Rich Countries Bring “Tough Talk on Climate” to COP26 But No New Plans or Money to Curb Global Emissions

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show in Glasgow, Scotland. President Biden and 120 other world leaders are gathering in Glasgow for the start of the U.N. climate summit. The head of the summit, Alok Sharma, said this marks, quote, “our last best …
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Lightning sets fire to houses as storms bring end to heatwave

Support us and go ad-free A witness has described how his neighbours escaped unharmed after a lightning strike caused the roof to collapse and flames to spread through two semi-detached houses. After the heat Paramedics assessed a 70-year-old woman after the strike severely damaged the two houses in Andover, Hampshire, on the morning of Saturday …
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A new left-wing party aims to bring ‘Harmony’ to the UK

A new left-wing party has put socialism fully back on the political agenda. But unlike the current Labour and Green parties, its approach is entirely different. Because member-led democracy and mutual aid are at its heart. A “genuinely grassroots” party The Harmony Party UK formed last year. It was founded by John Urquhart. They are …
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Biden Be Bold: AOC & Cori Bush Join Climate Protest Outside DNC Urging Activists to “Bring the Heat”

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. When we come back, we go to Washington, D.C., where there was a sit-in staged outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Stay with us. ∂∂ [MUSIC BREAK] AMY GOODMAN: …
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how the spy cops bill could bring the war on terror home

Most of the debate around what’s been dubbed the Spy Cops bill has focused on the UK police and security services. The covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) bill will allow state security agencies to break the law. This focus is entirely justified given the human cost of undercover cops operating with relative impunity in political movements …
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