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is pumping cash into the former russian subsidiary hoping to secure germany's energy supply after gas pronounced cuts. we have an expert on what it means for prices and in uganda, activist try to keep a french energy giant out of the country's largest wildlife rescue. i'm christie plats and this is d w. business. german car maker volkswagen is facing brazilian prosecutors over allegations of human rights violations at a farm. it ran during brazil's military dictate dictatorship accusations include slave labor, torture, and even killings. prosecutor say they have documented years of atrocities committed by volkswagen managers and hired guns at a cattle ranch. the company owned in the amazon rain forest basin in the 19 seventies and eighties. now they hoped to reach a financial settlement for the victims a court house in brazil, ya here behind closed doors, prosecutors were said to confront one of the world's most powerful automakers with
a series of explosive allegations. it revolves around this farm in brazil. the accusation that volkswagen benefited from slave labor here during the 19 seventy's and eighty's at m. a fordham jill was a form of modern slavery workers. how to work 7 days a week, more than 10 hours a day without any pay ot us a sing. he said, be, it won't get cheap, would you came in at all? so the prosecution alleges that there are hundreds of cases in which serious human rights violations occurred. they say workers were little more than indentured servants. witnesses speak of being shackled after attempting to escape, being forced to work at gunpoint and even of murder, becky, to say, when someone tried to escape, the managers would go after them and shoot them. but they beat up those who tried to escape on the street in the shack us. but he and i got the bug he lumber hug. volkswagen bought the farm in 1973 at the invitation of brazil's military
dictatorship. to day the company says they take the accusation seriously, but must 1st analyze the results of the investigation before commenting. this surprises christopher copper, who says he informed volkswagen of its involvement a few years ago and got some conflicts. i examined the operations of this farm during my studies in 2017. also, after my discovery, i told volkswagen that during this period it had used foreign labors who were essentially forced into slavery. not fully from a good phone. brazil prosecutor now wants justice law still suck woof. we are convinced that volkswagen will acknowledge its responsibility and that there will be a settlement with the prosecutor's office and the former workers, brazilian society will be compensated for these unacceptable incidents in his out. it's unclear how volkswagen will respond to the allegations while we
go now to correspondent mathias about who is in brazil at the hearing for us. hi there mathias, can you tell us what came out of the hearing today? now the hearing a took 2 hours in the room behind me and the aid lawyers or forks bargain, disappeared without an official statement. they want to study now or the accusations of the prosecutors and the federal prosecutors. they are waiting for response from folks logging until september this year, so they have no 3 month in order to give a statement m. so the prosecutors hope that forks warden and yet might be ready for an agreement. and the prosecutors want to avoid going to court and so that an agreement might help the victims, financially that's at least the wish. and the will of the prosecutors in order to reward a court case which could take over many years. and month now mathias, we know that this farm was owned and operated by volkswagen. to what degree did
german management know about the atrocities taking place there? what more can you tell us about that? finally, we have to say they knew about it, and there were reports already in the eighty's in the german magazine spiegel about it. so there were rumors about it and for decades already em. but lately, in 2017, the historian christopher copper, which we heard in the report, he published his report and, and for the 2nd you about in these accusations, and about the, the, the what happened at this farm. because mr. copa a dedicated one chapter on this farm or in the prostate in brazil, so they knew about it also the management. but yeah, we don't know why they didn't act so far. that's one of the secrets folk song might . yeah. might to tell us about a in the next months which are to come was mathias about in brazil. thank you so much for that. we're moving on to energy berlin. we'll bail
out the former germans subsidiary of russian natural gas from gas prom, to the tune of 10000000000 euros, as it races to secure gas supply around russia's war with ukraine. gas pounder, manya trades, stores and distributes natural gas across the country. it's already under state trusteeship after separating from its russian parent in april, a german state bank will not provide a loan to shore the company which is struggling with high gas prices and russian counter. thanks. and the deal also renamed the company, securing energy for europe. g and b h. well, to break this down, i'd like to bring in an expert on global energy systems, dr. tom o'donnell. tom, thanks for joining us. it. this is sort of confusing breaking down german gas from russian gas problem. you could almost think that germany is bailing out a russian company. what exactly is going on here? can you break this down? ok, well indeed, thanks for having me tonight. yes, it's a,
this company was the daughter of a gas problem in st. petersburg. but at the same time, if you look at all the infrastructure it owns, there's deep german participation between this year this russian company and i'm russian energy companies and german energy companies. so the whole industry is in tango very deeply. this goes back to the 1980s when the pipelines were for the oil . pipelines were 1st built through ukraine and poland and so forth from the soviet union. and now have been renewed with these more stream pipelines. this is a very deep alliance. that goes back a long time. ok. well time we also heard today russia's gas prom saying that a delivery through the pipeline will be caught by 40 percent due to complications related to sanctions. just after that, the german government announced this bailout plan. what does all of this mean for germany's energy supply? germany has a very serious problem with the war in ukraine. this all bets were off for germany,
germany band, for decades on the partnership with russia. i would say this was a geo political decision in certain level, in order to guarantee a certain freedom for german capital for german elite german business under the general predominance of the united states and the western alliance. they thought by having this alliance with russian oil and gas, it gave them certain freedom. they were worn for years by all parties in washington and in eastern europe that this could end up in a colossal disaster. and now that's what's happened. i mean, this was 55 percent of germany's gas came directly from gas brown and something like about 34 percent of the oil last year. so there's no guarantee now that's gone and they're desperately looking for other sources. but the problem here is this company, jamaica gas from germania administer as much of the infrastructure in the company.
and the government has to keep that infrastructure going. the storage tanks in the pipelines, and that's what this bailout is about. tom odon, on dora, and thank you for joining us. thank you. well, in uganda activists have sued french oil multinational total seeking to stop oil exploration in fragile ecosystems. total signed a $10000000000.00 deal to commercially exploit uganda's oil and gas, some of which is located inside a national park. ugandan minister said detractors are blocking important growth opportunities for the country. this is the meeting which sealed the deal in uganda, working oil multinational late bite at our energies of committed over $10000000000.00 to commercial exploit. again this oil and gas. this is an exciting news for a country. it's a long awaited nuance we should actually throw a patty. this sector is expected to create over 1600 jobs
for you condense. but not everyone is as happy as the investment minister in the process of uh, looking at that then the video and yes, laura's, we forget that actually we are doing it at the cost of our niche, our what, what is the more communities tile is building the world's longest heated pipeline to trust, put crude oil from landlocked uganda to the c port in tanzania. the french mountain ashley is now compositing, over 12000 people to pave were for this development. also gunned as oil has been discovered in fragile ecosystems like matches on falls, national park, environmentalists of no drugs total to the court of law. to stop oil activities in the country's largest wildlife sanctuary. way little town can say whatever the a thing will know. very weird that in africa these no, in
a country that is producing oil in a manner that actually protects the people unpredicted the vitamin that is the reality letizia. and we have in love. it's in it inevitably from the thought of the doctor. it is going to be different in that at a global stage to tell fest criticism for investing in fossil fuels despite the pressure to face them out due to their c o. 2 emissions. but you can assess that critic some misguided no one who is telling you that don't do is doing it. and they know that trustable, uganda is well in dawn with natural resources. so the only way you can stifel them or stiffle, uganda is my telling them. don't do these then do the other one done, did he just give them a list of dance and then the gun progress? and then what do you do? you take the natural resources in some african countries,
all production as cause devastating impacts on the environment and communities. you're going to say it has land lessons and plans to manage natural resources better. but environmentalists are not convinced while that's always got, if you'd like more, you can check us out on d, w dot com backslash business, and the dw news youtube channel. you can also find us on facebook from me and the whole business team here in berlin, and thanks for watching in good shape. because a pineapple penny is a toaster. the human brain. here you can learn how it works, what it needs, how it can be trained, and we answer one of human kinds. biggest questions do male and female brains work
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