in london thank you. coming up a planned televised link up between people from ukraine and russia infuriates kier i'll tell you one after this. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to be president and you. want to. have to write to the press this is like them before 3 of them or can't be good.
interested always in the waters of the house. and you try and keep fresh new try and leave it outside the door you try and put in the compartment. and so you can forget about it but little by little these. these little whispers come and for me it was actually putting some ice into my wife's glass of gin and told me the song on the sound. reminded me of how we do school in bali which was with bags of supermarkets on.
r.t. international authorities in ukraine are accusing the country's news channel of treason for pulling a link up show with a russian t.v. station which is not being counseled it was supposed to be cold need to talk but after hundreds of protesters gathered outside news wall means office burning flares and chanting anti russian slogans the idea was. to crane's president also expressed outrage at the proposed. the conference was just a cheap but dangerous p.r. move before the elections the global reach is to divide us again into 2 camps. well the channel. ordinary people from ukraine and russia speak to one another live on air about the problems their countries face a recent survey suggests that as many as 75 percent of ukrainians want kiev and
moscow to start talking again as well the russian presenter who was supposed to host the link up ses the goal was never political. yes you know when i agreed to work on this teleconference i wanted to show what we had been reading or listening watching wearing and teaching during the 5 years when we didn't communicate with each other. lester bring in martin mccauley author of russia to the program for his take martin we can just about see you there on the screen good to have you on the show this really seems to have infuriated kept why are they so angry that people would talk across borders. i think it has to do with the upcoming iraqi elections and libya lynskey the president is very nervous because he wants a majority in parliament and he may not get it therefore he wants to get as many
votes as possible and he doesn't want an exchange if you have an exchange between moscow and kiev. in russia they may in fact influence the election because various questions will come up how do you see the situation in the donbass how do you see this situation crimea and so on. and as you say something like 3 quarters of ukrainians who like normal relations with russia and that would come up and. vilinsky everyone else. in ukraine vying for votes. and will be in fact nervous about that they don't want this type of program to influence the voters but of course many of the voters may have made up their minds already so therefore zelinsky will have a difficult time convincing majority of ukrainians to back him that's my point that leads all nice things aren't i was going to say are there political points to be
gained in the russian sentiment. yes well if you take western ukraine western ukraine in many ways all be done to russia. it's been a century of ukrainian nationalism. and they would not tolerate they don't want to listen to any view which would improve relations with russia except only in ukraine's terms so they don't want. the exchange between moscow and kiev in russian proposing that better relations with russia is the way forward for ukraine they want ukrainian centered policy which only looks after ukraine interim interest and therefore they're afraid that. this type of a conversation program is not in fact influential floating voters who haven't made up their mind yet so therefore from their point of view from a nationalist part of you they don't want any discussion is predator have no
discussion because you might in fact lose a debate martin we're just right out of time i wish we could take a bit deeper into this story but thank you very much for your time martin mccauley aurthur and russia are let's live on the program. ok let's try and fit in one more story really want to talk about this as well facebook goes head to head with an austrian privacy activist this choose the in europe top court rooms claims the social media platform does not sufficiently protect the data of e.u. citizens when it shipped across the atlantic the landmark case at stake the legality of so-called standard contractual clauses now there and we break it down in complex legal mechanisms of a lot of companies essentially to move data freely from europe all over the world firms used to transfer digital information between their various hubs worldwide trends is to argue that runs against e.u. privacy rules as u.s. national security agency's extensive access to european citizens digital data. no
shrimps who is an austrian law student so he's not new to this kind of thing previously brought a huge data sharing deal worth billions between europe and the united states crushing domino that wasn't 2015 successfully fighting against european privet see rules called safe harbor don't corner a lot to this story but you can break it down for. a legal struggle over what's known as the e.u. u.s. privacy shield is being considered in europe's top justice court it's looking into complaints that data transfers may not be compatible with e.u. law due to mass surveillance programs in the united states it was an issue picked up by whistleblower edward snowden now austrian data activist max fram's continues to battle the links between the n.s.a. and social media there is fundamentally a clash between surveillance laws in the us and privacy rules in europe we're in the debates about who governs the internet europe governs privacy but the u.s.
government surveillance the case was initially rejected in ireland back in 2013 then it was passed over to the e.u. court of justice and now the data agreement known as safe harbor has been ruled invalid. they could no longer lawfully be transferred from the e.u. to the u.s. pursuant to the safe harbor decision but other elements are complicating the matter turns out facebook never even relied on the agreement instead using so-called standard contractual clauses. didn't have follow its logical judy of exchanging the documents in the 2 party for seizure and told us that we were not allowed to know anything about it i was in the situation of suing the irish d.p.c. for a couple 100000 euros at the high court and trying some kind of you know lawyer to do all that just to get the files of my own case so up to the courts to decide if these data transfers are still legal one case that reportedly showed the scope of the n.s.a.'s abilities was the german chancellor when alongside german intelligence
angle merkel's phone was monitored. i think the question as to whether friends should or should inspire each other is still important one and the guest of the answer should be that this shouldn't happen 2nd i want to say that we the office of the federal chancellor will justify ourselves to the responsible parliamentary committees we have. europeans what they thought about u.s. surveillance into their private lives what the most and what do you miss the most people just tap tap tap and don't care what the apps will do with their days or later and for those who use facebook it's too late to worry about privacy i think security is. more important because. you know you can control your privacy without social media if it's going to extreme that will do it minus our snark i believe those laws of the wrong way uses themselves to develop awareness however people post anything on facebook instagram and twitter not