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a leading pharmaceutical company is accused of killing america's opiate at the demick quite aggressively pushing its painkillers and downplaying the risks the accusations are made in a newly released court documents. clashes and fires have erupted in hong kong where people are out on the streets despite a planned protest having been banned you look at how a figurehead of the opposition the older spills abroad. and leaked e-mails are real how chemical giant months anto conspire to discredit the action group of moms across america which has been campaigning against its products.
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you're watching our change national bring you your life news update from our studio here in moscow welcome to the program. court documents reveal that a big pharma company conspired to aggressively push its opiate painkillers this is led to accusations purdue pharma cost america's biggest drop economic the company is also accused of downplaying the risks of addiction this led to doctors prescribing its pill to patients even with only minor pain and has more. usa is in the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic. with 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 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 president richard sackler explained his motives our goal is to buying these
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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 you 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 a temporary buzz but the pain felt by u.s.
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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 do responsible for the epidemic but without their involvement 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
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gave way to the curb appeal in the current to epidemic of opiate addiction and overdose death we have asperger pharma for comment so far no response. now it's not just producer that's been accused of prioritizing profits other people's health later and are bolt on a look at how agro chemical giant month has been trying to discredit its critics. clashes have erupted in hong kong where today people took to the streets despite a planned protest having been banned by authorities. the i know wasn't started marching peacefully earlier today through the city center however unrest broke out with police resorting to tear gas and water cannon 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
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face prosecution yes present all trump has commented on the current tensions between hong kong and china saying the anti beijing protests should be handled in a humane fashion i think it will work for the great job. john would be a much bigger job and i think it 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. there's not a new way of handling the problems and i'd let them know that the. analysts say you made. the chinese ministry of foreign affairs has expressed its discontent with the white house for showing empathy with what it calls radicalized protesters on friday to more protest leaders were arrested on suspicion of organizing unauthorized rallies that were released on bail one of them rose to prominence 5 years ago during the umbrella movement protest. was
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that was the. leap was. that. we will continue i will fight no matter how democrat that was. joshua long who we just saw there is one of the leaders of the current protests as well but apparently he cut his teeth protesting not just at the demonstrations 5 years ago. 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
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sentences he's a leader of a political party he's followed 530-0000 users on twitter is invited to 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. yeah that's. 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 to support hong kong typical thai station to ensure the interests of you asked citizen in hong kong. and prolific go and economic freedom in hong kong
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can still be guaranteed in the future and apparently he's highly admired by many in america joshua wong 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
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acting as the backseat driver on hong kong affairs we have time and again 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 2014 hong kong uprising the folks from the so-called 000 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 long he says the unrest in hong kong is being stirred up by external actors. it's been reports of some of these though this is the middle east
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that the train all slow freedom for. which of course is in all the most of these though there's a lot of world trade in whole trading is this ready all tactics all some of. the establishment tactics the so-called civil disobedience act it's so i think that and also the fund was. supported by 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 so they do support people seize rather well but on the other hand is to link the regularly. this kind of influence that only had it was those. militants highly trained look at the way that the bone and also policy in the city mistress and so on.
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thousands have taken to the streets of london and other british cities to show their anger at prime minister boris johnson's decision to power our parliament people are surrounding government buildings carrying e.u. flags and anti-press that packard's johnson's decision has outraged m.p.'s and opponents of the u.k. is leaving the e.u. without a deal also means there will be less time for m.p.'s to debate brags that a number of legal challenges have been launched to try and overturn the move. but a presidential race in full swing and argentina some appear to be resorting to bribery to ensure the result they want to leading businessmen reportedly announced they would pay their workers $5000.00 each if current president maria mockery succeeds in reaching the 2nd round of the elections one of the pair is also a lawmaker from party. it all follows
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a landslide victory by opposition leader alberto fernandez in the 1st round of voting the current argentine leader who is seeking re-election lost by a far greater margin than expected however he still well had of the 3rd place candidate. whoever wins argentina's presidential election will have a tough job on their plate as the country looks to be on the verge of defaulting on its debts. if we are talking about them a cracked moch receipt that's not legitimate to do it you're buying
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a person stoat and that you're buying a person's decision that's why undemocratic regions do it's not all that democratic but also it's a legitimate it involves a lot of anti democratic values doing this the way that they're doing it is this just shows the story and preoccupation of their own political stance and economic stance today rockeries. approach to the economy resole suffused your liberal policies have damaged the country itself the levels of unemployed men and the levels of inflation i mean. and the quality of life. have gone down. 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's been telling all campaigning about when he was in afghanistan have turned out to be not entirely
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true and not for the 1st time. young navy captain up in the mountain the cone of around afghanistan one of his buddies got shot fell down a ravine of the sky climb down or a green card this guy up on his back under fire general wanted me to pin a silver star on us. i love this place i would look what's not to like about from on terms of the beauty of it and what a neat town. to. watch with populace can support can come up to seem the last vice president that won the and so some of you covered. international leaders spoke about
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you had people like margaret thatcher huskily you had people like the beach i know every one of these leaders except i don't know the new prime minister of a of of england he looks like down trump i don't know. 4 kids who just as brady just says tallis white kids plan nonsense time fantasies of friends he's been my friend. your global news update continues after this short break. with make this manufacture consent to stick to the public will. when the ruling closest protect themselves. with the famous
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merry go round listen to the woman who said. we can all middle of the roots to. see global insurrection against banker occupation we started that really before occupy wall street before the revolution in cairo before obviously this relation all in france or the protests in hong kong they're all connected all these protests are connected they're all connected to the rebellion against family and banks they're all global and treasury and banker occupation.
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welcome back to the program newly released e-mails reveal how chemical giant monsanto attempted to discredit an action group campaigning against its we kill our moms across america have raised the alarm about the use of one of the company's leading products called roundup. that's your enemy beat the 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 santo's top management calling on them to stop selling g.m.o. seeds and spring crops with lye phosphate and other pesticides moms across america's 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
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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 and not g.m.o. but they've gone the extra mile and gotten pesticide testing done their packaging might even be bio degradable so your trade is used she mainly 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 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. now it's not just moms across america that's been targeted by a month center documents revealed the company also operated a so-called intelligence fusion center its aim was to monitor and discredit critics
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those who claim that by phosphate the main ingredient in monsanto's weed killer is extremely dangerous to human health life i say it is a herbicide and a crop drying agent after it sprayed on crops it ends up in the food air and tap water and several lawsuits monsanto's life 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 verdicts 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 go into the hands of regulation into the hands of these companies they are proposing to allow g.m.o. companies to dish so determine whether or not their products are safe or not and so
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as a mother just doesn't make any sense to me at all that the mentality of these types were the type of people will have control over whether or not are you supply is safe 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 have. a group of military experts is calling on congress to force the disclosure of the number of u.s. bases overseas and the letter they describe the information currently provided by the pentagon as limited and frequently incomplete. the pentagon's annual abase structure report provides some information about the number and size of base sites overseas however it fails to report on dozens of well known installations in countries worldwide and frequently provides incomplete or inaccurate data many
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suspect the pentagon does not know the true number of installations abroad officials say some 800 u.s. installations are located and up to 80 countries around the world but the signatories of the letter say the number could be hugely understated they insist a special report should be included in the 20 twentieth's national defense authorization act it's meant to increase transparency and avoid excessive military spending earlier i spoke with retired u.s. army colonel and signatory to the letter and right she says u.s. citizens are often surprised to learn of the locations of american military bases. i'm on a u.s. army colonel i spent 29 years in the u.s. military and i think it's very important that american citizens know how many bases we have where they are and how much it costs to run them most americans don't realize we have over 800 bases now and that we have new bases that are being established particularly in africa we would say as citizens we need to know where
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our military is we are surprised sometimes when no young men and women are killed in places and no one even knew that we had a military installation there up to $15000000000.00 that are being spent by the u.s. government to how equip train have military operations for. men and women in our military and also department of defense affiliates that are assigned to these bases you know we have large numbers of bases still in germany and japan and south korea but most people don't realize that we now have some in eastern europe right on the border of russia and in fact the military exercises that the united states has been having both in eastern europe and in scandinavia is one of the concerns that we who signed that letter have. and now for some world news in brief in yemen hundreds took to the streets to protest against the presence
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of u.a.e. forces in the country comes as the civil war turns ever more fractured stream but the country's government accusing the u.a.e. of bombing its troops adoptee denies the claim saying it was acting in self-defense . the norwegian capital saw hundreds of people raise their fists in the air outside the country's parliament as part of a protest against climate change activists want the issues to be on the politicians minds ahead of a local election early next month. and in catalonia people. enjoy the spectacle of human towers going up and coming down at a traditional festival game of the competition is to build and then on build your tower without it falling apart along the way the 1st 4 dates back to the 18th century and has us go recognition. opposition activists are staging
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a rally in central moscow the event has not been authorized by the authorities organizers assessment that over a 1000 people have already joined the march police are urging protesters to stay off the roads and to not walk traffic. that's in his or out for now but i'll be back at the top of the hour with the latest thanks for tuning in. you know world a big part of the law 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. and shouting past each other
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it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. paradise with so much around turned into a round the experimentation field that agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major here to there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the underaged. they do experiments that often in day you have many of these people one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison the wine and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel
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they can get away with it because the people have less political power. and this is boom bust broadcasting around the globe and covering the world of business and finance and the impact on the song by doing a burrito and i'm christiane washington has a look at what's on that today. getting a tax break in china while toyota and volkswagen make big investments abroad lauren fix the car coach is here to break down the latest shift in the global art of market plus cryptocurrency is exploding in popularity and with its growth more and more exchanges are popping up all the mahamudra of the owners fun plugs into figure out the future into all that on our weekly global stock welled up in today's show
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is an amazing you know informational value for just 27 minutes of your time let's go. an economic down ship for india leads our global report today as indian g.d.p. falls to a 6 year low and the finance minister announces a drastic consolidation of the troubled public banking sector india's central statistics office released 5 percent g.d.p. growth in the 2nd quarter of 2019 that measure was the weakest since the 1st quarter of 2013 it also came in well below the 5.8 percent growth in the 1st quarter and expectations of 5.7 percent in the reuters survey by. harrison in the 2nd quarter of 2018 india recorded an 8 percent growth they continued deceleration now of india's g.d.p. it was announced the day after the reserve bank of india's annual report said in reinforcing consumption and investment as a top priority that alignment of events is fuelling increasing uncertainty about another interest rate cut by the indian central bank and speculation that it could
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be 50 but rather than $25.00 and just before the g.d.p. figure was released finance minister some of them are on announce that 10 public sector banks would be collapse into 4 after the mergers there would be a total of 12 public sector banks there were as many as 27 public sector banks and 2017 and the sector has been dramatically undermined in recent years by a rising tide of bad loans on lost confidence in the wake of scandalous collapse of punjab national bank after revelations of fraud in 2018. turning to another fly economy argentina's move to renegotiate $101000000000.00 in debt was briefly labeled as a selective default by the movies rating agency in a statement moody's cited the macro administration's failure to sell bonds to finance approaching debt repayment payment deadlines and said quote following the continued inability to play short term paper with private sector market participants argentine government unilaterally extended the maturity of all short term paper on august 28th this constitutes default under our criteria moody's took
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down the alert within hours explaining the change but pointed to what they said were new terms on short term bonds but that did not take place before the new seem to knock the argentine peso down by about 2 percent against the dollar falling to $59.00 against dollars. in the trade war continues to rage on as we've reported in the scuffle spread to the auto sector now there's a new moves in the auto sector to report and pulling up to catch us up on all busy this and all things automotive is the cars coach lauren fix so lauren 1st let's get right into the to. this week china ministry of industry and information technology said on friday that the cars all 16 models sold in china will now be exempted from a 10 percent sales tax the ministry did not give a reason for this favor treatment although the founder has been noticeably praised in china and seems to be very committed to selling and investing in that market so is this in the.


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