Texas Governor Greg Abbott Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Banning Mask & Vaccine Mandates

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for the coronavirus, just one day after he attended a packed indoor Republican event in Dallas, where he and most attendees were unmasked. Abbott, who said he was not showing symptoms of COVID-19, imposed a statewide ban on vaccine and mask mandates last month, though a judge later …
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Is Big Tech Too Powerful? Chris Hedges & Ramesh Srinivasan Debate Twitter & Facebook Banning Trump

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. After years of debate, Twitter and Facebook have removed President Trump from their platforms. Today we’ll host our own debate on the moves by Big Tech. Twitter permanently suspended …
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Why banning the ‘rough sex defence’ won’t change trial verdicts

Content warning: this piece includes discussion of domestic violence and sexual violence that might be triggering for some readers The ‘rough sex defence clause’ – legally known as NC20 – is due for its second reading in the House of Lords. But some legal experts claim that it may not change trial verdicts. NC20 – …
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COVER YOUR QUEERS! Peter Tatchell Brands Council Homophobic For Banning SEX in Parks

A GAY rights campaigner branded a council in the capital ‘Homohophic’ for banning sex acts in a park, sparking ridicule online.  Peter Tatchell claimed that Southwark Council was homophobic for getting a court injunction after randy gays were using a local park to cruise for sex.  Tatchell wrote on Twitter: “Instead of liaising with local …
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LOCK-CLOWN: Boris Moots BANNING Socialising in North as MPs Bar EXEMPT from 10PM Curfew

MINISTERS are planning to BAN Socialising in Northern Britain despite making their own Bar on the Parliamentary Estate ‘Exempt’ from 10pm closing-time curfews and Track and Trace regulations.  The Times of London has reported that Ministers have drawn up “Emergency Legislation” that would BAN all socializing in Pubs and Restaurants – amid the recent surge …
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