A Pentagon Cover-Up: Azmat Khan on How U.S. Hid Thousands of Civilian Deaths in Middle East Air War

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at how the Pentagon has conducted a vast cover-up of civilians killed in the U.S. air wars in the Middle East. The New York Times has published a remarkable two-part series based on extensive reporting …
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East Timor Massacre Remembered: U.S.-Armed Indonesian Troops Killed 270 Timorese 30 Years Ago Today

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. In East Timor today, the people, the nation remember what happened 30 years ago today. Yes, today is the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre in occupied East Timor. …
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Two-tier education in east Brighton reminds us why we must fight class privilege

Support us and go ad-free On Thursday 12 August, GCSE results reached a record high. It was also the second year running that traditional exams had been cancelled due to coronavirus (Covid-19). This year, teachers determined the results by assessing their pupils on what they’d been taught during the pandemic. Needless to say, high grades …
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Demonization of Iran Is a “Mistake” That Has Trapped the U.S. in Perpetual Middle East Conflict

After the Biden administration launched airstrikes targeting an Iranian-backed militia in Syria and Iraq, military historian Andrew Bacevich says the United States needs to reassess its decades-long hostility toward Iran. “The demonization of Iran is now a well-established reality of our contemporary politics. It’s a mistake,” he says. “Over the past 40 years or so, …
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Amid Nuclear Talks, Biden’s Latest Middle East Airstrikes Give “More Fuel” to Conflict with Iran

Criticism is growing of recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which the Biden administration says targeted Iran-backed militias. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condemned the attack as a “blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security.” The U.S. airstrikes come as the Biden administration is holding indirect talks with Iran about …
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Detailed guide: North East of England: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in the North East of England. The government and the relevant local authorities are working together to control the spread of the virus. Restrictions and guidance apply to the specified areas below. Affected local areas Durham (County Council area) Gateshead (Metropolitan Borough Council area) Newcastle (City Council …
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Detailed guide: North East of England: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in the North East of England. The government and the relevant local authorities are working together to control the spread of the virus. Restrictions and guidance apply to the specified areas below. Affected local areas Durham (County Council area) Gateshead (Metropolitan Borough Council area) Newcastle (City Council …
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Press release: Stronger measures introduced in parts of the North East to tackle rising infection rates

Parts of the North East escalated to an area of intervention New restrictions introduced across the region to curb rising infection rates, agreed in collaboration with local leaders Regulations and guidance to come into force on Friday Following further discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint …
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