Julian Assange Wins Right to Appeal Extradition; Stella Moris Blasts “Politically Motivated Prosecution”

A British judge has ruled that political dissident and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal his extradition to the United States. The ruling dealt a major blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to put Assange on trial for espionage charges. Assange has spent over 1,000 days locked up in the Belmarsh high-security prison in London, …
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“The Janes”: Meet the Women Who Formed a Collective to Provide Safe Abortions Before Roe v. Wade

As conservative justices on the Supreme Court threaten to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortions nationwide, we speak to the filmmakers and a subject of “The Janes” about life before Roe, when a collective of women in Chicago built an underground service for women seeking an abortion. Heather Booth, who …
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“The Whole Country Is Covered with Ash”: Tongan Journalist Describes Devastation from Volcano

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Humanitarian aid flights are continuing to arrive in the Pacific island of Tonga after a massive undersea volcanic eruption blanketed the South Pacific island nation with ash, destroyed homes and triggered huge tsunami waves. At least three people died after …
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Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Hailed by MLK as “Apostle of Peace & Nonviolence,” Dies at 95

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The world-renowned Buddhist monk, poet, teacher and antiwar activist Thich Nhat Hanh has died in his native Vietnam at the age of 95. Thich Nhat Hanh was exiled from Vietnam for decades beginning in the ’60s after he spoke out …
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Headlines for January 24, 2022

U.K. High Court Rules Assange Can Request Appeal of Extradition to U.S. U.S. Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers U.S. Reduces Kyiv Embassy Staff, Weighs Sending Troops to Region as Tensions Mount with Russia Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill at Least 82 People in Yemen, Including African Migrants 150 People Killed in Attack on Syrian Prison …
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ACLU Lawyer: Biden Is “Hiding Behind CDC” to Keep Pushing Trump-Era Anti-Immigrant Title 42 Policy

As the Biden administration marks its first year in office this week, we look at the president’s ongoing defense of Trump-era anti-immigration policies. Department of Justice lawyers were in court Wednesday to defend the Trump-era order known as Title 42, which has been used to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants at the border without …
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Afghanistan Faces “Tsunami of Hunger” as U.S. Sanctions Crash Country’s Economy

The World Food Program has warned Afghanistan faces a “tsunami of hunger” as the economy continues to collapse, due in part to U.S. sanctions and the freezing of Afghan assets following the Taliban takeover of Kabul. Meanwhile, President Biden once again defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday without acknowledging the …
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“Davos Man”: How Billionaires Devour the World & Fuel Global Inequality, Prolonging the Pandemic

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The World Economic Forum is wrapping up today. Many of the world’s wealthiest people and world leaders have been gathering virtually this week for the annual event that normally takes place in Davos, Switzerland. The forum was held online for …
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Headlines for January 21, 2022

U.S. Secretary of State Meets Russian Counterpart Amid Impasse over Buildup on Ukraine Border Jan. 6 Committee Asks Ivanka Trump to Testify; Georgia DA Requests Grand Jury for Trump Probe Jamaal Bowman Among 28 Arrested at Peaceful Voting Rights Protest Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Black Voters Are Not "Americans" Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes First-of-Its-Kind …
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Ralph Nader: Biden’s First Year Proves He Is Still a “Corporate Socialist” Beholden to Big Business

As President Biden marks one year in office, we speak with former four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader and The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, who say Biden has failed so far to sell his agenda to the American people and bring about the transformative policy he campaigned on — from quelling the pandemic to passing his …
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