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visit our website at state dot com. tonight the tower is closed along with much of france across the country people are protesting plans to change the rules of retiring but this is about more than fears of having to work longer only to have a smaller pension this is about who agrees today to pay the big bill for 2 more. from berlin this is the day. i'm 40 years old and i've always paid into my pension but that trickiness there are many of us solutions in this reform. he said that i might be time myself in 10 years time and i'm not sure i'll be able to survive on what my car is proposing.
taking a look at is it goodness in this i want to save money and who is the clinton plan to pay the price that's unacceptable if i could not. take your pension is who already can barely afford to eat but didn't have enough to make ends meet and this reform will make things worse. also coming up anti vax or messaging on social media is being blamed for driving a deadly measles epidemic on some o. where children are now paying the price. some of those children are dying in front of us and front of a minute front of other families in the intensive care unit. going to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome we begin the day with the french protesting today over
a future that everyone agrees will be expensive but no one agrees on who will pick up the tab across france today workers went on strike angry over president micron's plans to reform the nation's pension systems retirement age in france is 62 and the state pensions are generous and the number of retirees is just getting bigger where you can do the math and you can see the problem president says that reform is the only way to confront a prohibitively expensive future now that was the argument that president jacques chirac offered back in 1995 the last time that french president attempted to touch pensions 3 weeks of strikes then forced the government to give up nothing changed is president macro looking at history repeating itself. a sea of strikers it's the largest mobilization across france in decades this time it's all about pension reforms for future generations. can already barely afford to eat.
who don't have enough to make ends meet and this reform will make things worse all the defend the nation by my free time myself in 10 years time and i'm not sure i'll be able to survive on what mccall is proposing it's not simple. however by thursday afternoon scenes from paris city center showed increasing violence groups of protesters smashed store windows and clashed with police among them members often anarchist group the so-called black bloc the violence made visible to frustration many strike supporters feel with the french government. and they keep it off that is it good and he says i want to say honey it's always the one class who pay the price of the cuts on acceptable that's a fact if there's money then the people in power that capitalists have to pay they know how to find money for not for the deals they've turned the world upside down
and they want us to pay even what we don't agree with that you went on in the fight that all. the general strike was called by trade unions to protest the government's plans for pension reform many fear it would increase their work time and reduce their pensions to strike has received widespread support. several forces united for this it's really big terrorist students nurses and doctors lawyers and yellow vests like me. union say they might extend the strike as far as monday. with lisa lui spent the day on the streets of paris talking to protesters and she told us why so many people refuse to accept pension reform plans. well the people here today in paris and other cities of france of this me to demonstrate against him on my calls the president's pension reform they are very that when they get to retire at
one point all the children get to retire that there will be nothing that left that he will actually squeeze pension so much that people will be able to make ends meet they have been telling me that they're really concerned that the government seems to be taking more money away from those who are already struggling to make ends meet instead of taking it from the rich that's why they're here today demonstrators who've come to demonstrate against the pension reform peacefully have also voiced their concerns to me that you know if there are too many violent clashes that might actually distract from what they're asking for and the government could then say all these people outside and she shouldn't go and to not to demonstrate and that's it looks like that's what's really happening here today. there was lisa lewis there reporting from parents are here at the big table with me now is luke andre he is a french journalist based here in berlin and a correspondent with rodeo francis good to see you again i want to come to ask you
if this is the the reality in france the french can retire at 62 their pensions are calculated with very generous formulas and do is this about a growing aging population of senior citizens insisting that they not be forced to sacrifice anything in their old age it's a bit more complicated than that it's actually got a jewel system. mainly for the private sector your pension is calculated on the best 25 years in the public fixed what is the best the last 6 months is and now with. the reform to a single engine system the public sector and some special systems into the public sector. but not on the there are $42.00 special pensions distance of a lot to lose and the ngo is it could be explained that people that working in those fields. chook maybe low wages with the perspective of
a better pension and when the rules are changed me the way. they are kind of angry what would be the solution that if we talk about just that that aspect of it what about a gradual change then so that the impact is is not you know black and white that it's softer that's part of the negotiation. that takes place now until next week the prime minister is about to announced some more details in exactly the graduates of the reform is one of the very matters that he can play on the reports to the government there is from should take place from 2025 to 5 years but you could stretch it the prime minister was at the beginning open to introduce it only for people coming into the labor markets like postpone it by 40 years basically which was declined so there would be something in the middle but that's one part of the negotiation you know the last time we saw it strikes like this was in 1905 and of
course it was pension reforms that brought people out on the streets the government backed down and they said ok we're not going to do anything did they miss an opportunity then to begin gradual changes that could have maybe even been completed by now i mean was that a missed opportunity for sure for sure remember a shock was elected mayor in 95 the demonstration took place in the full 95 until 2007 it did no major reform on anything just minority from on the pension system but that was the turning point of it is presidency and now we've got. president he was on the front page of time magazine a few months ago. there's talk about him resetting the. see in france i mean. can he do that or will this break him that's the $1000000.00 the like mission but that's was one of his major complaint promises to do finally this
pension system reform so it's kind have to do it maybe in a way that's surely acceptable maybe to stretch it but if it has nothing on that then it will have a not a lot of presents 2022 re-elected we'll see who's willing to stretch the most in france moving forward look andrea as always we appreciate your analysis thank you. well still to come on the day britain's general election now just a week away will it be another referendum on a look at how remainders the people who are against drugs that are waging their own information war to keep the u.k. in the european you left i don't his get is going to be out every day trying to get the message out the people the boss said. lunacy and hypocrisy. in the south pacific state of samoa has gone into walked on as it carries out a mass vaccination against measles of its population of 200000 people and more than
60 some o. nce most of them children have died since the start of the epidemic in october more than 4000 cases have been reported in samoa since the current outbreak began and the main streets of the capital are largely deserted as mobile medical teams go door to door vaccinating people the world health organization says the outbreak is part of what it calls a global collective failure to protect populations against missiles. now no necessary buying clothes for her son to be buried in. he's one of more than 60 children who has died in the measles epidemic sweeping samoa. with cases like as mounting the government has declared a state of emergency vaccinations have been made compulsory in
a country where only around a 3rd of the population was immunized against measles. 90 percent need to be vaccinated for adequate protection one reason for the rapid spread of the preventable disease misinformation by anti-vaccination groups we. anybody. are going to be. for people who come from an. that's. the problem maybe should we have been handicapped by driving a car as. we have so many and that she. had for. many of. you. the government's patience has run ice it starts a 2 day shutdown of businesses and most government offices and advise samoans to
stay indoors. officials have asked residents who've not been immunized to hang red flags from their wind. medical teams are calling from has to has to administer vaccinations. others are being vaccinated in emergency centers the tiny island nation is desperate to finally sample the disease. and to talk about that i'm joined now by kate hines she is chief of communications for unicef pacific which has been working to contain this break it it's good to have you on the show it's friday already there were you are you know when we look at the numbers we've got the numbers of children dying in samoa for a very small country we're looking at the possibility of an entire generation being threatened here simply because their parents chose not to have them vaccinated and that in the 21st century it's hard to believe.
that's right it's incredibly tragic situation here because measles is a preventable disease as we know and vaccines can prevent that to save and $62.00 deaths now and most of the children of that's too many children who are in hospital also struggling to recover from the measles dizzying and this is a man made problem how do you combat this when the cobra is not mother nature but the misguided thinking of parents well there's many reasons involved as to why children may not have been vaccinated or the population may not been vaccinated there was a very low rate it was on to 40 percent and the world health organization recommends a target of at least 95 percent in order to protect the community our country from preventable diseases such as measles and so having
a very low vaccination rate that has allowed the measles up to to spread and have a much bigger impact than it would in a country which does have high vaccination as many reasons why families may not have been getting the vaccine and made a family this week and they were staying at home because they were quite scared of coming out because their children might get sick and they were really happy because the outreach work because the government was on it's huge to reach the entire country now and the community has really pulled together during this crisis cheered reach every part of the country and every faith and every child with that thing we understand that one man accused of spreading misinformation about vaccinations has been arrested but the his diatribes against modern medicine that you can still read them on facebook i mean that that has to be alarming to you there on the ground in seeing that what the result of this misinformation is. that's right and he attacks
the movement it's been present here in somalia with the traditional he and it's spreading to print messages as well to the public and also we're seeing that across the world as well it's a it's an issue that's affecting many communities and having an impact and that's why it's really important to note that it's working with the government he had to get the correct messages out to the communities to educate the families on the importance of this fact thing and we are seeing that when families are aware that this vaccine can save that their children and prevent them getting measles and getting sick with seeing a lot of families willing to come and get get the next thing the news you're not having any cases of families resisting once someone looks at the door and says we need to vaccinate your child we're not saying no. i haven't actually seen that in my time here in samoa we've seen we've heard from families who are really happy because they thought that they couldn't afford to get to the clinic or they couldn't travel to the clinic and the government south to families to put up a red flag outside their fire him if they have not been vaccinated and you're
seeing the whole community pull together because they have seen the impact and everyone is affected he asked everyone who was no family has been affected so that means everyone is very supportive of this campaign. heinrich with unicef pacific joining us tonight from some more we appreciate your time and we certainly wish you all the best and lots of success with this vaccination effort thank you. well if there was any dellums about president obama drops past the impeachment while those doubts were dispelled today u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi today formally gave the green light to draw of articles of impeachment against the us president it marks the culmination of months of inquiries into whether trump pressured ukraine to investigate his political rival joe biden says president trump's alleged withholding of military aid to ukraine threatened the heart of the us constitution. the president has and it is that palin
undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections and actions are in defiance of the vision of at founders and the of the office that he takes to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states sadly that with confidence and humility with allegiance to our founders and hide full of love for america today i'm asking i can mean to proceed with impeachment. when all drunk could be facing potential offenses ranging from bribery and abuse of power to obstruction of congress and obstruction of justice the white house remains defiant despite the legal storms that are surrounding it daring the democrats to bring it on tweeting if you're going to impeach me do it now fast so we can have a fair trial in the senate where republicans hold the majority and so our country can get back to business the house judicial panel will begin hearing the evidence
against the u.s. president on monday a vote on impeachment articles could come as early as next week before christmas. well just a week before britain goes to the polls in snap elections prime minister boris johnson looks to be well on his way to victory in the latest opinion polls but his conservatives about 10 points ahead of germany corbin's labor party this is a crucial vote we'll have to tell you that one that will determine the future of the u.k. johnson has promised to deliver bragg's it and get britain out of the european union by the end of january in another boost for jobs and the threat posed by nigel for rogers breaks of party has receded further after 4 of its european parliament lawmakers quit the party today to back johnson's conservatives. boris's deal is the only leave option we have it is clear to me that the bracks it party is splitting the vote of
leavers even if you have to hold you know vote conservative in the upcoming election. or earlier this week to use honey cleavers spoke about the u.k. election in briggs with former british foreign minister david miliband he's now president of the new york based international rescue committee so living in the us no longer actively involved in british politics but you were at one stage arguably a major player watching bracks and the election campaign now from far away how does all that make you feel. what obviously anyone who cares about britain is grieving about the fact that we have been turned from a country that was famed for its pragmatism for its stability for its international engagement to a country that is now better known for having abandoned pragmatism in favor of plunging off the cliff that briggs it represents and having withdrawn from
a large international organization has given such such influence over the last 40 years so i have a personal deep concern about how the briggs it process is playing out how it's been conducted but i think for the benefit of viewers around the world it's important to say that there are forces trying to mitigate the ill effects that brags it might have internationally and i think no sane british government even if it tries to reorient its economic relationships with europe knows same british government would sever its political relationships but i'm talking about how people might be seeing it from overseas on the face of it a referendum about leavin you opinion that's basic democracy but it's caused this chaos was it a bad idea. yeah to ask people what they want i think that people have to remember that a parliamentary democracy depends on votes for parliament and when i was foreign minister for 3 years from 2007 to 2010 i argued against having
a referendum on precisely the grounds that it was set up a competing mandate with members of parliament that's been the source of britain's gridlock over the last 3 years everyone says that they want to respect both but it's very hard to do so and there is a concern that the general election that we're having at the moment in the u.k. is not actually an effective way to resolve the brig's that issue so referendum is no good and the election that's being campaigned for now also not the answer what does need to happen now i think that briggs it needs to be addressed as an issue in and of itself of course the referendum in 2016 and no definition of what breaks it meant that's why the last 3 years have seen such coral's over what kind of briggs it should go forward and really the country faces a very clear choice boris johnson the prime minister has a plan that would withdraw from the european union without much clarity about what
the future relationship would be that plan is now on the table and so many of us argue that the right way forward would be for that plan to be put to the british people in a referendum to decide whether or not they want to go ahead with this decision and that last option is what the labor party is now offering is that where you would do if you were in charge of the labor party or the labor position i think is not generally seen to be as clear as the position i have just an unstated to you and that's one of the reasons that this general election is so confusing for so many people who are observing from abroad but also frankly for some who are in the u.k. too i think all of us would like to see brigs it properly addressed the prime minister says he can quote unquote get briggs it done by his briggs the deal but anyone who's got any knowledge of you. up in affairs knows that the promise that he'll conclude trade arrangements with the rest of europe over the next 12 months is a fantasy and so i fear that for your international audience they're going to have to listen to reports about briggs it for many years to come ok thank you very much
. or minister david miliband keep your eye on him or prime minister boris johnson has to win a majority in parliament he can push through his brakes it divorce deal with the european union but opponents of bragg's they're not giving up and some are trying to win over voters by making them smile. these 2 chaps know a thing or 2 about billboards and this one in the north london district of stoke newington is particularly close to their hearts it was here that ben and began their posted campaign back then the ladder was too short and passes by left at them but now hundreds of thousands of people appreciate their political pranks especially those opposed to breaks it meet led by don't keys the pressure group tackling a few of the contradictions peddled by british bricks it politicians. like on this post which points out how the money being spent on no deal breaks it plans could be
used to fund $4000.00 nurses. now their messages aren't just restricted to billboards following a crowd funding campaign they etched michael gove's face the minister in charge of preparing for a hard breaks it into the sand on a beach quoting what he said before his new job. you see in these quotes this for. this perfect coming together of sort of. an ideology and her brothers and i think against the reality these quotes you know they sort of speak for selves when we were sold back allies as with many things in life the idea for their project came to them in the pub and they've stuck with it. you couldn't miss their message at a recent mansion in london for a 2nd referendum. and this series of clips from
interviews with boris johnson ends with a stark warning about how he's lied to those closest to him. which brings us to the current u.k. election campaign and led by donkey's billboard presence around parliament then name alludes to the popular 1st. cold war phrase lions led by dawn case when brave but sheesh troops fought like nines but had done case does not buy don't his kid is going to be out every day trying to get the message out the other people the boss brought said guilty of law is lunacy and a proper sick. and that's important because they say most of the polls show that the majority of brits would now prefer to stay in the lane. if he wants to be a bricks and donkey on the days almost on the conversation continues online we'll see tomorrow everybody.
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