Missing White Woman Syndrome: Media Obsess Over Some Cases as Black, Brown & Indigenous Women Ignored

Wall-to-wall coverage of the case of Gabby Petito — a 22-year-old white woman and blogger who went missing while traveling with her fiancé Brian Laundrie and whose remains were found in a national park in Wyoming — has renewed attention on what some call “missing white woman syndrome,” the media’s inordinate focus on white female …
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As Delta Variant Drives Surge in New Cases, History Shows It Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, over 3.5 million people have died around the world, including nearly 500,000 in the United States. Historian and writer John Barry says the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus was a predictable development based on how previous pandemics have developed. “This is not unusual, what we’re …
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Fresh coronavirus cases found at Napier Barracks, months after major outbreak

Support us and go ad-free Cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have once again been identified at a military barracks being used to house asylum seekers, several months after a major outbreak at the camp. Unfit habitation The Home Office said a “small number” of infections have been found at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, Kent. Nearly 200 …
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Ministers urged to keep measures beyond 19 July due to ‘alarming’ rise in cases

Support us and go ad-free Leading doctors are urging the government to keep some measures in place in England after 19 July in a bid to stem the rate of infection. Latest figures show that coronavirus (Covid-19) cases continue to rise at an ‘alarming’ rate. The call comes amid reports that ministers plan to drop …
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Prosecution of ex-soldiers over Troubles cases including Bloody Sunday halted

Support us and go ad-free The prosecution of two former soldiers for Troubles murders, including two on Bloody Sunday, are to be halted. Justice halted Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has announced that the case against Soldier F for the murder of James Wray and William McKinney on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972 will …
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Apology does not help rape victims whose cases were dropped, commissioner warns

Support us and go ad-free The Government’s apology over its dire rape conviction record will not comfort those people whose cases have been dropped, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said the ministerial apology within its long-awaited Rape Review was a “milestone” which would effectively force the Government …
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Delta variant cases are doubling every 4.5 days in parts of England

Cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus first identified in India are estimated to be doubling every four and a half days in parts of England, new data suggests. Public Health England (PHE) said on 11 June that 42,323 cases of the Delta variant that originated in India have been confirmed in the UK. That’s …
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The Modi Surge: COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm India’s Healthcare System as Gov’t Censors Critics

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: A warning to our viewers: Footage in this segment will include highly disturbing images. India has topped 18.3 million COVID-19 cases, after adding 1 million new cases in just the past three days. At least 205,000 deaths have been reported …
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“An Apocalyptic Situation”: Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed as COVID Cases Soar in “Modi-Made Disaster”

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: India is in a state of crisis as COVID cases surge and hospitals run out of oxygen. India recorded 315,000 new cases Thursday, the highest daily toll of any country since the start of the pandemic. India also recorded 2,100 …
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PM will still visit India despite concerns over rising cases and new variant

Boris Johnson’s visit to India will still go ahead despite soaring coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and fears over a variant first identified there according to Downing Street. The trip Public Health England (PHE) reported that 73 cases of the B.1.617 variant have been found in England, as well as four cases in Scotland, which an expert …
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