As Officials Blame Tenants After 17 Die in Bronx Fire, Activists Say Greed & Neglect Are to Blame

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. Here in New York at a vigil Tuesday night, people mourned the 17 victims of a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx, the city’s deadliest fire in decades. VIGILERS: [singing] …
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This Will Set Africa on Fire: Nnimmo Bassey of Nigeria Blasts Progress of Talks at U.N. Climate Summit

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show in Glasgow at the U.N. climate summit. Earlier today, a draft agreement was released calling on nations to strengthen their climate plans and to accelerate the phasing out of coal, as well as subsidies for fossil …
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Tory government under fire for years-long delay in enforcing ivory trade ban

Support us and go ad-free The UK government proudly announced that one of “the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales” had become law in December 2018. It described the ban in the Ivory Act as “world-leading”. But two and a half years later, the act still hasn’t come into force. A group of NGOs recently …
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Lightning sets fire to houses as storms bring end to heatwave

Support us and go ad-free A witness has described how his neighbours escaped unharmed after a lightning strike caused the roof to collapse and flames to spread through two semi-detached houses. After the heat Paramedics assessed a 70-year-old woman after the strike severely damaged the two houses in Andover, Hampshire, on the morning of Saturday …
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The world is literally on fire and our leaders are fanning the flames

Support us and go ad-free There’s no need to venture abroad and end up in quarantine right now – I’m getting all the blistering heat of the Mediterranean right now in my back garden in the North of England. The UK saw its hottest day of 2021 at the weekend as temperatures soared, leading the …
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Climate Profiteering: $13.5B Trust for California Fire Victims Funnels Funds to Lawyers & Consultants

We look at the corporate profiteering off people who lost their homes and loved ones to recent fires in California, where wildfires continue to rage amid record temperatures. A major investigation by KQED and The California Report found a special trust set up to distribute $13.5 billion to survivors of wildfires caused by PG&E — …
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Huge fire near Elephant and Castle railway station in south London

Support us and go ad-free A large fire has broken out under a major rail line. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the blaze is believed have started at some garages close to Elephant and Castle railway station. The incident was first reported at 1.43pm on Monday. Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters are at the scene. …
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“Our House Is on Fire”: Activists Urge G7 to Immediately Address Climate, Vaccine Apartheid & Poverty

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: World leaders are gathered in Cornwall in the U.K. for the first in-person G7 summit in two years. Talks are set to focus heavily on ending the pandemic and the climate crisis. President Biden announced the U.S. would donate an …
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If G7 action on climate change was the fire service

  Image description This cartoon begins with the headline “If G7 action on climate change was the fire service”. Under that is an illustration of a person with a panicked look on their face and their hands in the air, standing in front of a burning car.  Next to them is a firefighter with “G7 …
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“America on Fire”: Historian Elizabeth Hinton on George Floyd, Policing & Black Rebellion

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Protests and vigils were held across the country and the world Tuesday to mark one year since the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd’s death sparked a national uprising and global movement to end racism and police brutality. …
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