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talk about it if we can anyone have a conversation about it then. we're in trouble. ready a leading pharmaceutical company is accused of fueling america's opiate epidemic by aggressively pushing its painkillers and downplaying the risks involved 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 firebombs at police responded with tear gas and water cannon we look at how a figurehead of the opposition the home to skills abroad. also this hour leagues e-mails reveal how chemical giant monsanto conspired to discredit a group of mothers who criticized the company's use of pesticides.
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and watching our 2 international bring you here live news update from our studio here in moscow welcome to the program. recently unsealed court documents reveal that purdue pharma conspired to aggressively push its opiate painkillers screenshots of e-mail correspondence published in a multi district opiate lawsuit have led to accusations the giant corporation caused america's biggest drug epidemic the company is also accused of down playing the risks of addiction this lead to doctors prescribing its pills to patients even with only minor pain but further details here. the usa is in the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic. of the.
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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 blissful 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
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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 and 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 the 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
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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 her view far moment other manufactures 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 and 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 be responsible for the epidemic but without their fall 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 over prescribing painkillers for minor and chronic pain conditions which ultimately gave
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way to the current epidemic of opiate addiction and overdose death whereabouts producer pharma for comment and we'll bring you the any response that we get. clashes have erupted in hong kong where people took to the streets on saturday despite a planned protest having been banned by authorities. the 1000 started marching peacefully earlier today through the city center for unrest broke out with police resorting to tear gas and water cannon infused with blue dye fires were started in the streets the official reason for the protest ban is the violence that's been seen at previous demonstrations in the past weeks and months police have warned that anyone taking part in today's action may face prosecution u.s. president trump meanwhile commented on the current tensions between hong kong and china saying the anti abusing protests should be handled in
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a humane fashion. i think of a word for the great. song john would be a much bigger job and i think you would have been much more violent 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 new me way of handling the problems and i'd let them know that. handle it in a humane fashion in response the chinese ministry of foreign affairs expressed its discontent with the white house for showing up with a with what it calls radicalized protesters on friday 2 more protest leaders were arrested on suspicion of organizing unauthorized rallies but were later released on bail one of them rose to prominence 5 years ago during the umbrella movement protests. the.
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the. the. no matter how the best possible. joshua long who you just saw there is one of the leaders of the current protests but apparently he learned the art of protests not just at the demonstrations 5 years ago the paternal explains. 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 is invited to
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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 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
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admired by many in america joshua wang 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 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 carping remarks in the g 7 leaders statement acting as the backseat driver on hong kong affairs we have time and again
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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 protests skills george szell wong and his fellow activists have up their sleeves were picked up from abroad in the build up to the 24 to 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 specialist andrew along he says the unrest in hong kong is being stirred up by external actors . this didn't report of some of these though this is the military is a big train in the or slow freedom forum. which of course is involved in
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a lot of these around the world trading whole trading bill is this all tactics of some of. the establishment tactics the so-called civil disobedience act it's so i think that and also there are funds. supported by various international organizations including the national endowment for democracy of the united states of course you know 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 it's difficult to link the rectally. this kind of inputs but only had it was though doubt that the militants are highly trained to look at the way that their formation and the bonin and also policy in those of the mistress and so on. and they were the released e-mails reveal how chemical giant monsanto attempted to discredit an action group campaigning against its we've killer moms across america had raised
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the alarm about the use of one of the company's leading products called roundup that's your enemy 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 2013 the action group sent an open letter to month top management calling on them to stop selling g.m.o. see it and spring crops with life phosphate and other pesticides moms across america as 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
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and not g.m. all 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 she namely 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 ringback 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 month center documents reveal the company also operated a so-called intelligence fusion center its aim was to monitor and discredit critics who claim that life aso is the main ingredient in monsanto's we've killer is extremely dangerous to human health as a herbicide and crop drawing agent after it sprayed on crops and ends up in food
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the air and tap water and several lawsuits monsanto's by fossil based product was ruled to have caused cancer however the company states that its product is safe to use and it's appealed against the verdict moms across america as 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 put into the hands of regulation into the hands of these companies they are they are proposing to allow g.m.o. companies to destroy cells determine whether or not their products are safe or not and so as a mother does doesn't make any sense to me at all that the mentality of these types were the type where people will have control over whether or not our supply is safe
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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 emails are a very good example exactly why that must happen. us democratic presidential hopeful joe biden has been out making his case as to why he should get his party's nomination but some of the stories he has been telling while campaigning about when he was in afghanistan and others have turned out to be not entirely true and it goes on from there. young navy captain up on the mountain to the corner of around afghanistan one of his buddies got shot fell down a ravine of the sky climbed down a ravine carried this guy up on his back under fire general want to be to pin the
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silver star on a. plane. i love this place i want to go to what's not to like but from on terms of the beauty of it and want to leave town. watch what happened those kids apartment came up to see. when i was faced president there was the and so some of you covered it. and international leaders spoke about you had people like margaret back you had people like the pitch i know every one of these leaders except i don't know the new prime minister of of of england he looks like donald trump i don't know. 4 kids are just as bright he just says tells white kids finances and time certain issues of saying she's been my friend. and.
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your global news update continues after this short break. when it comes down to it it is not actually that i think one can say oh well the russians are all bad news not the case of the west he's all good they're all
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absolutely things of the west needs to be doing and what i would like to see is much much less hopefully counterproductive for tarakan struggles we see against russia that it's you know it's it's become an easy way of getting certain the audiences to approach you is to come up with cheap russian bashing that helps. welcome back to the program with a presidential race in full swing in argentina some appear to be resorting to bribery to get the desired outcome 2 leading businessmen reportedly announce they would pay their workers $5000.00 each if current president. succeeds in reaching the 2nd round of elections one of the pair is also a lawmaker from party about falls a landslide victory by opposition leader fernandez in the 1st round of voting the
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current argentine leader who is seeking reelection lost by a far greater margin than expected however he still well had the 3rd place candidate. whoever wins argentina's presidential election will have a tough job on their plate as the country edges increasingly closer to defaulting on its debt. or who. if we are talking about at them a crack regime after mock receipt that's not legitimate to do it you're buying a person stoat and that you're buying a person's decision that's why undemocratic regions too it's not all that
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democratic but also. it's a legitimate is it involves a lot of. anti democratic values doing this the way that they are doing it is this just shows the store ation and preoccupation of their own political stance and economic stance today mockeries. approach to the economy their resole sub he's near liberal policies have damaged the country itself the levels of unemployment and the levels of inflation i mean the inflation and the quality of life you know engine tina have gone down. thousands of people have taken to the streets of london and other british cities to vent their anger at prime minister boris johnson's decision to suspend parliament people surround a government buildings waving flags and anti bricks at placards johnson's decision
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has outraged members of parliament and those opposed to the u.k. is leaving the you without a deal it means there will be. less time for m.p.'s to debate that a number of legal challenges have already been launched to try to overturn the move . in the show will be moving its capital away from jakarta to a new location on the island of borneo which is the largest in asia in the government plans to begin right relocating the capital from 2024 and a move prompted by jakarta's growing environmental challenges. jakarta is also facing another pressing problem the legal draining of aquifers by
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both locals and industries is causing massive lamb substance that's put many buildings on the brink of collapse we asked in the nations for their thoughts on the plan to move the capital. i mean that is what i because i believe the government has a strong reason to move the capital city so i have to agree with the decision. well i agree with the relocation but attention should be also given to people our economy struggling there is unemployment and many companies are collapsing. but is that yes the juices 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 much of the rather cation well how development across only regions that i am in favor of. pilots and
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planes alike have been flexing their wings at the 14th marks airshow just outside of moscow along with its aerobatic displays it's a chance to see some of the latest aircraft take to the skies the event is a showcase for the latest in aerospace and defense of algae and enterprises representing some 30 countries more than $800.00 companies take part from countries including belgium germany the u.k. brazil israel and iran. that's our global news update for this hour but don't forget you can always head to our website r.t. dot com for the details on all those stories and many more. when gold make this manufactured consensus stick to the public well. when the
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ruling class to protect themselves. with the final merry go round if certainly the one percent. we can all middle of the room signals. room i mean real news real world. why a paradise with some around turned into a round the experimentation field but agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritant 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
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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 racism going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. you know world of big parts of the movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the bats and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. dream agreed to prison which are old must
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remember there was and most of the family were unemployed were people and there wasn't it was bed you know much worse objective listen today but there was an expectation of the things were going to get better. at the. is a real sense of hopefulness there isn't today today's america was shaped by the turn principles of concentration of wealth and power. reduced democracy attack solo down engineer elections manufacture consent and other principles according to no i'm chaunced one set of rules for the rich opposite set of rules for. that's what happens when you put her into the hands of a narrow sector of will switch will is dedicated to increasing power for itself just as you'd expect one of the most influential intellectuals of our time speaks
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about the modern civilization of america. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so when you want to be president. for something i wanted us. to be close as it was before 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters about how. nice it.
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