Haitian Asylum Seekers Held Under Del Rio Bridge Now Face Inhumane Conditions in New Mexico ICE Jail

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. I’m Amy Goodman. We turn now to look at what happened to some of the Haitian asylum seekers we first heard about in September when the world was shocked by …
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“Hell on Earth”: Millions of Afghans Face Starvation as U.S. & West Freeze Billions in Gov’t Funds

Humanitarian and economic conditions are rapidly deteriorating in Afghanistan, where the U.N. estimates that more than half of the population suffers from acute hunger. The country has fallen into an economic crisis after the U.S. and other Western countries cut off direct financial assistance to the government following the Taliban takeover in August. Taliban leaders …
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Cuomo Must Go: Sexual Harassment Report Prompts Demands for NY Gov. to Resign or Face Impeachment

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women, including touching and kissing them without consent and making inappropriate remarks. Those are the findings of a five-month investigation led by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia …
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Refugees Continue to Face “Extreme Danger” in Mediterranean Sea as Aid Groups Scramble to Respond

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Over 700 refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend as they attempted to reach Europee. Most of the rescues occurred off the coast of Libya and Malta. Rescue ships are now looking for safe locations to disembark the asylum …
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Face coverings to remain mandatory on public transport in Wales

Support us and go ad-free Face coverings will remain mandatory on public transport in Wales despite Westminster policy. And the requirement for them to continue to be worn in shops is also being considered. The approach is in contrast to England’s roadmap out of lockdown. Prime minister Boris Johnson has said the legal obligation to …
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While government may end restrictions, experts say they won’t ditch face masks

Support us and go ad-free An expert advising the government’s coronavirus (Covid-19) response has said he’ll continue to wear a face mask “indefinitely”. That’s despite reports that there are plans to scrap the measure. Boris Johnson is understood to be preparing to update the nation on plans for “freedom day” on 19 July. Multiple newspapers …
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Auditors for Greensill Capital and Sanjeev Gupta-linked bank face investigation

Support us and go ad-free The UK’s accounting regulator has opened an investigation into Saffery Champness over its audit of Greensill Capital. The latter has faced scrutiny over the role its advisers, including former prime minister David Cameron, played in lobbying the government during the pandemic. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will also investigate accounting …
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Western States Face Record Heat & Historic Drought, But GOP Rejects Green Infrastructure Funding

As lawmakers in Washington continue to negotiate over an infrastructure bill that Democrats say needs to include major new funding to address the climate crisis, much of the U.S. is experiencing record heat, with many western states seeing record temperatures, drought and water shortages. “The climate crisis is here now,” says climate and energy researcher …
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Sheikh Jarrah Residents Face Legal Defeat; Israel Arrests Thousands of Palestinians to Quell Dissent

Israel is cracking down on Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, occupied East Jerusalem and inside Israel amid the ongoing ceasefire between Israel and Gaza. Israeli police have arrested nearly 2,000 Palestinians over the past month in an attempt to quell protests and uprisings against the occupation, according to the newspaper Haaretz. “Israel is …
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Hancock to face MPs over Cummings’ explosive claims he lied about coronavirus

Health secretary Matt Hancock will face MPs and the media to respond to claims from Dominic Cummings that he lied to colleagues and should have been fired for his disastrous performance in the coronavirus pandemic. Hancock didn’t comment on former No 10 aide Cummings’ explosive claims ahead of his Commons appearance and Downing Street press …
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