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ah, ah global pam delicate big profits? we examine how it form a giant another bumper a year. closely followed settlement between deceased convicted sex offender, jeffrey epstein, as accuser virginia fray has been made public the head of a critical hearing involving the british royal families. prince andrew, also ahead 19 years had months to put you hostage on his america's legacy on r t looked back at one of the defining moments of last year. the u. s. withdrawal from afghanistan, which brought the country to the brink of collapse, with
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just a few moments into a brand new day. here in moscow, the 1st tuesday of 2022. let's get into our top story. the number of cobit cases has surged in the united states with the weekly average, surpassing 360000. throughout the pandemic, the world health organization, how stressed the only way forward is through mass vaccination. one knock on effect of that big profits for big pharma, 3 companies, pfizer by on tech and the journey between them. hop reportedly been reeking in over $90000000.00 every day. taken us through that story. ortiz saskia taylor 2021 beer. we discovered that ready no cure for greed. just off big pharma, pfizer is forecasting $15000000000.00 in revenue from its covert vaccine. this year . it is our 1st profitable quarter, hitting that 1900000000 mark
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a majority of which is their cobra. 1900 vaccine of course, $1000.00 every 2nd, pfizer by our tech and modo, now made $1000.00 every 2nd. but it turns out that drug companies like to pop to pills at once, money and power. and we're better to wield one's power than in washington. d. c. introducing congress says biggest lobbyist, big pharma, which last year dropped a cool $266000000.00 to sway america. lawmakers though, given how the holy trinity of fires and madonna biotech was averaging over 900000000 a day last yet it's really just loose change less than 3 days. walk in fact for the rest of us. so it's an awful lot, you know what, there's also an awful lot of in the u. s. capital big pharma lope. yes. in fact, so many, but they are number congressmen. 3 to one. so what does all that cash exposure get them? well, pretty much anything they want. this is
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a very powerful industry with significant lobbying cloud. it's very good at knowing exactly how many votes they need to kill pieces of legislation and figuring out a way to get those votes. it's funny though, because you think, but with a democrat run, a house and senate. pharmaceutical giants would have had a tough year. after all, 3 years, the parties been promising to fight the greed 1st we'll take on the drug and insurance companies and hold them accountable for the prices they charge in the harm they cause it's called valiant pharmaceuticals. i'm going after them. we are going to stop this. this is predatory pricing, and then we'll tell the pharmaceutical companies thanks, but no thanks for overpriced drugs. pay the highest prescription drug prices of any develop nation in the world, but enough is enough. the greed of the pharmaceutical industry is killing americans and making many of them much sicker than they otherwise what have been it has got to stop. so we need congress to finish the job, to come together and make
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a difference in people's lives. turns out though, making money is so much more fun than making a difference in people's lives. in fact, 60 percent of big farmers know be money goes to democrats. so when in april, a plan was proposed to knock down drug prices, surprise it got voted down one of the people against fit new jersey senator bob mendez. you know how much menendez is pocketed from the drugs will be this year? $80000.00. then along came the build back, better act, which among other things wanted to make medication actually affordable a ridiculous idea. so what did big pharma do? it splash some serious cash to block the bell? big farmer will spend, do, and say whatever it takes to defeat any legislation that will curb its unilateral power to dictate prices of prescription drugs. apparently the big pharma rules that leave almost one in for americans unable to afford buy regular medication is
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necessary. because while research, we have an obligation to ensure that the sale of our medicines provide us with the resources necessary to invest in future research and development. and while the lobbies $1000000.00 ad failed billed by patrick on the rocks anyway. so fingers crossed, we know what came as a real shock. other than politicians, putting money for people and pharmaceutical joints. not caring about public health . the fact that big pharma plays dottie 1st drug companies have raised prices with abandon, especially when they succeed in delaying a blocking competition. in some cases, tied to higher pay for executives. second, companies have manipulated the peyton system and marketing exclusive. it is to extend their monopolies. 3rd, all the companies, the committee investigated, have employed anti competitive strategies to suppress generic competition. really does no one, i'd rather haven't control of like saving medication. also,
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it wouldn't be matter. the pandemic cost is just a little while longer. they got on a pass it and they want to keep this path there. and these other therapeutics aren't really going to make them a lot of money. politicians on big pharma harder walk in d. c, save lives, solving the people, and showing each and every day that there's no drop, more addictive than money, power and everything in between. the and other story the bring you today. moscow has lush though it's up. the u. k, after leaked documents revealed the britain plans to spend millions of pines to promote its agenda and influence society in russia. the papers purportedly from the british foreign office were published by the investigative group underside on its website. russia's foreign ministry spokesman brooked on the trove of data that was exposed. the under side archives contain dozens of documents with project
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descriptions, lists of names, organizations, and all of the accounting fraud. the numbers boggled imagination. more than 1300000000 roubles have been allocated for the period from 2020 to 2020 free to finance programs to influence public organizations. and for them, government agencies and transform the course of russia in the direction great britain needs. what we have here is a trove of lead documents that are being published online by this group on the side, appearing to reveal this evolve network of and job to receive grants. so funding from the british or authorities for dozens of projects within russia for the most sensational revelations. here is the creation of a tow 25 elite who could go on for leadership roles. he could be passive, strategic change within russia. according to the documents, the aim would be to work with tensions within the country. now, if accurate, these are, of course, serious accusations. say we're talking about russia accusing the u. k. of meddling
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. it's internal affairs and usually as we know, the series on the other foot is usually other countries accusing russia of meddling . the u. k. accused rush of meddling in the elections and 29. 19, for example. now, in lights, all these revelations, the foreign ministry spokesman, maria harris has the keys, london of increasing polarization within russia. let's take a listen. the british are directly spending money on the build up of the internal political situation in the country. how else to explain the existence of a grant plan that involves sponsoring involvement in demonstrations and political rallies, as well as mentioning the growth of social tension and the reservation of society. now these lead documents also appeared to reveal a focus on the promotion of the l g, b t q plus a culture pushing for acceptance in russia. also, the documents describe russia as homophobic is particularly unfriendly to this community. but you know, it was just a few days ago, the black person was doing his big, you will speak to, to the present, to the public as rolborn over 4 hours this time. and put in said quotes if some,
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if someone thinks that a women and men are the same thing, then be my guest. but there is common sense. let them put and said, i stick to the traditional approach that a woman is a woman, a man is a man. a mom is a mom, and dad is a dad. i mean, some, i call that a traditional society, a traditional culture and society in russia. this article however, describes russia as homophobic and unfriendly. exactly, exactly. but as these documents revealed, the aim of each of these projects is to deliver change within russia. also listed in the document says via one of these programs, russian and ga, would be encouraged to rehabilitate to support migrant entering russia illegally. there's also talk of a change to the system of training lawyers, and this is all across russia and my time now talking about this group which had made these revelations that publish these documents on the side, we don't know too much about this group as yet. however, with such remarks, when the foreign ministry spokesman is looking like it's something which is being
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taken very seriously. now, so far, london has not commented on the issue. we have sent them an email, however, that the email inbox is full apparently, which is very unfortunate. however, when we do receive a response, we will of course, bring you up to speed. in the meantime, maria, the however, is urging the u. k to respond one way or the other. the british foreign office has only one way out to publicly declare that all this is fake misinformation. and of course highly likely or to can says that there are plans to interfere in the internal affairs of russia. repent change a tank to a yellow submarine and lay low in bruges. while, like i say, we're going to have to wait to see how the u. k. responds to these revelations that are being published in the website and then we'll take it from the details of a settlement between convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. and one of his accusers for junior defray has been made public that move as part of mr. phrase, sexual abuse. law suits against britons. prince andrew killed have not been was
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more that document contains no references to royalty or to prince andrew. so he is not mentioned in the document. now it's been released today and it is the following day. tomorrow will be the day where it will be determined, whether or not the case against prince andrew will be thrown out of court or not. now, at this point, it will be up to the judge to determine whether or not prince andrew is reference to. if he is included in the vague statements about 3rd parties and other potential defendants. we recently saw the conviction of delay maxwell, who was a british socialite and the ex lover of jeffrey epstein. she was convicted on 5 counts of abuse of minors. she's been accused of sex trafficking. young girls for geoffrey epstein, virginia roberts to fray, has accused prince andrew of having sex with her. when she was 17 years old, she claimed she was forced to have sex with prince andrew. now prince andrew denies
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these allegations. jeffrey has also filed a lawsuit against an american lawyer and a harvard professor who denies any wrong doings. prince andrew also denies these wrong doings, so we shall see what the judge decides. 8 as to whether or not these court proceedings will continue, but the jeffrey epstein case and his subsequent death. and now the conviction of going maxwell, i has raised a lot of questions. many are looking on at this case with a lot of interest in what revelations could be coming down the pike. so lots ahead on the program, including 5 major world powers, made a joint statement following to prevent the spread of nuclear arms. it comes from intense hopes where nato and russia ukraine live, reaction on this coming up after the break. the
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ah ah ah, what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development. only nationally,
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i'm going to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very difficult time time to sit down and talk ah, you are very welcome back to the program. not the use of nuclear weapons, as a deterrence of war was reiterated on monday in a statement to tain 5 nuclear states. russia the u. s. britain, france, and china made a call to adhere to the existing agreements which work on the premise that nuclear conflict can be nothing but the saucers. we declare that the can be no, win is in a nuclear war, and they should never be unleashed. we also assume that nuclear weapons, as long as they continue to exist, should serve defensive purposes, to turn aggression and prevent war. we believe that the further proliferation of such weapons should be prevented. yeah, just to go through it then the document,
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the countries declare their commitment to the nonproliferation treaty, one of the pillars of nuclear at weapon control. yet it is just one of a number of agreements ensuring global security. the u. s. previously caused lauren by withdrawing from core deals such as the anti ballistic missile treaty on intermediate range weapons, and also the open skies treaty. well, the renewed call for nuclear stability comes amid an escalation intentions between nato and russia. moscow on the lines of been at loggerheads over ukraine's position as a potential member of nato. russia has consist denied that it plans to attack to ukraine unsafe the build up of troops within its borders. are part of routine military exercises. there are plans for a series of meetings this month to find a diplomatic solution to what russia sees as western encroachment on its borders. well, let's spring in live now. bryan becker bryan is coordinator of the anti war. i'm
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sure coalition is very welcome to the program. brian, you've got these nations reiterating their adherence to the plan, but none of them are actually giving up a nuclear arms. how sincere or do you think they are? well, i'll say at least from the us point of view that the signature of the united states government on that document isn't worth the paper that it's printed on the new. the u. s. nuclear posture review, undertaken during the trap administration in 2018, reaffirms that the u. s. will not give up the 1st use capability. and the 1st us prerogatives and that have been the cornerstone of us nuclear doctrine. since 1945. meaning that the united states era gave to itself the right to use nuclear weapons against other adversaries, including use against and other adversaries who have not at that moment used
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nuclear weapons. so it's a 1st strike policy. now that was 2018 that was reaffirmed in 2018. so this document is actually lacks all credibility. furthermore, the united states, at least, and i would say the other countries to by the united states in particular because it's driving the nuclear arms race, including releasing a new generation of nuclear weapons. since the obama administration came into office is in violation of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty that was signed in 1969. that treaty says the quid pro quo for non nuclear powers is that they won't acquire nuclear weapons. and in exchange, the countries that already have nuclear weapons will step by step gradually, but decisively and eventually eliminate all of their nuclear weapons. the you are united states or britain or france. i have no concept at all that they're going to
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get rid of their nuclear weapons, inspect the, the united states, spending right now, a trillion dollars. introducing the 4th generation, a new generation of nuclear weapons. you have the u. s. withdrawing from a handful of, of similar at treaties as well before that since we went true, brian, why do you think washington is involved in this declaration today? i think it's just a smoke screen. i think they want, it's like going to church on sunday and putting your hand on the bible and, and professing your love of, of all of the 10 commandments and going up the next day and killing somebody and say, i remember, i'm a good christian. i went, i went to church on sunday, i think it's like that. it's really just, i'm in the near a big leave to mass. the real us policy, which is to gain dominance, including the dominance with nuclear weapons and outer space in violation of the the 1967 treaty about outer space. the u. s. is clearly on the path to do that,
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to introduce nuclear technologies in the outer space, nuclear weapons technologies. this is a fig leaf. this should not be taken seriously. this is just camouflage on the part of the united states in a way, you know, dep diplomacy is always a kind of perjury, sort of a not telling the truth the real deal. well, that's what this is, is there's something to be said that you have relations between russia, china, and western states. then at a very low ad, could this declaration and perhaps be seen as a sign of some improvement. the beginnings of it, one would hope, one would hope, but that's how i see it. i think this is dripping with hypocrisy at this very moment on russia's border. the u. s. is doing everything it can to escalate the tensions including arming and providing more and more advanced weapons to the ukraine government. and then accusing russia of aggression by amassing the troops
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within russia. and obviously, if ukraine is integrated into nato, that will be a game changer that will be understood by the russian government, whether it's potent or a government that comes later as nothing short of an existential threat to russia's very existence. of course, the memory of what happened in world war 2 in june, 1941. when the same spaces were used by the nazis to invade the soviet union and 27000000 people died, defending the country and then defeating naziism. this is going to be a dominant part of the narrative of any russian government, and the u. s. knows that that's why the u. s. is playing with fire. this is extremely provocative and it gives y to the idea that us is now solidly pledging not to use nuclear weapons. just finally, the timing of the declaration. is there anything notable about thought? is that ukraine, that is the issue to the fore front of people's mind?
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well, i think so. i mean, look, we're, we're at a dangerous moment perhaps the most dangerous moment. certainly since the u. s. nato attacks it and destruction of yugoslavia in 1999. that was just 22 years ago. people keep talking about the last major war in europe with 1945 know the u. s. and nato destroy yugoslavia 22 years later in the ukraine, u. s. is playing with bi, you're right on russian border and an existential e threatening way. this is a game of chicken, but you know, the people of the world, the people of russia, europe, certainly people have ukraine, don't want this. they need peace. finally, finally, but yet there is so much talk, particularly in western media of an old conflict happening on the ukraine. russia border. how dangerous a time are we in regards that, right? i don't think it can be more dangerous right now. i mean, what the u. s. is doing is pressing against russia's border with advanced troops
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and provocation. such that the stage is being said for the integration of ukraine into nato. that would bring nato a nuclear alliance with advanced nuclear and conventional weapons in a threatening way. following a coup d'etat where the democratically elected government corrupt but democratically elected government was overthrown by a western backed, fascist lead cou data in february, 2014. in if this 7 years later is the result. that means the united states is in fact, preparing for major power conflict with russia. seems like insanity because it is. but again, the pentagon is acting again with craziness. brian always enlightening to have you on the program. thanks for taking the time today. brian backer from the anti war answer, coalition very happy new year to as well. thank you. ah,
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now another story i want to bring you to day afghanistan. it remains on the brink of humanitarian disaster. millions are facing starvation as winter temperatures limit on the country's economy. is on its needs shrinking by almost half in recent months. last summer's haste, the u. s. military exit, so tragic scenes unfold. ah, thousands of afghans tried to flee the country during and after the u. s. evacuation that led to chaotic scenes or cables are acquired as well as panic across the capitol ortiz, senior correspondent, iraq gasdio, was there at the time in 2001. it began with, with righteousness and pomp, invade of dentist on to fight for freedom to fight terrorism and make the world
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a better place. 19 years, 10 months and $25.00 days on. this is america's legacy. destroyed and sabotaged equipment. a country bought a ruin and still in control of the talbot. that is the ultimate tragedy of the afghan war at was entirely and violently pointless. years and years of an obliging little questioning media. fooled billions into believing that there was progress that america could win. total victory over the taliban to taliban flat, the end of the taliban talent and leadership on the run. and now the question is, how do you handle that success? ah ah ah, it, it wasn't supposed to be this way. the taliban wasn't supposed to sweep the country
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in me a weeks. the pentagon spent a decade preparing to leave of gaston, and even they weren't ready for this. together with our eyes, we will complete our mission. bear by the end of this year announced a timeline for drawing down our forces. we are working to finally and america's longest war is timed. and furthermore, america's proudest movement of the afghan war wasn't supposed to be a humiliating evacuation under the guns of the taliban. but it was, there is absolutely nothing else to celebrate. the united states ended 20 years of war in afghanistan for longest war and american history completed one of the biggest air lists in history with more than 120000 people evacuated to safety. no nation, no nation has ever done anything like it in all history. the only the united states
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had the capacity in the wilderness ability to do it. and we did it today. where was the afghan army? where was the west and backed government? where did all the money go? the united states sunk more than a $100000000000.00 into rebuilding of gather stock for reference adjusted for inflation. that is more than the united states spent on the marshall plan to rebuild europe after world war 2. and the tragedy of it is that for a civilian the side from all the american weapons and the taliban hads berries almost no evidence that any of that money ever passed through here from broken roads that lead to nowhere to abandoned hospitals from twisted contracts isn't corrupt, leaders of galveston could arguably be called the largest money laundering operation in human history. the united states is also committed to playing
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a leading role in the reconstruction of afghanistan. ah, ah ah. the taliban now has more black hawk helicopters than 85 percent of countries in the world. ah, how kinda in isis k still exist in our growing and afghanistan, and eventually they acquire these weapons. ah,
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we now have americans stuck in afghanistan to tell than in charge the smoke more weaponry than they've ever had in the past of order that is, of the taliban now controls more of the country than it did before. the u. s. invaded it's new government. this field with what dynamo, bay inmates, and theresa magi, dean, who even have american bounties on their heads. what washington achieved was the absolute opposite of what it intended. the bombing at cavil airport during the evacuation epitomized the afghan war, a senseless act, devoid of reason, which needless, he cut short so many lives. we will not forgive. we will not forget. we will hunt you down to make you pay.
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