“People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C.

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. We begin today’s show in Washington, D.C., where over 530 climate activists have been arrested in a historic week of civil disobedience calling on President Biden to …
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Palestinians are calling for international support for those arrested in May’s anti-colonial uprising

Support us and go ad-free Palestinians are calling for international support for over 2,000 people who were arrested by Israeli forces during the May 2021 anti-colonial uprising. A fund has been established to help people who are being prosecuted. The Canary spoke to Hala Marshood – who is organising to support those arrested – about …
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Rev. Liz Theoharis of Poor People’s Campaign Arrested in Protest over Voting Rights & Infrastructure

Nearly 100 women from around the United States were arrested outside the Supreme Court as they marked the 173rd anniversary of the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls with a protest calling for voting rights and economic justice. We speak with Reverend Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and one of those …
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Woman arrested at Sarah Everard vigil preparing for legal action against the Met

Support us and go ad-free A woman who was arrested at the Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard is preparing to start legal action against the Metropolitan Police. Patsy Stevenson has told Scotland Yard that she intends to start proceedings against the force should it not withdraw the fixed penalty notice she was issued with. Stevenson is also asking for an acknowledgment of …
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Israeli forces just ‘assaulted’ and arrested an Al Jazeera journalist

On Saturday 5 June, Israeli security forces “assaulted” and then arrested a prominent Al Jazeera journalist. The media outlet has condemned her treatment, accusing Israeli forces of ‘violating all international conventions’. And the incident comes in a long line of the occupying force’s abuse of journalists. “Brutal” arrest Al Jazeera reported that its journalist: Givara …
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Myanmar’s best-known comedian arrested as crackdown continues

Authorities in Myanmar arrested the country’s best-known comedian as they continue to crack down on people they accuse of helping incite nationwide protests against February’s military coup. Zarangar The comedian Zarganar was taken from his home in Yangon by police and soldiers who arrived in two army vehicles, fellow comedian Ngepyawkyaw said on his own …
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We need to stand with those arrested in Bristol last week

Last week thousands of people took to the streets of Bristol as part of the nationwide resistance against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Mass protests were met by violence from an army of riot police who were drafted in from all around the south-west. 25 people have been arrested so far in relation …
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Met Police officer arrested over Sarah Everard’s disappearance

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested in connection with Sarah Everard’s disappearance. The force is calling it “a serious and significant development”. Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave spoke to journalists outside Scotland Yard on Wednesday 10 March. He said investigators “really hope” that the 33-year-old is still alive. Arrest In an unusual step, the …
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Police accused of ‘harassment’ after Palestine Action co-founder arrested for blackmail

Palestine Action co-founder Richard Goddard was arrested for blackmail on 3 February, just days after the group launched a joint action with Extinction Rebellion that shut down the premises of Israeli arms firm Elbit Systems. The arrest, which was filmed, took place at around 3pm and Goddard was taken to Fresh Wharf Custody Base, London. …
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UK police just arrested two journalists in one week

The UK government likes to brag about how we live in a democratic nation that “supports human rights, democracy and good governance around the world”. But its support for democracy doesn’t seem to stretch to upholding the rights of journalists. In the past week, two journalists were arrested trying to go about their jobs, reporting …
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