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it. was. a leading pharmaceutical company is accused of fueling america's opioid epidemic by aggressively pushing its painkillers and downplaying their risks it follows the release of e-mails as part of a multi district lawsuit. hong kong is gripped by protests for the 13th weekend running with rioters throwing petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas and water cannon we look at how a figurehead of the opposition honed his skills abroad. and pakistan's prime minister warns of a looming direct military confrontation with india over kashmir it comes as india says it's ready for talks with pakistan but only in an atmosphere free of violence
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. only you're watching r.t. international i'm rosa lockwood thank you for joining us and we start with some breaking news from the u.s. state of texas where police have confirmed that a gunman has been shot and killed at the synergy cinema in the city of odessa authorities say there is no active shooter at this time besides the suspect reports say the shootings in the cities of midland odessa texas left one person dead and 10 more injured the victims are said to include at least one police officer a possible 2nd shooter was reported earlier but there is no further information on that suspect right now and present trump has been briefed on the situation right now we can listen to the press conference from the police department with the latest. because we placed upon was involved this was a joint effort by just multitude of departments to find this animal
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and bring him to justice. at this point i'll take questions. and identify. and tell you that he is a white male in his mid thirty's. i don't have a positive identification on him yet i have an idea who years so i won't release that information until we're absolutely positive are there any here or not we have we've had calls which is to be expected because obviously our citizens or our will drop you have to this which is also to be expected. but once this. individual was taken out of the picture there have been no more victims. it's very recently. there have been reports that that's possible but again there have been no confirmations of that and you know the condition. that was
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live footage of a press conference currently happening in texas as an active gunman was shot and killed off to going on something that looked like a shooting spree in the city of odessa texas one person dead so far at least 10 more injured we will bring you more details as we have them. in other news this hour recently unsealed court documents reveal that a u.s. pharmaceuticals company conspired to aggressively push its opioid painkillers screenshots of e-mail correspondence published in a multi district opioid lawsuit have led to accusations that purdy pharma caused america's biggest drug demick. the company is also accused of downplaying the risks of addiction this led to doctors prescribing its pills to patients even with only minor pains with further details his caleb maupin. usa is in the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic.
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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 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 but some 1000000 e-mails 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
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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 bind 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 that these organizations works to convince the us public that came 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 allergies or drugs out there and try to come together as
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a sort of he's if you recognizing that your particular drug has been recently identified in the newspapers as a drug issue how the pain awareness campaign may have resulted in giving some people a temporary buzz but the pain felt by u.s. society in the aftermath of the resulting opioid epidemic is far greater in serious clear that produce and other manufactures from very early on were interested in one being that was their bottom line being 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 do responsible for the epidemic but without their involvement i highly doubt this epidemic would have come to pass it was their misrepresentation
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of the risks and benefits pain killers that led 1st and foremost to an epidemic of overprescribing pain killers for minor and chronic pain conditions which ultimately gave way to the current epidemic of opiate addiction and overdose death while we have all suppose you fall off a common and we'll bring you any response that they give us. clashes have erupted in hong kong where people took to the streets despite a planned protest having been banned by the authorities for fear of renewed violence despite that ban 1000 started marching peacefully early on saturday through the city center however unrest later broke out with police resorting to take ass and water cannon infused with blue dye or demonstrators hope petrol bombs . were. the uk.
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was. the. police have warned that anyone taking part in saturday's action may face prosecution u.s. president double 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 trade. on junk would be a much bigger job i think it would have been much more balance 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 huge me way of handling the problems and i'd let them know that. handle it in
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a humane fashion the chinese ministry of foreign affairs has expressed its discontent with the white house for showing empathy with what it calls radicalized protest as well friday 2 more protest leaders were arrested on suspicion of organizing unauthorized rallies but were released on bail one of them rose to prominence 5 years ago joined the umbrella movement protests. was the was the. was.
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no matter how democrat that was. just one guy who we just saw there is one of the leaders of the current protests but apparently hit him and his skills several years ago as any patrol explains. he's only $22.00 but he's already backed himself at least a few lines in the history books joshua wall 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. 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
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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 to support hong kong democrat high station to ensure the interests of you asked citizens in hong kong. and probably to 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 wang 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
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of the local u.s. consul general the activist said he thought there's no big deal about it 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 would you that we are strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to carping remarks in the g 7 leaders statement acting is that 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 organisation or individual has the right to intervene however some of the protests skills joshua 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 000 freedom forum share their protest expertise with joe show wall and co today he's calm for the democratic political
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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 when we speak to china specialist andrew young he says the unrest in hong kong is being stirred up by external activists. this is the report of some of these photos those of the militants have been trained in the or slow freedom forum. which of course is involved in a lot of these around the world trade in whole trading ready on tactics of some of. the establishment tactics the so-called civil disobedience act it's so i think that and also there are funds. supported by various international organizations including the national endowment for democracy of the united states of course you know as they say as
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a democratic country and this organization has an n.c.o. at the support the bottler sees around the world but on the other hand is to link the rectally this kind of inputs but only had there is no doubt that the of the militants are highly trained to look at the way that their formation of bone in and also policy in those sort of sending messages and so on. pakistan's prime minister has warned about a looming direct military confrontation with india over kashmir during demonstrations in islamabad on friday imran khan urged the world to address the issue in order to avoid a catastrophic war. when muslims are oppressed those who we call the international community those bodies who is supposed to uphold justice siloed me is ready to respond to any move against the free kashmir but the world must know that when there are 2 states with nuclear weapons that clash will impact not only the
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subcontinent but the whole was. all the region in question kashmir is located in the north of india pakistan both countries lay claim to the area with the un describing it as a disputed territory a so-called line of control remains the defiance of border and kashmir maintains its own administration earlier this month india revote special ptolemy status on friday the indian foreign minister said the country would be willing to enter talks of pakistan but only in an atmosphere free of terror and violence the un prohibits changes to any disputed territory it's also fair to cast me as muslim majority population could be targeted by people of other faiths in the region the dispute over the territory has been ongoing for more than 70 is without a solution. well
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from a perspective we have from java drama islamabad in dam a bad faced expert on political and strategic issues and sri ram charlier who is a professor from the gentle school of international affairs. you know even in round . all secretary of the prime minister's office has been trying to do the country don electricity because if they have not cleared their news so all i think this you know of not many of these threats and warnings are mainly alarmist in nature and are intended to provoke international intervention when one of the obvious imran khan published was in the new york times so clearly he's aiming at
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the western. liberal establishment and possibly even to again reading each person donald trump is believed to have negotiations and knocks but not the you know the the gun or did so happen you know and that's the emotional blackmail so i think the emotional argument of our son is not meaning many of. the viewpoints more divided and the need to look at it rationally in the moment the older i think the how much more calm and gradual anonymization of the situation should mean indeed part of the region has been under fire for its market one month people are dying of starvation because of necker medicine nearly 100000 but a 1000000000 about only drops out of their back to flex that india of washing use every conceivable mattered to suppress this uprising i think what is a likely scenario is that this will not only go the gotten it's going to be lifted
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and it will have to lift the kind of missed my girls to one month now and remember back in the christmas lifter that means more tragic stories that we are you will come to know the scale of the operation the number of the people who have who have died in these were pressed and the number of the people who have been illegally detained by the indian security forces. indonesia is planning a new capital city but local opinion is divided on the issue well of more on that story and others to this break. global insurrection against banker occupation we started that really before occupy wall street before the revolution in cairo before obviously this relation all in france or the protests and they're all connected all these protests are connected they're all connected to a rebellion against the have money and banks are all global in structure in bangkok
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. 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 that the west is all good there are absolutely things that the west needs to be doing and what i would like to see is much much less. counterproductive rhetorical struggles we see against russia that it's you know it's it's become an easy way all getting so the audiences to approach it is to come up with cheap russian bashing that helps them. welcome back newly released e-mails reveal how chemical john's monsanto attempted
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to discredit an action group campaigning against its weed killer moments across america had raised the alarm about the use of one of the company's leading products called roundup. that's your enemy read it 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 2030 in the action group sent an open letter to months sometimes top management calling on them to stop selling g.m.o. seeds and spraying crops with life a safe 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 food supply is safe and that our families are not exposed to toxic chemicals and what we've done is created
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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 but they've gone the extra mile and gotten pesticide testing done their packaging might even be bio degradable fairtrade is used to 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. it's not just moms across america that's been targeted by monsanto documents revealed the company also operated a so-called intelligence fusion center its aim was to monitor and discredit critics who claim that life is saved the main ingredient in monsanto as we kill it is
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extremely dangerous to human health life as it is a herbicide and crop drying agent after the sprayed on crops ends up in food and tap water and several lawsuits monsanto's life is a base product was ruled to have caused cancer over the company's states that its product is safe to use in its appeal against the verdicts moms across america's 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 very disturbing considering that our government would like to now 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 as it made any sense to me at all that the mentality of these tests
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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. those and they must be able to determine whether or not they're safe or not and these e-mails are a very good example exactly why that must happen. and in these it will be moving its capital away from jakarta to a new location on the island of borneo which is the largest in asia the into these in government plans to begin really ok to the capital from 2024 in a move prompted budget carter's growing environmental challenges. my.
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cossar is also facing another pressing problem their legal draining of. both the local and by both locals and industries is causing massive landslide it's fast but many buildings on the brink of collapse we all stayed uneasy as for their thoughts on the plan to move the capital to borneo. well in donnybrook what bible god i believe the government has a strong reason to move the capital city so i have to agree with the decision. well i agree with the relocation but attention should be also given to the people our economy struggling there is unemployment and many companies are collapsing. but you say produces i don't agree with this jakarta has already become the center of life whereas the new area is not ready to jungle but nothing of the reasons for moving the capital with the traffic the sinking and flooding i don't agree with it because
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the president promised to fix our yeah but if they rather cation i will hold development across only reassurance that i am and. we return to our breaking news from the u.s. state of texas where police have confirmed that a gunman has been shot and killed at the synergy cinema in the city of odessa of already say there is no active shooter at this time besides the suspects reports say the shootings in the cities of midland odessa texas left 5 people dead and 21 injured the victims are said to include at least one police officer a possible 2nd shooter was reported earlier but there is no further information on that suspect right now president trump has been briefed on the situation and here's what a local police spokesman spokesperson said earlier. to jewish started about 317 this afternoon when i did p.s. trooper attempted to stop a gold honda. when the d.p.s. troopers got the car stopped he was then shot by the occupant of the car political
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continued westbound into the city of odessa we have at least 21 victims 21 shooting victims and least 5 deceased at this point on this subject was contacted by law enforcement and. an exchange of gunfire happened to have that subject is deceased at that location well that's your news update for now i'll be back in 30 minutes time with more headlines from around the world see that.
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thinks. me here. why a paradise with some all year round turned into a round the experimentation field the agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would 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. it 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 races going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they
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can get away with this because the people have less political power. guys are this is the report you know this began as a celebration of our 10 years of kaiser report incredible if i think so stacey if the next quarter we're going to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary you know because i like to do month long sort of celebrations my birthday is officially one month our 10 year anniversary is going to be a whole quarter just so you now and you know one of the themes that kind of has
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been constant in the past 10 years is this new paradigm shift i remember over it 0 head and liberty blitzkrieg they called it the 4th turning right that there was a huge generational paradigm shift that was happening and you could see that with the meltdown we're having with china and the trade war and it's really about the sudden recognition even though some of us have recognized that for quite a while the southern recognition that they actually beat us and high tech stuff and it suddenly dawned on us they are we 2nd rate to them and we have the melt up and feel i in these negative yielding bonds there's a little melt up happening there and i think it's the beginning of the age of bitcoin and the return of gold i don't doubt that one bit because we have now the globalization and the dollars ation which will be. superseded
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by the age of individual sovereignty and the way to fund that is through bitcoin if you have your keys it's on confiscated all and it's hard money so this is the 1st time ever in the history of humans that you've had an unconscious capable hard money available to individuals and this will give rise to a globe of individual a sovereign individuals and the nation state will subside and the role of money will collapse and we'll have a new era we at kaiser for have been covering this emergence of this new era you know sometimes you make incorrect observations because you're only predicting what could possibly happen but we've been remarkably accurate in terms of our assessment of what was actually going on we coined it for example global insurrection against banker occupation and the banker occupation is really the central bank occupation in this it's where it was.

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