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The News with Rick Sanchez -September 16, 2019 (20:00 ET)

What drives US autoworker strike (Full show)

 RT America’s Michele Greenstein (in for Rick Sanchez) brings context to the weekend’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facility by discussing the origins of Saudi Arabian oil exploration and how reliance and how it led to the “petrodollar” system and fueled Middle East conflicts with US weapons.

Then we report on the massive, multi-state strike by United Automobile Workers (UAW) for better compensation and treatment from General Motors before Jack Rasmus, professor of political economy at Saint Mary’s College of California, shares his insights. Author and human rights activist Miko Peled weighs in on Israel’s planned annexation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

We also report on Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy in the face of a rash of opioid-related lawsuits and evidence of a legion of anti-Beijing “bots” or automated accounts on Twitter. Plus, the summit in Ankara where Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani discussed the prospect of ending conflict in Syria.