a leading pharmaceutical company is accused of killing america's opioid epidemic by i'm grest of lee pushing its painkillers and downplaying the risks falls the release of e-mails as part of a multi district lawsuit. hong kong is gripped by protests for the 13th weekend running with writers throwing firebombs at police who responded with tear gas and water cannon look at how a figurehead of the opposition home to skills. and that leaked e-mails reveal how chemical giant monsanto conspired to discredit a group of mothers who criticized the company's use of pesticides.
a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r t h 2 in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. recently unsealed court documents reveal that purdue pharma conspired to aggressively push its opiate painkillers screenshots of an e-mail correspondence published in a multi district opiate lawsuit have led to accusations the giant corporation caused america's biggest drug epidemic the country is also accused of downplaying the risks of addiction has led to doctors prescribing its pills to patients even with just minor pain through their details here's killed. the usa is in the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic. with the.
in response to the opioid epidemic 48 different us states have taken action against produce pharma a drug manufacturer owned by the sackler family now even the company itself admits that those affected should get help as soon as possible while purdie farmer is prepared to defend itself vigorously in the opioids a geisha the company has made clear that it sees little good coming from here so it's a geisha and the pills that people and communities affected by the opiate crisis need help now now it's certainly commendable the focus on helping victims rather than simply avoiding blame what's a 1000000 emails that have just been released show the sackler family and produce pharmaceuticals in a rather negative light richard sackler then the president oversaw the creation of some public health advocacy groups it's implied that the american pain society and the now defunct american pain foundation operated almost as front groups then
president richard sackler explained his motives our goal is to buying these organizations more closely to us than here to for but also to align them with our expanded mission and to see that the fate of our products are next to it could we pound up with the trajectory of the pain movement and these organizations works to convince the us public that pain related issues were not being properly addressed however that's not all the e-mails have shown dr kathleen foley a neurologist who was also a paid speaker for produce pharma urged richard sackler to expand and to collaborate with other drug companies who stood to make a profit from an expansion of pain awareness. i'm thinking of an alternative strategy of bringing together all the members of the pharmaceutical industry who have drugs out there and try to come together as a sort of the he's if recognizing that your particular drug has been recently identified in the newspapers as a drug issue the pain awareness campaign may have resulted in giving some people
a temporary buzz but the pain felt by us society in the aftermath of the resulting opioid epidemic is far greater it's very clear that purview far moment other manufactures from very early on were interested in one thing and that was their bottom line they were really indifferent to the well being of patients who would actually be taking the opioids that they were peddling and their wanted gender was to make money so pilate manufacturers played a major role in the current american hope you would have to demick they were not the sole and to be responsible for the epidemic but without their fall i highly doubt this epidemic would have come to pass it was their misrepresentation of the risks and benefits pain killers that led 1st and foremost to an epidemic of over prescribing painkillers for minor and chronic pain conditions which ultimately gave
way to the current epidemic of opiate addiction and overdose death we've asked purtier pharma for comment so far no response. clashes have erupted in hong kong where people took to the streets despite a planned protest having been banned by the authorities. the 1000 started marching peacefully early on saturday through the city center however unrest broke out with police resorting to tear gas and water cannon infuse of blue dye all fires were started in the streets the official reason for the protest ban is the violence that's been seen at previous demonstrations in the past weeks and months police have more on that anyone taking part in today's action that may face prosecution meanwhile u.s. president all trump has commented on the current tensions between hong kong and china saying the anti beijing protests should be handled in a humane fashion. i think it will work for the great. song john would be
a much bigger job and i think it would have been much more violent i really believe john wants to make a deal and they know it puts us in a very bad position if there's not a you me way of handling the problems and i'd let them know that. handle it as a you made sure the chinese ministry of foreign affairs expressed its discontent with the white house for showing empathy with what it calls radicalize protesters on friday 2 more protest leaders were arrested on suspicion of organizing unauthorized rallies that were released on bail later on one of them rose to prominence 5 years ago during the umbrella movement protests. the. the.
the. we will continue. no matter how democrats. that's joshua long one of the leaders of the current protests but apparently he learned the art of protest not just at the demonstrations 5 years ago patrik 0 explains. he's only $22.00 but he's already backed himself at least a few lines in the history books joshua wong has already served several prison sentences he's a leader of a political party he's followed 530-0000 users on twitter is invited to speak on the most prominent international news channel clearly your message to
anyone who has demonstrated previously is disregards to come out and demonstrate again. yeah that's lot. going us now on the phone is pro-democracy activist from hong kong joshua wa he was an independent inquiry into police abuse you've been very critical of the police tactics he has just got out of prison at 3 and a half hours ago just so how does it feel to be free to issue a warning is frank he'd love a bit of western support i hope u.s. politician they should take a more active road to support hong kong democrat high station to ensure the interests of you asked citizens in hong kong. and the prolific go and economic freedom in hong kong can still be guaranteed in the future and apparently he's highly admired by many in america joshua wall went to washington in 2015 to get an
award from freedom house and n.g.o.s which power gets most of its funding from u.s. government grants and a couple of years american lawmakers nominated the young man and his associates for the noble peace prize this month it was revealed his in touch with american diplomats in hong kong after he was photographed meeting the political unit chief of the local u.s. consul general the activist said he thought there's no big deal about it but even went to washington several times so what's so special about mit in the u.s. consul chinese authorities though have been making it clear they are firmly against other countries getting involved in the hong kong situation. we are strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to carping remarks in the g 7 leaders statement acting as the backseat driver on hong kong affairs we have time and again emphasized that hong kong affairs are purely the internal affairs of china and no
foreign government organization or individual has the right to intervene however some of the protests skills george szell wong and his fellow activists have up. their sleeves were picked up from abroad in the build up to the 2014 hong kong uprising the folks from the so-called always low freedom forum share their protest expertise with joe show wong and cope today he's confident democratic political reforms are the only way forward for hong kong and he says he won't shy away from challenging the most senior officials at home and in beijing we spoke to china specialist andrew long he says the unrest in hong kong is being stirred up by external actor if this didn't report of someone is this the middle of the train india or slow freedom forum busy. which of course this is all that a lot of these around the world trading whole trading is this ready all tactics
of some of. the establishment tactics the so-called civil disobedience that it's so i think that and also the funds. supported by international organizations including the national endowment for democracy of the united states of course you know as they see it quite a country and this organization so they support the policies around the world but on the other hand is to link the rectally. this kind of influence but only had it was those. militants highly trained look at the way that their formation and the violin and also policy in the city mistress and so on. newly released e-mails reveal how chemical giant monsanto attempted to discredit an action group campaigning against its weed killer moms across america had raised the alarm about the use of one of the company's leading products called ground up.
that's your enemy beat the out of them and put them on the defensive and you won't have this problem i have been arguing for a week to beat the shit out of them and i have clearly lost we don't want to be seen as beating up on mothers nobody will listen to it anyway it has to be done by 3rd parties in 2013 the action group sent an open letter to month top management calling on them to stop selling g.m.o. seeds and spring crops with life phosphate and other pesticides moms across america's director told us why the organization promotes organic farming all we need to do is to take matters into our own hands and to make sure that the suit supply is safe and that our families are not exposed to toxic chemicals and what we've done is created a moms across america gold standard and so this is a new seal of approval that brands can get to show that they're not only organic and not g.m.o. but they've gone the extra mile and gotten some pesticide testing done their
packaging might even be bio degradable so your trade is used she mainly raised animal products is used and they support the transition from g.m.o. chemical farming to regenerative organic farming and so as a mother and mothers by 85 percent of the food we believe that they are listening to us and that it does make a difference and we ask all the consumers out there to continue speaking up and to go to moms across america dot org and find out more about our gold standard that will be launching next month. but it's not just moms across america that's been targeted by months santow documents reveal the company also operated a so-called intelligence fusion center its aim was to monitor and discredit critics who claim that by phosphate the main ingredient in monsanto's weed killer is extremely dangerous to human health but phosphate is a herbicide and a crop drying agent after it's sprayed on crops it ends up in the food air and tap water and several lawsuits monsanto's why phosphate based product was ruled to have
caused cancer for the company states that its product is safe to use and it's appealed against those verdicts moms across america as director again told us this shows the company's disregard for public health this is an example of the type of mentality that g.m.o. companies have and that shows a complete disregard for public health and this is jerry disturbing considering that our government would like to now go into the hands of regulation into the hands of these companies they are proposing to allow g.m.o. companies to dish sellers determine whether or not their products are safe or not and so as a mother just doesn't make any sense to me at all that the mentality of these tests were the type of people will have control over whether or not our supply is safe that's extremely disturbing to me and must not happen at all our government must
regulate g m o's and they must be able to determine whether or not they're safe or not and these emails are a very good example exactly why that must have. us democratic presidential hopeful joe biden has been out making his case as to why he should get his party's nomination but some of the stories he's been telling won't companding about when he was in afghanistan and others have turned out to be not entirely true and it goes on from there. young navy captain up in the mountains in a cone our ground in afghanistan one of his buddies got shot fell down a ravine this guy climbed down a ravine carried this guy up on his back under fire general want to me to pin the silver star on the. i love this place i look
what's not to like about from on terms of the beauty of it and what a neat town. watch with populace can support can come up to see moonalice vice president and one with and some some you covered. international leaders spoke about you had people like margaret back high school me you had the big people like the i know everyone of these leaders except i don't know the new prime minister of a of of england he looks like down trump i don't know. 4 kids who just as brady just says tallis white kids plan nonsense time fantasies of things he's been my friend. for. more stories come after the short break.
senator's financial survival guide i don't buy it i'm honest teachers. think it's not the most fun. as a lesson to buy into the future so cracker watch guys are. joining me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. when it comes down to it it is no actually that i think one can say oh well the russians are all bad this certainly is not the case of the west he's only good there are absolutely things that the west needs to be doing and what i would like to see is much much less all the totally counterproductive rhetorical struggles we
see against russia that it's you know if it's become an easy way of getting certain the audiences to approach you is to come up with cheap russian bashing that helps. welcome back with a presidential race in full swing in argentina some appear to be resorting to bribery to get their desired outcome 2 leading businessmen reportedly announced they would pay their workers $5000.00 each if current present murray took mccree succeeds in reaching the 2nd round of the elections one of the pair is also a lawmaker from backers ruling party. it falls a landslide victory by opposition leader alberto fernandez in the 1st round of voting the current argentine leader who is seeking reelection lost by a far greater margin than expected however he's still well ahead of the 3rd place
candidate. but whoever wins argentina's presidential election will have a tough job on their plate as the country edges increasingly closer to defaulting on its debt. the who. if we are talking about at them a critic regime after mock receipt that's not legitimate to do it you're buying a person stoat and that you're buying a person's decision that's undemocratic regimes too it's not all that democratic but also. it's a legitimate is it involves
a lot of. the anti democratic values doing this the way that they are doing it is this just shows the story and preoccupation of their own political stance and economic stance today mockeries. approach to the economy resold stuff he's near liberal policies have damaged the country itself the levels of unemployment and the levels of inflation i mean. and the quality of life you know engine tina have gone down. thousands have taken to the streets of london and other british cities to vent their anger at prime minister boris johnson's decision to suspend parliament people surrounding government buildings waving flags and anti bricks at placards johnson's decision has outraged outraged members of parliament and those opposed to the u.k. is leaving the e.u. without a deal it means there will be less time for m.p.'s to debate brags that so far
a number of legal challenges have already been launched to try and overturn the move. in the knees it will be moving its capital away from jakarta to a new location on the island of borneo which is the largest and asia in the nation government plans to begin relocating the capital from 2024 and a move prompted by jakarta's growing environmental challenges. my jakarta is also facing another pressing problem the illegal draining of aquifers by both locals and industries is causing massive land subsequence put many buildings
on the brink of collapse we have asked in a nations for their thoughts on the plan to move the capital to borneo. i mean donnybrook what i because i believe the government has a strong reason to move the capital city so i have to agree with the decision that it will well i agree with the relocation but attention should be also given to people our economy struggling there is unemployment and many companies are collapsing. but is that yes the juices i don't agree with this jakarta has already become the sense of life where is the new areas not ready it's still jungle enough you know the reasons for moving the capital with the traffic the sinking and flooding i don't agree with it because the president promised to fix out much of the rather cation will how development across only regions that i am in favor of. pilots and planes alike have been flexing their wings at the 14th mox air show just outside of moscow along with aerobatic displays it's
a chance to see some of the next generation aircraft take to the skies event showcases the latest in aerospace and defense technology more than $800.00 companies are taking part from countries including belgium germany the u.k. brazil israel and iran. was. that's a news break down for this hour and that's all for me as well today thanks for tuning in wherever you may be.
it's going to level with you the city of seattle and. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy people in from day shouldn't let it be an arms race in this on off and spearing dramatic development only closely and going to exist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. how why a paradise with some around turned into a round the experimentation field for agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise
why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments but often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. in a world of big partisan new laws and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each
other it's taught for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now. for watching closely watching the hawks. during the great depression which i'm old enough to remember there was most of my family were unemployed. and it wasn't it was bed you know much worse objective listen today but there was an expectation of the things were going to get better. there was a real sense of hopefulness there isn't today today's america was shaped by the 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power. reduced democracy attack solo doubt engineer elections manufacture consent and other principle holds according to no on chomsky one set of rules for the rich opposite.
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american nudes are still called foreign agents. well folks say it's almost here it's almost time the recession everyone has warned us about is just nearly ready to sit on our face. and i know you're thinking how could we have a recession when when when when our president has been a glowing beacon of stability and call since the moment he got into office you you would think when wall street investors wake up every morning and see a failed game show host calling some other world leaders you would think. they would feel our economy sure footed as a mountain goat. but no for some odd reason people are concerned the dow jones has been incredibly volatile losing over a 1000 points over the past month and in fact plunging 800 points in a single day on top of that insiders are selling stock like it's 2007 again you
know what happened after 2007. 2008 all right in 2000 a stock for everyone because it was a global financial crisis in which we gave trillions of dollars to add to audiology everything already had it and we were like here's a little left over. and then of course there's a big indicator of the recession that every media outlet has been talking about if you turn on anything that we talk about the famed inverted yield curve apparently the inverted yield curve only happens before recessions hit and it is happening right now and i'm sure you're wondering what in god's name is an inverted yield curve well it's when the bond yields that they usually. you see above a bunch of. abiding normal about about about the d.d. interest.