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you know the little. carnival. mystery international accuses tech giants google facebook of violating human rights surveillance based business model. to do farmer faces renewed scrutiny after leaked documents reveal the extent of its efforts to suppress negative stories about its widely prescribed opioid painkillers. and there's a backlash from the jewish community in germany after nazi memorabilia is sold at auction for thousands of euros. since it is nothing to do it is not. completely to be destroyed.
by that very getting think this is r.t. international. business model threaten human rights by being based on surveillance that's according to a new amnesty international report the group alleges the tech giants violate privacy and freedom of expression artie's medina coach and her husband. amnesty international released a report outlining how facebook and google abuse human rights that it's increasing dominance over the new global public square controlling the main channels the company's surveillance based business model forces people to make a fenced in bargain whereby they are only able to enjoy their human rights online by submitting to a system predicated on human rights abuse their report accuses google and facebook of violating the right to privacy on an unprecedented scale as well as freedom of
expression not only does it represent an intrusion into billions of people's private lives that can never be necessary or proportionate but the companies have conditioned access to this services on consenting to processing and sharing of their personal data for marketing and advertising directly countering the right to decide when and how i want personal data can be shared with others it also accuses facebook of head and when you pull ation for a political ad targeting the use of micro-targeting for political messaging can also limit people's freedom of expression by creating a curated world view inhospitable to pluralistic political discourse amnesty his report has only confirmed what has long been known as both tack giants have been caught red handed countless times the world's eyes were opened to the risk these tech platforms posed back in 28 by the facebook can break analytical data scandal data from 87000000 people's profiles were harvested and used to micro target and
manipulate people for political campaigning purposes and it looks like we're still haven't learned all the lessons last week a report on the wall street journal revealed that google partner it with health care provider asuncion to secretly collect and store medical records on millions of patients across 21 states all after the company failed to convince customers to hand. over their medical data voluntarily meanwhile facebook has a vivid leader night the latest allegations made by the n.s.a. international a person's choice to use facebook services and the way we collect receiver use data all clearly disclosed in acknowledged by users cannot meaningfully be likened to the involuntary enough unlawful government surveillance so is there a way for users to keep their data safe well the reports as there is but it will
take out a radical overhaul of the way big tax operates it calls for the alliance data protection laws to make the system more humane but is there a place in real life for an internet that has human rights at its core both companies have been challenged on numerous different occasions about their behavior people could look at a number of separate incidents or you could see it as a larger i think call issue paula to do with their attitude towards users and towards dates but also because their business models have been built around the fact that they need to collect that data to offer to advertisers and in order basically to power their business but i think we need broader agreement at a societal level in both continents and elsewhere around the world about exactly how much power wig willing to give to companies with this amount of data it's a concentration of data or in a few hands that is the major issue here it's only when we have that level of
collection of data that it really becomes a threat to our human rights basically or it can also become a threat to many other rights including freedom of speech. leaks documents in the united states have revealed the extensive lobbying by drug maker purdue pharma to market it's widely prescribed painkillers and downplay the risks the drug has been blamed as a major factor in america's opioid epidemic the revelations were made by the investigative media outlet pro publica they include allegations. produce sympathetic experts to appear in leading media outlets produce funded think tanks are also accused of writing misleading articles of negative coverage was often challenged by medical analysts with alleged ties to the drug maker to explain all his on the scale of morbid. purdue pharma the corporation that created oxy cotton is generally blamed for the crisis due to their efforts to reorient the medical community and change the narrative regarding the dangers of addiction let's go over a specific example of how they went about doing this in 2004 the new york times ran
an article containing this wildly misleading statement regarding the danger of addiction contrary to media portrayals the typical oxycontin addict does not start out as a pain patient who fell unwittingly into a drug habit the author of that article is sally said tell a fellow at the american enterprise institute specializing in medical issues coincidentally the american enterprise institute received $50000.00 a year from purdue pharma since 2003 plus an additional 800000 dollars for special events according to documents received by pro publica but it gets better what study did said tell site in order to defend the funder of her institute the national household survey on drug abuse found that among non-medical oxycontin users 98 percent has also used other addictive pain relievers for non medical purposes and more than a 4th had used heroin well what they don't mention is that that study was actually
carried out by employees and consultants of purdue pharma now sally's to tell says she has no idea that her institute was funded by purdue the new york times and the american enterprise institute have denied any wrongdoing but sallies to tell didn't just defend the profits of purdue in the new york times she also did it elsewhere she was quite a media star when it came to propane killer opining. oxycontin does not cause addiction it's abusers are already addicts. the real public health damage here comes from the peach campaign conducted by zealous prosecutors and public interest advocates to demonize the drug itself. this is tragic because oxycontin has been a godsend for millions of patients. only a minority of people who are prescribe opiates for pain become addicted to them and those who do become addicted and who die from painkiller over dues is done to
obtain these medications from sources other than their own physicians but media spin was just one step for do also funded other organizations to push its agenda of more prescriptions for pain killers the american academy of pain medicine and the american pain society promoted this for example studies indicated it didn't over development of addiction we know people had to use the relief of pain is low furthermore experience has shown a known addict can benefit from the carefully supervised judicious use of opioids for the treatment of pain for do it rich these donations were made but it defends its position per view has been contacted over the years by policy experts at a variety of think tanks who are seeking additional context on industry issues for their work our engagement has always been appropriate and aimed at providing a science based perspective that the company felt was often overlooked in the larger policy conversation over 400000 americans have lost their lives to opioids
since the year 2000 and many more lives have been ruined by addiction it would happen r.t. new york. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in been indicted on charges of bribery fraud and breach of trust the decision comes amid the ongoing political crisis this row facing potentially a 3rd general election this year alone you know he has denied any such wrongdoing and says that he will appeal the decision he had hoped to avoid the indictment by passing legislation over that proved impossible after his failure to form a coalition government following september's election is the 1st time a serving israeli prime minister has been indicted. and even though you know he's been serving as israeli prime minister since 2009 and it's not his 1st time in the job he previously held the top position 909-6299 he's well known for his close relationship with donald trump and with the help of the u.s. president he's achieved a number of his goals. tell
of if i'm joined by political and security senior analyst living rough and it's very good to have you on the livia what does this indictment mean to benjamin netanyahu could he get behind bars. good evening you know will a democracy the only democracy in the middle east and right knows there is a legal process even though now when we're talking we're waiting for the statement of prime minister netanyahu and we have to wait a long process it was a very long investigation and we're also in the middle of an electoral process still not over so all together tonight israelis waiting for a legal results for
a prime minister's statement on for knowing where we are going to concerning 0 serves as the last elections were actually not so clear because we're still waiting for a grand ok fair enough given though that this is the 1st time in history an acting israeli prime minister has been indicted presumably they still to be taken lightly presumably the evidence must be fairly robust. it is the 1st time that you just say that in these early young history we have such a situation is not very good people don't like it i mean no one likes the situation even the opposition doesn't like the situation that again i could just said before we have to wait because it's a legal process a long one a naturally prime minister a. prime minister others a possibility if he wants still not clear to us for immunity from these really considered. so it can take several months until the decision will be
a would say more a more clarified relationship between israel and the united states seems to have blossomed between trump and netanyahu would that affect relations if he wasn't the man in charge. again we are in speculations. relationship between still a few as well as the united states of america very strong beside the prime minister then as a prime minister i mean it's a strategic relationship between the 2 countries one in the middle east one being the superpower america and i can't believe i would believe that this relationship will go much beyond the situation even if there is a legal process getting in deeper against prime minister netanyahu the fact though that netanyahu hasn't been able to form a government does that suggest that he's is losing his standing is popularity with
the vote. i wouldn't say so i believe that today is a major crazies because the state is divided the position is divided by 2 parts the right and the center left and it's also a situation controlled by 2 different leadership and these are ways for the situation all to unite all to build a unity government and for the time being until today until tonight there was no. possibility not from premise that ateneo a not from ebony gun from the opposition to form a coalition today we start to go through the knesset through the parliament to find maybe the possibility. he threw a member of the parliament to get to this coalition but after 21 days
from today it's not possible unfortunately we have to go to a city rather for actions which is of course was is really not a very good solution if a great speech thanks for your time my guest live a rough of its political and security senior analyst. in other news a selection of nazi memorabilia has gotten under the hammer in germany the move sparking a backlash from jewish leaders in the country. those items any items that have anything to that could come to you to anything for any
resource should be kept away archives of governments but items it is nothing to do that does not do for research point of view completely to be destroyed and the things that relate to the little creature up and see anything related to to a kind of leaders and it's even related to any other mass murder of those people heritage should be kept as it should be out of question at all if you did as a service would not offer any person who seeks to buy groceries or light in a kind of leader so what does isis you know there's no question those people would be on the watch in order to make sure that there is a racial world leader to do something durable in the future those people have to be on the watch to make sure that the do not have any tension to take days to reach of the next level of this is why we believe you have to be on the watch on the european jewish associations official statement claims the items like historical value and will be bought by those wishing to glorify the fascist regime the option house direct take claims that most of the customers are museums and professional
collectors who quote deal meticulously with the something. they might have noticed a new feature we've been employing this week certain stories have a q.r. code alongside that means that you can get more bang danny from ation on a particular story if you're interested try to. the markets are making new all time highs interesting the money that is being forced into these. markets like careening into the liver of a duck on a fatwah farm it has to come from somewhere i must dig into this little bit more. i have concern about new technologies and i think society should be right and i try
to help them get engaged in those concerns. but we also should have concerns about doing nothing doing nothing is extraordinarily risky you know with some point 5000000000 people and a series of. ancient technologies that are not necessarily suitable for tomorrow. the u.s. congress has passed the bill in support of hong kong protest as president trump is expected to sign it into law despite delicate trade talks with china the move to get beijing. young go on with this young hong kong just part of china and hong
kong a very very china's internal affairs the united states should immediately stop interfering where it will be hit by negative you can see it was trying to will have to take strong contra measures to defend its national sovereignty security and development interests. of the bill called the hong kong human rights and democracy act will allow sanctions to be imposed on those officials who suppress human rights in the city it also require an annual assessment of hong kong's autonomy under the current chinese one country 2 systems the city has its own government and is in charge of its own economic affairs if any issues are flagged up on kong special trade status with the united states would be revoked. with the territory having been wracked with protests for months it's already led to some economic consequences for example a number of companies have started to quit hong kong and with the city losing its crown is the most lucrative for luxury swiss watches some companies have relocated
to singapore amid the social unrest the demonstrators are demanding the protection of democratic rights and official investigations into police brutality i . professor of politics that east china normal university in shanghai years if gregory mahoney believes that this can only lead to a situation where hong kong loses. as well aware the nicest government is famously known unapologetically mettlesome another country's affairs often with catastrophic results for stakeholders we have direct knowledge of the china sentiment in the us appears to be chipping in to a level of scene unfolding madness at this point and frankly it increasingly recalls the same sort of culture that was fostered in the us yes the soviet union during the reagan years congress is pandering to the sentiments of one of the few
areas where the 2 parties can agree with each other so it's kind of ironic that the american political system which can't work together to solve its own problems won't this won't stop them of course from meddling with others ultimately while it may reinforce protesters in a battle can't win and. it will probably create a situation where all. already has a number of negative consequences for hong kong there have been some talking about not entering the market others leaving the market one thing though that you know we see the chinese i.p.o.'s have not have not been deterred and it's not yet clear this will encourage or discourage them from our listing in hong kong but i think we can also look at the announcement yesterday in china of liberalizing the financial services sector in mainland as an immediate tactic the possible and some major announcement yesterday and today with a. fall in clashes a broken out in the haitian capital as hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the visit of the u.s. ambassador to the u.n.
reports say at least 2 people were injured. was. was the police seized live ammunition rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds protesters were attempting to disrupt talks between the u.s. envoy and haiti's president the country's been crippled by protests in september demanding the president step down over a corruption scandal. which. the. it's up to it's not up to russia whether or not sigh. actions against the country will be lifted although they are having a boomerang effect on those imposing them that was the view of the game and putin when he was speaking at the economic forum russia calling. if we talk about sanctions and the perspectives of lifting them this is not our duty here but it was the us administration about this and it was the us congress which imposed them not us i'm going to 1st of all it forced us to implement the substitution of imported
goods in those sectors which are closely tied to our national interests and security but these are very wide range of sectors culture medicine pharmaceuticals armaments and we've reached a very good and positive results so i would like to thank all the people my colleagues you know the people that work at their places i see it as a boomerang effect many u.s. companies invested a lot of money in this or that project but then had to cancel them at the so they lost punish themselves during the trial mr president say our trade turnover with the us has reached $25000000000.00 sort of the percent number we have with turkey not so much you see this but at the same time we have many common interest with the u.s. with the sweet forbes magazine published an article claiming russia's now bullet proof against u.s. sanctions while its economy is one of the world's most stable of artie's kaiser report max kaiser says that the country is indeed performing well despite all the obstacles it faces from the west. russia should have a aaa credit from the rating agencies is doing brilliantly you know if you look at
the price of dollars in the bond market it looks like russia is the premier economy in the world right you've got 6 and a half percent on the ruble bond you've got 4 and a quarter percent return on their u.s. dollar equivalent bonds compared to germany and elsewhere where they have negative year elts in america are under 2 percent here we are russia looking fantastic the sanctions have worked out brilliantly for russia because it forced them to diversify in ways that they wouldn't have done otherwise in other booming across many sectors outside of the energy sector the head of the russian central bank has done a brilliant job and resisting the temptation to print money in fact he's reduced debt and the country's been buying hundreds of tons of gold so it has very almost no debt whatsoever it's got a lot of gold it's diversified the bonds are yielding it more than almost every other industrialized country in the world and it should be rated aaa moody's and s.
and pay should give russia a aaa rating on its credit elvira and president putin have done a brilliant job so bring it on this i think the phrase bullet proof is apt it's a good phrase the russian economy is bullet proof i agree. well mobile a proof and i will be slightly upset if you don't return and join me for our latest headlines and often. the tense situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been phased only implemented for inside venezuela things look different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associate. in the school have
a son of a moment too soon to move the tempest and that political battle scene on the moon because. of the moment the focus of the who story isn't new makes him cold in henry kissinger to tell him that he would not be tolerated in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream so once and making the economy of venezuela screed. yeah is your media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe.
isolation for you that you. are you going the right way or are you being led. by. what is true. is faith. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us and adapt. for a mate in the shallowest. welcome to the alex i'm unsure as be approached the halfway point and this christmas election today returned to our celebrated pundits panel to say this has made the
early running in the campaign but also whether there are still some surprise presents to come in the blue corner we have peter oborne the man who is more about the tory party than most attorneys in this festive consul he plays the ghost of christmas present in the yellow corner we feature length at all pick one time liberal democrat presidential candidate but to not do it born again brick city or lembit is the ghost of christmas yet to come and in the very corner we feature a new comer to our panel former labor adviser professor richard murphy who will assess whether the opposition has still some christmas crackers to pull rank tradition. i'm so mantle of the ghost of christmas past to hold up the tartan end of this panto we have written which showed a woman who is rumored to have ghostwritten the best speeches of success the 1st minister's talks we'll turn to our panel shortly but 1st your reaction to last week sure featuring the spices of the catalan politicians locked up for extraordinarily
harsh prison sentences for their rule and organizing and defending the independence referendum of 2017 now we asked the new spanish government for their comments last week but if yet to receive a reply when it comes to hand we will feature that response in future issues as we continue our series on whether catalonia however in a statement covered in the washington post of october 14th prime minister pedro sanchez was quoted as saying in a social and democratic state of law compliance means full compliance this is been a judicial process with full got in t's and transparency government to spain will work in the coming days towards got it in public order and protecting our democratic laws as it has always done so if your tweets and by speak here from lend lend says wow those cuts are when women were so inspiring shame on the e.u. for not helping catalonia i'm so happy that scotland stands by catalonia vester catalonia he says if you want to says fascinating insight into the empathic to the
husband's been political prisoners remember to keep writing to them. georgina says thank you for the c.d.'s could i suggest the interview questions can be answered in catalan and some tape to please what your dinner sometimes we do use interpreters but we thought i guess english was really 1st class it was great to hear 1st hand directly from them alan says this current interview is a wonderful but heartbreaking i hope they stay strong lovely message alan i'm sure says what a lovely woman i hope your man gets to come home soon he deserves our thanks and he says the children will one day carry the torch of freedom and finally gordon says cale is an inspiration what a strong woman it's horrific that is come to this that we're trying to catalonia next week but today we're back in blighty covering the progress of the christmas election the u.k. general election takes place on the 12th of december that are the number of parties standing including the conservatives labor the poll democrats change u.k.
the greens the party and hiccup and additionally in scotland the s.n.p. in wales place company i didn't or than arland the d.d.p. sion fame s.t.l. p. ulster unionist party and the alliance party as well as a number of candidates sounding as independents but 1st to scotland and to alex. and i'm joined from glasgow by the doyen of scottish political journalism a woman who's been covering scottish elections since the last go with a total action of 19 some do for the right to be joined by for short i'm not sure i'm delighted to be carbon dated quickly that alex. departed the main party leaders gemma carbon boris johnson of both bill and scotland last week but neither visit was i'm annoyed success nor toll in fact boris johnson has taken the only photo of the trees i'm a pre-book and he's been going round in kind of hermetically sealed pour so you see
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