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leading pharmaceutical companies increased their feeling america's opioid epidemic by aggressively pushing its paying killers and downplaying their risks the accusations are made in newly released court documents also to come this hour hundreds of people are currently protesting in hong kong despite the authorities banning an anti-government rally that was planned for today and linked e-mails reveal agro chemical giant monsanto spied discredit the action group moms across america which has been campaigning against the court this. morning welcome just gone on a clock here in moscow you're watching international. court documents reveal that
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a big pharma company conspired to aggressively push its opioid painkillers this is led to allegations that purdue pharma caused america's biggest drug epidemic when the company is also accused of downplaying the risks of addiction and this led to doctors prescribing them to patients even with only minor pains as more. 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
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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 the 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 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 be
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bound 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 emails have shown dr kathleen foley a neurologist who is 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 trying to come together as a sort of 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 pharma and other manufacturers from very early on were interested in one thing and that was their
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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 do 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 overprescribing painkillers for minor in chronic pain conditions which ultimately gave way to the curb appeal the current to epidemic of opioid addiction an overdose death what we have to comment on this story all there so far we have received
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a response it isn't just 30 pharma that's being accused of prioritizing profits over papers held by throng in the program we'll look at how the agro chemical joint when santo has been trying to discredit its critics. a group of military experts is calling on congress to force the disclosure of the number of u.s. bases overseas in the letter they describe the information currently provided by the pentagon is limited and frequently incomplete. the pentagon's annual a base structure report provides some information about the number and size of base sites overseas however 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 we're going to my colleague jackie i spoke with a retired u.s. army colonel and signatory to the lesson and right she says that u.s. citizens are often surprised to learn of the location of american military bases.
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there 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. russia has a few many china has a few not many but it's primarily the united states overwhelmingly has the overseas
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bases or bases in other people's countries in that letter it says that there are some $800.00 insolation throughout the world and those roughly cost u.s. taxpayers about $20000000000.00 per year but you're implying in the flutter 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 spaces 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 been having both in eastern europe and in scandinavia is
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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 no one even knew that we had a military installation there well officials say that some $800.00 u.s. installations are located in up to 80 countries around the world but the signatories of the last to say the numbers we had could be hugely understated they insist the special report should be included in the 2020 national defense authorized authorized they should act it's meant to increase transparency and avoid excessive military spending. like they were showing a nice nice pictures from hong kong because hundreds of people are coming to
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protest in defiance of the authorities which had banned the anti-government rally that was planned for today the official reason for the ban is the violence that's been seen in previous demonstrations in the past weeks and months earlier to move protest leaders were arrested on friday on suspicion of organizing unauthorized rallies but were released on bail one of them rose to prominence during the umbrella movement protests. was . was.
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a woman who we just saw there was one of the leaders of the current protests but apparently he cut his teeth protesting not just at the demonstrations 5 years ago. expects. 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 has invited to speak on the most prominent international news channels joining us now on the phone is pro-democracy activist from hong kong joshua was he with an independent inquiry into police abuse you've been very critical of 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
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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 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 us consulate 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
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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 the. 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 protest 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 freedom forum share their protest expertise with joe show wall and co today he's calm for the democratic political reforms are the only way forward for hong kong and he says he won't shy away from challenging the most
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senior officials at home and in beijing. don't trump has commented on the current tensions between home and china saying the anti beijing protests should be handled in a humane fashion. i think if it weren't for the trade. god would be a much bigger trouble i think it would have been but for violence 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 humane way of handling the problems and i'd let him know that. handle it in a humane fashion the chinese ministry of foreign affairs has expressed his discontent at the white house for showing empathy with what he calls radicalized protesters we spoke to china specialist andrew learn who says the unrest in hong kong is being stirred up by external actors it's been reported to some of these buildings those little details of the trade in the all slow freedom forum.
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which of course this is all a lot of these there's a lot of world trade in whole trading is this ready on tactics of some of. the establishment tactics the so-called civil disobedience that it's so i think that there's also the fund was. supported by various international organizations including the national endowment for democracy of the united states of course you know as this is a democratic country and this organization is an ngo at the you support the bosses round the world but on the other hand is the pull to link the rectally. of inputs but only had it was the old out that the militants are highly trained to look at the way that their formation and the bone in it also policy in those of the ministers so all of. the us democratic presidential hopeful joe
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biden has been making his case as to why he should get his party's nomination but some of the stories he's been telling while campaigning about when he was in afghanistan turned out to be not entirely true and not for the 1st time. think. that. the. young navy captain up in the mountains of colorado around afghanistan one of his buddies got shot fell down a ravine the sky climbed down or a green card this guy up on his back under fire general wanted me to pin the silver star on. i love this place i would look at what's not to like about the long term the beauty of it and what a neat town to. watch with
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you're watching not a non-unique released e-mails reveal how hungry chemical giant monsanto conspired to discredit moms across america and action group raising the alarm i will on sunday's flagship we round up that's your enemy 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. well in 2030 moms across america sent an open letter to monsanto's top
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management calling on them to stop selling g.m.o. seeds and spraying like phosphate and other pesticides on crops on the cross 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 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. 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 to namely 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
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go to moms across america dot org and find out more about our gold standard that will be launching next month well it's not just moms across america that's been targeted by monsanto documents to reveal the company who also operated a so-called intelligence fusion center it's a mystery monitor and also to discredit its critics who claim that life is saved the main ingredient in monsanto's weed killer is extremely dangerous to human health or life to say it is a beside and crop drying agent after it is sprayed on crops does end up in food air and water can end up in tap water too in several lawsuits monsanto's clive to say base product rule to have caused cancer however the company does state that his product is safe to use and does not cause cancer is supposed to get the verdicts 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
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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 they are proposing to allow g.m.o. companies to dish so determine whether or not their products are safe or not and so as a mother just as it 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. 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. now hundreds of yemenis have taken to the streets to protest against the presence of u.s. forces in the country them straight to set flags on fire and chanted anti-u.s.
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slogans the rally comes as yemen's civil war turns even more fractured untrained the country's government accusing the u.s. forming its troops of dargon denies the claim they saying it was acting in self defense. 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 countries currently split between the 2 theories who oppose the government in the belief that backed by iran and also government aligned coalition forces at the same time be darby support and train southern separatists who previously thought against who. the rebels in the north now the separatists there want southern yemen to become an independent state
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cantering the yemeni government all these confrontations come amid one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises was. i. was. on. each.
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writer and commentator abdel bari atwan thinks that the crisis among the coalition forces could 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 and this yemen war for the last 5 years so when they actually split after what the united arab emirates decided to pull some of most of its troops from yemen this means that the collapse of this correlation between the 2 partners and this war and the most they do is think 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 particular and nobody anticipated this kind of dangerous development so if it
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does continue i believe that whole thing is over the north will be the main winner in this case and this could be that near the end of that yemen war and that is the news for now that's how things are looking then to get there we've also got plenty of stories as usual on our website at r.t. on. the hour. the other. purpose. was.
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what. obsessions to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to. have to go right to the press it's like them before you know can't be good. i'm interested in the wives out. there should. i why a paradise with so much ground turned into a round the experimentation field thank you cultural 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 and suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments that often in day you have
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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 races going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. her. her. her. the redactor did not the congress show where americans in america covering america nudes are still called foreign agents. well folks say it's almost fair it's almost time the recession everyone has warned us about is
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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 20072008 all right to the today
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stock for everyone because it was a global financial crisis in which we gave trillions of dollars to ask who are already knows everything there already had it and we were like here's a little left over. and then of course there's the 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. normal ok ok goodbye go back to the interest rate of a bond. i don't. know if it gave me the recession is coming ok can you ever spend the other day i learned something about kanye west in
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the inverted yield curve tough all fell out. now because donald trump knows that a recession means he won't get reelected he's been running around saying everything is fine unemployment is the lowest it's ever been a song 1st of all when people are excited unemployment is low that means they're excited the wage slavery of your average american is 100 along nicely they really really get out a bucket of confetti and celebrate and then let's pay somebody $3.00 an hour to clean it all up on their hands and knees. but beyond that many of the jobs trump is excited about crappy nonsense jobs making $4.00 an hour to scrub up yoga mats or whatever some. some 1st world job that we created just so people could go get a job and you're like what do you do bleach for a living or whatever.

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