Filipina Journalist Maria Ressa Wins Nobel Peace Prize After Facing Years of Threats & Arrests

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin the show with the Nobel Peace Prize. This year’s winners have just been announced. BERIT REISS–ANDERSEN: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their …
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“Our Health or Our Homes”: Tenants Facing Eviction Help Introduce New “Keeping Renters Safe Act”

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: As the Delta variant continues to surge across the United States, so too has the housing and eviction crisis. More than 11 million U.S. households are now behind on rent, and studies show about 80% of those being evicted are …
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Gavin Williamson is facing legal action for trying to censor schools

Support us and go ad-free Education secretary Gavin Williamson is facing legal action following a letter he sent to schools on 28 May about “antisemitic incidents”. The grassroots human rights organisation CAGE launched legal action against Williamson in a pre action letter on the 2 August. The legal action covers several grounds, including discrimination against …
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“To Hell and Back”: At Jan. 6 Hearing, Officers Describe Facing Brutal Attacks & Racial Slurs

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The House of Representatives select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol held its first hearing Tuesday and heard testimony from four police officers who were attacked by Trump supporters while defending the Capitol. The committee is made …
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We must support those facing prison for standing up against the Police Bill

Support us and go ad-free As the authoritarian Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill passes its third reading in the Commons, we need to defend those who fought against it. Back in March, in the aftermath of the bill’s second Commons reading, police viciously attacked those participating in a Kill the Bill demonstration outside Bristol’s …
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Home Office facing questions over refusal to reveal expenditure on aging ex-military ‘detention centre’ for refugees

Support us and go ad-free The Home Office has refused to say how much it has spent operating Napier Barracks, the controversial military site being used to house asylum seekers. Charities said the public “deserve to know the price of this inhumanity” and called for the figures to be published. Home secretary Priti Patel was …
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Priti Patel is facing more ‘Kill The Bill’ protests

Support us and go ad-free Home secretary Priti Patel’s authoritarian and regressive Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (the Police Bill) is back in parliament on Monday 5 July. So, once more, it’s time to try and #KillTheBill. “Unprecedented” The Police Bill has caused uproar. Many see it as racist against Black people and the …
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Fears for migrant children facing ‘detention’ at Dover

There are fears that unaccompanied child migrants arriving in Dover will be “detained” at a controversial facility, after Kent County Council announced it cannot take in any more. Large numbers of migrant children travelling to the UK on small boats has led to a repeat of the “unthinkable” situation, where the council says its resources …
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The Tories are facing court over their NHS ‘data grab’

A group has launched a legal challenge to the Tory government’s so-called “NHS data grab“. It comes as the medical records of the entire population of England are set to go on a central database in a matter of weeks. And as The Canary previously reported, the Tories are looking to sell your data to …
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Boris Johnson facing ‘sleaze’ investigation over £15k Mustique new year getaway

Boris Johnson remains under investigation by the Commons “sleaze” watchdog over his controversial new year break in Mustique 16 months ago, it has been disclosed. The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone has confirmed for the first time that she is inquiring into whether the prime minister has properly declared the £15,000 stay on the …
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