protesters. just 2 in the afternoon here in the russian capital welcome to our international. it's a day for nato leaders all of the member states are gathering in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance is 70th anniversary we asked people in london what they considered greatest achievement to be. people what they think are the main 3 achievements of mates. and they even though.
in terms of achievements know very little i don't know what it's about have no idea that any advantage of me tell you what you know i honestly don't know anything about it until the flag see the day and only my husband recognized what it was cool it's a good question but let me think of a little bit. so one is probably yeah to be honest i don't have i don't have even one to give a good go though a lot of awareness about nato its policy seems to have left its chief faced however despite divisions inside the alliance as nicky are and explain. happy birthday nato that's 70 years of strategic economic and security stability especially if you ask them yourself nato is the most successful alliance in history but all those strive to join showing the historic suspects of voting on the role nato and it does been the most successful alliance in the history and the reason
why nato is the most successful launch of these 3 is that we have been able to change in the world is changing but not everyone is in a party mood the thing is the alliance members just don't get along as well as they used to. the advent of donald trump s 13 least which stopped the dynamics nato is obsolete it covers the soviet union which is no longer in existence this led to questions over whether the alliance can even survive donald trump perhaps in an effort to mollify him nato has announced a new spending projections and a new formula which will spread the costs of the alliance in central budget between its members a move that might prevent any more embarrassing trump tirades aimed at his nato partners the relationship with nato has been very good the relationship with the secretary general's been outstanding i said it was obsolete it's no longer obsolete but the truth is he's not the only potential party pooper. in october this
year president emanuel mccrone of france stole the spotlight when he dubbed nato strategically brain dead while questioning the validity of article 5 of its founding treaty that is the commitment to collective security. nato is a collective defense alliance against who and what is organizing who is our common enemy what are our common issues these are questions that deserve clarification but this idea is quite similar to the one expressed by another dissatisfied nato member turkey. he has not received the kind of robust support it expected from nato in recent years meanwhile turkey's president appeared to demonstrate his true feelings towards the alliance when he chose to spend money on russian defense systems rather than american so not exactly the model nato member but despite these similar complaints about nato tensions have escalated between turkey and france in
recent weeks with mccracken warning turkey but it cannot expect solidarity with its nato allies if it continues to carry out military operations in syria response only up the ante so. i'm talking to france's president emmanuel macron and also say that nato 1st of all have your own brain death checked. as for the u.k.'s boris johnson well there's a lot of us are a gathering could not have come at a worse time. while paris is clearly invested in maintaining the special relationship with the us he knows that a loose lips trembled giving a glowing endorsement could be catastrophic donald trump is coming to terms very shortly he offered his support for you and indeed for michael ignatieff for rush on this radio station is that welcome what he what we don't do traditionally as. being allies and friends what we do traditionally is is get involved in each other's
election campaign he did when nato was forms the common goal was clear to stand against the u.s.s.r. but i think that once held the alliance together is now the missing piece what is nader's biggest threat to day. uncertainty and unpredictability we haven't identified one main target but we see much more complex and much more unpredictable security landscape with a more assertive russia and nato needs a purpose and result russia as an enemy they have no real purpose so it is propaganda to have russia as an aggressor and this is a good reason to buy a lot of. rocket bases and so on and so on most probably they will continue to accuse russia to be an aggressor so they have a reason of existing and they will continue to buy arms billions of dollars and
this is not the very good contribution to peace in the. americas rick sanchez asked his guests about the current purpose of nato if it really is obsolete . you're a diplomat you've had a lot of experience in this field what is it that nato either must do today to stay viable or does do we even need it anymore you know it's a bureaucracy in search of a mission i was right in 2016 when he said it was obsolete and so afraid was the establishment that he meant what he said on the very day he was inaugurated and they tried to ram through the addition of a new country montenegro thankfully they got it through because it turned out they didn't have to worry about intentions once he filled his administration with a bunch of bushies and retreads of the heritage foundation they've simply adopted the policies we've had the last few decades and somehow turned into nato as obsolete into let's make nato great again we'll just strong on these countries to
pay more for their defense against nobody in particular you think you know has in fact outlived its usefulness i thought so in 1909 and i think so today it's been as a loser from a standpoint of being a naturalized american and having read the founding fathers warning you can't seem to angling alliances i mean what is this but in entangling alliances it's our own foreign policy did reason nato is being kept around by the foreign policy hawks in washington is not because it's necessary for the actual military operations and nato itself doesn't really contribute a whole hell of a lot there are very few countries with the notable exception i want to say france and turkey but it would put it in as if this is not a good idea for the united states and its very close allies to have an association a military cannot close our eyes that's not what i was trying to say france and turkey could theoretically mountie independent military operations everybody else is just a hanger on and they're just window dressing for the us military operations the are literally like roman exactly erisa want to do what i've been hearing go bad where did that word of the destruction went or what that is what it seems to be
a dismissive alliance and $991.00 when the soviet union and the warsaw pact would out of business nato should have as well as why didn't they let russia in i mean that literally that time i've read on many occasions boot himself has said why don't you get is that. if you are you're going to tell you who it was but one of the european european nato hacks said if we did that the nato would be like the un just to talk shop it couldn't take action by which they meant military action all the way to listen to what you just said if you're saying it doesn't work if we don't have enemies exactly what if we had great and had the ability to inflict military force and i dare to say aggression in places like serbia and libya whatever we want to using nato as a platform but enemies can change by the way russia could be s.o.b.'s at one time like of the 19 $150.00 s. but not so much now. but better why don't you have a system that allows that ability i guess because because whose interest does that serve and all these all these are they that these these military companies and these bureaucrats who have the nice will rice balls at the expense of their
taxpayers because there is a threat out there is a bear in the woods. ok just all new nato gathering in london although it is just beginning mr trump has already shaken the party by saying his french counterpart house insulted the organization. it's a very tough statement to make when you have such difficulty in the brass you look at what's happened with the best you look at what's going on during certain parts of this season of the year and you just can't go around making statements like you know it's very disrespectful. allows the u.s. president was preparing to head to the nato summit his administration threatened to impose huge haro some french goods including cheese and champagne. as more than a. will to add into those tensions that nato there is even a simmering tensions between france and the u.s. this comes off to the u.s.
this threaten to add to more taxes on french products in retaliation for the so-called gaffa tax this is a tax on digital joints such as google amazon or facebook and apple suggesting it will levy those taxes of up to $2400000000.00 some of that products such as champagne on luxury goods such as handbags and also the famous french cheese some of these products could see taxes of up to 100 percent doubling that price for u.s. consumers now the u.s. trade representative said that this so-called catholic tax is discriminatory and trump is hated to get that tax saying front's will not be taking advantage of his watch. your friends puts a terrorist on our companies again these are companies that are against you know they were against me if i read the papers correctly i don't know why they were against me but they were going through their supposed to be very powerful and you know one so maybe they're not so hard but there are companies i don't want to
bridge trashing the american companies if they're going to be taxed it's going to be. taxed their wealth of france's part they think they have a right to the slice of the pie of the profits of these big. digital giants saying it's unfair that they've chosen to put the european headquarters in low tax countries and that's why they slap this 3 percent levy on these companies this year and the french finance minister says he's feel as though this unacceptable america is now threatening more taxes. this is unacceptable behavior by the united states towards one of its main allies france and europe in general in case of new american sanctions the european union would be ready to respond at that into the mix of the all the tensions we've seen over the past few years between the 2 administrations things such as the iranian nuclear accord and of course the u.s.
administration pulling out of the paris climate records and it looks like there's going to be a lot of discussions a lot of hard soon faces at this native meeting and unlikely that they're going to be popping the champagne corks as they should be celebrating the anniversary. trumps also a surprise for brazil in argentina he's restored steel and elam many of. them over there currency devaluation. means a little later in the program. ok moving on to more world news 2 people being killed on several injured. u.n. demonstrations continue in the democratic republic of congo. protesters marched through a un hates queue in the east of the country demanding they withdraw from the region they accuse the peacekeepers of failing to protect civilians from rebel attacks by
islamists. we want different military units in our country we no longer want all those soldiers who have been here for a long time. their mission is to restore peace and to accompany the government forces but the population in the territory of benny has been mourning for at least 5 years there has not been a satisfactory reaction from monusco well in response the head of the u.n. mission says the escalating unrest there is making it increasingly difficult for it to fulfill its duties where the scapegoat we know that we assume and accept because we have no other option than to do our work and to try to mitigate their attacks against this event population the protests started last week after peacekeepers and government forces were unable to prevent a deadly attack by the militant group the democratic forces the congolese army launched operations against the islamists and october response they must secure is
. to discourage civilians from helping them. well as the un's largest peacekeeping mission there are over 16000 military personnel in the region the organization has operated in the democratic republic of congo for the past 20 years. top priority there is to protect civilians from armed groups. from the friends of the congo believes but the problem is much bigger than
a failed un mission. the context in which the instability is taking place in the congo is one of 20 years invasions wars of aggression sponsoring of militia groups in the east of the congo plundering of. minerals by congo's neighbors over one and uganda. and that. unfortunately has been backed by the members of the international community the united states and the united kingdom m so there's a whole chain. starting from local to international where there's been a lack of accountability where there's been a lack of justice where there has been impunity so a comprehensive approach is is needed now a question of assuring that the u.n. troops are doing their mission. and their mission properly but there is an
international system in place. of which the congolese people are. coming up at any moment. you know world big. and conspiracy it's. time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back 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
harmed american agriculture and he's heading back. well has. really counted they kind of get what. they got you. like. you know. and i gave them a big break going. to get that right got very hard. very hard their economy is not comparable with ours it's many times bigger i don't see this as retaliate i'm going to call him so that he doesn't penalize us our economy basically comes from commodities it's what we've got there was no sign given to our government to the brazilian government or to the public sector that there would be a change in the deal with the united states. surprise according to the government in argentina they were exempt from the 25 percent steel and 10 percent in the ne and thomas last year both countries affected say they want to discover the real
reason for the tax hike the u.s. has one of the biggest customers for brazilian steel on the tourist could indeed hit each nation badly well the economic and political situation in brazil in argentina is on stable even without u.s. tour of last year both were repeatedly gripped by an takeover yes argentinians blamed the world's biggest i.m.f. loan for the country's economic crisis while in brazil people have been protesting against the president's financial reforms and cuts to education we asked our guest what mr holmes will give a shit. trump believes that when a currency its value goes down below to to the relative to the dollar he thinks that this is something that's being done by the regime deliberately to gain some kind of trade advantage this is completely untrue nobody really likes tariffs my expectation is the president doesn't like them either and he's hoping that they will be very short in duration that that he'll get brazil and argentina
to protect their currencies and that he can reverse course and remove the tariffs trampas ideologically in philosophically committed to terrorists who thinks they're good for the country and can rebuild american manufacturing in america the president. is going to say friends. currencies against their friends and he feels like their currency is unreasonably devalued and that brazil and argentina can take steps to prop up the steel tariffs in the u.s. and aluminum tariffs and not helped the steel or aluminum industry in the u.s. at all in fact it's hurt many many other industries that really rely on. if there is a short term pressure put on them that causes them to respond in a way that's fair that equates things levels the playing field for
american consumers and american farmers then everything's great. doping scandal surrounding russian athletes and yet another twist the country's sports ministry has the night making any statement on a person who reportedly altered data in a most school of oratory this playing by the sports integrity initiative website allocation is a primary part of there that the report the article says russian authorities you know changes to documents chronicling test results were made on till the day before they were hunted to the world doping agency in january this year it stated the data was manipulated by the husband of the facilities director russia's sports ministry say that it never made a comment of. this information has nothing to do with the russian speakers ministry hasn't confirmed much of amended the database. moscow could face
a 4 year be stripped of the right to host major international events including 4 games in next year's european football championships after the anti doping agency found alleged tampering with key data the international a pic committee has recommended the toughest measures against the alleged perpetrators however it stressed it opposes a blanket ban of. all responsibility with russian author or a tease feature at lent a special report here in r t looks into the doping controversy you can watch doping x. files here throughout the day and on our website. well earlier this year while that was given access to the data in question held in a moscow lab the move came as part of the conditions for the reinstatement of russia's anti doping agency the country's police were banned in 2015 from competing on their national flag with some stripped of their medals from earlier events to want to accuse russia of a state run doping program ahead of the london on sort she
a limp again. just mentioned it's a spec small school nipping lab data. you thought the whole doping in russia thing was over for get it russian outlets eligibility for the international competitions is at stake this includes events like the to kill him pics and the fee for world cup in qatar to point out the still shaky treaty. and if. the allegations against trinity go off and many other russian olympic athletes were based on the testimony of just one person that person played a key role in the doping scandal which unfolded after the games in sochi and it seems he also has a hand in what's happening now when for let's say for what do they stalk of i'm going. to go. but i thought if we're not.
in 2015 rushing of fled to the united states taken a copy of the database with a d. use it as proof of tampering with doping test results since stand what it has had a copy of database in its possession the whistleblowers database as they call it that was the copy what i wanted to compare with the database kept in moscow at the anti-doping lab when looking at the 2 versions want to experts raise the alarm and once again russian support face the threat of total isolation. what that the world order. what option. in the. new model. when want to compare the 2 databases raw chink of and the one from moscow identified 298 russian athletes who samples raised suspicion it sounds ominous but what exactly does it mean in russia's database the
digit one it peers next. the names of $298.00 athletes but against only $29.00 in the database. does not show you believe. really there are. little boy was involved. and they didn't. go out of. new zealand. who had recently been probably i didn't. hear. just by stand in for a matter. of resist. doesn't matter much material its failings. the u.s. military moves a step further in creating so named super soldiers that's another record breaking
spend on black friday but what cost we're crossing to washington to be watching the hawks crew to delve further next. to what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shouldn't let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic development only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. to the mollusc in america and the average income for americans hasn't budged at all in 2030 years because they were neutered from their ability to compete for capital labor has no seat at the table labor has no seat at the central bank labor
has been abandoned the jobs have been shipped overseas the wall street now gets all the crap they get 100 percent of the capital every dollar printed by the fed goes directly to wall street bypasses labor by passing away from. one else seemed wrong. but old rules just don't hold. any new world yet to shape out these days become active. and engaged in equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
gratings and sal you taishan. well we made it through oct watchers we made it through to the other side of capitalism's greatest calendar day of the year the one and only black friday and boy oh boy oh boy oh boy was it a doozy with all the receipts counted on line sales once again dominated the day with consumer spending over $7000000000.00 on this year's black friday via smartphones tablets and computers to tech crunch reports that according to analytics from adobe consumers spent 7 point 4000000000 'd online yesterday buying goods online the figures were up by 1200000000 from the previous black friday in 2018 but as we sit in the warm glow of us capitalism's favorite day of the year things are who things are not as warm and cheery as they seem here and corporate in the corporate states of america you see a new report out of cornell law school has found that since way back in the year 99990 the year kevin mccallister was left at home for christmas he has way back
then 63 percent of the production and non-supervisory jobs created of the past 30 years have been in low wage and low our positions and that in the past 3 decades the us economy has become increasingly dependent on jobs that offer fewer hours of work at a lower relative wages my friends these are the jobs like the $15000000.00 leisure and hospitality non-management jobs that pay maybe o'loughlin $360.00 a week or one of the $13500000.00 retail jobs that bring home an average of $500.00 a week. that was some real living wages my friends especially when the average rent for a $1.00 to $2.00 bedroom apartment in 2018 was anywhere from 121-201-2120 extension 0 dollars a month. but not all our politicians tell us is that the u.s. economy is strong blah blah blah blah wall street is doing.