Public Citizen Blasts Pfizer for Putting Corporate Profit Over Increasing Access to COVID Vaccines

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is democracynow.org. I’m Amy Goodman. We look now at how one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine makers appears to have restricted — appears to have restricted access to those very vaccines. The People’s Vaccine Alliance says just 14% of …
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Texas Abortion Doctor: "When We Ban abortion, It Doesn't Stop the Need for People to Access Abortion"

We look at the attack on reproductive rights in the United States, as the Department of Justice sues Texas over a new law that bans abortions after six weeks into a pregnancy. The law makes no exception for rape or incest and allows anyone in Texas to sue patients, medical workers or even a patient’s …
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“First World White Privilege”: Indian Journalist Slams U.S. Anti-Vaxxers as World’s Poor Lack Access

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The World Health Organization is warning over 100 million more people will be infected with COVID-19 by early next year as the Delta variant continues to rapidly spread. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke Wednesday. TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS: Cases …
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Tories must ‘come clean’ over secretive club that gives access to PM

Support us and go ad-free The chair of the Labour Party is calling on the Tories to publish a list of ministers who have met major party donors through a secretive club. Anneliese Dodds has written to Conservative co-chair Amanda Milling demanding the party “come clean” about the level of access afforded to financial backers …
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“Setback for Unions”: Farmworkers Fought to Allow Unions Access During Breaks. Supreme Court Says No.

The Supreme Court has ruled 6 to 3 that a California labor law violated the constitutional rights of property owners by giving union organizers access to workers on privately owned farms during their work breaks. The union-busting decision strikes down a crucial part of a landmark 1975 labor law that was the United States’ first …
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Prince Michael accused of using royal status to ‘sell access’ to Vladimir Putin

An undercover investigation has claimed prince Michael Franklin of Kent was willing to use his royal status for personal profit, and to seek favours from Russian president Vladimir Putin. Royal corruption The queen’s cousin told undercover reporters posing as investors from South Korea in a virtual meeting that he could be hired for £10,000 a …
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David Cameron admits he was wrong to lobby Rishi Sunak for access to loan scheme

According to allies of David Cameron, the former prime minister admits he was wrong to lobby chancellor Rishi Sunak with private text messages over access for his employer to a coronavirus (Covid-19) loan scheme. Questions remain Cameron is continuing to face questions over his efforts to secure access to the scheme for finance company Greensill …
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New York Congressmember Mondaire Jones: Israel Should Ensure Palestinians Have Access to COVID Vaccine

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to, finally, ask you, Congressman Jones, a follow-up on a conversation we had yesterday with Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill and a leading Jewish activist, Mitchell Plitnick, who wrote a book called Except for Palestine: The Limits …
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Latinx Farmworkers Risk Their Lives During Pandemic. Many Now Struggle to Access Vaccines

There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agriculture Worker Program for California …
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Anti-Choice Forces Use Pandemic to Slash Abortion Access in Preview of Post-Roe v. Wade World

We look at how people across the U.S. have struggled to access abortions during the pandemic with reporter Amy Littlefield, who says that even before the COVID-19 outbreak, many states had restrictions, including three-day waiting periods and counseling sessions filled with misinformation. Then, many tried to use the pandemic as a pretext for banning abortion …
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