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impact of sexual harassment in the workplace with diana with mirrors as we go to break here are the numbers at the closing bell. you have a winner take all bets all the it's a lottery mentality in america you know where are your debt and the pharmaceutical companies a part a lobbyist going to washington to change the laws of a possible to help all cost in america and nobody cares because it ever learned a lot as a wal-mart today they said let's do it again. something did these bring bulletin for us. to be only a common market. as we say to be a community of then going to talk to these fuels both proselyte as if you twitted
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is so good to power that from moscow pride simply damini to it why did it their way to be unsettling to communities he's so. young children have worked in bolivia for generations almost three quarters of a million doing so today. this culture led to the development of bolivia's new liberal and highly controversial children's code in two thousand and fourteen which gave children as young as ten the right to work under certain circumstances one doesn't have to miss. his own nose.
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but. in the end on. the years. but there are hundreds of thousands of children in bolivia operating completely outside the old. mining work is strictly for the children but it's never enough for school and that means the school boy minus continue risking their lives for the money they need to supply.
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the international energy agency the i.a.e.a. said today that the united states could outpace saudi arabia right saudi arabia and russia in the production of oil this year according to an i.e.e.e. a report twenty eight hundred is expected to be record setting oil production for the us above ten million barrels per day the only column in the i.a.e.a. report is that if opec and russia do not stick to their one point eight million barrel per day production cut which they have said they would continue through the remainder of the year then things could change. and it's past four pm right now on the east coast and here in washington d.c. and it looks increasingly like the government will officially shutdown when spending authority granted by congress expires after midnight the latest development was a meeting this afternoon between senate minority leader chuck schumer and president
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trump senator schumer reported no breakthrough meanwhile a short term spending bill that passed the house thursday night is pending before the senate but the prospects for passage are slim to none absent a larger deal in reality if the government shuts down for the weekend it isn't as huge a deal as it will be if it remains closed going into the work week on monday as we raced towards a government shutdown over immigration issues with calls for more in forstmann versus demands to protect immigrant families boom bust takes a closer look at the economics of this debate with author todd miller todd welcome thank you for joining us you've written two books about immigration and borders most recently storming the wall in your first book and border patrol nation your report of how essentially the entire united states has become the border can you briefly explain that for our viewers and what that means for the market for border enforcement solutions. sure thing it's great to be here on yeah if you look
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over the last twenty five years there has been a historic expansion of the border and immigration enforcement apparatus in the united states and you can look at a couple of statistics for example the u.s. border patrol in the early one nine hundred ninety s. about four thousand agents and now it's about twenty one thousand or the increases of technologies and and cameras and drones and all kinds of stuff is as far as border infrastructure is concerned that has been expanding and expanding into hundred mile border jurisdiction zones so well. on the border but also well into the interior so you take that and you take the increase of interior enforcement with immigration and customs enforcement and the two hundred fifty detention centers that ice has occurred and the almost four hundred thousand people per year they're capable of deporting and you have this again
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a historic this expansion in which the budgets for immigration and border enforcement went from one point five billion dollars in the early one nine hundred ninety s. as an annual budget to twenty billion dollars in two thousand and seventeen and that sets the foundation for a thriving border security market now it wouldn't trouble administration so yeah it's expensive but you know finally a word people aren't coming into the u.s. is that a result of the twenty billion versus the one point five is that a result of rhetoric on part of the president what are you saying i think what can you attribute to those numbers. well the numbers for example the president often talks as if there is not a border wall that exists and there actually is one it comes from those numbers there's something about approximately seven hundred miles of walls and barriers with this clear strategy called prevention through deterrence which makes it more
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and more difficult for people to cross it is clearly more difficult for people to cross now than it was twenty five years ago and one of the people you know based on often based on economic reasons do continue to cross. it's. what happened is that it has become much more dangerous to cross and this flies in the face of what the trump administration's. says that while there's nothing on the border this idea that there's absolutely nothing and people are just crossing well we're looking at you know more fortification on the u.s. border than ever before and u.s. history but you know some point you know he says there's on one side he says well you know there's not enough there we need my border wall on the other hand you know we sort of seems to take credit for the idea that you know we're building
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a big beautiful wall and we're doing all these things when in fact is you know you know some of some of the the infrastructure there even if it's not you know mortar was under president obama and bush and even and even clinton who got during that time who got those contracts by the way was this halliburton or who was getting the contracts to do these things to build what is there on the existing border. well with the existing border so when you look at the border wall that exists right it comes out of the secure for fence act of two thousand and six that is when you're looking at dramatic increases in the border budget coming in the post nine eleven era that's so in the preexisting border there are lots of different you know subcontract things that was done by customs and border protection one of which as you just mentioned was a subsidiary of halliburton k.b.r. kellogg brown and brown and root who got
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a contract for to maintain the border infrastructure of the fed and the wall infrastructure but also along with the wall building in two thousand and six to two thousand and nine approximately there was another program it was called the secure border initiative. net which was the principal program was that create a virtual wall of intense high tech surveillance technology the first company that got the contract and there was a big one was boeing boeing got a contract for about that was that became worth almost two billion dollars that was cancelled by d.h. ass in two thousand and eleven so that in the idea of a virtual wall is that the wall is on the border but the border itself again expands into the interior so there's a layers of border enforcement the virtual wall is another layer of high tech. surveillance technology and now the company systems which is an israeli company are
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its subsidiary element systems of america has the contract which could be worth up to a billion dollars and they're currently constructing fifty two such surveillance towers called integrated fix towers in the us mexico border lands principally in arizona so those are example of of of a few of many many companies that are that are cashing in on what's on the. the border but that bonanza the border but as i like that phrase and it's very interesting what you said tied about the. borders not just right there along the border it goes back i'm not sure a lot of people know that it amazes me still that we're having this debate surrounding the government shutdown because as we all recall the president then candidate trump and to his crowds would say and who's going to pay for it everybody would shout mexico but here we are talking about the government may shut down if we
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u.s. taxpayers don't pay for the wall. sort of a head shake there on that anyway todd miller author of storming the wall thanks for your time and we hope you'll come back thank you. but settle against the academic of sexual harassment goes on there have been no shortage of high profile cases involving celebrities but what about more common day to day impact on workers and here to talk with us about that very important subject under-reported angle of the story is diana ramirez deputy co-director of the restaurant opportunities center united diana thank you for being here you are having me ok so what is it what sector of the hospitality industry is the most that's impacted by sexual harassment at the restaurant opportunities center we've done a lot of research on this and we found that it is in fact the restaurant industry
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because of the sub minimum wage for tech workers so employers can opt to pay their or tipped employees as little as two thirteen an hour the federal level and have the tips make up the difference to bring them to their regular minimum wage and so because of that two tiered wage system to poor course have to put up with the whims of customers because the customers are paying their wages not the employer and it's crazy circumstance where people get paid to thirteen and then they don't get tipped as what usually happens so that's. been through those unfortunate and silly debates quite frankly so when you talk about sexual harassment what type of economic impact does this create for the hospitality industry well you know. if for the survivors themselves you know that. a sexual assault can cost up to two hundred thousand dollars to almost a half
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a million dollars in you know just just dealing with the case getting medical help you know the criminal justice system being you know brought into it but we also see an economic impact in the loss of wages that. iris have so you know young women when they're in their twenty's when they get sexually harassed they more likely than not they often quit their jobs and so it's a loss of income there they go get help when they're you know it's a productivity to a right lots of credit is not just not getting the wages not producing whatever it was there are you see exactly they're getting you know mental health than mental health care and physical health care and so when they're ready to come back to the workforce they often enter or enter at a lower level than had they you know with what level they would have been had they stayed in the workforce and so when you when you come pound that loss of money over someone's lifetime it's quite a lot and you know if i ask you that question i'm like wait a minute these are really human things and i'm asking about the economic angle of
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it and just what we focus on here a boom boom bust that but that doesn't neglect you know the real pain in a lot of suffering that these folks have as interest interesting study about restaurant workers filed more sexual harassment claims than any other industry and this number diana just got me over one hundred seventy thousand claims with eighty three percent of those coming from women is that real i mean could hundred seventy thousand that israel and all those reasserts on the on average the sexual harassment claims to the to the e.e.o.c. are five times higher from the restaurant industry than any other industry and it goes back quite a bit i'm sorry are high times higher as it is it. is it both employers and customers is it more customers than employers that been broken out you know it comes from all angles because we understand you know most of us see it coming from
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the customers hey baby the name calling the with selling the touching but it also is is is comes from the managers and the owners because they tell you well in order to make good tips why don't you show some more cleavage where you wear the shorter skirt and then you know you're getting harassed by your managers because you want the good shifts you want the big tables you want the big parties and so it really comes from all angles and at some point they actually want the big tips to so you it's a it's a double edged sword there because unfortunately customers made to better based upon that which is that it met an underlying problem we have in our society exactly and you know the restaurant industry is now almost thirteen million workers with a large second fastest growing industry in the country and so when you think of it as the base for a country you think of you know young girls going in at sixteen seventeen year old getting sexually harassed five times higher than their peers and then we move on to
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other industries. when something happens at that workplace we don't report it because it's never as bad as it was in the restaurant and so the experience of the restaurant industry is not only in the restaurant industry it permeates to every other sector of our economy and it's no wonder that we see you know the the weinstein scandal in hollywood because guess where all those actors and actresses work before they made a big in hollywood you know i mean it's it's in every industry. you know i'm wondering whether or not when you talk about all those those claims as hundred seventy thousand climb is there a particular geographic region of the country were those folks those claims are being made in the south because most of the southern states still have follow the federal minimum wage which is to thirteen an hour there are seven states that have eliminated that that sub minimum wage and they pay the regular minimum wage and tips on top of that there are seven states and they're mostly on the west coast and
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so we do see higher rates of discrimination and harassment in the south. just around us but we're really pleased that you are here and that you're following this stuff on a daily basis to know bold and noteworthy work and we're pleased to talk about it and the economic impact the owner of irish thank you so much for being with us having me shade it. that's it for now action packed as always thanks for watching be sure to catch boom bust on you tube youtube dot com slash boom bust r t catch you next time. you do believe in only glories unfolding in the realm of education the right to education being supplanted by the right to access education alone higher education is becoming just another product that can be bought and sold but it's not
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just about education anymore it's also about. your business it what you know models at the regime look good it's also the kind of really couldn't you. want is the place of students in this business model before college i was born now i'm running stream reborn high education for the new global economic war. the two thousand and eight economic crisis turned some countries into paid these are the countries with we korea commies that needed austerity policies if you are in a situation of low gloat even the recession austerity is a very bad idea it doesn't work and it makes millions of people very unhappy those who are unemployed see their wages decline almost a decade how good are the results. and he's welcome by the people gathered in which to watch the old beat people with your daughter julie
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a choice. they believe will be she at the top levels i mean to for legal. challenge nothing more than she's not also always think it's the family and not getting paid while the same mission is still in place to one of the consequences to weaken bluebirds. will first one this is the truth the consumer is the consequences are actually quite acceptable to the decision makers. in order to overthrow a regime it does take popular discontent and popular mobilization but it also requires actors with in the leadership of the regime who feel that the regime is no longer serving the national interest you need people in the military or the bureaucracy or both who are willing to see the regime change otherwise they would
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be able to put down a popular revolt but did not have support. okies president confirms ankara has started a military ground operation against syrian kurds it comes a day after turkish cross border shelling of syria's and for in the region began. the war on terror is no longer america's top defense priority instead of the u.s. will be focusing on a global power play with russia and china which are estimated bursaries on the world state that's according to the secretary of defense james blunt civs. trump enters his second year in office the government is said to be shut down over funding bill we take a look back at the highs and lows of the president's tenure throw far. and
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a new red alert of the apparent witch hunt against communism emerges we tell the story of a student who's been hounded for saying in the media of communism never actually failed. i will welcome you watching r.t. international called casting to you live from the russian capital and the carrot and we start this hour with breaking news turkey's president has confirmed his country's started a military ground operation i kurdish held region in syria after turkish cross border shelling of the area started on friday pulis lir explains how events unfolded. what we're hearing from need took is president of the one who over the last few days has repeatedly threatened that he's going to launch this ground operation is confirmation now that it has begun and it is understood that it's an
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operation between the turkish army as well as pro turkish syrian rebels who are operating in the country both of them have the joint goal of ousting the kurdish rebels the y.p. g. from the region this is whatever one has to say. after an operation has the factory been started on the ground this will be followed by remembering the promises. so nobody has a right to say anything man but it is a mainly arab area west of the euphrates that the turks have been calling on kurdish fighters to pull back from for quite some time it comes amid new strikes launched by the turkish military against the kurdish militia the y.p. in northern syria what we're hearing from the turkish military is they hit in legitimate self-defense and number of refugee centers as well as camps belonging to the y t g now they want p.g. controls the afrin area in northern syria the turkish government considers the
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wikipedia as having an alliance with the p k k who they say are a terrorist organization since last week we have been hearing and career threatening that it's going to launch this operation in the afghan area particularly off to the united states issued a statement saying that it was going to train as well as implement a border protection force that would see the syrian democratic forces involved now the u.s. backed if is aligned with the y.p. gene that he took so again so you understand why took you so angry over this whole issue but of course you also have the kurds in the afghan area who have taken to the streets in anger and frustration as well they have denounced the statements made by the turkish president and those sentiments were echoed in front of me to a cliche embassy in london where. around a hundred and fifty people gathered they were holding placards and they were chanting that the turkish government is a terrorist government that has links to islamic state on that whole issue of whether or not the americans have been helping to establish
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a border security for the company ministration has been backpedaling and the latest we've heard from the u.s. secretary of state makes to listen is that there was a misunderstanding over the whole issue but whether that is true or not the facts on the ground are that turkey has started its military operation. does not discuss situation further with the chinese toma dean of the political scientists i could see at istanbul's mama university mr tutt dr time i thank you for joining us on the program now do you think all of this could have been avoided had washington watched its wasn't been a big clearer yes i think so you know is the many times turkey offered to the united states you know in order to cooperate in syria against are you sure are all terrorist organizations but up to now our strategic ally couldn't listen to us started to work with y p c consider them as terrorist organization and.
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it's a very big problem for turkey. exams he took in the region but now i think use hard time after that to you know cancel the operation operation is already started could it be possible that turkey is just using america's callous statements as an excuse a pretext to attack the kurds. no i don't think so actually many times turkey you know won't americans and also why p.g. you know is from the beginning of time especially in members issue turkey won't make a day that they took you do not want that kurdish y.p. g. spatially and western part of your favorites about it didn't work up to miles because americans. you
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know promised to took a two you know clear of members especially from y p g fighters but they don't do that that's why turkey had to. make an operation because you know it is not easy decision to take you know to a fence or you know order in a in the field of syria but turkey now does have to do that otherwise there is no other option. especially in the general danger of y.p. g. problem because the modem's kowtow to five years we are struggling with this problem in the. p.k. k. problem in turkey and we don't want any more problems especially from syria and iraq as well well things have escalated very quickly over the past couple of days
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what is the danger that things could spiral into another full blown conflict on syrian soil yes i think it's you know they're out of problems now being already in syria and it would be another problem for the syrian issue issue but the most crucial thing that is kurdish civilians will be. it will be to support life e.g. or not and other issues that the reaction of americans related to turkish. operation into syria but anyway and in for syria also forces for syria after the long more problematic after that but is important for turkish security to do that turkey has to do that i think they don't want to do it but had to do that because of his existence in the region also during
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his time and dean of the political scientists faculty at istanbul's mommer university thank you for your time. well forget the war on terror is russia and china that are now america's biggest threat as what the u.s. defense secretary james mattis spelt out as he unveiled the country's new defense priorities more gas the f. picks up the story trumps new defense doctrine can probably be summed up in just three words bring it on if you challenge us it will be your longest and your worst day the war on terror is now secondary the priority is the new great game of global proportions great power competition not terrorism is now the primary focus of u.s. national security the logic here is that the technological and hard power gap between the us and the competition is narrowing and washington simply can't let
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that happen cannot expect success by the tomorrows conflicts with yesterday's weapons or equipment. investments in space and space nuclear deterrent forces missile defense advanced autonomy a systems and resilient and agile logistic will provide our high quality troops what they need to win. i . that is a new arms race or races a nuclear arms race at me races cyber race space to whether that ever made the world a safer place sure we can have competition and all of that internationally but we
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should be working more cooperatively with each other because last time i heard the cold war was over what i'm really concerned about is that we're going to be seen. a draining i drain of resources to something really really really don't need already they're talking about a hypersonic fighter who needs it that really requires billions upon billions of dollars of research and development and again it's really aimed at keeping the defense industry in business it's been said that budget cuts have done more damage to the u.s. military than anything else they say is an attempt to undo that damage but these are ambitious plans remember the f. thirty five or the columbia class submarines lethal weapons at least when it comes to destroying budgets but then that's what friends of fool you know it winston churchill it once said.

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