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washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power you must see it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. the headlines on r.t. international. controversial law time being increased powers to the security services and raising concern over issues of civil liberty. companies. african countries we take a look at how war so lucrative business destinations. and t. draft protests turned violent crowds of orthodox jews are rushing one female soldier
who was forced to fight back on her own. thursday morning here in moscow thanks for joining us on r.t. international we have your latest world headlines. the french parliament has adopted a controversial anti terror a bill powers to the security services the new law has drawn criticism from various rights advocates who fear it will curb civil liberties our correspondent has been following developments for us in paris well we know much more about the measures that they contained in this anti-terrorism bill which will take effect now on november first that's when the state of emergency will end in france this will give the security services why draw off of new preventative measures to combat potential terror threats to france now let's have
a look at some of those measures they include the ability for the police to have more ability to go in and search somebodies home they will have a raft of new powers which will give them greater ability to stop and search people on the streets if they think they're acting suspiciously it will also allow them to wiretap community. patients so that could be communications on your telephone or via e-mail and it will also allow them to close down places of worship such as mosques if they feel that there is a preacher who is preaching terrorist related material or trying to radicalize people as well as increasing the ability to put people under house arrest who are suspected of having any links to any type of terror organization now the architect of this law is president might call himself take a listen to what he had to say about it all she did was office on a security anti terror draft law on the reinforcement of internal security has been adopted by parliamentary majority and will come into power on november the first
when the state of emergency expires the state of emergency was effective however we've seen in recent months that it unfortunately doesn't protect us from the reality of certain attacks because any state of emergency can protect us and totally reduce the threat. president marcos affirmed again today that the state of emergency i had failed to prevent many terror attacks in france and that he didn't feel that the measures in that state of emergency went far enough let's take a look at some of the attacks that slipped through the net under the watch of the state of emergency.
now civil liberty groups and human rights organizations have criticized this law now for many months many believing that this will erode civil liberties in france and the reality is it will erode some civil liberties but it will not guarantee that it will provide any more security to the citizens of france than the state of emergency has we go to reaction to the new law on the streets of paris. with product no i don't agree with it and i'm sure we can do things differently i don't think it is the way to solve the problem of terrorism is all we will have on the i think when you look for something to have real reasons for doing so me personally am not against it. most of i really don't think it will help to fight any terrorists it will only harm personal freedoms and i believe it is designed more to control the people of the north and more than called for it all i think we
already have the means to control people that there are already laws in place we know we're in the control and the afghans are being monitored if they were now also to be able to get into our apartments i don't believe it go is fighting terror. earlier the united nations also raised objections over the terror bill said the measures if implemented would limit freedoms in french society and warned of possible repercussions we discussed the new law with the political analyst daniel glazebrook and former m i five intelligence officer i mean national the state of emergency was passed because of the appalling attacks but that was only seen to be for a limited time what nikon is doing is now codifying the same terms and putting it forever into french law i think they've expanded the stop and search powers around a major transport hubs and also this idea that they can close down centers mosques places religious worship if there's hints of radicalization but there's no proof
required for that closure and that is quite concerning as well because of course what is radicalization at the moment of course everyone in france is focused on the concept of islamic radicalization but what if that term spreads what if there is mission creep so that someone who protests against the government is deemed to be a radical and you know their work may close down if you don't deal with the root causes which is the brutal foreign policy on the one hand and then the alienation of entire communities due to your systematic and sushil discrimination and racism on the other hand if you're not going to deal with those even the most vicious police state will not be able to stop. being some people who decide to lash out unfortunately you're never going to be able to keep your population one hundred percent safe because your whole foreign policy is about certain fire to two other countries. thousands rallied in mogadishu on wednesday to decry the perpetrators of the worst terrorist atrocity in somalia as history police fired
rubber bullets to keep protesters away from the site of the bombing. wow eagle was. was the only was the only. more than three hundred people were killed and some four hundred more injured in saturday's explosion of two truck bombs in mogadishu but the death toll is still expected to rise as scores of people remain missing officials believe an al qaeda affiliated group thought of al shabaab could be behind the attack they say it might have been carried out in retaliation for u.s. led operations in the country as for the past twenty five years the pentagon has rotated upwards of twenty five thousand soldiers in that region the mogadishu
tragedy has affected the somali community across the world with some of its members in the u.s. criticizing the white house for its lack of response i call it our nine eleven. people we are also questioning our own president trumps. lack of response if this attack has targeted people of other faiths or other races we believe he would have made an immediate comment on his social media or in the form of statement one well known politician reacted promptly though addressing the last week's deadly explosion the u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson had this to say about the battle ravaged city of mogadishu crispy get the whole house we join me in condemning the atrocity in mogadishu on saturday which claimed at least two hundred eighty one lives those who inflicted this hema sacked of terrorism only thriving capital city achieve nothing
except to demonstrate their own we could lose or no problems there are some of boris johnson's recent remarks that would have landed him in hot water its latest comments on libya even leading to some calls for him to resign. but johnson isn't the first politician to infer that recent war zones and investment shouldn't be a profitable combination africa has tremendous business potential have so many friends going to your country is trying to get rich i congratulate you they're spending a lot of money in south sudan for example don't demonstrate to the guardian newspaper over the summer revealed that cigarette giant british american tobacco may plans to launch itself that just two
days before south sudan gained independence from the north off to years of civil war and millions killed the u.k. serious fraud office is now looking into a form of b. eighty employees allegations that the company was involved in bribery and corruption in africa tech companies use africa as a supplier of mind minerals like gold and titanium there will vital to the production of small phones but in the democratic republic of congo these minerals are sometimes sold by groups on the u.s. government's now changing the law in order to make it easier for companies to buy so-called conflict minerals and holiday for consumers to trace the. and although may not quite be the next dubai libyan oil fields are slowly
beginning to swing back into action with some help from abroad back in april italy's state oil company teamed up with libya's to reopen the l. fields site in the west of the war torn country its elite just happened to be part of the coalition that intervened to overthrow moammar gadhafi government in two thousand and eleven amongst all this first johnson's comments as a reminder that war can be horrific for some and lucrative for all those who support abortion rights the political philosophy is war is a racket and exploitation is right. what i would say is that i worry very much about the political rights in britain the political right in the united states that has a predatory capitalism you view that the can effectively eat what they kill that they
can devour things that are in there in their path and not really worry about its effects on communities social consequences. places beaches or places to be appropriated by expensive luxury hotels and not really deal with the human tragedies and and other problems that exist on the ground the world is there is there playgrounds and not and not to care or give much regard to people who are in these areas who need support they need assistance and need justice i think we should be very worried about these forces. getting breaking news right now coming straight from afghanistan reports say two suicide bombers have targeted a military base in the kandahar province we understand right now around forty afghan soldiers afraid to have been killed so a developing story here on r.t. international beget the updates you get them to. at least
fifty eight people have been arrested in israel during a series of anti drug demonstrations organized by an ultra orthodox jewish group they've been protesting the jailing of two students accused of being draft dodgers one female officer was forced to push back on an angry crowd all by herself. was thought was was was was i was was i. i was i. was members of the jewish hotline minority are examined by law
from serving in the israeli army but in september the country's supreme court struck down this legislation making it more difficult for the ultra orthodox to evade conscription and leaders of this group say that those eligible for enlistment and in particular students studying religious texts should focus instead on preserving jewish religion. approaching quarter past the hour here in the russian capital in spain for example are thousands of pro unity supporters took to the streets of basra alone as the deadline for declaring independence a catalonia draws ever closer to that story in the mix of your world headlines and we are back in just a moment. lemme warhawks selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken
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good to have you with us today for your world news florida's governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of a rally of white nationalists on thursday among the speakers at the event will be richard spencer who was one of the organizers of all costs far right rally in charlottesville virginia which saw one person killed and nineteen injured now at florida university where the rally is taking place plans to spend about half a million dollars on additional security measures a bus routes of also being changed and neighboring buildings closed a counseling is also being offered to those who are well worried by that of the rally now almost three thousand people have signed up for an anti spencer event posted on facebook activists also launched a petition to ban the rally with several thousand signing it at the state is on edge over potential violence between supporters on protestors and the event has again raised the issue of social divisions in us society american media is linking
the rise of these divisions and hate crimes to donald trump's presidency with several research groups reporting a spike since his inauguration however in some cases so-called hate crimes have turned out to be due to deliberate provocation as miguel francis santiago explains . seems like there's been a lot of talk about hate crime in america i mean it's just pop culture these days to be a victim isn't it in new york a jewish man reported to the police that swastika is were spray painted on his home i was horrified i thought to myself what the heck could do something crazy like this and guess what it was fake according to local jewish leaders mr king wasn't even jewish himself local authorities did know that a falsely reported hate crime is just as bad as a real crime but it doesn't end there a professor at the indiana state university claimed he was receiving and i'm muslim threats via e-mail he also told the police that at university he was physically
assaulted now this sparked a frenzy throughout the campus the university doesn't tolerate intolerance if someone has experienced an intolerant act either in person or by e-mail or by phone we encourage them to report it to law enforcement but oh no they all wound up over nothing but another hoax investigation didn't find any witnesses to the alleged attack and later the cyber department found out the professor himself sent out those muslim hate mails based upon the investigation there is no belief that hussein was trying to gain sympathy by becoming a victim of ons in muslim threats which he had created himself playing the victim when in the me hind bars and here is one more case for you joshua will call the police to report a stabbing because the attacker in his own words mistook him for a neo nazi. party i looked like a neo nazi and got stabbed for it luckily i got my hands up to stop it so he only
stabbed my hand. but what really happened is joshua bought a pocket knife at a nearby store and accidently stabbed himself in the arm so he came up with the way to hide the embarrassing situation by playing the victim of a hate crime and sometimes it gets as weird as this earlier this month a michigan state university student found a new was hanging on her door and immediately thought it was an act of intimidation and reported to the campus authorities i want to be clear this type of behavior is not tolerated on our campus and noose is a symbol of intimidation and threat that has a horrendous history in america well it turned out to be a tad more innocent turns out the news that was found hanging outside a dorm room was actually just a leather shoes lace and messy says the shoelace and it's match found outside the dorm were packaged in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose one of the most powerful of emotions one of the most powerful and frankly
one of the most destructive emotions is the idea of victimhood certainly there are ways to even get money from the government for being a victim there are ways to get other benefits for being a victim and so they gather there's definitely something to that and i think that is incredibly destructive i would say that the first answer a wiser or such a rising fake a crimes is that they want to scrap it there's a hole in their invested in this narrative that donald trump is responsible for creating this wave of hate crimes because he's a bolting the racist he's a racist himself he's a white supremacist according to this narrative by the left so therefore they want to show that he's a bold in these races so therefore they want to publish that crimes to make it seem like that's the case. thousands of pro units you supporters have taken to the streets of boston alona the deadline imposed by madrid looming spain had demanded that the cattle and lead to clarify the region's position of independence by monday
something that did not happen now another deadline for the cattle and leaders to proclaim whether the region is set to break away from madrid expires on thursday the spanish prime minister is perhaps getting a little impatient waiting for a response. she it's not difficult it's just a simple question have you declared be independence of catalonia or not so we discuss the issue with professor william alanson a former british diplomat he believes the standoff between madrid and the region is just a war of words the central spanish government is being too heavy handed sort of game of semantic poker and it's charged with emotion and that's dangerous what is independence what is a declaration and that's also very much a legal question now when you've got such flexibility then the madrid government should be extremely careful about bringing down the guillotine and then in
a sense threatening the whole population of catalonia with. harder harsher methods which would be very dangerous because that would lead to a knock on effect if you like to me to affect in other parts of europe they need to to understand the meaning of diplomacy. the russian resort of sochi has been welcoming young people from all around the world with the world first of all of the youth and students now in full swing organizers say that more than twenty five thousand people from more than one hundred countries are taking part and now it's the fifth day of the first of all this week so far the students have enjoyed a number of events covering culture sport and science as well as are discussing various world issues festival in russia was first held in one thousand nine hundred fifty seven and now sixty years later the first participants of the event recalled their memories of what it was like back in those days.
student. of shit come. to sesame. street says it has the star meter. to leak. to internationalise give you an update now on our breaking news from afghanistan reports saying two suicide bombers have targeted a military base in the kandahar province understand latest death toll that know approximately forty afghan soldiers feared dead it is a developing story here on r.t. international the moment we get the updates you get them all right it's approaching twenty five minutes past the hour here on your world headlines continue in about thirty three.
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vengeance in response to a botched u.s. and somali military raid that took place last august in the southern lower show battle region of the country according to officials the man responsible for the attack was a former soldier and somalia's army whose hometown was raided by local troops and u.s. special forces two months ago in a controversial operation in which ten civilians were killed in u.s. military involvement in somalia as was ramped up in the waning years of the obama presidency presidency and has only been intensified under the trumpet administration the raid last august so the deaths of three children between the ages of six and ten at the hands of u.s. and somali forces in the attempt to battle the al shabaab militia. and despite what the folks in the military industrial complex and all those neo liberal columns would have you believe i'm sorry but violence does indeed beget more violence especially in africa where a recent un study discovered that in
a majority of cases state action appears to be the primary factor by only pushing individuals into violent extremism in africa in fact of the more than five hundred former extremist group members interviewed by the un seventy one per cent stated that the killing or arrest of a family member or friend by the state was directly responsible for their extremism again this time for those hard of hearing in the cheap seats those humanitarian intervention is who just don't want to listen violence no matter how just begets more violence. you know let's start watching the folks. with the. real thing. as a lot of. like you know what i got.
this. week so. welcome aboard to watch the hawks. in time to have a lot of you noticed i didn't start with the greetings and salutations today because i felt very strongly that i wanted to dig right into this story because too often we hear that we need more violence in order to stop violence and i'm tired of tired of it isn't it strange that the most like basic concept of human life that violence is going to make more violence violence doesn't bring peace bombs don't stop wars they don't they never have the network. that we create more anger and they create generations of people who hate each other for no reason like we have with the russian the u.s. now what happens if you have a bunch of military stuff a lot of politics and then this happens and then we don't care about another side
of people of death and destruction we kind of point it off like who care and pushes extremism especially state sponsored because because there's always going to be a push back you know the moment someone loses a brother or a daughter or a cousin of friend or whatever it is there's going to be pushback i mean more than thirty three thousand people over the last six years have been victims of violent extremism in somalia this is and africa as well you know this is causing widespread displacement was created an aggravated humanitarian crisis that subjecting millions of people across the entire continent of africa thirty three thousand and one continent that's that's far too. especially done by extremists rights also hit their economic prospects as well because it's hard to do business in a place that's constantly in turmoil right and part of that turmoil as this you want to study points out because the state for better or worse is you know killing people and that's driving people in the economics that's driving people into this extreme ism you know it's what's really interesting is that you one study also
found out that eighty three percent of these five hundred people interviewed believe their government looked only after the interests of both of you seventy five percent place no trust in their politicians or state security agencies that is where you need to be good you have to rebuild the trust between the government and the community if you're going to stop the extremism you're seeing in africa today and one of those huge huge reasons and we've talked about it a million times in study after study one of the big reasons that they would say during this when they were asking these extremists what happened what how to turn the economic conditions where the most acute they were the most in need at the time that they joined the group while their families were starving you didn't have money you didn't have a home there so much to sort of deal with and some extremist groups even paid salaries and we saw this with with ice all and a lot of other groups is that when there's something going on it's mercenary so
they'll pay higher salaries you know to go fight against the americans or whoever happens to be there and you take it because your family starving they need bread and they need you know clean water and those things take money and when you put them in that situation feed your family or they don't care that it's you know it's a terrorist organization like these guys are blowing us up with drones these guys are shooting us. i'm going to go to whoever i can find several going to change me yeah i mean what's interesting is you see that right when you go bring safety to moyo the safety protection of us their family to us it isn't just them it's that they're they're buying the safety they're putting their life on the line to keep the rest of their families say and what's interesting is and we were talking about earlier today when you talk about you know where have i heard about you know people joining a dangerous group because of the economics involved in the there's more economic you know convenience and freedom and joining that group you see the same thing in the streets of the united states most people will tell you that the reason that they join the street gang is it's generally because of the sale of drugs which i'm
a shadow economy which is the shadow economy and there's no other upward mobility in their neighborhood the only people they see with money are drug dealers and i saw the same thing on situations in other groups not about drugs it's about extremism most of the people who have money are again you're in my sternest groups are mercenaries so i want to be like them i can feed my family that way i can protect my you can see that the trouble is though is that there's also the u.s. that empire that you know big or bigger country coming in and can try to trying to control smaller countries and the people in that country which is where you see the military intervention isn't happening all the time which is highly dangerous at the end of the day. the dominance social media in our lives has come with a host of positive benefits whether it's your grandparents being able to stay in the loop on every family vacation or reunion or allowing people in danger to easily let friends and family know they're safe but as with any other medium politics has found its slippery way into what originally started as an innovative force for good
and has resulted in employees and anyone with a hint of political aspirations fearing for their lives over what may have lingered on their online profiles all this recently came to a head when conservative activists started launching extensive online investigations trying to out mainstream media journalists for harboring a liberal bias or partisan leanings in private which prompted the. nicol of the mainstream media establishment the storied new york times to issue an extensive memo last week to its employees instructing them to avoid posting liking or being connected in any way with anything remotely controversial or partisan on social media but what about the first amendment you might ask what about the simple fact that these journalists are intrinsically human and however much you want to conceal it will always have some kind of opinion and bias well apparently the new york times feels those concerns are secondary to protecting itself from the president's accusations of being fake news but what kind of precedent does this really set
a great question and i think that in my opinion you know when you really look at it . journalism. you can't hide bias in journalism it's always going to be there it's been there since the birth of i mean yes they will tell you there shouldn't have biased stories and you're right you have to strive you're straight up journalist you've got to strive to do you have to know where you can put your bias aside or you can put your own feelings aside and just report the story as it is that that's where you have to be more and that's that's one of those things that sometimes maybe you should more of court on a very specific story or do it as an opinion. to keep yourself making that situation which i did last week with the weinstein scandal because i worked there i had my own experiences i chose to speak about it not specifically in that case because i can't be unbiased right i know i can't i'm good i can't be completely unbiased in that such and that's an opinion piece you know me so i'm taking myself out of being a reporter on that piece for the good of the story because i can't do it without
being like what's wrong in the thing with like this policy the new york times is trying to lay down like ok well no one should be you know posting anything political or no one should be doing that actually i think it's better for your audience to make that oh ok well this this reporter does lean right lean left or whatever maybe your likes you know perk well for him so whatever it may be. that way i know when i'm reading that story i can have more context as a reader to you know is this person being a little tilted this way or that way so that when i read i have context and i can make an informed decision now there's people that can go online and go on social media as well no and go off the rails and of course there should be you know a company has every right to look at their employer and say you post something really ridiculous you know you shouldn't do that. but i don't think trying to hide it i think that nobody believes i don't think anybody should believe that the highly educated brilliant young minds are the hope of the world in the
future but these these young men and women who are working at the new york times they're not robots are not our tama tuns they're real people and i guess we have to realize that when we as journalists become our brand and who we are becomes part of the story as much as anything you just have to be honest about it you know a lot of this you know came out of project that wonderfully controversial group. you know attempts to describe here in. western audiences really opposed to you know reveal the personal employees kind of exaggerations and what they brave so me ask you this do these groups have a point or are they exaggerating it for their own agenda we know project this is a you know they're a heavy right leaning group i mean there james o'keefe a boy put on osama bin ladin when asked to make a point where he crossed the border in a visible border it's ridiculous but they've also been known to selectively things like that you know you are they exaggerating the bias that we see i don't think so i think it's there we don't need to know what they're leaving on the other by you
know if you do is look at any c.n.n. reporter or fox news reporter or a reporter any of these people are hosts or pundits they are talking about their personal things they have charities for a certain discourse if you have a charity for people in syria then you're probably not going to report on the syrian conflict completely as unbiased. as unbiased or with this much clarity as you would if you weren't because you have a personal stake in that we all do because we're human beings but i think making journalist pretend like we're not humans that we don't have feelings that we don't understand and that sometimes we deliberate are going to feel like you've got a facebook page that's your professional facebook page that represents your work at the new york times or any other place whether whether it's journalism or whatever you know work says hey we prefer this on social media they're your job they're paying your salary that's their right to do that you signed on but it's your private page. is that really their right to tell you what to put what you can and
cannot post on your private page i will say this will wrap up its and the thing that i worry about this is that millennia as are much more interested in their internet privacy of holding on to who they are as a person they understand that that has value and i think they're going to lose out on a lot of really talented people are because they are going to want to give up those right great point in that corner a point all writers are going to record watchers don't we're going to let us know what you think about topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our full shows that are two dot com coming up sean told stone talks the complicated struggles of puerto rico in the second part of his interview with former new york assemblyman nelson better than our brings us the latest on the school district of to kill a mockingbird keep watching. the
u.s. economy is dead because competition is dead because free markets are dead because free money is being given to the lords and oligarchs and there is no small to medium enterprise arriving in america to create the jobs and real wages and g.d.p. growth that would pay down the debt. or increase success and failure of a thriving economy and we see that in the volatility and. my pappy and i worry that. the.
thank you. though hurricane season hit areas around houston and florida extremely hard this year and caused billions of dollars in damage the devastation seems to be markedly more permanent and serious in puerto rico where no overwhelmed infrastructure and a significantly more complex response has left the island without much of the relief seen on the mainland united states but many of the reasons aren't mere coincidence they're actually part of a much more structural problem with puerto rico's overarching relationship to the rest of the nation so to put it in the tech world colorful jargon according to many
on the puerto rican community the issues puerto rico now faces are a feature not a bug to go in-depth on what the island territory is now struggling with and how it arrived here from town earlier spoke with nelson dennis a former new york state assemblyman and puerto rican advocate. so how is how is political currently dealing with the crisis as far as being able to feed and get water and you know obviously fresh water food and shelter to the survivors of the island obviously many people are fleeing but how is it how are we actually dealing with the crisis as it now stands. as as you know it's amazing. because. if your day only fifty percent of the island has electricity you know i did it to speak to family members only twice. i don't leave the ration that you know yeah you're. going to that indicate that people are really helping each other especially in the central areas. the interest your theory is down
and female has done the best to good on the chaotic conditions and fortunately that has to do with the person at the top. so it's going to take about six months for put it by the electrical power thirty two to come back to full power and it's then anticipated that without a real concerted conscious effort the puerto rican infrastructure which is a won't recover. and political will be it will be the same it will be the political that was there's an opportunity there because now we can rebuild in a strong and it in in an indigenous lee and powerful way if we employ some of these reforms that i that i mentioned to you but right now it's it's rough a lot of people close to have don't have of full access to to clean drinking water
. you heard the reports as as well and so it's just it's really it's a it's a it's i hope that it is a understood it and humanitarian crisis because i don't think something he understands that. well could be a ticking time bomb is this could get worse. and fuller egos that is now going to could be an albatross around the neck of the of the united states and their world opinion may may may shift the twenty five united states between puerto rico if it does as it continues always done it for the last hundred years we're trouble because when we go it never registered on the radar screen this is the time for people to wake united states and and terrorists to realize that there is a structural revision starting with this reconstruction that needs to occur on that either. well certainly asian it strikes me that it's coming from
a place partly perhaps of racism in the fact that a puerto rico is not part of the united states proper although it's still a colony as we've discussed and you've written a book of war against all puerto ricans want to tell us a bit about the history of what what that war has entailed what does that mean that there has been a war systematically in your opinion against puerto rico by the united states. there is a man in the francis race from who the police chief before he go he's the one that it once it is the one that declared war against all puerto rico when they tried to get a minimum wage in the thirty three the great depression and and that is the title to sign in the book war he said if we instigate the sugarcane work errors of the college students of with there's going to be war to the death against all regions and unfortunately this sort of in a cold war because there's been a red carpet stretching from san juan to wall street for a hundred years of very first governor charles earth allen only means governor only
seventeen months he had that in this first year fiscal report to william mckinley and it was really a business plan for how to turn the regal into a one crop economy that is sure that he could be conducted soil sample studies while he was governor he devoted most of his energies to that it was really a business plan he ran the wall street became a vice president morgan guaranty trust and then within ten years it became the treasurer then president then chairman of the order of the american sugar refining company which today is also known as domino sugar this man the first civilian governor of puerto rico from the us became the king of sugar and when people realized the fertility and the profits that could be derived from puerto rico as shown by that first gov it just became. just a wave of carpetbaggers that ever since so puerto rico has constantly only existed basically as a profit center and as a mis understanding the portrait that is trading of the american economy that that
there is more galley extended into puerto rico that's not so under the jones act alone that next transfers to the us economy are about triple a one of whatever the transfer payments are going into the ira and yet it's historically as you said it's cheaper to happen even below. it's less than half that in mississippi and so it's just been constantly kept in this subordinate condition. to the point of surrealism and when george orwell posed the novel one thousand nine hundred four in one nine hundred forty eight. you know the transposition of it to two digits data already that same year in. puerto rico the u.s. pressured the passage of lasik with ethan s public law fifty three which is also known as lay that i'm going to gag law that will made it a felony punishable by ten years in jail to say a word sing a song make any utterance against the united states or in favor of puerto rican
independence or to even own a flag in the privacy of your own home only flag would be that the size of a postage stamp or of this little phone you can go to jail for ten years and that law was passed in the same year that george orwell's full ninety four became a bestseller eight united states so you see as we have this sort of this surreal double standard where what happens in vegas stays in vegas but what happened in puerto rico never happened at all we only have the like a homestead massacre where seventy men women and children were slaughtered. putting a seven year old girl shot in the back or killing two hundred people were injured because they were pro independence we never heard about it here i mean very few people know about the poll it's a massacre very few people know about the central event in my book or against all puerto rican says a revolution that an aborted revolution of over nine hundred fifty that the united
states put down in puerto rico quickly they mobilized five thousand national guard troops arrested three thousand puerto ricans and bombed two towns in broad daylight the only time in american history the united states bombs its own citizens that they like. and not in war time. let people go live and so. if this is the condition that they need for this long after all the years and people weren't even aware of the jones act i was lucky that that not new york times finally published an op ed that i had been submitting to the poor a long time then there's the weirdest look given that that history of basically eighty nations fifteen hundred miles away a lot of united states but not really and always being misunderstood i think it's really at the time is that now to consider some alternative relationship to the united states we closed this one is manifestly this functional you can see it not working now and thank you so much for joining me today i really appreciate your
time. thank you. the first amendment's protection of the freedom of speech here in the united states is arguably our most proud. probably most significant of the constitutional amendments we have this is why the mississippi school districts recent decision to ban from all school classrooms the classic you would surprise winning historical fiction novel to kill a mockingbird this is why it's caused so much controversy that banned the blood of the blocks the school district the site of the racist language in the book about appraisal injustice in the south could make students and or faculty uncomfortable artie's marine important i reports on this battle how it's not the first time censorship has prevailed over spree speech in a country whose foundations are built upon the freedom of expression. at least seven free speech organizations are publicly condemning the biloxi school board for unilaterally removing the american classic to kill
a mockingbird from the eighth grade required reading list in a letter to the school superintendent the national coalition against censorship and other first amendment advocates protested the move arguing that banning the book without a formal committee review violates district policies and raises serious educational and legal concerns regarded as a masterpiece of american literature harper lee's nine hundred sixty s. novel deals with reese's and injustice in the south as a black man is unfairly accused of rape it contains racial slurs and the n. word the vice president of the biloxi school board defends the book ban saying quote there were complaints about it and there is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable unquote now the book remains in the school libraries while eighth graders will no longer be required to read it the move has drawn
criticism on social media with the former secretary of education and others insisting a ban against to kill a mockingbird is a form of cultural cleansing the decision is just the latest in an ever growing list of historical references up on public chopping block last year a philadelphia school board banned the adventures of huckleberry finn from classrooms because mark twain's rating was not inclusive and made students uncomfortable of mice and men suffered the same fate after an idaho school board said the classic contained too many profanities even oscar winning classics aren't protected in august memphis theater ended its thirty four year tradition of screening gone with the wind after several patrons reportedly complained than one nine hundred thirty nine. film was racially insensitive now while the list of things people find offensive continues growing critics say
a recent history alternately prevents the public from learning from its past reporting from miami marina r.t. . while houston and other american cities have been covering their urban areas with concrete and destroying wetlands at an astronomical pace italy and china have been looking to integrate modern green technology into the concrete jungle they're both building vertical for a second take more than twenty thousand trees and plants per building in an effort to reduce pollution but we're using the trees to absorb micro particles and c o two and then adding one thousand ladybugs per each of these buildings that you parasites and a lot of vegetation to be pesticide free and now they're setting their sights on space so if no bouyeri architects who designed the chinese and italian vertical forest buildings teamed with the chinese space agency and universities future city lab to create a conceptual design for a possible shanghai colony on mars new shanghai will use ecosystem like seeds and
something they call the door which will function as and as hanna and cited giant pod with vertical forest cities inside of it see these pods are seeds would provide infrastructure and atmospheric gases needed to preserve life on mars the only question now is where do i set up there as that's a brilliant technology and i dug futuristic technology if i ever saw it you know massive hanging gardens and mars that's not is the standard of care to invest for some good good makes me glad i live this long to see brady with the techs out there saying no we didn't do this in order to try to make this work it's pretty brave was pretty amazing all right. everybody remember in this world we are told we are above the sorts all you wall i love you i am the door and on top of the wall and keep on watching those hawks of the great day everybody.
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their heads by announcing how to run for the presidency and russia's twenty eight election. thanks for joining us on international straight to our breaking news this hour from afghanistan reports say two suicide bombers have targeted a military base in the kandahar province around forty afghan soldiers feared to have been killed now just two days earlier a suicide bombers and gunman targeted police and government offices in several provinces killing over seventy and injuring over two hundred the u.n. security council condemned the attack in the strongest to the families to the afghan government as well the taliban still controls a huge portion of the country's territory despite efforts by the american military to fight them in sixteen years the group not only lost but even gained more
provinces well this is a developing story here in the international updates a bit later in the program. the french parliament has adopted a controversial bill handing increased powers to the security services and the new law has drawn criticism from rights advocates who fear it will curb civil liberties . reports. well we know much more about the measures that are contained in this anti-terrorism bill which will take effect now on november first that's when the state of emergency will end here in france this will give the security services why draft of new preventative measures to combat potential terror threats to france now let's have a look at some of those measures they include the ability for the police to have more ability to go in and search somebody's home they will have a raft of new powers which will give them greater ability to stop and search people on the streets if they think they're acting suspiciously it will also allow them to
wiretap communications so that it could be communications on your telephone or via e-mail and it will also allow them to close down places of worship such as mosques if they feel that there is a preacher who is preaching terrorist related material or trying to radicalize people as well as increasing the ability to put people under house arrest who are suspected of having any links to any type of terror organization now the architect of this law is president might call himself take a listen to what he had to say about it. on a security anti terror draft law on the reinforcement and internal security has been adopted by a parliamentary majority and will come into power on november the first when the state of emergency expires the state of emergency was effective however we've seen in recent months that it unfortunately doesn't protect us from the reality of certain attacks because any state of emergency can protect us and totally reduce
the threat. president michael affirmed again today that the state of emergency had to fail to prevent many terror attacks in france and that he didn't feel that the measures in that state of emergency went far enough let's take a look at some of the attacks that slipped through the net under the watch of the state of emergency. now civil liberties groups and human rights organizations have criticized this no one now for many months many believing that this will erode civil liberties in
france and the reality is it will erode some civil liberties but it will not guarantee that it will provide any more security to the citizens of france than the state of emergency has because reaction to the new law on the streets of paris almost product no i don't agree with it and i'm sure we can do things differently i don't think it is the way to solve the problem of terrorism is all we will have on the i think when you look for something to have real reasons for doing so me personally am not against it. most of us i really don't think it will help to fight any terrorists it will only harm personal freedoms and i believe it is designed more to control the people of the north and more than four hundred all i think we already have the means to control people like there are already laws in place we know we're in the control and the afghans are being monitored if they were now also to be able to get into our apartments i don't believe it go is fighting terror.
earlier the united nations also raised objections over the anti terror bill it said the measures if implemented would limit freedoms in french society and warned of possible repercussions as we discussed the new ball with former m i five intelligence officer and the national political analyst dan glazebrook the state of emergency was passed because of the appalling attacks but that was only seem to be for a limited time what nikon is doing is now codifying the same terms and putting it forever into french law i think they've expanded the stop and search powers around major transport hubs and also this idea that they can close down centers mosques places religious worship if there's hints of radicalization but there's no proof required for that closure and that is quite concerning as well because of course what is radicalization at the moment of course everyone in france is focused on the concept of islamic radicalization but what if that term spreads what if there is
mission creep so that someone who protests against the government is deemed to be a radical and you know their work may close down if you don't deal with the root causes which is the brutal foreign policy on the one hand and then the alienation of entire communities due to your system out against discrimination and racism on the other hand if you're not going to deal with those even the most vicious police state will not be able to stop. being some people who decide to lash out unfortunately you're never going to be able to keep your population one hundred percent safe because your whole foreign policy is about certain fire to two other countries. fifty eight people reportedly arrested in israel during a series of anti draft demonstrations organized by an ultra orthodox jewish group on female officer was even forced to push back on an angry crowd all by herself. was
was. was was was was. members of the jewish hardline minority are exempt from serving in the israeli army but in september the country's supreme court struck down this legislation making it more difficult for the ultra-orthodox to evade conscription and leaders of this group say that those eligible for and listen to and in particular students studying religious texts should focus instead on preserving jewish religion. florida's governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of a rally of white supremacists and nationalists on thursday among the speakers at
the event will be richard spencer he was one of the organizers of all guests far right rally in charlottesville virginia which saw one person killed and nineteen injured now at florida university where the rally is taking place plans to spend about half a million bucks on additional security measures bus routes have also been changed and neighboring buildings closed counseling is also being offered to those who might be worried by the rally now almost three thousand people have signed up for an anti spencer event a posted on facebook activists also launched a petition to ban the rally with several thousand signing it and the state is on edge over potential violence between supporters and protesters and the event has again raised the issue of social divisions inside us society america media is linking the rise of these divisions on hate crimes to trump's presidency with several research groups reporting a spike since his inauguration however in some cases so-called hate crimes have
turned out to be a deliberate form of provocation as miguel that francis santiago explains. seems like there's been a lot of talk about hate crime in america i mean it's just pop culture these days to be a victim isn't it in new york a jewish man reported to the police that swastika is were spray painted on his home i was horrified i thought to myself what i had to do something crazy like this and guess what it was fake according to local jewish leaders mr king wasn't even jewish himself local authorities did know that a falsely reported hate crime is just as bad as a real crime but it doesn't end there a professor at the indiana state university claimed he was receiving and a muslim threats via e-mail he also told the police that at university he was physically assaulted now this sparked a frenzy throughout the campus the university doesn't tolerate intolerance if someone has experienced an intolerant act either in person or by e-mail or by
thrown we encourage them to report it to law enforcement but oh no they all wound up over nothing but another hoax the investigation didn't find any witnesses to the alleged attack and later the cyber department found out the professor himself sent out those muslim hate mails based upon the investigation there is no belief that hussein was trying to gain sympathy by becoming a victim of ons in muslim threats which he has created himself playing the victim when in the me behind bars and here is one more case for you joshua which call the police to report a stabbing because the attacker in his own words mistook him for a neo nazi. party i looked like a near nazi and got stabbed for it luckily i put my hands up to stop it so he only stabbed my hand. but what really happened is joshua bought a pocket money for the nearby store and accidently stabbed himself in the arm so he
came up with the way to hide the embarrassing situation by playing the victim of a hate crime and sometimes it gets as weird as this earlier this month a michigan state university student found a new saying on her door and immediately thought it was an act of intimidation and reported to the campus authorities i want to be clear this type of behavior is not tolerated on our campus and noose is a symbol of intimidation and threat that has a horrendous history in america well it turned out to be a tad more innocent turns out the news that was found hanging outside a dorm room was actually just a leather shoes lace and as he says the shoe lace and its match found outside the dorm were packaged in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose one of the most powerful of emotions one of the most powerful and frankly one of the most destructive emotions is the idea of victimhood certainly there are ways to even get money from the government for being a victim there are ways to get other benefits for being
a victim and so they gather there's definitely something to that and i think that is incredibly destructive i would say that the first answer a wiser or such a rise in fake a crimes is that they want to square that dollar strong there's home they're invested in this narrative that donald trump is responsible for creating this wave of hate crimes because he's emboldening the racist he's a racist himself he's a white supremacist according to this narrative by the left so therefore they want to show that he's a bold in these races so therefore they want to publish that crimes to make it seem like that's the case. but you are breaking news for you this hour here on r.t. international the breaking news from afghanistan reports say two suicide bombers have targeted a military base in the kandahar province around forty afghan soldiers are feared to have been killed we can now across life you're going to list the bill outside what a joining us live here analyse international thanks for coming on the program today conflicting reports coming in on the exact circumstances of the attack of the
number of victims can you can you just tell us exactly what happened here. well officially the ministry of defense has issued a statement saying last night around two fifty attackers targeted a base in the district of maya one killing at least forty three soldiers wounding nine six of them are missing according to the minister of defense into have survived but speaking to officials in the province of kandahar we have the figure for at least forty seven soldiers killed at least thirty wounded we have seen in the past the afghan government successfully managing to hide dead figures for example in the attack against an army base in the north or the truck bomb in kabul so clearly these sort of attacks or a huge blow to the morale of the afghan national security forces every time
a base is overrun you're talking about. less recruitment you're talking about more i mean nations including armored humvees for the militants and at the moment these attacks are only increasing this is the third attack this week in which the taliban have used on one hand vs packing them with explosives and driving them. against major military bases now what it means to fifty in the morning in the winter is dark this is a country with very little resources especially in the district in kandahar so using their darkness. as an advantage these these attackers are taking the fight to the afghan national security forces and this week is already very very deadly for the police as well as our you talk about the fight been taken against the afghan security forces and this is the second deadly attack with dozens dead and
hundreds injured in just the past two days and with the west's war on terror here it seems to some the taliban might be becoming stronger as you say they're using armored humvees american military vehicles to stage their attacks. we have seen a very concerted air campaign by resolute support which is the name for the nato mission in afghanistan targeting taliban as well as islamic state in various parts of the country i think what we're seeing is a very deliberate chest ass strategy and part of the militants almost for a year or so now where they're taking the fight to cities and creating another headache another front for the afghan government and its international allies we have seen in the past had drawn strikes in the air strikes specifically destroying those armored humvees seized by the taliban for example i think what you're also
looking at is is. the fact that it's winter time this is when. snow leaves for for these militants to hide in the countryside in the villages so now they want to take the fight to rural areas sorry to urban centers specifically cities but at this rate right now the afghan national security forces can simply not afford these casualties and fatalities at a time when recruitment is a major issue when there's a high attrition rate when there's the issue of corruption in a crisis of leadership inside the afghan national security forces. i'm running very very low on question here forgive me before i run out of time entirely here last week we were doing numbers here on r.t. that the number of casualties from bombings in afghanistan in the past year or less than is up by more than fifty percent and when trying got into office there was a huge increase in the number of bombs being dropped in afghanistan i suppose the
question is very quickly forgive me for saying that but who is in charge of the security situation in afghanistan right now. well it's clearly the government backed by its international allies the americans in particular as you say in the month of september alone seven hundred fifty one bombs were drop i mean you see both sides are opting to you need the airstrikes to keep the taliban and others at bay but then it's a double edged sword because how do you prevent civilians civilian casualties. how do you cope what's for example friendly fire so i think that's debatable that's a question both for the afghan government and it's for their western allies in afghanistan. joining us live here in our international many thanks for your time thank you and i thank you for joining us here on the program your world news continues and.
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to extend that influence in the world of politics has her a campaign video for me as i will see. i'm thirty six and now like any other russian citizen i have the right to run for president and i decided to use this right because i'm against the people who've been using this right so far but whatever they promise whatever they're calling for we are against it against them all of them for. so there you get her campaign video filmed from what appears to be her kitchen now subjects that she wants to be allowed to speak for those fed up with the lies the theft the corruption of their leaders seemingly taking cue from the playbook of one opposition figure alexina valmy who she's openly said she supports now this is fully constitutional that any russian citizen not by a political party can have has the right to register as an independent presidential candidate as long as they collect more than three hundred thousand signatures so when you subtract any true connection to politics well interestingly her father had
connections to politics he happens to be the former of petersburg also once gave a job to one florida may appear to now she's thought of as quite a rebellious one she hasn't shied away from expressing her political leanings she once joined an opposition protest against president putin back in two thousand and twelve but unsurprisingly her family's connection to the president hasn't led to much skepticism about her but it just missy of running for the president has the election of on himself is even back a kremlin stooge brought into simply lend legitimacy to what would be otherwise a sham votes also scorning i was just a showbiz celebrity trying to break her profile get more social media followers and likes and this is something that denies she's even said that she will step down if you can actually run himself for president now the commentators it does that add
a little bit of. excitement and intrigue into the coming election she would of course be the first female to run for president in fourteen years and also you know we still haven't heard from president putin whether he's decided to run for the presidency for another term so you know at this point it's all very possible that we could have a playboy model as the next president of russia. thank you. somalia now where thousands rallied in mogadishu on wednesday to decry the perpetrators of the worst terror atrocity in somalia's history a police fired rubber bullets to keep protesters away from the site of the bombing . guyot i. thank.
god. more than three hundred people were killed and some four hundred more injured in saturday's explosion of truth truck bombs in mogadishu the death toll is still expected to rise as scores of people remain missing officials believe an al qaeda affiliated group al shabaab is responsible for the attack they say it might have been carried out in retaliation for u.s. led operations in the country and in fact in the last twenty five years the pentagon has rotated upwards of twenty five thousand soldiers throughout that region and the mogadishu tragedy has affected the somali community around the world with some of its members in the u.s. criticizing the white house for its lack of response. i call it our nine eleven nine eleven also many people we are also today questioning our own president trump's. lack of response if this attack has targeted people by their feet or other
races we believe he would have made an immediate comment on his social media or in those former statement one well known politician reacted promptly though now addressing last week's deadly explosion the u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson had this to say about the battle of roughage city of mogadishu the speaker of the whole house we wish to join me in condemning the atrocity in mogadishu on saturday which claimed at least two hundred eighty one lives those who inflicted this heem this act of terrorism only thriving capital city achieve nothing except to demonstrate their own wickedness so are no strange comments there though some of boris johnson's recent remarks there have been a well outright gaffes his latest comments on libya even led to some calling for him to resign. but johnson isn't the first politician to infer that recent war zones and
investment shouldn't be a profitable combination africa has tremendous business potential i have so many friends going to your country is trying to get rich i congratulate you they're spending a lot of money in south sudan for example documents leaked to the guardian newspaper over the summer revealed that cigarette giant british american tobacco may plans to launch itself that just two days before south sudan gained independence from the north off to years of civil war and millions killed the u.k. serious fraud office is now looking into a form of b. eighty employees allegations that the company was involved in bribery and corruption in africa tech companies use
africa as a supplier of mind minerals like gold and titanium there will vital to the production of small phones but in the democratic republic of congo these minerals are sometimes sold by groups on the u.s. government's now changing the law in order to make it easier for companies to buy so-called conflict minerals and holiday for consumers to trace the. and although may not quite be the next to buy libyan oil fields slowly beginning to swing back into action with some help from abroad back in april italy's state oil company teamed up with libya's to reopen the l. fields site in the west of the war torn country its elite just happened to be part of the coalition that intervened to overthrow moammar gadhafi government in two
thousand and eleven amongst all this first instance comments as a reminder that war can be horrific for some and lucrative for others you know we spoke to our political philosopher tom brooks who says war is a rocket and exploitation is right what i would say is that i worry very much about the political right in britain the political right in the united states that has a predatory capitalistic view of view that the can effectively eat what they kill that they can devour things that are in there in their path and not really worry about its effect on communities social consequences. places beaches or places to be appropriated by expensive luxury hotels and not really deal with the human tragedies and and other problems that exist on the ground the world is there is their playground and not and not to care or give much regard
to people who are in these areas who need support to need assistance and the justice i think we should be very worried about these forces. the busy thursday for news or an r.t. international we are back in about half. do colin is still exist. or rico's treated as one as our annoying co-equals and. not something olympian them accounted for on i'm only under forty three call us you know when all the talk and i knew a lot of seats and they could be seen at the time the island is controlled by the us government and some puerto ricans crave independence joe it was the almighty god you know it was getting a bite out of all right does it we're good at either we like it but i'm going to sort of randomly go over that again again my aim point to last year obviously. still many do wish to join the us hundreds more leave every day knowing.
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manufacturer johnson and johnson of contributing to the ovarian cancer which took the life of jacqueline fox in missouri appeals court vacated the previous ruling citing location problems a recent supreme court decision limits where injury suits can be filed since the plaintiff's place of residence was alabama and should not have been tried in st louis courts the original ruling awarded the millions it was one of four jury awards totaling three hundred seven dollars or three hundred seven million dollars rather in st louis now johnson and johnson is accused of not warning consumers about the cancer risks of talpade. products like it's baby powder the manufacturing giant faces lawsuits by forty eight hundred plaintiffs nationally over a similar claims regarding those how how based goods in california a jury awarded one woman alone four hundred seventeen million dollars.
one of the world's biggest mining companies is in hot water with the securities and exchange commission rio tinto and two of its executives stand accused of lying about the value of a mine purchased in africa back in two thousand and eleven it paid three point seven billion dollars for the mine in mozambique and then received a rude awakening less than a year later when it realized its investment was worth significantly less than the purchase price the f.c.c. says the mine contained not only less coal than previously thought but also had coal of a much lower quality this meant it could only sell about five percent of it rio tinto kept those findings from shareholders until two thousand and thirteen that's fraud the company says it will now vigorously defend itself in that case they ultimately sold the mozambique mine for just fifty million dollars in two thousand and fourteen rio tinto already paid the u.k.'s financial conduct authority thirty
six billion dollars for failing to carry out an impairment test on that mine and failing to recognise the loss in asset value. under obamacare insurance companies are required to charge customers with lower income levels a lower rate on their health insurance the government offsets that cost by giving insurance companies money a subsidy but president donald trump has decided that is not legal without the approval of congress so insurance companies should not count on that automatic injection of cash congress votes against it and as the tussle over the details of the ac intensifies on capitol hill it's important to remember that the argument over paying insurance companies has a story past and it's about to get more dramatic hadley heath manning director of policy for the independent women's forum joins me to discuss pretty much what we're
talking about a bipartisan agreement possibly extend these obamacare subsidies to insurers. explain to me sort of the fight that's gone on the state's attorneys general numerous of them have come out fighting against the trump executive order sufi's payments. but you say the fight took place long before trump sort of declaration tell us about that. this was a fight that started between the obama administration and the u.s. house u.s. house filed a lawsuit against the obama administration when these subsidies called cost sharing reductions initially started to go out and the claim from the u.s. house was hey we have the power of the purse where is the legislative body and we never appropriated this money so earlier this year a federal court actually deemed to be subsidies unconstitutional and they've been continuing to go out operating under a temporary stay so that litigation was never really settled and this week of course the president from announcing that the cost sharing reductions were not
going to continue to flow from his administration and inviting i think congress to act and actually appropriate the money if that's what they wanted to do what about this agreement bipartisan agreement looks like to extend these payments for the next two years obviously there's going to be a lot of discourse going forward over this is the week goes on but on the face of it what do you what do you think about this. it's not a surprising deal we know that the niggers lamar alexander and patty murray have been trying to work together to find some kind of bipartisan compromise that would shore up the obamacare exchanges where people go to buy their health insurance plans if they don't have employer sponsored plans or medicare or medicaid and so there has been a deal shaping up i think president from gave republicans a little more negotiating power by announcing that his administration was not going to continue to send out these subsidies because that came a bargaining chip as a part of this deal so in the deal we know democrats are getting an extension of
the subsidies so they are actually going to get appropriations for the subsidies if the deal passes both houses and in exchange republicans are supposedly getting some kind of increased flexibility for states in terms of how they implement the affordable care act and flexibility for states with a theme we heard it many times over the summer as the senate tried to pass different versions of a repeal and replace type piece of legislation but we don't know exactly what that looks like yet we do know however it's not going to include flexibility on the so-called essential health benefits or their fireman's of what every health insurance plan has to cover so let's hope that we get more details on that and president trump seems interested in the deal he would be interested in signing it if of course it can get through congress politically does this frustrate the issue for republicans on the hill with donald trump making this sort of an action post you know in the house and the senate and these executive orders these declarations
it's already a very difficult issue. well in terms of the politics there has been an ongoing blame game between the republican controlled house of congress and the republican controlled house and i think a lot of the positioning here from the white house is congress failed to act on the affordable care act therefore the white house is going to act by taping up these executive orders stopping the cost sharing reduction payments to insurers and in a way that sends the message that president tromp is doing everything that he can to respond to his voter base whom he promised he would repeal obamacare meanwhile the ball is back in the court it's in gresham the republicans who made the same promise to their constituents but so far have failed to act so i think in twenty eighteen when we come back to these midterm elections it's really going to be up to members of congress and u.s. senators who are up for reelection to explain to their constituents why they failed to act you know and that's yet to be seen maybe they'll act before election time
rolls around but so far the president is definitely protecting himself giving an answer to his voters for ways that he can act within his executive authority right and we've watched it time and time again he sort of sues his base and then congress goes it's got to take up the reins and do these the real writing of of what goes into these bills romita the juice of the issue and it seems like the g.o.p. better start up some sort of preemptive strike because midterms are coming up and how are they ever going to have an excuse for not getting health care don after all of this time how are they going to shore up the base that their constituents who have benefited from the ac a and those who are unhappy with it. it's right it's a really divided country even within political parties we see some people benefiting from subsidies in the medicaid expansion and do they see other people feeling the strain of additional costs whether it's higher premiums or higher out of pocket costs or having their health insurance plans canceled some people getting
cancellation letters over and over again because of the shifts in the ac exchanges and the carriers that are available to them but another important consideration here is the timing because right now the executive orders that we saw issued at the end of last week as well as the cost reduction payments that are going to be stopped will not have a big effect on the twenty eight thousand planned year because so many of those contracts have already been written and signed and open enrollment starts november first so that's right around the corner but by the same token what happens this time of year next year when for example some of the changes that republicans have the opportunity to make could impact the rates that people are facing in the plans that are available to them for the twenty ninth teens planned here so that's i think where publicans really need to focus their attention now in a lot of ways it's too late to do anything about the plans that are available and the prices that people are facing for next year but certainly this time next year this will be a very hot topic politically as they face those midterm elections ok so back to
this bipartisan bill do you think it's got legs on the face of things. on the face of things it does have legs in the u.s. senate where we thought very close margin republicans almost faffing with a simple majority some of their repeal and replace plans that again had that the most states like the ability so i think you'll see a handful of republican moderate senators join senator alexander and showing interest for this the question is will there be a full party of democratic senators coming behind this deal because of course any changes to the affordable care act require democrats to admit that the law does need shoring up that it does need help in the case of the cost sharing reduction payments i think you'll see a lot of enthusiasm but the question really lies with democrats how much flexibility are they willing to give states what does that mean for the future of the law thank you so much for joining me on this hadley he's manning director of policy for the independent women's forum thank you. test blood the famous cutting
edge electric car company has let go between four hundred and seven hundred employees some of those hundreds have spoken to media now and it's not painting a rosy picture for them or for their former employer current and former employees say it's a cost cutting measure but management says it's just a part of the annual employment review process a report by the san jose mercury news claims that the numbers last reflect between one and two percent of its entire automotive workforce people given their walking papers have claimed they were notified of their employed status or unemployed status rather with an e-mail or a phone call telling them not to come in this comes as tesla announced that in september and met only two hundred sixty of its model three orders falling well short of its fifteen hundred car goal goldman sachs' analysts have chimed in with concerns over the company's ability to consistently churn out
a profitable high quality model three s. . we're going to go to break now but stick around because when we return my guest gives us the latest on chinese debt china's nineteenth party congress has begun communist party leaders there say it's time for china to take center stage as we go to break here the numbers at the closing bell. is a big difference between. president obama policy president obama was. gauging iran. he was after. the iran like you why do you want to come to international negotiations and see the. president trump. confrontation all oh come on they should be drawn into the region
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was finally time for china to become a mighty force on certain global issues who. has more on that for us every five years the communist party of china gathers for the national congress at the meeting officials announced changes to leadership and discussed the biggest issues facing the country considering china's impressive growth anticipation built quickly to hear president she's remarks on the economy and it was during the last congress that she became the party's general secretary and ever since has emerged as one of china's most prominent leaders ever during his speech he said china needs to innovate more and work on protecting the environment while also staying true to socialist brutes. we must uphold and improve china's basic socialist economic system and socialist distribution system there must be no year resolution about working to consolidate and develop the public sector there must be
no resolution about working to encourage support and guide the private sector we must see the new resource allocation the market plays the decisive role during the rest of this three and a half hour address he painted a bright future approach to the chill hundred thousand two thousand plus delegates in attendance but he also acknowledged some challenges ahead like corruption in climate change something that everyone agrees requires a unique solution. it's you've got a political structural reform is not something that can be achieved overnight china will not blindly copy or replicate the models of other countries she did not touch upon certain global conflicts like the growing tension between ally north korea and the u.s. but he did briefly commend the building efforts made in the south china sea which has been a source of contention between a handful of nations she also warned against what he called separatist activity in
regards to taiwan and the gathering is expected to last for about a week where we could eventually hear comments on those hot topics and hear more about the next five years ahead. taiwan always a hot topic and i think that's going to go anywhere any time soon to wrap it up what are the main sort of takeaways from this first day of the national congress i understand it was a pretty long speech we haven't really thought of hours but there was a lot of focus on innovation and encouraging and in order to expand their presence in the world and there really was a lot of focus on the economy president said he wants to level the playing field for foreign companies that are trying to get into china which that complain that the restrictions are just too burdensome and make it hard to be successful there which makes them question why they're even approaching china to begin with but they also have some pretty lofty goals about eradicating poverty he essentially wants to lift everyone out of poverty across the country by two thousand and twenty so in
three years he hopes to get rid of poverty so they have lots of goals basically you know push everyone up and then expand their presence throughout the rest of the world he's just trying to leverage his power and stay as is as a very strong leader of this party in ways that no other leader there has has shown in generations i mean was broadcast all over the country all the the world in some cases but wasn't fully accessible via social media what can you tell us about that because some people did see some of it but not everywhere some of us were watching closely so the message was very controlled which i'm sure doesn't exactly how much as it is the night before the congress began we bow when we chatted several of their social media apps in china all the sudden underwent maintenance and that companies did not i meant on why the government obviously didn't say anything so most china watchers are assuming that it was a direct order from the government so they could control the message during the duration of the entire congress because like i said it last for about
a week but we saw some other similar restrictions air b.n. b. in for the entire month of october took their listings in beijing down and when they were asked why they did that they said well several other companies in. hospitality industry are doing the same things they kind of they like the most information everyone else very quiet but it was clearly very much an industry wide thing for every sort of company that was put on hold for this week and i know as we watch is going forward we can at least have something to grab as we watch these speeches unfold thank you so much but about. sticking with china growing debt in two of the world's largest economies india and china have analysts the world over warning of possibly another financial crisis joining me to discuss marshall auerbach research associate b.v. economics thank you so much for coming and very timely discussion for this sort of
some are concerned that the recent debt boom in these economic powerhouses such as india and china could be what causes the next economic meltdown do you think this is a reasonable fear or is it just an overexaggeration. it is somewhat of an overexaggeration it's a good headline the reality is that most of the debt in both countries is domestically denominated so it's not really tied in as much to the global financial infrastructure in the same with say would be if it was your or north america and you can always inflate away the debt domestically because you can always create the water the rupees needed to. offset the the debt itself and that's probably what both countries will do so down the road they could both have an inflation problem but as of yet the foreign debt component of the overall debt it's not large enough
to create international repercussions ok well china has faced some setbacks recently with regard to its that s. and p. downgrade of china's credit rating because of the potential risks from growing debt the ratio to g.d.p. is pretty pretty astounding if a financial crisis were to emerge because of china's surging debt would that government be able to to handle it. you know it's a good question well first of all i wouldn't take the s. and p. downgrade that seriously i mean they've made similar calls in the past for example on japan and japan thirty years on and still running fairly steadily so. the rating agencies have not had a great record in that regard but the other consideration which i think you pointed to in your question is that you know your you've got some fairly important political anniversaries coming up. not just the. ascension of the communist
party the government but the but also been important anniversary got into the formation of the communist party and there's going to be a lot of celebrations in china regarding those events and clearly it would not be who the country's leadership if there was a price on their watch so i think they will pull will pull all stops but you know if you look at the most recent data has actually been reasonably robust so it doesn't look like you're in a point where things are slowing down dramatically i think things were much weaker back in two thousand and sixteen but i think you had a reasonable rebound since that time in china and in india again you've got a country where there's been a lot of talk about reform it's been more talk than reality at this point you've got a very very rigid system both in the sense that the federal government can exert a comparatively small amount of control over what the state governments to and that
does make any substantial force and to remove impediments to growth be much more difficult and that's a real challenge that india has right now well india you know they do monetization changing of the tax code to centralize it and make things run more smoothly across state as you mention is that just moot is that not going to work i mean the big credit debt credit i'm sorry economic growth forecast was downgraded from seven point four percent to six point nine. what do you think do you think that this monetization process is affecting that i mean how is india going to look based on these huge reforms the government has made well they've they've announced but implementing them is always the problem exactly you know you don't really have a well developed infrastructure and you know as far as the tax reform goes there's still a comparatively small number of indians that actually pay the tax i mean it's virtually impossible for us and you've got so many people that are below
a threshold where they would actually start paying a tax so the main concern they've got to get is to have more people growing and becoming middle class so they could actually. pay taxes but the reality is that you know it's they've still got a very very archaic and. almost a prehistoric. infrastructure in regard to the tax collector collect taxes and i think that that just creates huge challenges and that's something that you know it's a generational problem but something you're going to fix in the next two years. i want to get your opinion on shadow banking in china it's very interesting if you take a look at this graph we can see that china's shadow banking is estimated to be up in the trillions the world bank has said that that shadow banking is the biggest one of the biggest threat to its regional prosperity is this something western economies should be paying attention to. yeah and let's be clear here because
shadow banking as the term is used in china is not the same is a labrat system of. debt that we have in the us and it's really more more akin to. the kind of stuff that you saw in the you know you you almost want to call them back alley bang right and so in time into this system that it's not even worth calling them an entity it's just well it's right so it's a way it's much harder to regulate it creates and if you go to them of course it creates all sorts of problems for you if you don't pay it up it can create a again it's the kind of thing where ultimately it will create a problem and it will be met by the federal government probably by the states introducing some four bailout to these entities taking them over and probably putting a few people in jail and it won't actually solve the underlying problem but it certainly could over the some of the create and problem depending on the scale of
what's actually. what's actually done to prevent it but it's it's goldstar loan sharking is a reality thank you very much for input on this marshall auerbach research associate with levy economics institute thank you thanks for having me. we all know this the world loves alcohol we brew it for rice wheat grapes and so much more and in france it may be getting a bit more expensive now the french government is proposing a tax increase on hard liquors like brandy jan or pretty much any spirit that has more than fifteen percent alcohol the government could see up to one hundred fifty million euros in dividends if this tax actually goes through now if you prefer to find red wine over a stiff brandy you're going to be ok so pop that cork to your heart's content save some money thanks for watching be sure to catch him on direct t.v. in the united states you can find us in the art teacher and all three to one and if
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