Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House Arrest

The environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger joins us just before he is ordered to report to jail today, after a years-long legal battle with the oil company Chevron and 813 days of house arrest. In 2011, Donziger won an $18 billion settlement against Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Indigenous people in Ecuador for …
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11 Days After Haiti’s Earthquake, Doctor Describes Lack of Treatment, Supplies & COVID-19 Concerns

We go to Les Cayes, Haiti, to speak with a doctor about the conditions near the epicenter of the massive August 14 earthquake, as the death toll passes 2,200, with thousands of survivors growing increasingly desperate. Over 12,000 people were injured and an estimated 53,000 homes were destroyed by the 7.2 magnitude quake. People left …
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Today of all days we need to look at the freedoms slipping away before our eyes

Support us and go ad-free For the government, it’s convenient that 19 July is known as Freedom Day. Because if we’re kidded that we’re getting our freedoms back – freedoms like going to clubs and coughing on people freely – then we might not see what they’re actually stealing from us. Bills, bills and more …
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“Landslide”: Michael Wolff on Trump’s Final Days in Office & Why He Still Rules the Republican Party

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Former President Donald Trump met with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Thursday as McCarthy has yet to appoint Republicans to the congressional committee investigating the deadly January 6th riot by Trump supporters. For months Republicans have downplayed the insurrection, which …
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Amazon workers suffer more injuries in the run up to big shopping days

Support us and go ad-free GMB Union has called out the ‘inhumanity’ of working conditions at Amazon, after research revealed workers are more likely to suffer injuries in the run up to key sales events. Investigations by GMB found that the number of ambulance call-outs from Amazon warehouses spikes in the run up to events …
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Heated NYC Mayoral Primary Race Enters Final Days; City Uses Ranked-Choice Voting for First Time

Early voting is underway in a historic New York City Democratic primary election for mayor, 35 City Council seats and several other key races. For the first time in almost a century, New Yorkers will use ranked-choice voting, which allows them to choose up to five candidates in order of preference in each race. In …
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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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Forget tutoring and longer days. Our school system needs a complete overhaul.

After over a year of disrupted learning, the already large disadvantage gap in UK education has blown apart. As a result, educators and policy makers have been left scrambling for a solution to help less privileged pupils catch up with their peers. Sir Kevan Collins, formerly in charge of education recovery plans, quit last week. …
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Too Radical for Harvard? Cornel West on Failed Fight for Tenure, Biden’s First 50 Days & More

The prominent scholar and activist Cornel West has announced he is leaving Harvard Divinity School after he was denied consideration for tenure, and will rejoin the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he started his teaching career more than 40 years ago. West had left Harvard once before in 2002 and …
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After 19 days anti-HS2 protester leaves Euston tunnel network to ‘allow others to stay longer’

Another of the anti-HS2 campaigners occupying a network of underground tunnels near Euston station has voluntarily left overnight. Pictures show HS2 Rebellion protester Scotty, also known as Digger Down, being escorted away from the premises by police after emerging from the tunnel system just after midnight on Monday. In a Facebook post on Sunday evening, …
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