Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Pipeline Blockade, Arrest 15 Land Defenders

Wielding assault rifles, helicopters, and canine units, Canadian police raided Wet’suwet’en territory this week and arrested 14 people in effort to break up the Indigenous-led blockade of the multibillion dollar Coastal GasLink pipeline being constructed by TC Energy. The occupation started in September and halted the company’s efforts to build a key portion of the …
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Protect Voting Rights Now! MLK’s Granddaughter, Ben Jealous & More Risk Arrest at White House Protest

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, the War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman in New York, joined by Democracy Now! co-host Juan González in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hi, Juan. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Hi, Amy. Welcome to all of our listeners …
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Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House Arrest

The environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger joins us just before he is ordered to report to jail today, after a years-long legal battle with the oil company Chevron and 813 days of house arrest. In 2011, Donziger won an $18 billion settlement against Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Indigenous people in Ecuador for …
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Dayton Police Dragged Paraplegic Man Clifford Owensby from His Car; NAACP Says Arrest Was “Unlawful”

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show in Dayton, Ohio, where the NAACP is denouncing the violent arrest of a Black man who’s a paraplegic and repeatedly told police officers he could not use his legs. A warning to our audience: This story …
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Steven Donziger, Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over Amazon Oil Spills, Marks 2 Years Under House Arrest

Protests across the United States are calling for the immediate release of environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, who has been held under house arrest in New York for two years after being targeted by the oil giant Chevron. Donziger sued the oil giant in Ecuador on behalf of 30,000 Amazonian Indigenous people for …
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Police arrest 11 over racist abuse of England players after Euro 2020 final

Support us and go ad-free Police investigating the online racial abuse of England players following the Euro 2020 final against Italy have made 11 arrests so far. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were victims of abuse after they missed penalties in the shoot-out defeat at Wembley last month. The UK Football Policing Unit …
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Court shown bodycam footage of George Floyd arrest

CONTENT WARNING – SOME READERS MAY FIND THE GRAPHIC SCENES DESCRIBED HERE DISTURBING George Floyd’s struggle with three Minneapolis police officers trying to arrest him, seen on bodycam video, has been shown in court at the trial of one of the officers. “I’m sorry” The footage included Floyd’s panicked cries of “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” …
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As British loyalists threaten peace, police arrest Irish republicans

As The Canary reported, loyalist terrorist organisations have withdrawn their support for the Belfast peace agreement. This withdrawal was to protest the EU and UK Brexit protocol which started on 1 January 2021. However, despite this threat to peace from British loyalists, it’s Irish republican communities who are predominantly under the police radar. And republican activists …
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Woman was ‘terrified’ during arrest at Sarah Everard vigil

A woman who was arrested at the Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard has said she was “terrified” when she was pinned to the ground by police. Images of student Patsy Stevenson being handcuffed and held down by two male officers sparked anger at Scotland Yard’s policing of the gathering in south London on Saturday …
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Meet U.S. Lawyer Steven Donziger, Who Sued Chevron in Ecuador. Now He’s Under House Arrest in NYC

Decades of reckless oil drilling by Chevron have destroyed 1,700 square miles of land in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but the company has refused to pay for the damage or clean up the land despite losing a lawsuit 10 years ago, when Ecuador’s Supreme Court ordered the oil giant to pay $18 billion on behalf of …
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