“Not Going Quietly”: Paralyzed with ALS, Ady Barkan Continues Fighting for Medicare for All

We speak with healthcare activist Ady Barkan, the 37-year-old lawyer and father who, since his ALS diagnosis in 2016, has devoted his life to campaigning for universal healthcare. He has continued to speak out even after losing his voice and now uses a computerized system that converts his eye movements to speech. Barkan is the …
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UK is ‘hoarding’ vaccines and leaving countries ‘fighting for scraps’

Support us and go ad-free The UK is “hoarding” Covid-19 vaccines in an approach described by a campaign group as demonstrating “obscene injustice”. The Global Justice Now organisation said the UK’s unused doses of vaccine could cover the 10 least-vaccinated countries in the world, including Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. Low and middle income countries …
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In 8 ludicrous words Boris Johnson destroys any shred of credibility in his crime fighting plan

Support us and go ad-free On 27 July, Boris Johnson unveiled his Beating Crime Plan. And it only took him eight words to destroy any shred of credibility in his proposals. The prime minister’s crime plan will make enhanced stop-and-search powers under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act permanent. Johnson described the …
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28 years since the murder of Stephen Lawrence, and we’re still fighting for racial justice

On 22 April, we commemorate the 28th anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence. His untimely death led to the 1999 MacPherson report – a watershed moment for race relations in Britain. But 28 years on, we are still fighting against racist oppression in all areas of life. The murder of Stephen Lawrence According …
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Undercover Labour rebels are fighting Keir Starmer’s purge in ‘ghost parties’ disguised as book clubs

The fightback against Keir Starmer’s leadership of the Labour Party has stepped up a gear with the revelation that Labour rebels have organised a network of “ghost parties” across the UK. Former members of Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) have set up the groups to resist the purge of the left by the Labour leadership. As …
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Guilty on All Counts: Derek Chauvin Verdict Triggers Relief & Determination to Keep Fighting

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: A jury in Minneapolis has convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on all three counts for murdering George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds last May. Chauvin is the first white police officer in …
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Police Killed John Thompson’s Friend Philando Castile. Now He Is a Lawmaker Fighting Racist Policing

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to bring Minnesota state Representative John Thompson into this conversation. You’ve been out in the streets. You’re in the Legislature now. You were a close friend of Philando Castile, who was gunned down by police in 2016. Can …
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Mohamud Hassan’s family are still fighting for justice. And they’re not alone.

At the start of 2021, Mohamud Hassan, a 24-year-old Black man, died after being released from police custody. 10 weeks later, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has served misconduct notices to three more South Wales police officers and a custody officer in relation to Hassan’s sudden, unexplained death. Hassan’s family is calling for …
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Survivors of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region face threat of starvation

Starvation is threatening the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Authorities say more than 4.5 million people there need emergency food. “The population is dying” The first humanitarian workers to arrive, after pleading with the Ethiopian government for access, describe weakened children dying from diarrhea, empty shops and refugees …
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The media barely remembered to tell you that NHS staff are still fighting for better pay

In November 2020, 14 health unions representing 1.3 million NHS workers came together to campaign for a pay rise. Unions in support of the demands include the British Association of Occupational Therapists, College of Podiatry, Federation of Clinical Scientists and UNISON. Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases are surging and the UK’s official Covid death toll has passed …
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