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operations are being stored at stores even a good businesses are involved. there has been a shocking amount of the organized opposition to efforts to increase the standards of care for dogs in commercial breeding facilities most of that opposition is coming from huge agricultural groups and industries that have nothing to do with dogs. nato leaders in the u.k. to celebrate the military. success others question its relevance today. probably. the most successful. even though a. head of the some of the trump administration frightens one member nation with crippling torro of potentially making the event even more awkward is focusing.
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on u.s. tech companies. also have a program people are killed in the democratic republic of congo where demonstrations against the u.n. mission there continue protesters are peacekeepers after allegedly failing to protect civilians from islamist inspired rebels. around the clock across the world this is your r.t. international from the team myself you know maybe a little unwelcome our top story it's a landmark day for nato leaders all of its member states have gathered in the united kingdom to celebrate the military alliance is 70th anniversary we took the opportunity to ask people in london for their thoughts on nato and its successes to date. i told people what they think are the main 3 achievements of nato.
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i'm not going. to you know. in terms of achievements know very little or i don't know what it's about have no idea of any avantage of nato but you know i honestly don't know anything about it until the flag see the day and only my husband recognize what it was who it's a good question but let me think a little bit. so one is probably yeah to be honest i don't have i don't have even one he gave it a right go though didn't he but a lot of awareness about nato and its policies house not faze the alliances chief who says he expects the member states to agree on methods to further strengthen the some of that love is despite growing divisions inside the organization itself nick urines been looking into. how to best day nato that's 70 years of strategic economic and security stability especially if you ask them yourself nato is the
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most successful alliance in history that strive to join showing the historic suspects of nato on the problem nato and they does been the most successful alliance in the history and the reason why nato is the most successful launch and history is that we have been able to change in the world is changing but not everyone is in a policy 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 survived on the trump perhaps in an effort to mollify him nato has announced a new spending projections and any formula which will spread the costs of the alliance is central budget between its members on the issues that might prevent. anymore embarrassing trump tirades aimed at his nato partners the relationship with
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nato has been very good relationship with the secretary general's been outstanding i said it was obsolete it's no longer absolute but the truth is he's not the only potential party pooper. in october this year president emmanuel 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. turkey has not received the kind of robust support it expected from nato in recent years meanwhile turkey's president appeared to demonstrate his true
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feelings towards the alliance when he chose to spend money on russian defense systems rather than american so really only 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 that it cannot expect solidarity with its nato allies if it continues to carry out military operations in syria was a response 7 only upped the ante so. i'm talking to france's president emanuel macron 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 lipped trouble getting a glowing endorsement could be catastrophic donald trump is coming to terms very
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shortly he should his support for you and indeed for michael ignatieff or rush on this radio station is that welcome what he what we don't do traditionally as big as not being allies and friends what we do traditionally is is get involved in each other's election 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 today. uncertainty and unpredictability we haven't identified one main target but we see a much more complex a 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
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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 the scales the current purpose of nato in his latest show. 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
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of the policies we've had the last few decades and somehow turned into nato as obsolete into let's make nato great again which are 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 list of 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 and 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 it's not a good idea for the united states and it's very close allies to have an association a military but i would class size that's what i was trying to say france and turkey
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could theoretically mountie independent military operations everybody else is just a hanger on and they're just window dressing for us military operations but 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 where that is what it seems to be a dismissive alliance in 1991 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 that 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 a talk shop it could 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 actually create and add 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 could change by the way russia could be s.o.b.'s at one time like of the 1950 s. but not so much now right but better why don't you have
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a system that allows that ability because because whose interest is that serving and all these all these are they that these these military companies and these bureaucrats who have the nice cool rice balls at the expense of their taxpayers because there is a threat out there is a bear in the woods. though the nato summit is just kicking off donald trump house already rocked the party by saying his french counterpart house insulted the organization. very very very nasty statements to essentially 20. 1 of the countries it's a very tough statement to make when you have such good for both of you. perhaps you look at what's happened with the best sort of 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 by the way another aspect to the gathering today as the u.s. president was jetting off for london his administration threatened to impose huge
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part of selling french goods including cheese champagne charlotte didn't speak on tell us more. well to add into those tensions that nato there is even with the simmering tensions between france and the us this comes after the u.s. has threatened to add 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. pain 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's office has said that this so-called gaffa tax is discriminatory and trump is hittite to gauge that tax saying frogs will not be taking advantage of his watch. brands puts
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a tariff on our companies again these are companies that are against you know they were against free if i read the papers correctly or whatever we're going to be we're going to be there supposed to be very powerful and you know one so maybe they're not seeing her but there are companies i don't want to bridge trashing american companies if they're going to be taxed it's going to be. taxed their wealth of france is part they think that they have a right to the slice of the pie of the profits of these big digital giant 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 furious it is unacceptable that 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
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american sanctions the european union would be ready to respond. in. the mix of the all the tensions we've seen over the past few years between the 2 administrations things that just the iranian nuclear codes and of course the u.s. administration pulling out of the paris climate records and it looks like. lot of discussions a lot of faces at this nato meeting and unlikely that they're going to be popping the champagne corks as they should be celebrating that anniversary. the silicon valley tech giants appear to have aggressively avoided paying $100000000000.00 in taxes according to a new report by a transparency group been investigating the complicated scheme of dodging the fix. now the hollywood movie ocean's 11 portrays coming wheelers and dealers which just . 150.
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oh but the silver screen seems to been out done by real life in the silicon valley 6 amazon netflix apple google microsoft and facebook have a combined market capitalization value of roughly $4.00 trillion dollars they are worth more than the $1000.00 companies listed on the london stock exchange these companies have a special knack for not paying taxes according to the fair tax mark community group they seem to have avoided paying roughly 100 $1000000000.00 worth of taxes around the world now how exactly did they pull this off let's look at the details now the report says that amazon paid only $3400000000.00 in taxes this last decade while they made a revenue of roughly $960500000000.00 and made profits of roughly $26800000000.00 fair tax mark said this means amazon's effective tax
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rate was 12.7 percent while the standard tax rate for american businesses was 35 percent for most of that period amazon has gotten a lot of heat from u.s. politicians over tax issues both trump and the democrats seem to disapprove i have nothing against amazon but no company pulling in billions of dollars of profits should pay a little tax rate than $5.00 point acim teaches we need to reward work not just wealth you know which i was on paid in taxes last year owned by the wealthiest guy in the world paid 0 in federal income taxes that's insane i have stated my concerns with amazon long before the election unlike others they paid little or no taxes to state and local governments using our postal system as their delivery boy causing tremendous loss to the us and putting many thousands of retailers out of business so out of the big 6 dodge the tax man well for steps step one they create. access
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terms that are so complex even the watchdogs can't understand the stepstool they shift their revenue and profits to different countries and tax havens step 3 they take advantage of existing legislation and step before they sit back and enjoy themselves now the taxes they aren't paying could cover the expenses of quite a few things for example trump and war wall with mexico could be built 4 times over one could and malnutrition 6 around the world and send roughly $750000.00 students to college small businesses pay something like 25 percent tax rate on their on their profits you know when they're making barely anything compared to these multi-billion dollar companies that are paying sometimes you know 10 percent of their profits towards taxes so highlight it definitely became clear you know there's a different system for these very large companies it could be a whole lot more progressive but sadly i think
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a situation like this could even be used to increase the taxes small business owners so i think it's typical but. sadly that's kind of how the tax codes operate and why you think is a bigger question like why is that work this way there's been response from almost on who say the report suggestions are wrong that the company had a 24 percent effective tax rate on profits from 2010 to $28.00 dean furthermore it means its profit margins are low until it's not true results in a lower tax rate. so ahead on the anniversary of the world's most devastating industrial disaster we look at how it's the hundreds of thousands of people today that we need decades or we will live to india for about a short. shows
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something seems wrong when old quotes just don't hold. any belief yet to shape out these things become educated and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. the world is driven by dreamers shaped by phone person. who dares thinks. we dare to ask.
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to look and it's been 35 years since the globe's most devastating industrial disaster at the indian city of bhopal a highly toxic gas leak from a plant to spread to nearby tellings with catastrophic consequences of people died on the road hough a 1000000 more were affected. well
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the reason for the incident still remains unclear to this day the indian government continues to argue over its in this incident but the company who run the factory at the time called it an act of sabotage back in 2018 former plant employees were sentenced to 2 years in jail apiece although rights groups working with the victims said the verdict was too little. too late. for more insight on this we can welcome on to the program something from the bhopal group for information and action you have been in bhopal in fact that's where you're speaking to us from since the tragedy what is it like living there what type of
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conditions to residents have to deal with. abandoned factory facing a terrible situation groundwater and domination and this is up to about 4 kilometers from the factory and add depth they have at least 16 studies have been done by. agencies and they have found extremely toxic chemicals pesticide heavy metals and 6 but assistant organic but at depths greater than. these all around the factory and it is all due to the reckless dumping of hazardous waste by the management do you feel justice has been fully served by 38 staff members who were jailed.
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not at all they have not gone to jail even for a minute they have not yet nobody has gone to jail the prime excuse number one was an anderson the absconded from india and died unshackled in a nursing home in vero beach florida so nobody has gone to jail for this worst corporate massacre here in bhopal that continue there and the suffering continues what did the state do to to compensate for the tragedy. the state unfortunately respective of the party in power the state governments and in the state at the center have always done their best to protect the interest of the corporation and neglected terribly neglected the medical care and all the economic and social rehab litigation of the survivors. do you believe enough
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international attention was given to the disaster at the time. not at all and that is why we think that had it been in a natural disaster so-called act of god international organization like the blue it joe or you may have or unesco to people who worked for to him instead would have rushed and provided humanitarian and technical assistance but the blew it joe and others when organization has been taken a 2nd look at the ongoing and disaster that has been more of them stirred the country 5 years now just finally taking a look we just finally what do you think must should happen. we think that people. should get justice the criminal corporation should be punished
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we think people should be adequately compensated provided health care provided rehab and most of all we must clean up the groundwater contamination that these. victims every day to do well thank you very much for your time in this the 35. verse 3 of the terrible day santa not serenity from the popal group for information. and more. 5 people have been killed at least a dozen injured during demonstrations against united nations peacekeepers in the democratic republic of congo. violence broke out on monday as the protesters marched on the un base near the eastern city of benny demanding they withdraw from the region locals have accused the peacekeepers of failing to protect them from attacks by rebel fighters. we want
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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 and the territory of benny has been mourning for at least 5 years there has not been a satisfactory reaction from monusco well the head of the u.n. mission in the democratic republic of congo sees the escalating on rest as making it increasingly difficult for it to fulfill its duty. where this we know that we assume and accept because we have no other option than to do and to try to mitigate their attacks against this population the protests started last week after peacekeepers government forces failed to prevent a muscular by the so-called democratic forces a shadowy islamist inspired grouping the congolese army launched operations against
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the organization back in october which responded with brutal reprisal attacks on civilians. the un's largest peacekeeping mission there are over $16000.00 military personnel across the area now the organization has operated in the for years more than 2 decades though it say's its top priority is to protect civilians there from. morris carney from the friends of the congo advocacy group told us the current unrest is a symptom of far deeper problems than ineffective peacekeepers. context in which
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the instability is taking place in the congo is one of 20 years of invasions wars of aggression sponsoring of militia groups in the east of the congo plundering of congo minerals by congolese neighbors over one and uganda in particular and that time during that aggression unfortunately has been backed by at the members of the international community the united states and the united kingdom i'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's been impunity so a comprehensive approach is is needed now it's just a question of assuring that the u.n.
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troops are doing their mission and taking their mission properly but there is an international system in place that. of which the congolese people are. busy all choose this in the news world be sure to catch up on all the latest goings on on a website by head of the curve by following us twitter live from moscow this is your r.t. international. well broadcasted around the world and covering all aspects of our global economy in the 21st century bring to bore and i'm christiane washington here's what's coming up today the u.s. and china continue to trade flows as tensions ramp up i'm in negotiations swanson
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a break mcadams is on hand today to break down how the situation in hong kong has had an impact on the talks and the new trade front that the trump administration has opened up was. facing as the w t o appellate body may fall into disfunction even next month hear the urgency of the give me your word for needed to be undertaken immediately the w t o has come under fire from groups across the political spectrum for decades but just what exactly is the role of the organization and how do they affect trade across nations lori wallach of public citizens global trade watch joins the show to bring us up to speed on the moves of the mysterious giant we have this and so much more today so let's dive right in. there are effectively 13 days left for china and the u.s. to nail down the details of a phase one deal in order to avoid yet another escalation in the trade war that has already cost consumers and companies millions of dollars in lost productivity u.s. president donald trump has threatened another wave of terrorist by december 15th
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that will hit for the 1st time the supply chain of the consumer goods if a resolution is not met while merely a few weeks ago we had messaging of a phase one being close to done but now the optimism seems to be premature the u.s. in true trump fashion of exerting maximum pressure and utilizing leverage to try to get what he wants has now played the hong kong card and signed off on the legislation rather than folding this move backfired infuriating beijing. and is now stalling for their trade talks china has now hit back at the u.s. by suspending visits of u.s. military vessels and aircraft to the city and sanctioning various u.s. based n.g.o.s this is a calculated way to retaliate without affecting ongoing training. among the groups to be subject to unspecified sanctions are the national endowment for democracy which receives funding directly from congress and human rights watch which has long been plagued by accusation of its revolving doors and deep ties to u.s. government.


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