the wealthiest u.s. presidential candidate multi-billionaire michael bloomberg admits his 2020 campaign is prison labor. ballet dancers in paris join the chorus of anger at pension reforms that could see the retirement age leap from 42 to 64. and the west opioid addiction the rich country scooping up almost all the world's supply of painkillers leaving after struggling to get enough basic legal medication to treat patients. a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at our teacher here in
moscow thanks for joining us this hour. u.s. democratic presidential candidate and multi billionaire michael bloomberg admits his campaign has use prison labor they were employed by a firm that can call that rand call centers from a private u.s. prison for women to drum up support for his 2020 election run. about this when the reports of which as soon as we discovered which friend had done this we immediately ended our relationship with the company and the people who hired them imagine being so reach you have people who have people who have prism as to do stuff for you. being so rich you don't even bother to check what you are spending really ends of dollars on. rita reading we sad indeed when we learn a vendor of a vendor of a vendor use prison labor we did know about it and we never would have allowed it we don't believe in this practice and we immediately stopped working with pro com and the people who hired them so so how do you do it pay someone to pay someone to
tell them mike bloomberg is a big spender he was last to do in the presidential race and he has already outspent all the other democrat candidates on campaign advertising i mean the guy has so much money he doesn't seem to have the time to check what he spent a good dog but there's credit michael bloomberg did promise america more work just to. get it. for president jobs creator. right america more jobs even if you don't particularly want them what makes it much much worse is that many of the prisons in the states a private run for profit and there are laws that force people to work so if you are in a jail and you are told to work you have to you'll be punished sometimes they pay you as much as $20.00 a month that's right $20.00
a month now here's the irony mike bloomberg billionaire one of the richest people in america was essentially paying folks what is a slave labor to cool people apparently tell them that he's a good guy wait the bloomberg is he was paying someone to pay someone to tell everyone what a good guy he is trump says he wants to run the nation like he's running is business god help us. everybody says stuff that comes back to bite them but when billionaires do it it's generally an order of magnitude. it gets. worse the further you dig when he launched his campaign his media bloomberg news sent out a letter to thousands of its journalists pledging to uphold its principle of not investigating its own this is the sort of person mike is mike bloomberg started as
a middle class kid to work his way through college and built a business from a single room to a global entity creating tens of thousands of could paying jobs along the way there he could've he probably should've but he didn't let me continue he became richer year after year really selling bank is new to chris lee price tried to gadgets the same bankers who through unbridled greed set off the 20085 actual crash the province tens of millions of people of whom as of life savings and jobs. michael bloomberg the president investigative journalist david lindorff believes that despite bloomberg a vast wealth he doesn't particularly measure up as a strong democratic candidate. i really shouldn't be acceptable for anybody liberal or conservative to use prison labor it's forced labor bloomberg is a multibillionaire he's worth like $54000000000.00 he's made his money by you know
not paying attention to things like that. that he's not concerned about the little guy and which i guess becomes you know if you're if you're supposedly a democrat you're concerned about the little guy and it's enormous a packer see it a big problem because i think it's going to hurt him a lot i don't know where people get the idea that bloomberg is the great savior for democrats in the race in the race to get struck he has almost no poll support all he has is money. billionaires have not traditionally done that well running for office it's it's you know you got to have money to run for president but when you have that much money i think that most people are pretty suspicious of your motives in running for office. all parts of the western world under an opioid addiction crisis many african nations are left struggling to get enough legal
we've both been in management. human rights if people are dying in pain in the country and that is not the being human rights. crisis that has featured far fewer headlines but that requires equally urgent international attention as the non-medical use of the painkiller tramadol particularly now for. control is a substance of growing concern particularly in north central and west africa closer regions of africa now account for 87 percent of pharmacies cry poor seas worldwide
and that the recent rises jew almost entirely to trafficking in china don't. come in because of the make sure the whole you know the numbers are rather stark the international narcotics control board says the majority of all morphine used is consumed by just 17 percent of the world's population who live in western parts of the world and the same time african and asian countries can only satisfy a tiny fraction of their medical needs political analysts also says at the end of the day it's all about money. perma suitable companies are businesses big businesses with many salaries to pay they need and a lot of them are listed in the stock market in other words they have shareholders they have to take care of so because these western companies focused on the expensive medicines they've reduced the ability build the and demand for the
natural keep one that's why the subject of morphine again is such a not just controversial it's unusual it's something that people don't talk about very much it's sad to say it cynical but life stick a 2nd seat to profits and earnings and the the entire capitalist system contributes to that it's always a matter of especially since in the last 25 years. stock market performance has taken precedence over everything else. with the national strike in france over a proposed pension reforms heading into its 4th week a dance troupe in paris stepping out of the theatre and onto the streets to make their feelings rather clear.
it to the point last of us all to if what the girls have shown you with swan lake is 15 years of sacrifice and it's daily work every day every morning and there is a limit to how long it's possible to remain at that level if you want to continue to see pretty dancers on stage they can't go on until they're 64 it's not possible to perhaps the most peaceful protest that paris seen at this december they don't see is what actually striking behind them they had found this bread culture in danger and now this latest to say can you see the pension reform by the french government destroyed it's now empty it's being a big shock to them so i know and think according to process independent pension advice it's spied on how it pension system is being unsustainable this is the only way to like i mentioned a case he's done before but still. forms
a definite will run towards 70 if you reduce the next easy enough they have it still and while the focus may be off for all it's right now over time twice this is a local problem some of them like it slowed ticking to find it's the baby boom but chip ration 15 used to retype pension systems across the world a straining on the kweisi costs as a result of the countries to have been slowly raising a toilet or warning of soaring pension deficits the problem is that the demographics have changed in 1906 when the system was invented you had 4 people painful one pension and today you've got one. point 7 people later when the pension the circles that is completely unsustainable so it needs to be recalled and i basically i think you've got all these demonstrations of people saying yes but not yet you know not now i don't want to be the 1st $1.00 to $2.00 have
a worse situation so it's clear that we're all right. as there will be more money for tyrone well not so fast according to process in penitential advice it is to see all the situation is that perhaps as gloomy as the country's government has means testing own findings show that the overall cost of the front suspension system has in fact stabilized even reduced and that huge deficit government to speak warning about could just be a blip shrinking down to 5000000000 you rates by 2030 so this is a miserable sensitive for the for the government one of its 1st measures will was to suppress the tax on where. my course was called by the french the president of the rich but if you tax bill you know soon you must talk or get to exchange controls in order to curb toxic evasion because there's
a lot of leniency respects division in this country but very very few people want this new fuel american style dystopia that is the very program of president franklin but don't want them observing the new days of strike action have already been announced that france has this standoff between unions have the guts that it's been using in the meantime artists and performers are determined to sing in the beat to scare away that way. meanwhile down to helping one teacher and gonna get his students to study harder and story airs here on our t.v. on friday. you know. what.
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the prime minister has been out defending the coal industry seen by environmentalists as a would cause a big climate emergency that story is next in about 90 seconds. financial system. i. think. that some of the future. guys. will ever argue that there are words the end on the word the victims it's also important to also distinguish the fact that whenever we have a crime. genocide and other cases of genocide. that's that we're talking about issues confronting it and injustice and reparations for it are important it
is important to confront the crimes wherever they happen but it shouldn't be. you know. in this particular case of the. welcome back to the forest fires in southeast australia have been raging for almost 2 months now with firefighters facing extreme conditions against them a record heat wave with temperatures predicted to stay in the high thirty's to 40 celsius over the weekend and into early next week 5000000 of land have been burned nationwide over the past few months and people have lost their lives and more than
950 homes have been destroyed smoke from the fires have blanketed the country's largest city sydney air pollution there has crossed the critical mark sometimes 11 times higher than the life threatening threshold. on friday environmental activists gathered outside the residence of australia's prime minister calling for stronger action to fight climate change protesters block central streets in sydney demanding that australia declare a climate emergency here's how the prime minister explained the situation. astride it is taking action on climate change what we want to is engage in requests and job destroying an economy crunching targets which is being seeking to be postured to us at the moment graeme sawyer from the australian association for environmental education believes the government is putting industry 1st we've always had farmers but we've never had flaws like that and part of the issue is really bad
environmental policy over a long period of time on which is allowed the country to get out of out of shape i think the big reason why they're defending the coal industry is because the coal industry over many many years is bored so very close to government and a lot of money supporting governments got a little lobbyist and stuff working with governments on news issues. the real issue i think is that going to get a significant amount of revenue from the coal industry jobs in the call industry not that significant when you look at the industries across the whole economy it seems to be an excuse to me i mean they're not showing any great signs of hearing about the environment so i think there's a lot of people in this country who are going to be. the flaws and the really big issue is going to be how. well the end of march. with less than a week left of 2019 let's start taking a look at the year just gone with an r.t.s. online series in case you missed it. because i see why in my eyes the guide to the
year that was january got brazil off on the right wing tracked when this guy nationalist. was sworn in as president of south america's largest nation a hostile takeover was launched at the start of 2019 in venezuela when this guy one guy joe chimes the current c.e.o. of the elected mr. surprise surprise why don't we have the backing of the u.s. and its allies because of the benevolent regime change didn't work out in cities across france the yellow vest movement continue to bash things out every weekend demanding that the french president emmanuel macron build them an economically rosy future instead march saw a brutal acts of terror at take place in new zealand when a psycho right wing not a mosque. lifestream the moderate friends of innocent civilians on face
moving into april wiki leaks editor julian assange tough out of london's ecuadorian embassy and the west by british police in was going to be. all evictions the world was shocked when paris is not cathedral the home of the hunchback from that there's anything. fell victim to a fire that store its roof by a collapse and this moment was probably peak 2019 a comedian with no political experience and literally had played the role of an ordinary man who accidentally becomes president was elected president of ukraine maybe 2019 brought us an escalating us china trade war donald trump employees new chinese that exports and washington especially blacklisted huawei the chinese target giant slash major threat to aapl the gulf was getting tense too for
a change in may to ron announced that it would stop complying with thoughts of the 2015 iranian deal i would start enriching you radium again while in india and render modi won a 2nd term as prime minister by a landslide in india's general election in june the orange one touchdown in the phone royal treatment just 3 days later after 3 years of failing to deliver bragg's its u.k. prime minister to resign may officially threw in the towel and all traces of civility to announce easy process in the poison travis of gregg's and so someone else. citizens of hong kong started hitting the streets in precedented numbers angered by a chinese extradition law and the law then the summer news law was interrupted by news of the death of a famous bananas and establishment jeffrey at the guy with secrets about everyone
had been awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges but he was mysteriously found dad in his jail cell in new york triggering conspiracy theories. about got us to the end of summer will take us through the rest of 2090 and soon and if you want to watch probably unleashed on the high. line stories of the year look up in case you missed it on you tube or at r.t. dot com. part of the real world harm caused by almost 7 months of violent protests and hong kong actions moved online and out of clashing on the real streets of the city rival sides have found another place to settle scores or only digital destruction can play out.
same camera can you someone's head is the same camera i can use to build the my home but that's a human choosing what to do with. values for the tool and that's what we need to do with artificial intelligence as well. taxes are not going to do it and you have to go right to the right of. the balance sheet and balance sheets is what they should talk about and that's where we can be clever because taxation is the dom why of trying to get the wealth back from the from the wealthy. the for today. and there are good tennis and bad at it it's the bad debt it is said those in yemen who the united states deems to be a threat the looked at it is those who are in syria the cia and the us military were engaged in covert actions really throughout the world. where they were
assassinating populist leaders they were backing up right way military into those funding and arming death squads there's no end in war because there's always a small people for a really good this is a profit. all film begins in hawaii in the middle of the pacific ocean in spite of the island's remote location it is also fallen victim to the epidemic of the 20th century plastic. and plastic pollution is littering beaches and endangering certain species of animals no matter how remote or out of reach.
in this elaborate tree in the north of the occupied ago scientists study marine animals not plastic at least in theory. no idea what that is. but it's certainly plastic. and jessica perelman is a biologist accustomed to finding plastic in fish stomachs she has started a very unique collection. casually often plastic bags. and this was off of the stomach when i found it had no idea what it wasn't i all that it just. or did you react when i'm this installment i was shocked i started documenting it measuring it taking photos showing whoever else was around in the lab and we were
kind of. we were just there shocked to think that these fish are are really ingesting this i mean. to her disbelief the scientist has found plastic in an unlikely specimen known as the long sick fish. the young. she was not expecting such a surprising discovery when she began this piece is. fish lives at a depth of about 200 to 400 meters and they're clearly coming in contact with plastic and it appears that plastic is truly a deeper problem that we might have imagined. even swimming at these depths fish manages to swallow tribute plastic objects. i mean occasionally you might find a brand name such as this decide. what is this so this
is a label from a water bottle dishonored bottle clearly and found amongst the. design design is a pretty well known. bottled water company. you know finding finding a label such as this in the stomachs makes it easy to determine where you know where it may have originated. this is always more to taste than just what you see. is just water in the bottle. in front. of the world's best selling brands. and if you're not familiar with. the name of the group behind it the coca-cola company.