Quarter of doctors seek mental health support during pandemic

More than one in four medics have sought mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic, leading doctors have said. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said that it was “extremely concerned” about the mental health of frontline doctors. A new poll by the college of its members found 19% said they have sought informal mental health support during the pandemic, while 10% said they had sought formal support. The RCP said that medics have been working for almost a year under extremely challenging circumstances. Almost two thirds (64%) of the 1,890 doctors who responded to the RCP poll said they were tired or exhausted. And nearly half (48%)…

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Contrary to what you might have read, many people in Cornwall oppose the G7

It’s recently been reported in the mainstream media that the G7 summit will be held in Cornwall this June. The G7 leaders – of UK, US, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, and Japan –  will be hosted at the four-star Carbis Bay hotel, complete with spa and beach access. Rooms cost up to £2,500. Media reports have, so far, uncritically focussed on how great the summit will be for Cornwall. But many local residents are angry that the summit has been dumped on their doorstep. Inequality The summit will be held just a mile away from St. Ives. Parts of St. Ives have the highest rate of child poverty…

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‘If Jeremy Corbyn hired an ex-spy, it would be all over the front pages’

The journalist who broke the story about the Labour Party hiring Israeli former-spy Assaf Kaplan has spoken exclusively to The Canary. And he pointedly said that if Jeremy Corbyn had done something similar, the establishment corporate press would have had a field day. Meet Assaf Kaplan Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist and associate editor at the Electronic Intifada. On Tuesday 19 January, he broke a story about Keir Starmer’s Labour Party hiring an ex-spy. As Winstanley wrote: Kaplan will work in the office of Labour leader Keir Starmer… Kaplan was in Israeli military intelligence for nearly five years, an officer in Unit 8200, its cyberwarfare branch. He…

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It’s one rule for the rich as fox hunters again evade prosecution despite damning evidence

2021 is business as usual for fox hunters, who continue to evade prosecution when blatantly breaking the law. Footage given to The Canary shows a terrified fox cub being chased by dozens of hounds, while men in their red coats, belonging to the Cotswold Hunt, direct the dogs. The harrowing footage, taken by Three Counties Hunt Saboteurs, was filmed on 21 October 2020. But on 8 January 2021, the activists learned from the police that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was refusing to take any action against the hunt. The video shows a tiny fox being chased, while the whipper-in – a person who assists the main huntsman…

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The Way Forward: Can the Left Push Biden to Be a Transformative President Like LBJ, FDR & Lincoln?

We look at the path forward for the Biden-Harris administration and the role of social movements with political strategist Waleed Shahid and author and analyst Michael Eric Dyson. Shahid, spokesperson for the progressive political action committee Justice Democrats, says Biden could be “one of the most transformative presidents” in U.S. history if he acts boldly. “But it will take an immense amount of pressure on Joe Biden, on the political system, on the political class for him to get there,” says Shahid. Source link

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“Unmitigated Disaster”: Michael Eric Dyson on How Trump Turned White House into “Fulcrum of Fascism”

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. Today is Inauguration Day. President Trump has officially left the the White House for the last time as president. President-elect Joe Biden is being sworn in as 46th president of the United States in a scene unlike any in U.S. history, with tens of thousands of National Guardsmen and women in the streets and no crowd of revelers. The heavily militarized event is taking place just two weeks to the day after a right-wing mob of Trump supporters invaded the…

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CIA Whistleblower: Biden Intel Pick Avril Haines Approved Obama Drone Strike Kill List, Hid Torture

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: John, I wanted to ask you about one of the confirmation hearings that are taking place, of Avril Haines. That began yesterday along with a number of others — the secretary of state, the secretary of defense, Department of Homeland Security. Avril Haines, Biden’s nominee to be director of national intelligence, she was Obama’s top lawyer on the National Security Council from 2010 to 2013 and CIA deputy director from 2013 to '15, where she authorized using drone strikes to carry out targeted extrajudicial assassinations. In 2015, when she was CIA deputy director, CIA agents…

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Profiting from Pardons: Giuliani Aide Told CIA Whistleblower a Trump Pardon Would Cost $2 Million

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: With less than 12 hours before the end of his presidency, Donald Trump issued 143 pardons and commutations, including a pardon for Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist and campaign manager. In August, Bannon was arrested for defrauding Trump supporters who donated to a pro-wall, anti-immigrant nonprofit called We Build the Wall. In recent weeks, Bannon helped promote conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and urged Trump supporters to come to Washington, D.C., on January 6th, when rioters attacked the Capitol in an insurrection that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.…

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Headlines for January 20, 2021

Biden and Harris Attend Memorial to Honor 400,000+ COVID-19 Victims in U.S. on Eve of Inauguration12 Nat'l Guards Removed from Inauguration; Charges Filed Against "Oath Keepers" over Jan. 6 RiotSteve Bannon Among Final Trump Pardons and CommutationsRachel Levine Could Become 1st Transgender Official Confirmed by Senate as Biden Cabinet Hearings StartBiden to Rejoin WHO as Global Death Toll Soars Past 2 Million, Countries Grapple with New VariantsTrump Admin Declares Multiculturalism Is "Not Who America Is" as WH Releases Racist, Revisionist ReportPompeo Says China Guilty of Genocide Against Uyghur Muslims155+ Killed and 50,000 Displaced in Sudan's West Darfur as U.N. Troops Start to WithdrawTwo Female Judges Shot Dead in…

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University staff protest Tory attempt to undermine academic freedom and stifle criticism of Israel

The Tory government is trying to force UK universities to adopt a “flawed” definition of antisemitism. The Canary wrote in December 2020: Conservative education secretary Gavin Williamson is reportedly trying to force universities to sign up to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism by the end of the year, or face funding cuts. But student opponents of the colonisation of Palestine are worried that it will silence criticism of Israel. An alternative definition of antisemitism has been put forward by Independent Jewish Voices. 48 out of 133 UK universities – including Oxford and Cambridge – have bowed under government pressure and adopted the IHRA…

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