As Officials Blame Tenants After 17 Die in Bronx Fire, Activists Say Greed & Neglect Are to Blame

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. Here in New York at a vigil Tuesday night, people mourned the 17 victims of a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx, the city’s deadliest fire in decades. VIGILERS: [singing] …
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Victorious Marc Wadsworth pins the blame for Jewish Chronicle smears on Labour

Support us and go ad-free Black journalist, activist, and former Labour Party member Marc Wadsworth has just won a court case against the Jewish Chronicle (JC). But the story is merely a symptom of the illness. Because Wadsworth believes the ultimate blame lies with Labour itself. Marc Wadsworth Wadsworth is a civil rights campaigner, journalist, …
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It’s Freedom Day! Do what you want, but the government will blame you when it all goes wrong.

Support us and go ad-free It is so-called Freedom Day. The masks can come off and social distancing no longer applies. We can meet in crowds – although football fans have already been doing this in their tens of thousands. Freedom Day comes at a time when the government is embarking on a massive herd …
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Medical racism is to blame for vaccine scepticism among communities of colour

SAGE recently highlighted the issue of trust as a key factor contributing to high coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minority groups in the UK. According to a survey, 72% of Black respondents and 42% of Pakistani or Bangladeshi respondents stated they were unlikely or very unlikely to be vaccinated. This stands in stark contrast …
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The Tory blame game is vile. We can’t let them get away with it. The Canary

In the latest instalment of the Tory blame game, the government has blamed individual airports for the shocking scenes at Heathrow. Meanwhile, home secretary Priti Patel has blamed scientists and partygoers for the UK’s world-leading coronavirus (Covid-19) death rate. This corrupt, negligent government has consistently dodged accountability for its appalling handling of the pandemic – so …
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University opening too soon and ministers breaking rules to blame for Northumbria outbreak, pupils and parents say

The blame for a sharp rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases at Northumbria University should not be given solely to students, pupils and their parents have said. A spokesperson for the university, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, said that as of Friday 2 October it was aware of 770 students testing positive. 78 of them are symptomatic. Responsibility …
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Government playing ‘blame game’ with public on coronavirus measures

Boris Johnson’s government is engaged in a “blame game” with the public when it comes to dealing with coronavirus (Covid-19), a public health expert has said. Blame The “punitive message” coming from Westminster around new fines for rule-breakers is the latest element and is “problematic” in terms of messaging, Professor Linda Bauld said. It comes …
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