Does Tennis Care About Players? Naomi Osaka Quits French Open After Mental Health Plea Ignored

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. Athletes around the globe are voicing support for tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from the French Open Monday after being fined and threatened with disqualification …
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Fish-mageddon: Royal Navy deployed to monitor French fisherman

Two Royal Navy vessels have been deployed to Jersey amid a row about post-Brexit fishing rights. French fisherman are angered by new licences issued in the wake of Brexit. These licenses are said to restrict the days shared waters can be fished. Until Brexit, a 200-year old treaty defined fishing rights. This is yet another …
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Tear gas fired as French protesters condemn bill outlawing use of police images

Thousands of people have gathered across France to protest against a proposed security law that would restrict the sharing of images of police officers. Officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters in a largely peaceful crowd. Dozens of rallies took place against a …
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296 people died due to ‘the ‘militarisation’ of UK and French borders

The evolution of border security in and around the English Channel has been branded a “history of death” that has seen nearly 300 people lose their lives. Under successive French and UK governments, responses to the refugee crisis have become increasingly militarised, forcing people to resort to more dangerous routes, a new report claims. Calais …
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