the wealthiest u.s. presidential candidate multi-billionaire michael bloomberg admits his team used prison labor to make campaign calls. here wetting in protest ballots autism powers join the demonstrations against proposed pension reforms which could see the retirement age meet 42 to 64. and while the united states is in the throes of an opioid after demick many african states have been far from from chronic shortages of all prescription painkillers we look at how an ambitious project one is turning the situation around.
8 pm here in moscow wherever you are in the wild thanks she's an international this thursday. lots of stories for you this hour starting with this one the u.s. democratic presidential candidate michael bloomberg has admitted his campaign make use of prison labor over the billionaire claims he was unaware it was happening his team hired a firm to help with his 2020 and actually run which in time employed female inmates to make campaign calls we learned about this when the reporter called us which as soon as we discovered which friend a subcontractor had done this we immediately ended our relationship with the company and the people who hire them imagine being so rich you have people who have people who have prisoners to do stuff for you. being so rich you don't even bother to share what you are spending millions 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 how do you do it pay someone to pay someone to tell them might bloomberg is a big spender he was last to do in the presidential race and he has already outspent all the other democratic 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. right for president create. problems. 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 for 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 more cream 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 owner 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 good paying jobs along the way. there he could've he probably shouldn't but he didn't let me continue he became richer year after year he made billions selling bank is ludicrously priced tried until gadgets the same bankers who through un bridled greed set off the 2008 financial crash depriving tens of millions of people of those of life savings and jobs. vote michael bloomberg for president and fast john left david kendall believes that despite bloomberg vast wealth he's not you not
a particularly strong count at. it 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. 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. 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. and another headline story for you while parts of the west involved in joel and employed addiction crisis many african nations are left struggling to get enough legal medication to remove the pain. i did. it. to. me for getting morphine and the boys in the in and she was not even able to take the medication in the puzzle.
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 proces worldwide and not the recent rises jew almost entirely. it's the trafficking in charge i don't. see. coming out to me shit it's only. now the numbers are pretty stark the international narcotics control board says the majority of all morphine used is consumed by just 17 percent of the walls population who predominantly live in western parts of the wild at the same time african and asian countries can only satisfy a tiny fraction of their medical needs but it's cool unless on a saunter bruno 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 bill of building and demand for the natural cheap ones 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 especially since in the last 25 years. stock market performance has taken precedence over everything else. what the national strike in france over proposed
pension reforms heading into the 4th week a dance troupe in paris is stepping out of the theatre i don't the streets to make things clear. what the girls have shown you with swan lake he's 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 and perhaps the most beautiful protest that carries this step but i don't see what actions like behind them they had bad. brad's culture in danger and now the latest
a sequel of a pension report by the french government this strike is now into its weekend that showed support to sign up and think according to proxies in the pension advisory committee despite our pension system this being a sustainable this is the only way to like i mentioned that he's reacting he's doing all right still. forms a definite will write and supports until it arrives in the next is nothing that needs done while the focus may be off from its right now over time of crisis is a global problem some like it slowed to a fine but it's the baby boom but chip ration continues to wear tight pension systems across the world a straining on the price of costs as a result of the countries to have been slowly raising that time back to or warning of soaring up tension since the problem is that the demographics have changed in
1906 when the system was invented you had people paying for one pension and today you've got 1.7 people going from one to the pension the circles that is completely unsustainable so it needs to be resold 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 best one to to have the worst situation so it's clear that the world right now would hope that as you know there will be more money to retire on well not so fast according to process independent pensions advice committee this is the see all the situation is that perhaps it's doing is the clintons government to speak suggesting it's own findings showed that the overall cost of the front suspension system has in fact stabilized even reduced and that huge deficit the government to this be warning that that could just be a blip shrinking down to 5000000000 you rates by 20. so this is
a miserable sensitive for the public government one of its 1st measures rule was to suppress tax on work. microsoft was called by the french the president of the rich but if you tax bill you know so you must not forget to add an exchange controls in order to cover for toxic evasion because there is a lot of the leniency with suspects evasion in this country but very very few people trudge people want this new feudal american style dystopia that is the very program of president franklin but don't want them absolutely new days of strike action have already been announced that france has this standoff with the unions that the gov that is in using in the meantime artie's. time to time and just see the bait to scare away. thank you.
and since we've got our dancing shoes on it seems that this particular form of also helping one teacher and gonna get his students to study harder his story as hear on r.t. on friday behave a little teaser. you know. what . i would love to does because it makes me happy this is a story from going on about people who just love to. my name is. i'm not on social media mr jackson. i'm joined. by leaking a little quote i'm a trainee teacher. in
russia. a true friend of course. he wants to bring guns into every classroom in the world. and. i know. with britain yet to free itself from the european union on the bricks a process dragging on some have decided to take matters into their own hands and split from brussels themselves at least in the grocery aisles.
most emotions to see if these taste any better for brussels broach. this problems have the right to their own identity they are from yorkshire so there . i'm self identifying as a yorkshire sprouts in solidarity even the one from lancashire their one with you in the spring. sprouts taste really nice and they're cute in the salty tears remain or.
many of our customers are interested in knowing where the food comes from lincolnshire sprouts are called lincolnshire sprouts because they're from lincolnshire i yorkshire sprouts are called your ground because they're from yorkshire many of our customers like to know them. as part of a strain and continue to be ravaged by wild fowl as far as the prime minister is coming under increasing pressure to adopt green a policies will have that story and much more after this break. survival let's take you to start.
repatriations to look at the rest of 70 years. military exercise report. one who will ever argue that there are worthy and unworthy victims it's also important to also distinguish the fact that whenever we have a crime. genocide and other cases of genocide. that we're talking about issues confronting it acknowledging 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.
welcome back with the 2020 us presidential election race in full swing american intelligence officials are reportedly considering how to shield the country's democratic processes from outside interference according to a new article by washington post that could even involve launching a saw about wolfpack campaign against russian political figures. brings you the latest. indeed washington post newspaper published an article citing various american officials former and current who spoke with the people on the condition of anonymity because of the issues sensitivity and the piece claims that u.s. cyber command is considering attacks to target senior russian leadership and the country's elite though not president weidner putin in order to counter russian interference a new ss 2020 presidential election the idea would be the paper goes on
that the personal sense to date or all of the targeted russian oligarchs and officials would be heat eve that interference did not stop we asked russia's foreign ministry spokesperson what is the heart of our to comment on that at the door the parties are in your it's the same thing that has been actually used for many years bell west and partner interference in our internal affairs and regime change the us is now trying justify its actions we can only sang them for this acknowledgment of their illegal practices which they normally accuse everyone of themselves with russia's foreign ministry spokesperson what is the hardest prize that there is no single proof of any russian interference in any us election so far given while the counter measures are already being considered moscow is denying any meddling origin requested a comment from the u.s. defense department and cyber command we are waiting for their response refreshing
r.t. from moscow. deadly forest fires in southeast a strainer 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 forty's celsius over the weekend and into early next week 5000000 hectares of land haue been banned nationwide in australia over the past few months 9 people have. lost their lives so far more than 950 homes have been destroyed smoke from the fires has blanketed the country's largest city sydney pollution that has crossed the critical mark certain times and 11 times higher than the life threatening threshold. on saturday environmental activist in sydney to condemn the prime minister's decision to go on vacation while parts of the country where engulfed by bushfires
many of those gathered also calling for stronger action to fight climate change responding to the crisis and criticism scott morrison had this to say in defense of his government's climate policies. is taking action on climate change what we were engaged in recluse and job destroying and economy crunching targets which is being seeking to be postured to us at the moment graham sawyer from the a straight industry station for environmental education believes the government is putting industry 1st we've always had farmers but we've never had it for as long. part of the issue is really bad environmental policy over a long period of time which is allowed the country to get out of that a shipe i think the big reason why they're defending the call industry is because the coal industry in many many years is boarded so very close to government spent a lot of money supporting governments got a little lobbyist and stuff working with governments on these issues the real issue
i think is that they get a significant amount of revenue from the coal industry the 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 caring about the environment so i think there's a lot of people in this country who are being given a big white couple by the fires and the really big issue is going to be how bad it is but in a much. now with less than a week left of $29.00 to let's start total i'm not up yet just gone by with 20 boyko noughties online series missed it. as i see why mine is guide to the year that was january got brazil off on the right wing tracked when this guy nationalist . naro 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 go challenge the authority of the elected mr. surprise surprise why don't have the backing of the u.s. and its allies the plans benevolent regime change didn't work out in cities across france the yellow vest movement continued to bash things up every weekend demanding that the french president emmanuel build them an economically rosy future instead march saw a brutal acts of terror and take place in new zealand when a psycho right wing not broke into a mosque in and lifestream the manager of tens of innocent civilians on face moving into april wiki leaks julian assange toft out of london's ecuadorian embassy and the west by british police in was going to be. fiction the world was shocked when paris is not cathedral the home of the hunchback from that disney film
fell victim to a fire that store its roof 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 2019 brought us an escalating us china trade war donald trump employees. of chinese that sports and washington especially blacklisted one away the chinese target giant major threat to apple the gulf was getting tense 2 for a chain. inmate's iran announced that it would start complying with thoughts of the 2015. deal i'm going to start enriching you radium again while in indiana and then run for mayor do you want a 2nd term as prime minister by a landslide in india's general election in june the orange one touchdown in london
for 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 she now sees the process the poisoned chalice of brags that someone else citizens of hong kong started hitting the streets in precedented numbers angered by chinese extradition laws and they're still less than the sum when news lol was interrupted by news of the death of a famous bananas and establishment geoffrey apps the guy with secrets about everyone had been awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges but he was mysteriously found dad to in his jail cell in new york triggering conspiracy theories. well that's got us to the end of summer party would of course take us to the rest of $21000.00 very soon and if you want to see the intimate miss poise unleashed on
the headline stories of the year look up in case you missed it on you tube or not your call. also on r t dot com an employee of a prominent russian opposition figure has been called up for military service and sent to a remote arctic base alexina vonnie claims of the activists had an exemption no and was therefore essentially kidnapped that claim is examined in detail on our website . tired of the real world harm caused by almost 7 months of violent protests in hong kong the actions moved online instead of clashing on the real streets of the city rival sides have found another place to settle schools need digital destruction can play out.
i don't blame you for not having the guts to throw the true bombs to the police in reality there are guns and rocket launchers and you don't have the guts to kill those made. these. returning. to the fire only burn brighter and again are we ready. that's how the news is shaping up so far this evening i'll be back of course and hoffa now with the very latest until then head don't know but to dot com for more
on these and many many more stories. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. dramatic development it only mostly exists i don't see how that strategy will be successful very. time to sit down and talk. same camera can use to snare someone's head is the same hammer i can use to build them a home but that's a human choosing what to do with me expressing my values for the tool and that's what we need to do with artificial intelligence since well.
today. the bad news in the united states. the good. and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions really throughout the world. where they were assassinating populist leaders they were backing up right with military funding and arming. there's no posts anymore because there's always a small. profit. tax and stacey are continuing our american tour as you can see behind me we are in rio de janeiro oh my god so beautiful so much going on this is a country in transition. taxes are not going to do it you have to go right.