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from the charlotte of la palmer as officially, over after 3 months of daily explosions, the declaration was made after 10 days of little activity, gilbert of air destroyed around 3000 buildings and damage farm irrigation systems. people are cleaning up, but it'll be months before many can return to their homes. ah, you won't see on there with me, so he'll run the reminder of all told stories south african nobel peace prize when a desmond to to his died the age of 90. he was appointed the 1st black archbishop of cape town and became known for his vocal opposition to the countries apartheid system. human rights groups are accusing the amount military of committing a massacre. the child remains of 38 people have been found in kaya state. the save the children challenge, he says to have it. staff are missing in the area. tony chang has more from bangkok in neighboring thailand. it seems that the military is pushing into these areas
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which over the last 6 months have seen a lot of people fleeing from the cities unwilling to accept the crew. but they were also believed to be sheltering. a lot of the members of the new g, the national unity government, which is effect of the government in excel, which has been established for the point when the military coup can be overturned. as we approached the anniversary, the one year anniversary of that who it seems, the military of very keen to stamp down. there are 30 of these areas along the board with time and they traditionally don't have a lot of control their ethnic groups that operate relatively freely in these areas . the palestinian red crisen says israeli forces of injured 240 protest as near nobliss of firing 10 godson live ammunition at them. tensions have been escalating since to palestinians killed and israeli settler on december, the 16th, at least 8 people have been killed and a suicide bomber time. can lead them because it looks like a congo. the government says they attack at home today,
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popular restaurants in the city of any in the east. the group is claim responsibility, but the area is often targeted by the allied democratic forces. read emotional scenes in northern iraq comes to the bodies of 16 migrants were returned from france. family members gathered irbil apples to receive their remains. the victims drowned an english channel last month trying to reach great britain. he restrictions are being imposed in parts of the u. k head of the as eve, scotland wales and old line, a clamping down and large gatherings as they tried to curb the spread of the oma. com variant. then you restrictions have not been announced for england, which has the highest infection, right? the holiday stories on our website founders david, dot com, doreen will be here with the auto renews. are just half knob. and next that all have locked down here on out there. there's more than $12000.00 migrants, mostly haitians in the candidate sprung up in del rio,
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texas. over the last 2 weeks, they won't assign us. authorities are overwhelmed. this is just the latest flash point in a months long search of people illegally crossing the border. and there's little in the camp for them. you can see the thing to try to trying to stop people getting back in for the come up that they went across the street to get food. they said, because there isn't enough food for them to be there in the camp. we met nicholas on the mexican bank, the river, searching for food and medicine, phase family. he hadn't realized until we asked him about it. the us authorities, rules are now flying haitians back home. there is no president. crime is high. students can't go to school. there is no work. the economy is down. people can't put up with them. deportation is not good for us. the world economy is headed for recession. china won't be there to say that this
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time northern islands health service at breaking point south korea for one of the worst growth periods. in half a century. the richest person in the world just gave $98.00 and a half $1000000.00. del. why am i reading these headlines to? well, it's to prove a point. these could all of these leaving poor pandemic 2020 headlines. in reality though, they were all published in november 2019 a month before curve at 19 had even been because well, before the current of ours didn't get much of the world was already deep in a practice of capitalism. and now with millions out of work in the industry that we stagnant and health care and scrambling for a vaccine. the question is, did capitalism turn the emergency into a disaster? the
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me o capitalism. it's an ideology and economic system, a political. but how is the system based on private ownership and profit search world and a ton of crisis? when the situation demands, we act not the individual gain, a collective benefit. stay at home and protect lives with it, said test test test without preventive measures, it could be a spiking cases. all these cancellations are a way to flatten the curve cause it 19 hasn't been like any other crisis. job losses, health care strugglers, a critical need for relief from struct segments of society that normally don't face these kinds of grave economic stresses. ensure all of us haven't heard of pandemic . once in a century type of crisis. it's become evident to many that pre code times across
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the entire country. when i spoke with a group of people, his work has been all about dissecting and analyzing capitalism. when people say they want to go back normal to complain. good. that sounds pretty good to me. right now, about managing inc, necking in politics, you can actually present a lot of people want to be pretty one out, not even in other people in in there was enough food to keep that money to come in until confused from one into richard history. and yet we didn't have the money in my opinion, capitalism is the pandemic that in the root cause of so much of the suffering we're experiencing now. i mean, i want things to go back to normal. i want to be able to go to
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a cafe. i want to be able to see my friends. i don't want things to go back to the normal that we've been living with for the last 20 years of wealth concentration, application of working people. that's the paradigm. that's the context stage for our current calamity. this fires has intensified as spotlight on health care, what it costs, who gets access and its ability to respond in a crisis. one system that runs shockingly counter to the needs of so many it's supposed to serve is the one in the united states. american healthcare is largely privatized and lacks pricing regulation, both key traits of the capitalist system. this means not only is every element of the health care system from hospitals to drug manufacturers, owned and operated by the private sector. but those businesses of free to charge whatever they like this makes staying healthy in the united states. a scarily expensive proposition, there's a small percentage of the population about 18 percent. that does get some state
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support for medical costs, but for the vast majority, private health insurance is the only recourse they charge. notoriously expensive premiums making them unaffordable for many and filled with loopholes and gaps that mean even in short, americans can be left with hefty medical bills to pay. that's why. before the pandemic, it was estimated that 87000000 americans were uninsured, or underinsured, and medical bills were a leading cause of customer bankruptcy. new in the united states, people who can act as health care because they can afford health insurance even if they have insurance. they are buried in debt after the fact. what happens when someone like the crown of ours hits a population that is indebted, devastating population that has no savings, right? 40 percent of americans before the crisis were reported to not be able to handle a 4 $100.00 emergency. america's health care crisis has intensified during the pandemic. a tidal wave of layoffs have meant that as many as 27000000 americans
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have lost employer provided health insurance. and without that cover a hospital stay to treat cove. it could cost as much as $73000.00. this is despite a government plan announced in march to cover some cove related medical bills, the lack of coordination and the need for medical supplies to keep turning. profit has led hospitals into bidding war. so it's a crucial supplies, like p, p, e mosques, tests, and medical equipment, doctors and nurses warning that critical protective gear is running low. this is a hospital where the health care workers have taken to wearing garbage bag. it's like being on e bay with 50 other states bidding on a ventilator hospitals around for profit. and so they don't have adequate staff, right? because that would feed into revenue. they don't want to have extra medical supplies that languishing not being used. so what we're going to see is a lot of people who are going to perish, not because of the virus, per se,
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but because of the lack of access the adequate health care or the lack of access to pack them. here, we're going to see people who don't seek treatment because they're afraid of not being able to pay for it. it's already been reported by emergency room doctors that you know, people, the last, their last words are literally, but who's going to pay for this? corona viruses i knew that existed in humans since 19 sixties. and he calls a range of different illnesses from the common cold, to more lethal varieties, such as the outbreak of saws in 2002, and met in 2012 in 2015. the world health organization, even listed corona viruses as being among the top possible causes of a major epidemic. so how is it that pharmaceutical companies have been caught? so off guard by this virus, it may, this year, brussels based research center, the corporate europe observatory, published
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a detailed investigation into the effectiveness of the innovation medicines initiative. i am i, it's the world's biggest public, private partnership in life sciences. and it directs billions of dollars worth of funds to biomedical research at the world's biggest pharma companies. what the investigation uncovered was that not only did funds in 2017, turned down an e u proposal to work on vaccines for pathogens like corona virus. but 2600000000 euro of i am ice funds were transferred into projects that represented much more commercially profitable avenues for the pharmaceutical industry. this investigation reinforced to point that big pharma insiders and whistle blowers had been making for a while. that serious matters, like pandemic preparedness, being held hostage by commercial considerations. on march 5th, les karone, of ours cases, spread across the u. s. congressional hearings taking place. we also took on a decade ago of the interesting problem of making karone of ours vaccines. because
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we recognize these as enormous public health threats. and yet we have not seen the big pharma guys and the biotech st. rushing into the space. so dr. p to hurt is one of america's leading vaccine. scientists said that a vaccine his team had created 4 years ago in response to the sars outbreak may have been able to provide patients with cross protection from the virus at the heart of this demick. but it simply hadn't been commercially enticing enough. the drug companies to invest in the bottom line is, had we had those investments early on to carry this all the way through clinical trials. years ago, we could have had a vaccine ready to go, you know, one of the big problems of capitalism, the capitalists, direct investment. the capitalist say, you know, it's really important by agra because that's a huge market. even though the crown of arms exist, not invest in vaccines because that market doesn't really exist. and also you really want to vaccinate the whole world in this preemptive measure. no,
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let's create something that we can sell now. so, you know, we like capitalists, me direct investment at or o'clock the peril whenever a vaccine is hopefully created. the next battle, at least for patients in the united states, will be over affordability. and that's when we're back to one of the fundamental point holds of the american health care system, where unlike in almost every other nation, basic pricing controls simply don't exist. and it's not even as though this is a secret and you're saying it, oh, for sure, the affordable for anyone who needs it. i'm saying we would, we would want to ensure that we work to make it an affordable, but we can't control that price because we need the private sector to invest. that was donald trump's health and human services. secretary alex's on a congressional hearing in february this year, an interesting side note before he was appointed to his rolling government. as i worked as the top lobbyist for the pharmaceutical firm, eli lilly, and company. the hunt for a corona virus vaccine has now suddenly become one of the most well funded areas of
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biomedical research. not only a governments and pharmaceutical giants investing in the so called super heroes of the corporate world, have all stepped into the fray. a ceo of netflix is donating $30000000.00 toward research for a corona virus vaccine. microsoft co founder bill guys has continued the fought against copyright of ours, investing billions of dollars on the construction of factories working through, develop a coven 19 vaccine. some of the wealthiest people on earth found isn't ceo's of make of corporations on making headlines for donating to cove. it causes through their own philanthropic organizations. but it's not just about the money. it's the perception that it comes with all the trappings of the corporate world efficiency returns on investment, streamlining of operations. all of this has transformed what was wants simply charitable, giving into something else. philanthropy, capitalism, lindsey maggie, has written about it extensively in a book. no such thing as a free gift. i think we have to move past the headline. sometimes mr. gates did
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talk about the need for mass testing at an earlier stage than some u. s. officials and that was a good scientific approach to take, but i really didn't question whether or not their efforts were anything more than a bad day as solution because there was no evidence that they were really having much of a positive effect on the sort of really deteriorated and ramshackle approach that was underway in the us more generally. i think what we're applauding when we see a dipping into their own trousers and giving any are some cash is we're frauding that makes the copies. and what's the, every walk that anyone can beat upgrading? a baby ordinary guy. i'm supposed to love it. and that's not the case. there. billions. all a collective creation. not their own individual creation. every being a sign attractive. and i, yeah, because no one money when other people are sleeping in streets. okay. i'm about
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inequality is one of the defining factors of capitalism. it's meant that the world's top one percent now hold close to 50 percent of global wealth. and so when the philanthropist among them contribute to causes, it's often only a missed live up of their network. jeff, businesses, $100000000.00 donation to us food bags, for example, amounted to 0.07 percent of his estimated wealth moccasin bugs, $25000000.00 donation. again, just 0.05 percent of his net worth. the point of all these numbers isn't that 1000000000, it should be given rule. that's another discussion entirely near the point here is that philanthropy, capitalism is too often used as a distraction from meaningful possibly more expensive systemic changes ramp and corporate tax avoidance. the suppression of minimum wage levels, reliance on state subsidies, precarious working conditions. i mean, the list of what actually needs to be addressed is long. and it can often get
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obscured by flashy headlines or new segments about billionaires and the generosity . q 2 stepped up and you're providing $25000000.00. we didn't have the money to do that. and i just want to thank you to this is not an access right now. this is the product of a political strategy that's been going on for the last 4050 years, whereby new taxes are slashed and private wealth accumulates. and what that private well does is it concentrates power and that threatens democracy. so we have this really negative feedback loop where the more dysfunctional the state is, right? the last, it's able to provide basic services, the lessons able to protect our public health. the more ammo there is for the corporate sector to say, hey, look, the state is inefficient. the state is incompetent. we, with all of our resources can say of the day that big philanthropic would it influence is a point that is not lost on 1000000000 is like bill gates when asked in 2012 if he
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would ever run for president of the us. he responded, i actually think, you know, maybe i'm wrong that i can have as much impact in that role as i could in any political role. my role in the foundation i don't have to raise ah, political campaigns. i don't have the frank elective, i'm not term limited to 8 years odd for, but it's a very nice office and i don't doubt. bill gates is motifs that the bulletin is very teas hadn't got long history. been both of these things, but he's not beholden to noted in making decisions is monthly rivers. he wishes there is not one. again, cathy for that's that's, that's not the constraint works of what he does. it, he's not replacing full in a complex won't looking for simple narratives. benevolent colleen is a great,
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they have name recognition, they appear heroic, and they've got the cash. however, this pandemic has also shown a light on the other end of the economic spectrum to the key worker delivery drivers, supermarket, shelf stack. as nurses, care is the pandemic, momentarily appended the hierarchy of labor. and yet in the u. k, a set of proposed post breaks it, immigration controls in february, deemed many of these exact essential workers to low paid and quote, low skilled to receive a visa to work in the country. not is that a hard capitalist system said those who were deriving the most value from these are, they're not in the central workers. because what is keeping our economy growing right now? are the lowest paid workers who are really our most indispensable parts of the workforce? workers in the health care system at seeing the funds that got me out here when i bought them off people on this one, i'm not enough doctor's not enough,
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nor organize that. it has to be destroyed and people working social system are often not enough to live. what do we do? because it was just me and my wife is going out and applauding the health care workers and i needed to do so on down the street with the government, the car, the resources that we're going to do, and i just stop in a chest, there's a turn that skeins renewed currency during this pandemic disaster capitalism. canadian activist, an ortho, naomi klein came up with it years ago and had booked the shock doctrine and went viral during the 2008 great recession. it points to how disasters back recession war a pandemic aren't necessarily catastrophic across the board. in a capitalist system, they can also present an opportunity for the money minded. and we've seen
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a lot of profiteering during this current pandemic already. i don't think we are the limits of that profiteering, but we've got an early sense of which doctors in your companies are starting to for example, price gouging when it comes to basic necessities like math that are on for example, being charged upwards of 15 times their usual cost, price gouging is $1.00 manifestation of disaster capitalism. and during this locked down, it's done everything from cause a temporary spike in the price of hand sanitizer. to effect the number of ventilate is available to the u. s. government, according to a pro, public or investigation in 2014, the u. s. department of health and human services signed a 13800000 dollar contract with dutch electronics conglomerate phillips to design and manufacturer cheap and portable, ventilator for use in emergencies. although ventilator was created and the government ordered $10000.00 of them. not a single one was ready at the start of the pandemic. like many countries,
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the united states faced critical ventilator shortages, while phillips was selling to higher priced commercial versions of the same ventilator around the world. so they never fulfilled this order at the cheaper level for the department of health sciences. it's deadly brit. prioritize the more expensive overseas orders. and it's only been recently that the department of how human sciences has re negotiated the same order, but it has been forced to pay for the ventilators at a higher price. that renegotiation that lindsey mentioned, it resulted in the this government ordering $43000.00 of the commercial ventilate, is an april at 4 times regional price. in late august, the remainder of the order was cancelled only after a congressional committee raised questions about the expenditure. but disaster capitalism can also be less direct and more obscure from public scrutiny, like who stands to benefit from some taxpayer funded bailouts. take the u. s. airline industry, which had its request for a $50000000000.00 bail app approved by the u. s. senate in march,
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while the lines were conditional on job protections. the sticking point for many is that over the past 5 years, the big for allied companies, american delta southwestern united have not only made record profits, but collectively spent nearly the same amount. 45000000000 on stock buybacks and dividends 2 ways in which companies can directly enrich their corporate executives and shareholders. so it's not that these bailouts aren't necessary now to avoid mass unemployment, except a substantial part of their current financial problem is arguably of their own making. billions of dollars were mobilized, basically in an incident to bail out corporate america. and this is incredibly ironic because these, these corporations were, you know, in a week financial place because of their own business models because they had over leveraged themselves because they had engaged in pushing money out to shareholders
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instead of planning for tough times. meanwhile, regular people are held to that standard, you know, if you haven't saved, then it's your fault that you're suffering in this moment. so there's, there's a double standard written into the economic response. so you have a form of calculus inch, does not need doctorates billing, because a real catalyst unit, reading tooth and told, say, well, capitalism works when the weakest companies go to the war. when, when things aren't watching a bad i, they say i will to pay these food. may plenty haven't gotten in any society under this and that's probably a good when we come out. i think we can certainly say that the old months for all public product good work. and i think we can all sorts of questions about why did last is a socialize, it's an outside crisis. gameboy project. we need to reach out to the
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kind of the assets to rethink capitalism, have been going on almost as long as capitalism itself has existed and to be fair. it's practiced in notably different ways in different parts of the world. but one of the most toxic and recurring problems is that in too many cases, the system seems designed to favor small elite segment of the population. it's the idea we began with that way before the crisis of this corona virus. we will already grappling with the crisis of capitalism. we should have this phrase that we need to save the economy, or we need to keep businesses going. it makes sense, but i think we have that's good, deeper question, which is what, what's in the economy for? look at something like g, d, p, gross domestic product. all that means is that there's more affluent, but it has nothing to do with distribution that has nothing to do with the quality of people's lives. you can have enormously high g, p and, and have, you know, rector, rates of homelessness and unemployment. so we,
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we have to deconstruct this idea of the economy and, and put people at the center. we are living in the moment and not being clear. cuz with okay about the nation could not prepare their own companies or their own public sufficiently to prevent going to look that clearly the wealth gain, the sort of venturing have not been fair to share. they've been ordered by a view, what people are left or more modern by market and other stuff, but it's really not stuff that we will. it's clear that actually everything nearing the whole collection fraction. individual action is also clear that there are some parts of the a just small pool and should be taken from those a pre patient, michael and found nations. this is why i miss clinton neglected in all of this
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