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actually the person to revoke or should still looks pretty. bad on an r.c.a. leading pharmaceutical company feeling americans demick bike restively pushing its painkillers and downplaying their risks the accusations a newly released court documents thousands of people are currently marching through hong kong in defiance of protests we look at how a figurehead of the opposition and his skills brought and the females reveal how aggro chemical giant monsanto conspired to discredit the action group moms across america which has been campaigning against its products. for the welcome just call me day here in moscow you're watching the international
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court documents to reveal that a big pharma company conspired to aggressively push its i.p.o. painkillers this is led to accusations that the pharma cost america's biggest drug epidemic well the company's also accused of damn playing the risks of addiction and this led to doctors prescribing its pills to patients even with only minor pains as more. the usa is in the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic. in 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 victims rather than simply avoiding blame what's a 1000000 emails that have just been released show the sackler family and produce pharmaceuticals in a rather negative light richard sackler then the president oversaw the creation of some public health advocacy groups it's implied that the american pain society and the now defunct american pain foundation operated almost as front groups then president richard sackler explained his motives our goal is to buying these organizations more closely to us than here to for but also to align them with our expanded mission and to see that the fate of our products are next to it could be
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boned up with the trajectory of the pain movement that these organizations works to convince the us public that pain related issues were not being properly addressed however that's not all the e-mails have shown dr kathleen foley a neurologist who was also a paid speaker for produce pharma urged richard sackler to expand and to collaborate with other drug companies who stood to make a profit from an expansion of pain awareness. i'm thinking of an alternative strategy of bringing together all the members of the pharmaceutical industry who have drugs out there and try to come together as a sort of 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 in serious clear that purdue pharma and other manufactures from very early on were interested in one thing in that was their
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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 hopefully manufacturers played a major role in the current american hope you would have to demick they were not the sole and to do you responsible for the epidemic but without their involvement 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 pain killers for minor in chronic pain conditions which ultimately gave way to the curb appeal the current to epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose death we did ask the pharmacy comment on this story although so far we
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haven't received a response that was not just perfect just being accused of prioritizing profits over people's health later on and i'll put it in look at how agro chemical join some type has been trying to discredit its critics and. now we're looking at some live pictures here from hong kong where thousands of people are marching in defiance of the authorities which banned an anti-government rally that was planned for today. the fisher reason for the ban is the violence that's been seeing previous demonstrations in the past groups months the police are warning that those taking part in the march could face prosecution although when i reports of arrests at the moment president donald trump has commented on the current tensions between homecoming china saying the anti beijing price for should be handled in a humane fashion. i think it will work for the trade. on the gun would be a much bigger drop i think it would have been but for about what i really believe
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john wants to make a deal and they know it puts us in a very bad position if there's not a new way of handling the problems and i'd let them know that. it is a humane fashion the chinese ministry of foreign affairs has expressed discontent with the white house for showing empathy with what it calls radicalized protest as on friday to more protests leaders were arrested on suspicion of organizing unauthorized rallies but were released on bail one of them rose to prominence 5 years ago during the umbrella movement price god. was .
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i. os. we will continue i will fight no matter how democrats. or just showing who we just saw there is one of the leaders of the current protests but apparently he cut his teeth protesting not just at the demonstrations 5 years ago is in a prank he 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
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again. yeah that's what our police bring us now on the phone is pro-democracy activist from hong kong joshua wa he was an independent inquiry into police abuse you've been very critical of the police tactics he has just got out of prison at 3 and a half hours ago just so how does it feel to be free to issue a warning is frank he'd love a bit of western support i hope u.s. politician days should take a more active row 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 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.
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government grants and a couple of years american lawmakers nominated the young man and his associates for the noble peace prize this month it was revealed his in touch with american diplomats in hong kong after he was photographed meeting the political unit chief of the local u.s. consul general the activist said he thought there's no big deal about it but even went to washington several times so what's so special about mit in the u.s. consul chinese authorities though have been making it clear they are firmly against other countries getting involved in the hong kong situation would you that we are strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to carping remarks in the g 7 leaders statement acting as the backseat driver on hong kong affairs we have time and again emphasized that hong kong affairs are purely the internal affairs of china and no foreign government organisation or individual has the right to intervene however
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some of the protests skills george szell wong and his fellow activists have. their sleeves were picked up from abroad in the build up to the 2014 hong kong uprising the folks from the so-called old slow freedom forum shared their protest expertise with joe show wong and cope today he's confident democratic political reforms are the only way forward for hong kong and he says he won't shy away from challenging the most senior officials at home and in beijing in a prank that when we spoke to china's special $200.00 nun who says that the unrest in hong kong is being stirred up by external activists it's been reports of some of these voters this is the middle of the train in the all slow freedom forum. which of course is in all the most of these there's a lot of trading whole trading ready on tactics of some of.
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the establishment the so-called civil disobedience that it's so i think that and also the funds. supported by the international organizations including the national endowment for democracy of the united states of course are not as they say as a democratic country and this organization has an n.c.o. support the policies around the world but on the other hand is to link the richly. kind of inputs but only had those though doubt that the militants are highly trained to look at the way that their formation and the bonin and also policy in those sort of sending messages and so on. that group of military experts is calling on congress to force the disclosure of the number of u.s. bases overseas in the less said they describe the information currently provided by the pentagon as limited and frequently incomplete. the pentagon's annual
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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. spoke with a retired u.s. army colonel and signatory to the left and right she says u.s. citizens are often surprised in the location of american things. they received this letter requiring asking the pentagon to be more transparent about its u.s. overseas bases why did you choose to sign that leather well i'm on a u.s. army colonel i spent 29 years in 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
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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 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 do your 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. . yes government to how equip train have military operations for.
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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 then fact the military exercises that the united states 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 so the fisher study then that some $800.00 u.s.
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installations are located in 80 countries around the world but the signatories of the letter b. who do say the number could be hugely understated they insist a special report now should be included in the 2020 national defense authorization act is meant to increase transparency and avoid excessive military spending we spoke to the investigative journalist david swanson about this he thinks it is normal for tax pays to want to know where their money is going. 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 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 are they there for it's very hard to get answers if this is not a radical claim
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a proposal that the u.s. public ought to know where it's paying for what and how much it's a 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. democratic presidential hopeful joe 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 have turned that to be not entirely true not the 1st time. this. 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
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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 what's not to like about the long term the beauty of the term want to leave town. to. watch with populace can support them came up to see in the last post present the one thing that in some some you covered. international leaders spoke about you had people like margaret thatcher you had people like the pitch i know every one of these leaders except i don't know the new prime minister oh book of of england looks like donald trump i don't know. 4 kids or just the strangest tallis white kids and certain timeframe issues of things for them my friends. and. what's
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not international about good morning is just awful.
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globalist record as banker occupation which started that. before occupy wall street before the revolution in cairo before obviously this year in france or the protests and they're all connected all these protests are connected they're all connected to a rebellion against the out money and banks are all global and treasury is bankrupt . again you without saying the newly released e-mails reveal how and chemical john. attempted to discredit an action group campaigning against its weight killer homes across america had raised the alarm over the use of one of the company's leading products called roundup that's your enemy out of them and put them
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on the defensive and you want to 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 2013 the action group sent an open letter to monsanto's top management calling on them to stop selling g.m.a. seeds in the spring crops with life phosphate and other pesticides moms across america's director told us why the organization promotes organic farming. all we need to do is to take matters into our own hands and to make sure that the 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 it not 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 mean the raised
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animal products is used and they support the transition from g.m.o. chemical farming to regenerative organic farming and so as a mother and mothers by 85 percent of the food we believe that they are listening to us and that it does make a difference and we ask all the consumers out there to continue speaking up and to go to moms across america dot org and find out more about our gold standard that will be launching next month but it's not just moms across america that's been targeted by monsanto documents also reveal the company also operated a so-called intelligence fusion center it's a mystery monitor and discredit critics who claim that life phosphate the main ingredient in monsanto is weed killer is extremely dangerous to human health of life say it is a herbicide and crop drying agent after it is sprayed on crops that can end up in food air and also tap water and several horses monsanto's guy for say base product
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was rumored to have caused cancer however the company does state that his products is safe and does not cause cancer and it's appealed against those 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 so determine whether or not their products are safe or not and so as a mother just doesn't make any sense to me at all that immense how do you know these tastes were people will have control over whether or not our supply is safe that's extremely disturbing to me and must not happen all our government must regulate
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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. commemorations the 80th anniversary of the beginning of world war 2 get underway on sunday in this part of that a torch lit the eternal flame by the tomb of the unknown soldier in moscow's kremlin is being delivered to some of the capital of the torch will be transported on a russian defense ministry plane will be used to light a memorial built in honor of russian and soviet soldiers who died in slovenia during the 1st and 2nd world force ceremony in slovenia is meant to serve as a reminder of the soviet union's role in the liberation of europe from nazi germany . ok let's have a quick look at some other world news now we're starting yemen where hundreds of taking to the streets there to protest against the presence of u.s. forces in the country the really comes as yemen's civil war is ever more fractured
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and strained with the country's government accusing us of forming its troops to be darby though denies the claim saying it was acting in self defense. was. these pictures are from the u.s. state of alabama a gunfight there at high school football game has left and teenagers injured 5 of them critically police say the victims were aged between 15 and 182 people are in custody on the norwegian capital so hundreds of people raise their fists in the yeah i saw the country's parliament as part of a protest against climate change activists want the issue to be on politicians minds ahead of local elections next month and finally some from pictures to look at in catalonia people enjoy the spectacle of human towers going up and down at a traditional festival where the aim of the competition is to build and then undo
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which will tower the back seat forward in the past along the way the 1st of all apparently dates back to the 18th century and has invesco wreckage. from the team here at r.t. we're back again with more news just over half a. league .
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thinks. week here. why a paradise with some ground and into a round the experimentation field but agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments but often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is
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a form of environmental racism going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. during the great depression which i'm old enough to remember there was most of my family were unemployed. there wasn't it was bed you know much worse objectively than today but there was an expectation that things were going to get better. there was a real sense of hopefulness there isn't today today's america where shaped by the turn principles of concentration of wealth and power. reduced democracy attack solo doubt engineer elections manufacture consent and other principles according to no i'm chomsky one set of rules for the rich opposite. that's what happens when you put her into the hands of narrow sector of will switch
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will is dedicated to increasing power for 2 of just as you'd expect one of the most influential intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization of america. 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 stacy if the next quarter we're going to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary you know because i like to do months alongside 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. 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 yeah i don't doubt that one bit because we have
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now the globalization indeed dollars ation which will be. superseded 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 globe of individuals 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 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.

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