and i'll be speaking to yes of the world of politics or business i'm sure both of those. u.s. presidential hopeful told fails to make it through to the next round of democratic debates despite becoming the most searched candidate online she's now questioning the d.n.c. selection process. the frenchman vows to appeal after losing his battle to protect people and his village from home for pesticides we get reaction from locals. i think the government isn't doing its job they're the 1st to say that there should be no path to site but they do nothing we brave the in the past the sites we did during testing the amount of best the science with found was alarmingly high. and a group of military experts is pushing the pentagon to come clean over the number of u.s. overseas bases they claim the current figure is
a big hugely understated. we are surprised sometimes when i know young men and women are killed in places and no one even knew that we had a military installation there. alone here watching the international i'm was on a low quick thank you for joining us. tell us again about one of the democratic presidential hopefuls most known for hard antiwar starts is now in a spat with the democratic national committee she's accusing the d.n.c. of bias after she failed to qualify for the next round of televised debates gabbled began to garner attention after her performance in the 1st 2 events she was the most searched for candidate on google following the 2nd debate in late july but this time around the democratic national committee says she didn't hit the threshold required something called into question saying the process lacks
transparency. the whole process really lacks transparency. people deserve having that transparency because ultimately it's the people who will decide who our democratic nominee will be and alternately who our next president commander in chief will be and when you see that lack of transparency it creates you know a lack of faith and trust in the process it's primetime television if you want to be anybody in the democratic party you better make sure you get on the stage at the presidential debates so what do you need to do to make it 2 things 1st to get over 130000 unique donations to get at least 2 percent in a national poll but here's where it gets tricky not every poll is the same and if the democratic national committee doesn't like you they can reject the poll results that show things in your favor now tulsa gabbert has met the donations threshold he's got over 2 percent 126 different national polls however the democratic
national committee says that doesn't count they have their certified list sure it's important of that information it's being provided but let's take a quick look at some of the polls that were rejected politico the economist reuters if these widely respected outlets and news agencies aren't credible in america then who is polling in the united states there is a club. a network of close associates and friends and they frown upon those polls that are either new or are not members of the club or the association so i would certainly speculate that has something to do with that it is a partisan organization the democratic national committee so any poll say that may have a tradition of leaning republican or not considered to be in the mainstream of democratic artists and ship you know would be would be ruled out even
the polls deemed credible. the democratic party have a margin of error of between 2 and 6 percent and when the criteria for being in the debates is only 2 percent a margin of error like that is a pretty big deal so tulsa gabbert could have between 0 and 7 percent support among american voters now keep in mind there are over 200000000 people who are registered to vote in the united states of america so what's the difference between 0 and $14000000.00 well whatever it is it is apparently not important to the democratic national committee there is a margin of sampling error so if the margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent what is 2 percent in the polls if if it's 1.51 percent that the candidate has then does get rounded up to 2 percent whereas the 1.44 percent which is meaningless one can argue the democratic national
committee is a private organization we can establish our own rules but then they also have to be open to the charges by somebody like chelsea gabbert who says this doesn't smell like it's fair and frankly i agree with their i don't think it's mills that is fair now the d.n.c. doesn't exactly have a reputation for impartiality and fairness leaked e-mails in 2016 show that the democratic party leaders were working pretty hard to defeat bernie sanders and make sure that it was hillary clinton who ultimately took on donald trump now after the outrage in 2016 the new democratic party chair tom perez promised to empower grassroots activists i am more committed than ever before to restoring votes is faith in the democratic process because even the perception of impartiality unfair advantage undermines our ability to win that is unacceptable to that end the new d.n.c. under my leadership is committed to the tosk of making sure that all 2020 nominating
process will be unquestionably fair and. transparent so as the list of candidates gets whittled down to one final nominee voters will have to decide as to whether mr pereira's is living up to his promise. r.t. new york. meanwhile another democratic 2020 presidential hopeful bernie sanders has come under fire for remarks about china the u.s. senate have praised beijing's efforts to reduce poverty prompting come to nation from politicians and the media as artie's merde get steve explains. it's the strangest thing there is bernie sanders one of the leading democratic candidates for the nomination and that of the blue goo is it does something that new god fearing american should ever do said something almost complimentary about china. is a country that is moving unfortunately going to war with north korea where you have
the directions but what we have to say about china in fairness to china and its leadership is of i'm not mistaken they have made more progress in addressing the extreme poverty. than any country in the history of civilization bad bernie good thing there are patriotic journalists free media and honest politicians to remind me that it's not nice to say nice things about china it was seen as bernie basically praising the chinese communist party you know which is probably killed more than any other regime on earth do you think this will be a problem for him going into the general election i think. as we think than it was a wild way to answer that question well the chinese socialists killed millions of poor people so there's that dead people are poor just dead they call that the great leap forward and after that they used a tool that bernie despises capitalism i wish there was
a visual metaphor for bernie's argument. i just have to keep watching i don't know why just to bring everyone up to speed what bernie meant is near enough 40 years ago about 9 out of every 10 people in china lived in poverty 9 out of 10 today 2009 seed it's one in 100 people one person in every 100 that's below the poverty line is that it's. sounding yes the great news for a 1000000000 people yeah but it's china if we lived in a fair world to send them a congratulation note and flowers we don't china does something bad to raise hell about it it does something good very well ignore it oh in russia don't forget brought here if they want to join us are knocking out isis that is just fine
as far as i'm concerned worked together to beat a monstrous group that's killed untold thousands and soon terror worldwide work together not a few are god fearing american donald trump believes that russia is our great ally against isis in syria but what russia is doing in syria is setting up missiles that only shoot down planes which isis does not have i think it's incredibly naive to think that vladimir putin would do anything in the us press interest and then he may run among us presidents forgetting things like when jimmy carter praised yes praised hugo chavez well no he didn't really praise him but it's just too close we came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit is specially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized and once again the free media and
patriots had to remind mr carter that chavez is bad and venezuela together with china and russia iran may be a little north korea definitely geez bernie better grab a pen them and more than a baddies and even if they do what america does you can't compare the 2 because you actually can't compare them it's entirely possible and even reasonable but because i just don't. sound out when asked by a journalist about president vladimir putin being a killer do a lot of killers go out and kill those where you think our country is so innocent roland well it's technically your right but it's not what america wants to hear one patriotic american put it and no i don't think there's any equivalent i do think america is exceptional america is different there's
a clear distinction here and when you're exceptional you don't have to make sense you're just special you do bernie and be quite so nice here. in other news the french mayor has lost his fight to protect people in his village from pesticides although he banned the use a court overruled him and he's now appealing that decision however his case has inspired other mayors across france to take similar action and solitude bensky reports. this tiny breton village of language has found itself at the center of controversy in the battle over the pesticides in may the local mag to court some saw as being a bold decision to ban the use of pesticides within $150.00 metre cordon over the village farming unions were furious and the matter ended up in court now the man daniel cohen had his band overturned but the debacle is now shining
a light on the deep political contradictions so rounding pesticides in france well president might call and praised his intentions for tackling phosphate a burning issue over health concerns he said the solution was not to issue a decree that doesn't comply with the law so macko if that's a double standard. i don't understand what is happening across and the ecology minister said that i am right and doing a good thing to protect my people but in the meantime i'm facing court for a decision to keep pesticides at a distance of 150 metres i don't understand politics now it seems the decision by the court to take his ban all pesticides was illegal has also earned good residence in this usually sleepy village. to told on what lots of fields around long where and it's important health matter for us especially
for children we breathe the in the press the sites we did during testing the amount of best the sites we found was alarmingly high even though we eat organic and we grow some of our own food that is also organic. i think the government isn't doing its job and they're the 1st to say that there should be no past decides they did nothing and it wasn't that huge a cure paul says we are in a small village that is close to a farming area we need to protect people we never know what kind of health issues could be created by the. pesticide so i think the decision by the mayor was intelligent and he needed to make a decision to protect the people but now he has difficulties with the justice system the world health organization has said gleich phosphate often used to weed killer probably causes cancer well gov phosphate has hit the headlines over health concerns much corn had promised to ban the use of phosphate by 2021 that
provoked an outcry by farmers in unions who said they needed an alternative mark and then pushed the ban back to the following year when the current license will expire now across france the ban imposed by mcewan has gained traction he may have lost the 1st battling court but now are around 20 other mares have followed his lead banning the use of pesticides close to homes of farmers juris cry these bans as being politically motivated saying they are getting on the environmental bandwagon ahead of my oral elections. mayors are already thinking of the next election environmentalists are wreaking havoc on our agriculture and our only factories floundering in this these mayors are outstanding scientists they are taking advantage of people's fear to make this kind of decision which is good for their image is protectors of the environment and the population but it seems the government has been backed into a corner there must be
a minimum distance between residential areas and best decided sprain i will advise in the coming days forming unions and the companies that produce pesticides ashore to have something to say about that but so too does make a wish who believes that these are all the only way to protect people who live in their farms which use pesticides otherwise he says their health. it's screwed so all it even ski for altie lanka it over to me. donald trump has announced plans to slash by half the number of american troops stationed in afghanistan with further withdrawals dependent on the outcome of peace talks with the taliban we're going down to 8600 and then we make a determination from there as to what happens we'll make a determination but we're going down to 8600 we're bringing it down we have
a very well controlled well after nearly 18 years of war there are currently around $14000.00 u.s. troops in afghanistan even if half an hour pulled out it's unclear when the u.s. will fully withdraw and it remains fake how the situation will change in the region back in 2017 there were 8400 soldiers stationed in afghanistan that number has since almost doubled and that's despite longstanding plans to withdraw all troops from the country starting next month we will be able to remove 10000 of our troops from afghanistan by the end of this year and we will bring home a total of $33000.00 troops by next summer fully we're covering the surge i announced at west point after this initial reduction our troops will continue coming home at a steady pace by 2014 this process of transition will be complete in the afghan people will be responsible for their own security the middle east expert at the
risk thinks the complete withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan cannot be expected anytime soon. trump is being subject to some significant pressures within america pressures from the deep state there are close allies to tromp in the republican party who have voiced objection to any complete withdraw i refer here to lindsey graham of the well known republican senator who was also closely allied with trumpet lindsey graham has been very vocal in saying that deal with should not completely withdraw in fact he had an article in new york times with the former a year where survivors chief of staff jack keane in that article graham and mccain said that the withdrawal shouldn't be a withdrawal which is or which meets the conditions of the taliban and shouldn't be there for. a process which only satisfy the demands of the poly ban but should
satisfy the demands of america or meet the american conditions so we do have these war loan figures within the united states who have clearly objected to a complete withdrawal have been very vocal in and it appears that board trump has succumbed to those pressures. a group of military experts is calling on congress to force the disclosure of the number of us overseas bases in the lesser they describe the information currently provided by the pentagon as limited and frequently incomplete the pentagon's annual a base structure report provides some information about the number and size of base sites overseas and whether it fails to report on dozens of well known installations in countries worldwide and frequently provides incomplete or inaccurate data many suspect the pentagon does not know the true number of installations abroad. well you know my colleague jacqueline vegas spoke here in the studio it's retired u.s.
army colonel and signature at the lesson and right she thinks u.s. citizens should know where their military is so we're seeing this letter requiring asking the pentagon to be more transparent about its u.s. overseas bases why did you choose to sign that leathered well i'm a u.s. army colonel i spent 29 years in the u.s. military and i think it's very important that american citizens know how many bases we have where they are and how much it costs to run them most americans don't realize we have over 800 bases now and that we have new bases that are being established particularly in africa do you think that this is a problem that's specific to the u.s. do you think other countries are more transparent about the amount of bases they have well there are very few countries have bases outside their own countries i mean the u.k. has the french have some russia has a few mini china has
a few not many but it's primarily the united states overwhelmingly has the overseas bases or bases in other people's countries in that letter it says that there are some $800.00 installation throughout the world and those roughly cost u.s. taxpayers about $20000000000.00 per year but you're implying in this letter that that's not an accurate number how much bigger do you think is the actual amount of money that is used from u.s. taxpayers well we think it may be double that up to $15000000000.00 that are being spent by the u.s. government to. equip train have military operations for. men and women in our military and also department of defense affiliates that are assigned to these bases you know we have large numbers of bases still in germany and japan and south korea but most people don't realize that we now have some in eastern europe right. on the border of russia and in fact the military exercises
that the united states has had has been having both in eastern europe and in scandinavia is one of the concerns that we who signed that letter have do you think that disclosing such information as the number of military entities abroad will enhance u.s. national security or could it be a risk is that why it's not necessarily about transparent well that's probably what the pentagon will be saying but we would say as citizens we need to know where our military is we are surprised sometimes when young men and women are killed in places and no one even knew that we had a military installation there officials say some $800.00 u.s. installations are located in up to 80 countries around the world but the signatories of the let us say the number could be hugely understated they insist a special report should be included in the 2020 national defense authorization act it's meant to increase transparency and avoid excessive military spending. respects investigative journalist david swanson he thinks is noble for taxpayers to want to
know where their money go. the u.s. does something very strange because it both brags about its reach and its extent of its dominance of the world and tries to hide it and cover it up as so if you watch a sports event on t.v. in the united states they thank the troops for watching for 175 countries and there's lots of celebration of that but if you ask in washington d.c. exactly where are the bases and what are they costing and what purpose only therefore it's very hard to get answers this is not a radical claim or a proposal that the u.s. public ought to know where it's paying for what and how much it's you know what the purpose of those things is if you're going to wage all these wars and extend all these bases in the name of democracy why not have a little bit of democracy around the issue. yemen's civil war is turning ever more fractured and strained the country's government has accused the
united arab emirates of bombing its troops u.a.e. denies the claim saying its members in self-defense against an alleged attack they've committed themselves to injustice aggression and using armed forces against the yemeni people in the southern governor raids using the u.e.s. military arsenal in order to divide our country i call on riyadh to intervene to stop these breaks and intrusion the recent aggravation in offensives against the arab coalition forces and civilians poses a menacing threats the security of the coalition the country is currently split between the 2 thieves who oppose the government and a believe to be backed by iran and government aligned coalition forces at the same time abu dhabi supports and trained southern separatists who previously fought against heathy rebels in the north now the separatists there want something yemen to become an independent state that's countering the many government all these confrontations come amid one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises.
have serious consequences on the situation in yemen. i believe it is extremely dangerous development that's how the. united arab emirates have been solid allies in this yemen war for the last 5 years so when they actually split after that a united arab emirates decided to pull some or most of its troops from yemen this means that the collapse of this correlation between the 2 partners and this war and the most dangerous thing also there they are not actually separated but there are fighting each other there is a war by proxy between united arab emirates and saudi arabia and aden and particularly and nobody anticipated this kind of dangerous development so if it
does continue i believe that both is in the north will be the main winner in this case and this could be that near end of that yemen war. of war and all the stories you can have to r.t. dot com and we'll be back here in just over half an hour's time with a roundup of the headlines see that. 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 that often in day you have many of these people 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.
welcome to self and cullen sophie shevardnadze he knows how to hunt down a masterpiece last for decades no matter if it's decorating some but his backyard or hidden beneath the murky waters of the ground are. the indiana jones of lost art historian and detective arthur brand is my guest. pretty feebs still purses and wallets others might target cars all hells as well some still hold budgets but there is a criminal underworld with exquisite taste in which people steal both contemporary and ancient selling well. the finest crafted treasures on the black market what kinds of dials can the dark actions why is the crime culture world more sophisticated than other speeches and how do you. do well to retrieve lost most of pieces. are there brand historian and our detective welcome to the show great to
have you with us mr brand so. the media call you indiana jones of the art world but as far as i can tell from your own accounts your job isn't as action packed i mean it's more like a day and brown oh well you said that you deal with it and underworld and obviously you're risking your life sometimes so what i like the most dire threats you were saved i don't know the colombian necktie or where your family lives can take this threat seriously sometimes you get threats it's normal in the underworld in a criminal world they cannot go to a judge they do not have access to the to justice so de have to use threats so they also do it to me but i don't take them too serious you know. if you keep your words with criminals or with somebody else most of the time your quite safe but it
does mean that i do have to keep my words and of course i have to be cautious. keeping your word always depend on you. yes because if they don't keep their words what can i do but it's very important to keep my words despicable as says they cannot go to the police they can not go to to a lawyer or to to a judge so they have their own criminal. law office and you have to accept those laws and those laws. keep your words. betrayed things like that. and you are pretty safe wrong from way outer stand you have a reputation there right that's why they say people trust you you earn their trust your reputation in a world like that by just keeping your words or is there something else they have to do for or for them to trust so it's it's a reputation.