it. was. a leading pharmaceutical company is accused of fueling america's opioid epidemic by aggressively pushing its painkillers and downplaying their risks if follows the release of e-mails as part of a multi district lawsuit. hong kong is gripped by protests for the 13th weekend running with rioters throwing petrol bombs the police who responded with tear gas and water cannon we look at how a figurehead of the opposition honed his skills abroad. and pakistan's prime minister warns ballooning a direct military confrontation with india over kashmir it comes as india says it's ready for talks with pakistan but only in an atmosphere free of violence.
hello you're watching r.t. international i'm rosanna lockwood welcome to the program and we start with some breaking news from the u.s. state of texas where shootings in the cities of midland odessa have left 5 people dead and 21 injured police have confirmed that the gunman has been shot and killed at the synergy cinema in the city of odessa all 4 of the say there is no additional active shooter at this time the victims include at least 3 members of law enforcement a possible 2nd shooter was reported earlier but it now appears there was only one gunman president has been briefed on the situation here's what addresses police chief had to say earlier. to jewish started about 317 this afternoon when i do pierce trooper attempted to stop
a gold honda. when the d.p.s. troopers got the car start he was shot by the occupant of the car recall continued westbound into the city of odessa we have at least 21 victims 21 shooting victims and at least 5 deceased at this point on this subject was contacted by law enforcement and. an exchange of gunfire happened to have that subject is deceased at that location. now to our headline news story recently unsealed court documents reveal that a us pharmaceuticals company conspired to aggressively push its opioid painkillers screenshots of emaar correspondence published in a multi district opioid lawsuit have led to accusations that pose you pharma cost america's biggest drug epidemic the company is also accused of downplaying the risks of addiction this led to doctors prescribing its pills to patients even with
only minor pains with further details his caleb. usa is in the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic. of the. in response to the opioid epidemic 48 different us states have taken action against produce pharma a drug manufacturer owned by the sackler family now even the company itself admits that those affected should get help as soon as possible while purdie farmer is prepared to defend itself vigorously in the opioids a geisha the company has made clear that it sees little good coming from here so it's a geisha and 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 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 we pound 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 algy's of 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 interior is clear that purview farmer and other manufacturers from very early on were interested in one thing and that was their bottom line they were really indifferent to the well being of patients who would actually be taking the opioids that they were peddling in their wanted gender was to make money so pilate manufacturers played a major role in the current american hope you would have to demick they were not
the sole and to do responsible for the epidemic but without their involvement i highly doubt this epidemic would have come to pass it was their misrepresentation of the risks and benefits pain killers that led 1st and foremost to an epidemic of overprescribing pain killers for minor and chronic pain conditions which ultimately gave way to the current epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose death. well we have all spurred you form of a comment and we're course bring you any response they give us the. clashes have erupted in hong kong where people took to the streets despite a planned protest having been banned by the authorities for fear of renewed violence despite the ban 1000 started marching peacefully early on saturday through the city center however a rest later broke out with police resorting to tear gas cannon infused with blue
dye or demonstrating petrol bombs. uk cutco. the god. police have warned that anyone taking part in saturday's action may face prosecution u.s. president donald trump has commented on the current tensions between hong kong and china saying the anti beijing process should be handled in a humane fashion. i think it will work for the great. uncle john would be a much bigger job i think you would have it but for balance i really believe john
wants to make a deal and they know it puts us in a very bad position if there's not a you me way of handling the problems and i'd let them know that there. is a you made that the chinese ministry of foreign affairs has expressed its discontent with the white house for showing empathy with what it calls radicalized protesters on friday to more protest leaders were arrested on suspicion of organizing an authorized rallies but were released on bail one of them rose to prominence 5 years ago during the umbrella movement protests. it's. was . i.
was i was. no matter how democrats. who we just saw there it's one of the leaders of the current protests but apparently he happened to scale several years ago as any of the trying to explain. 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 channel clearly your message to anyone who has demonstrated previously is disregards to come out and demonstrate
again. 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 they 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 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 wong 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 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. we are strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to the 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 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 senior officials at home and in beijing. we spoke to china's specialist and he says the unrest in hong kong is being stirred up by external activists. it's been reported to some of these voters there's a little of the train in the or slow freedom forum. which of course is involved in a lot of these though there's a lot of world trade in whole trading on the tactics of. the establishment the so-called civil disobedience act it's so i think that there's
a lot of fun was. supported by the international organizations including the lesson or. the opposite of the united states of course you know as this is a democratic country and this organization and so there is you know support the boss sees around the world but on the other hand is to link the regularly. this kind of influence but only had there was no doubt that the militants are highly trained to look at the way that formation. and also policy in those of the ministers so on up. pakistan's prime minister has warned about a looming a direct military confrontation with india over kashmir during demonstrations in islamabad on friday imran khan urged the world to address the issue in order to avoid a catastrophic war. when muslims are oppressed those who we call the international community those bodies who are supposed to uphold justice keep silent our army is
ready to respond to any move against the free kashmir but the world must know that when there are 2 states with nuclear weapons they clash will impact not only the subcontinent but the whole. the region in question kashmir is located in the north of india and pakistan both countries lay claim to the area with the un describing it as a disputed territory a so-called line of control remains the defacto border and kashmir maintains its own administration however earlier this month india revoked its special autonomy states. friday the indian foreign minister said the country would be willing to enter talks with pakistan but only in an atmosphere free of terror violence the un prohibits changes to any disputed territory it's also if it kashmir is a muslim majority population could be targeted by people of other faiths in the region the dispute over the territory has been ongoing for more than 70 years without a solution. well
from all of us waiting on this we heard from jeff a drama an islamic based expert on political and strategic issues and syria iran charlie a professor from the gentle school of international affairs. you know even in round . all secretary of the prime minister's office has been trying to do the country don electricity because it did not include their news so all i think this you know of not many of these tracks and warnings are mainly alarmist in nature and
are intended to provoke international intervention when one of the obvious imran khan publish was in the new york times so clearly he's aiming at the western. liberal establishment and possibly even to again reading each president on a from the indies believed to have negotiations and dogs but not the you know the the gun gets ahead and that's the emotional blackmail so i think the emotional argument of our son is not meaning many of. the viewpoints more divided and the need to look at it rationally in the moment the reader i think we'll have a much more calm and gradual anonymization of the situation the question mean indeed part of the nation has been under threat of force mark one month people are dying of starvation because of necker medicine nearly $100000.00 butterbean about only drops out of their back to flex their india washing use every conceivable
mattered to suppress this uprising i think what is a likely scenario is that this will not only the good who is going to be lifted and it will have to lift the kind of missed my girls to one month now and then never back the curtain is lifted that means more tragic stories that we are you will come to the scale of the oppression the number of the people who have who have died in these were pressed and the number of the people who have been illegally detained by the indian security forces. need revealed e-mails show chemical monsanto sought to discredit criticism of one of its products linked to cancer we'll have more on that when we come back.
welcome back newly released e-mails reveal how chemical giant among some to attempt to discredit an action group campaigning against its wheat moms across america had to raise the alarm about the use of one of the company's leading products school ground up. that's your enemy beat the out of them and put them on the defensive and you won't have this problem i have been arguing for a week to beat the shit out of them and i have clearly lost we don't want to be seen as beating up on mothers nobody will listen to it anyway it has to be done by 3rd parties in 2030 in the action group sent an open letter to monsanto's top management calling on them to stop selling g.m.o. seeds and spraying crops with life a site and other pesticides moms across america has the right to 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 mainly raised animal products is used and they support the transition from g.m.o. chemical farming to regenerative organic farming and so as a mother and mothers by 85 percent of the food we believe that they are listening to us and that it does make a difference and we ask all the consumers out there to continue speaking up and to go to moms across america dot org and find out more about our gold standard that will be launching next month. and it's not just moms across america that's been
targeted by monsanto documents reveal the company also operated a so-called intelligence fusion center in same was to monitor and discredit critics who claim the glad to say the main ingredient in monsanto's weed killer is extremely dangerous to human health glad to say it is a herbicide and crop drying agent after it is sprayed on crops or than the up in food and tap water and several lawsuits monsanto is going to say that based product was ruled to have caused cancer however the company stay put its product safety use on its appealed against the verdicts moms across america threat to 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 go into the hands of regulation into the hands of
these companies they are proposing to allow g.m.o. companies to dish sellers determine whether or not their products are safe or not and so as a mother just as it made any sense to me at all that immense howey 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 have. been these are will be moving its capital of way from jakarta to a new location on the island of borneo which is the largest in asia the indonesian government plans to begin relocating the capital from 2024 and a move probably to budget carter's growing environmental challenges.
and you call her is also facing another pressing problem the illegal draining of aqua files by both locals and industries is causing massive subsidence and that's but many buildings on the brink of collapse we often don't need since for their thoughts on the plan to move the capital to borneo. on the donnybrook what type of car i believe the government has a strong reason to move the capital city so i have to agree with the decision that it will well i agree with the relocation but attention should be also given to the people our economy struggling there is unemployment and many companies are collapsing. but is that yes they do says i don't agree with this jakarta has
already become the sense of life where is the new areas not ready to jungle but nothing of the reasons for moving the capital with the traffic the sinking and flooding i don't agree with it because the president promised to fix out yeah but if the other case not all how development across only rations that i am in favor of . i'm resigning no quit and i will be back here in 30 minutes time with more headlines from around the world meanwhile download the altie at your phone to get news on the way you. join me every 1st week on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world the politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
a paradise with some all year round turned into a round the experimentation field for 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 begin. 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 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.
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