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protesters clashed with police on the streets of the ecuadorian capital as the government ditches fuel subsidies to meet the terms of an i.m.f. loan. the u.s. state department approves the sale of millions of dollars worth of anti-tank missiles to ukraine the country proving to be a great source of scandal political intrigue for the united states. and american presidential hopeful of. the super rich massive public support. from facebook's founder mark zuckerberg people in new york. as an oppressed minority. i don't think they should be.
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demonizing the successful. news this saturday welcome to the program 1st to south america then. in the grip of a wave of protests after a state of emergency was declared on thursday demonstrations began over the government's decision to end fuel subsidies with prices of petrol and diesel expected to more than double. i students and transport workers have been leading a national strike and the country's president is using emergency powers to deploy troops in a bid to maintain order but there have been scenes of chaos as police clashed with
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protesters and have been at least 350 arrests. the fuel subsidies have been costing the government more than a $1000000000.00 a year and it says there's no chance they'll be reinstated it's all part of the president's plan to cut public spending to meet the terms of an i.m.f. loan agreed in march he goes down of takes a deeper look at the impact it's having. the i.m.f. is the generous dessie and open handed and giving and seeing whenever a country's economy is in grave need my immediate priority for the i.m.f. . is to help members minimize the risk of crises we focus on job creation we focus on productivity we focus on stability stability actually will be my my my key focus is to build strong key qualities so people feel i thought he brought except far too often when he stayed places it's trust in the i.m.f.
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it ends up in scenes like these. people like look i sure scrooges i don't know the facts she doesn't suit the charts are still. the last pictures we showed you are from ecuador a country that proves that the i.m.f. does business the same way on both sides of the atlantic at the expense of the people the ecuadorian administration reached a 4 point $2000000000.00 deal with the fund in exchange for a forms abiding by its trusted playbook the i.m.f. marketed it in a non surprise fashion achieving their own last fiscal position is at the core of
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the authorities programme which will be supported by a 3 year extended arrangement from the i.m.f. well i've already kind of spoiled to you how this has turned out so far in turmoil in the streets and the state of emergency the authorities have voluntarily renounced their right to choose they must follow through with the tax through. form stripped the citizens of some labor protections and cause fuel prices to double measures wildly unpopular among the people well but these are the commandments of the sect of a stereotype and like with any cult it's easy to get in not to get out in 2002 the president of malawi a nation in africa said that the i.m.f. had forced them to sell the country's strategic grain reserves they did and as a result millions of people were exposed to famine when the drought hit something the i.m.f. outright refused to accept any responsibility for the causes of food shortages in
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malawi are complex including lapses in the government's early warning systems distortions in domestic markets and mismanagement of food reserves in more recent cases the i am of bailout programs for italy greece ireland and portugal ignited europe wide and to your stereo to movement just when people realised that in reality the money comes not from the i.m.f. but from their wallets in ecuador just over 20 percent of the population support the reforms that came until with the funds billions because the i.m.f. is a robin hood who got it all wrong and now gives to the rich and takes from the poor then the i.m.f. is given a credit to our country is under certain conditions but on the. day they control the economy. they're going to go on which is about the goal of the i.m.f. what they are really following this right to open the economy of whether just to
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make the. ecuadorian people in the future going to get access to a different kind of private services that they dig out but the thing is was the cause of this going off to ration of the economy and it and they are doing that we know they're going crazy inflation we know they're going to increase unemployment rate at the moment but in theory yes in theory back with all of the future. cannot be an economy similar like the u.s. economy or mexican economy let's say by the way usually with that with our high like i say we because of mr rich and that's going to be ready. in the united states the impeachment inquiry into donald trump over his phone call with the leader of ukraine has seen white house officials have painted over the president contacts with kiev the democrats spearheading the probe say trump has left them no other choice as for u.s. military aid which plays an important role in the whole scandal on monday the u.s. state department approved the sale of nearly $40000000.00 worth of anti-tank weapons to get the $150.00 javelin missiles come on top of the $200.00 sold to the country last year our senior correspondent ragas dia takes
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a look at how ukraine has turned into something of a gold mine for the united states. at 1st sight you wouldn't take ukraine for a land of opportunity unless you're into peddling weapons the javelin system will help ukraine build its long term defense capacity to defend its sober instance oratorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements now ain't that just the american dream selling weapons to a nation that can barely afford to keep itself warm in the winter and not just any weapons the javelin by far the most expensive and its class more than $200000.00 for the launcher and a rocket was uneasy though it took a concentrated push by arms manufacturers lobbyists and politicians to overturn a ban on lethal weapon sales to ukraine and this man this man was at the
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center of it the significance of this is that we lifted the bombing your arms did provide anti-tank weapons. and now we're prepared to treat ukraine like any other normal country which it is just look at this face doesn't it. honesty and empathy but appearances can be deceptive curt was naughty curt had a little side gig going on that was all hush hush the side from representing trump in ukraine he also worked for b.g. are a huge and powerful lobbying group which surprise lobbies for a theater the company that manufactures javelin missiles and will make millions by selling them to ukraine kurt unfortunately resigned in september aside from the whole potentially corrupt thing with b g r a great he was also embroiled in the trump ukraine scandal speaking of which trump
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has recently put on hold almost $400000000.00 in military aid to ukraine it leaves out. a scheme to use the leverage of the presidency you'd use the leverage of the. vital military assistance to a foreign nation. to provide or tame dirt on a political opponent it's hard to imagine a more serious set of allegations than those contained in the complaint cheerlead they can't all be rotten this is adam adam has a much friendlier face than kurt adams seems genuinely concerned about ukraine alas adam doesn't seem to be any better see among adams sponsors is a fellow named igor pasternak who makes a lot of money on military contracts with ukraine is the pasternak recently hosted
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a fundraiser for adam after which the congressman began all but the mounding that the u.s. send money and arms to ukraine which would allow his generous sponsor to rearm the tire ukrainian military and. just last year the im 16 project was conceived some time ago as ukrainian on forces border guards and national guard we time switch to nato standards on a city you could probably film sin city 3 with characters base than these guys but even if you don't sell guns and don't get kickbacks or donations from mama's manufacturers you can still use ukraine here for example as ukraine's national and t. corruption bureau chief sit nick recorded bragging about how he helped hillary clinton during the 2016 election. not
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trump but hillary i helped hillary belongs to the co-hosts of politicians who comprise the her germany in the us both in the u.s. and in the entire world for runs that is sort of better oh you could definitely film sensitive 3 with these guys but the audio is real confirmed by ukraine's attorney general it was mr sit nick by the way who published dirt on trump's campaign manager in 2016 in the real last anyway but the fellow tried so what if you don't have guns to sell or elections to win what if for example daddy months to get his young boy a nice cushy job where he didn't have to do much well ukraine's there to help booth john biden's son and john kerry's stepson landed executive jobs at a ukrainian energy company now strap yourself in hunter biden earned $50000.00 a month 50000 in a country where the average wage is
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a few $100.00 and you know what in the weird and wacky world of us politicians and i think i gave you a taste of just how wacky it is that's normal be underlying about problem here was of course hunter biden received. $50000.00 a month from a ukraine energy company do you think that that is evidence of corrupt behavior no people are set on. the mind 3 payments it was always a playground for america. in 2013 victoria nuland boasted about the billions america spent supporting democracy in ukraine or meddling in its politics you pick since ukraine's independence in 1901 the united states has supported ukrainians as they do democratic skills and institutions as they promote civic participation and good governance of which are preconditions for ukraine to achieve
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its european aspirations have invested over $5000000000.00 to assist ukraine in knees and articles that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic train world thank you miss nuland didn't ukraine turn out great but then again look at it like an american senator you don't care that ukrainians are poor cold stressed and hopeless what you care about is that your sponsors can make money and keep the meeting to you what you care about is ukrainians helping you in elections what you care about is ukraine providing your kids with comfy little jobs that pay millions over the years and if you are an american senator well ukraine couldn't have turned out any better. facebook's founder the world's 5th richest person mark zuckerberg has
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made quite a surprising statement by agreeing with the u.s. presidential hopeful bernie sanders that billionaires should not exist with the much maligned tycoon donald trump of the home of america it raises questions as to whether the rich are becoming an oppressed minority. billionaires pretty much rule the united states the president himself is a billionaire but apparently he is the most threatened and bullied man in the country he has turned american diplomacy into a cheap extortion racket let's be honest donald trump is a loser all his failed 'd businesses trump cares about exactly one person and that one person is named donald trump i'm sorry that you're a terrible president. well perhaps but the bullying of donald trump has very little to do with him being a billionaire billionaires almost live in a parallel universe with elite parties private jets and little islands that they own but apparently some billionaires feel like they are a persecuted minority it's the ordinary people that are persecuting them led by
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a boogie man named bernie sanders. millionaires billionaires billionaire billionaire millionaires billionaires i am not a billionaire due to all that class hatred incited by bernie sanders the rich are forced to hide in fancy restaurants and the studio of the fox news channel it's no longer safe for them to roam the streets with commoners let's go back to bernie sanders for a minute when we're having a standard here what the hell has he done it's aspirational i didn't start with anything. penalize everyone that's done well now steve schwarzman the founder of blackstone says that the treatment of billionaires in the united states is starting to resemble the treatment of the jews in nazi germany seriously he actually said this it's the wall it's like when hitler invaded poland in 1939 and he's not the only one it's a rising trend if you go back to 1933 we've different words this is what hitler was
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saying in germany you don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on and view it genesee the wealthy t.v. preacher kenneth copeland has also reported suffering at the hands of the not so wealthy. or a huge fire lines you can't manage that today right this don't feel old world right get in an air get in alone too with a bunch of being been so the gap between the rich and poor in america has reached its peak in half a century so do you think that billionaires are really an oppressed minority we decided to ask new yorkers what they think that's a joke right oppressed. not at all welcome to be approached minority when living in a world in which i don't think they should be hated they didn't get that way well most people did a really successful got that way because they worked off they have enough money so they can protect themselves don't believe in demonizing the successful i mean their majority of them has created
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a product or service ness or result of. the good work that they've done this is their success so i don't demonize him for being successful now this notion that the rich are somehow mistreated by society is certainly not new the cold war novelist and philosopher i mean rand wrote an entire book called atlas shrugged it was about how the rich of the world go on strike against the ungrateful rabble who levy taxes against them but average americans just don't buy the argument seems that when the ultra rich claim the world has been unfair to them they don't really know what fair means kaleb up and r.t. new york. ahead for the break it's all about face control in france you'll have you think scandal in line and in hong kong it's moscow for the protest of. join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guests of the
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world of politics small business i'm show business i'll see that.
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on kong's metro system and businesses shut down on saturday as thousands defied a facemask protesters from the human chain and marched through the streets with their faces covered in chanting slogans the emergency restrictions resulted in violent clashes on friday when protesters smashed windows and set fires as the 4th month of violent demonstrations in the territory against beijing policies they started in opposition to an extradition bill that would have allowed suspects to be taken to mainland china. has since been strong. picture perfect in france it's set to become the 1st european country to roll out a nationwide i.d. program using facial recognition technology president has been pushing the initiative despite
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a barrage of criticism about privacy concerns. reports next from paris. your face is your passport it's a saying that's becoming more and more reality in the modern world we may already be used to the idea of facial recognition to access our smartphones or even certain apps but how about the idea that governments are now moving in the direction of using your face as a means to access your digital information as citizens so that could be services such as taxes and social security without there being any alternative that's exactly what's about to happen in france it seems it's set to become europe's 1st country to use facial recognition. for the proposed service is extremely practical everybody will have an opportunity to see for themselves there's a facial recognition system for your mobile phone is infinitely more practical than a card the fact is that your personal data can be stolen from your car and tomorrow
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you can change your card but your face won't change in a day so this development will radically influence the security. of information it's caused syria monks' critics who say the id program dubbed alyssum his premature and they've also raise concerns about its privacy the process we know from personal data which reveals racial or ethnic origin political opinions religious or philosophical beliefs is prohibited while the development of this technology creates and precedents the opportunities for socially beneficial uses it also poses a serious threat to human rights and civil liberties most notably the freedom of expression the freedom of assembly and association the right to privacy and the right to a fair trial. i'll assume an acronym for certified online authentication on mobile will be rolled out in november according to the french government it will enable
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any individual to prove his or her identity on the internet in a secure manner but how do people here in paris feel about it has forced people like. even giving a choice is the key to do one thing then it's very rough it's true that it could be dangerous i don't know much about it i think security is more important but it doesn't bother me but i don't have and choice i think people can already do that with social media there's also been concern that this could be this free slope to facial recognition biometrics being used by c.c.t.v. i mean every move that you make could be entered into a database and that's already happening in countries like china the french government though insists this will not be the case here and it says any footage to use facial recognition will be raised within seconds but those assurances may not be enough to persuade people given that state security standards in france have
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already been breached earlier this year it took a hacker a little over an hour to break into a secure government messaging app so many are perhaps concerned that all technology is pregnant will and that their information could fall into the wrong hands big brother is watching you and soon you may have no choice but to let it show if you can ski r.t. paris. days of anti-government protests in iraq have left at least 70 people dead according to medical and security services in the country the crisis sparked on tuesday in the capital baghdad over unemployment chronic corruption and die a public service and police used rubber bullets tear gas and live rounds to disperse protesters and internet access has been cut almost the whole country the iraqi prime minister earlier off and peace talks at a cease fire but says there is no magic solution to the crisis let's see what it's
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like on the ground now live to baghdad to speak with award winning iraqi kurdish journalist and welcome to the program mr osman just how dangerous is it there on your twitter stream you describe chaos. anger disorganized protests just how dangerous is it right now. well it is quite chaotic when it comes to the place of the of the protests because of the government's way of handling the protests it is becoming quite chaotic they they fire tear gas rubber bullets and life rounds. some we you do we don't know quite you don't quite new who is firing these rounds in our various forces some in the army some of the anti of riot police some with the paramilitary groups that are assisting in crushing the upper the the protests and the protesters are
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quite spontaneously they are quite they just gathered in these areas and there their demands are with most iraqis have been asking for for over the past 16 years since 2003 and it doesn't seem to be any real practical response from the government they are still resorting to the old fashioned ways of either using violence with these protests or trying to talk to some of the leaders and there was the one thing very important about these protests is that they really do not have leaders they have coordinators who are organizing the protests because they say you talk to them and they say there is no use of negotiating with this current or with the with the establishment today because the chronic corruption the chronic problems that have been in the country since 2003 i have not been solved in the past there were some talks and negotiations for other
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protests with the government and ended up with with nothing everything went back to normal for as far as the governor. as you say mr osman these problems that people are saying need tackling have been running for years so why now why the flashpoint on tuesday. look i think there were a few incidents that led to the 2 that one of them was on surer day the day of commemorating the killing of him i was saying which is the shia day some people were killed as a result of the disorganization that happened afterwards one of the prominent generals who was instrumental in the fight against isis was removed for no real explanation without a real. reason general i do have to say the then afterwards i think the when the
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people there were 2 other smaller protests in tahrir square where they were all going one was by the graduates who could not find any jobs had the other one was by studied vendors who were forced to be removed from certain areas of baghdad they gathered other people came in their support and did the risks the violence response of the authorities to the to the protest made them much much more much bigger than the increase their numbers by the day cutting the internet increase the protests impose a curfew increase the protests see all of these were factors their way to government handled the protest contributed a lot to to to make it that much bigger than they would than what they would have been had they led just have the protests and have a response to their demands in a structural way. life's tough enough and with this going on all wake it's even
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worse so we wish you well for now in baghdad thank you. and now you're up to date catch up with any of our nation proud. sauti dot com i'll be back to update you here in just over half an hour to see. the. make or break state of the entire proposition financial ization news because without a baseline to value risk and to value time you have no basis to value this financial eyes post industrial economy whatsoever it's all basically a guessing game. in 2040 you know bloody revolution to correct the demonstrations going to be relatively peaceful
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political protests to be creasing the violent revolution is always spontaneous or is it you know we hear i mean you are liz put video through in the new bill is that i mean you split needle the former ukrainian president recalls the events of 24. of those who to vote had invested over $5000000000.00 to assist ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic. politicians to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. some want to be rushed. into going to be cross posted like that before 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always
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in the waters of my house. which should. this is a boom bust broadcasting around the world and covering all aspects of our global economy in the 21st century funding o.b.o. and i'm christiane washington has a lock out what we have in store for today the global economy continues to chill as recent data paints a gloomy picture just over the horizon correspondence our month as they oka and jeffrey tucker of the american institute for economic research joins us show to sift through the stats and what that could mean for the market plus jeffrey obscene may be gone but the mystery surrounding the man continues to begins a new earnings have been unveiled archie correspondent john harvey is on his this
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