Taking action for Palestine | The Canary

Support us and go ad-free Palestine Action is a direct action network that aims to end UK complicity with Israeli apartheid. For the past year it has been targeting the UK operations of weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems and their subsidiaries. This is its story.  Video transcript What kind of democracy do we live in when …
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Teflon government | The Canary

We need your help … The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads. Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds …
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Lowkey tells The Canary Israel’s massacring in Gaza is the ‘snarls’ of a ‘brutal regime’

The huge demo in London for Palestine on Saturday 15 May was the “rebirth” of the solidarity movement. The Canary was there to witness it. And we caught up with musician and activist Lowkey. He told us that the actions of the state of Israel in Gaza are the “snarls of a brutal regime” presiding …
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People are celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Black Lives Matter The Canary

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. MP Petter Eide of Norway’s Socialist Left party nominated the movement for its contributions to raising awareness about racial justice issues across the globe. While the movement has been active since 2013, it regained momentum and worldwide recognition following the police killing of George …
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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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The divisive nature of Tory rhetoric about the ‘left behind white working-class’ The Canary

In recent months, we’ve seen a return to right-wing rhetoric that suggests white working-class boys are being left behind. This is allegedly because the nation is “preoccupied” with issues around race and gender. When asked to confront the very real evidence of structural racism in Britain during a House of Commons questions session on 13 January, …
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Government contractor’s meal deal | The Canary

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The Capitol coup only highlights the threat that white supremacy poses to democracy The Canary

At a right-wing ‘Save America’ rally on 6 January, Trump repeated unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. And he urged his supporters to continue the fight against the US election results. He told marchers: We will never give up. We will never concede. Following this speech, on the same day, a right-wing mob violently stormed the …
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The military is chuffed that the coronavirus crisis has filled the ranks The Canary

The British Army is reporting a substantial rise in recruiting due to the pandemic. A source told the Guardian that army recruiting quotas look very likely to be met, with the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis serving as a “rallying cry”. General Tyrone Urch, the British Army officer who was responsible for overseeing the Nightingale hospitals, was …
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