wealthiest u.s. presidential candidate michael bloomberg admits his 2020 campaign used prison labor . dancers in paris joined the chorus of anger at pension reforms that could see their retirement age leap from 42 to 64. and the west's opioid addiction the wealthy countries scooping up almost all the world's supply of painkillers leaving africa struggling to get enough basic meds to treat patients. by their thursday december the 26th i'm calling bright r t h q in moscow with your world news welcome to the program 1st us democratic presidential candidate and multi billionaire michael bloomberg has admitted that
his campaign has used prison labor they were employed by a firm that run call centers from a private prison for women to drum up support for his 2020 election run. about this when the reporter called us 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 rich you have people who have people who have prisoners to do stuff for you. being so rich you don't even bother to check 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 my 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 they his credit michael bloomberg did promise america more work just to. get ahead. 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 for what is a slave labor to cool people to apparently tell them the easy 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. c'mon everybody says stuff that comes back to bite them but when billionaires do it it's generally an order of magnitude. it get. it's 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 or this is the sort of person mike is mike bloomberg started as a middle class kid to work its 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 he made billions selling bank is ludicrously priced products all gadgets the same bankers who threw under the old greed set off the 2008 financial crash depriving tens of millions of people of whom of life savings and jobs. michael bloomberg for president a method of journalist dave lindorff believes that despite bloomberg vast wealth he doesn't particular measure up as a strong democratic candidate. 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. which i guess becomes you know if you're if you're supposedly a democrat you're concerned about the. enormous apocrypha 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 stroppy 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. in the western world and you know an opioid addiction crisis many african nations and that's struggling to get enough medication to bring the pain of the patients.
country in that community in the. human rights. crisis that has featured in far fewer headlines with. international attention is the non-medical use of the painkiller tramadol particularly now for gun. 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. the trafficking in charge.
of 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 world's population who live in western part of the world of the same time african and asian countries can only satisfy a tiny fraction of their medical opioid needs political analyst alessandro 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 here 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 bill the and demand for the natural keep wants 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 that cynical but lyme stick a 2nd seat to profits and earnings and the 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. but the national strike and from sober proposed pension reforms heading into its 4th week a dance troupe in paris is stepping out of the theatre on to the streets to show their disdain a shot of 2 best has been finding out. an impromptu public moment by ballerina it's harry's right floating across the steps they may not like they don't take on the small spaces that make and line.
and perhaps the most beautiful protest that paris seen this but i don't see what actually striking behind them they had back this bright culture in danger now that makes you sick. and you would like the french government that respect shall i was minded to see you that's to check me. out. and that's something that they were listening and scheme which seat. tyvek braced 60 to the last of his all to flood the girls have shown you with swan lake he's 15 years of sacrifice and it's daily work it's every day every morning and there is a limit to how long it's possible to remain at that level why if you want to continue to see pretty dancers on stage they can't go on until they're 64 it's not possible this is right it's now into its peak it should support you sign it and think according to process independent pension advice it's just by borrowing
pension system it's being called sustainable it's the only way to like i mentioned basically at least of all that system. forms a definite right and that's until it breaks in the next. nothing is done while the focus may be off from it's right now time of crisis is a problem some like it slowed to a fine book is the baby boom but chip ration team used to tie pension systems across the world just raining on the white house as a result of the countries see the been slowing raising that a time or warning of soaring up tensions that seems the problem is that the demographics have changed in 1906 when the system was invented and you had people paying for one pensioner and today you've got 1.7 people going to one's attention to circles that is completely unsustainable so it needs to be resoldered
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 buzz pledge to to have the worst situation so it's clear that we won't find out that that's the more money to retire on well not so fast according to process independent pension advice this is the see all the situation is that perhaps it is the country's government this means gestating own findings show. that the overall cost of the front suspension system has in fact stabilized even reduced and that huge deficit government to this warning about could just be a blip shrinking down to 5000000000 you raise by. 30 so this is a misery presented to for the book called the government one of its 1st measures rule was to suppress a tax on words. it's 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 occur for tax evasion because there is a lot of the leniency with specs 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 that absolutely new days of strike action have already been announced that france has this standoff between unions and the gov that it's been using in the meantime artists and performers are determined to sing in the beat to scare away that was. a dance is how one teacher in ghana get his students to study harder historias here on r.t. on friday. you know. we've
got to give this. cause. i love to dies because it makes me happy this is a story from gonna about people who just love to dance my name is sucking. i'm not on social media mr jackson. i'm joined by she is screwed by leaking a little quote i'm a trainee teacher. in russia i get to true friend of course. he wants to bring dunce into every classroom in the world.
and. i think. i should have. written hasn't left the european yet but with things dragging on for so long some of 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 tried brussels sprouts all for.
this promise have the right to their own identity the up from young man. himself identifying as a yorkshire sprouts in solidarity even when from lancashire there one with you in a sprout. you're sure sprouts taste really nice and they're cute in the salty tears remain are. many of our customers are interesting knowing where the food comes from lincolnshire sprouts are called lincolnshire sprouts because they're from lincolnshire i knew all about so called your ground because they're from yorkshire many of our customers like to know them. australia continues to burn and bake with the record breaking temperatures and
wildfires but the prime minister has been out defending the coal industry seen by many as the root cause of the climate emergency it's our next story in 90 seconds. i'm not one who will ever argue that there are worthy worth of 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 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.
so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. theory dramatic looking only. very critical. in the australian state of new south wales have been raging for almost 2 months now with firefighters facing extreme conditions against them to 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 in the 50000 square kilometers of land nationwide in australia over the past few months 9 people have lost their
lives and more than 950 homes have been destroyed smoke from the fires is blanketed the country's largest city sydney. air pollution there's also cross 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 test as bloc central streets and said they 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 engaged in reckless 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 fires like that and part of the issue is really bad environmental policy over
a long period of time which is allowed the country to get out of the 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 spent a lot of money supporting 'd 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 coal 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 to be quite couple by the fires and the really big issue is going to be how bad it is well into march. now with less than a week left of $29.00 saying that's i think i look at the gate just going with. the in case you missed it. i see why in my eyes
a 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 story of the elected mr. surprise surprise why don't have the backing of the u.s. and its allies planned benevolent regime change didn't work out in cities across france the yellow vest movement continue 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 and. lifestream the manager of tens of innocent civilians on face
moving into april wiki leaks editor julian assange toft out of london's ecuadorian embassy and arrested 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 disney film 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 even comes president was elected president of ukraine 2019 brought us an escalating us china trade war donald trump employees. of chinese that exports and washington especially blacklisted one away the chinese target giant slash major threats to aapl the gulf was getting tense too for a chain. inmate's iran announced that it would start complying with parts of the
2015 iranian nuclear deal i'm going to start enriching you radium again while in india and render modi won a 2nd time as prime minister by a landslide in india's general election in june the orange one touched down in london on 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 trial are some greg sends over so someone out. of hong kong started hitting the streets in western dented numbers angered by a chinese extradition law and. then the summer news law was interrupted by news of the death of a famous banana and establishment sleazeball jeffrey at the guy with secrets about everyone had been awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges but he was mysteriously
found dead in his jail cell in new york triggering conspiracy theories. as to the end of summer will take us through the rest of the 2900 soon you can take a look at. how the holiday season hasn't stopped the protest movement in hong kong after weeks of relative calm violent clashes with police but it seems the demonstrators have also found another way to let out their frustration against taking to the virtual streets of a popular video game. i don't blame you for not having the guts to throw the true bombs at the police in
cut. loose. load. the. same hammer i can use to smash 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 that's me expressing my values for the tool and that's what we need to do with artificial intelligence as well. today as there are good tennis and bad at it is the bad news in yemen the united states deems to be a threat the look to those who work 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 the right way militaries because funding an army just was there's no anymore because there's always a small. really good. profit. welcome to the alex salmond show from hell sinking and we are better off to celebrate christmas because of scotland it's the home of hogmanay new year that is
finland has the home of santa claus not pagan so tell you that said nicholas histories real life santa is but in some way we're talking but he actually stays in finland and lot planned so this is the place to celebrate christmas and into special shows from finland we asked the question of one of the friends of fighting the alexy of happiness not just for the christmas season but all year round because they're not the neighbors to be officially recognized as the most contented society america today we look at funny said you case is the excellence of finland's education system the real secret behind their legacy of happiness next week a look at the funniest political system and i tell you when the u.k.'s been choosing between a 50 of something mom and a 70 something mom for there's a likely to 30 something woman because in some about in the fens of elected the world's youngest prime minister and she leads a coalition of 5 political parties all of which i'm lead by women is the political
system the secret of finish populace but 1st let's go back to the election in the u.k. fading from memory no but this is what our prestigious probable political pundits mean if it is fair to say this christmas so i actually think golden sultana high go over as opposed to celebrations and christmases yet to come i can see the tories have led britain as of the european union and it's been an economic and social fiasco with millions of lives ruined by it i can see this is the woman who is saying this is my tory friends along. the one way you want a far left government which mr williamson might feel happy in is by going for hard bricks it because you create economic case the left can see can make really use that and so if that doesn't work then i think the whole political landscape could be very different in
a few years' time than it is now and it will be much more favorable to the left or here back in helsinki were asking the question have the films found the alexy of happiness through the excellence of the education system there's no better person to us than all the ppaca heinonen the chief executive officer of the national agency of education a former education minister and there's no better place to ask that question that here at the hotel camp one of the good one too tells of europe built during the the bella park because it's exactly in that period in the late 19th century the only argues laid the foundations for finnish educational success well only pick either and welcome to the exam and to thank you very much so you have a long experience and from the said to cation to late to the national agency no but previously a minister of education wasn't really the piece of assaults the programme for international student assessment from the e.c. the 1st.