U.S. Drone Killed 10 Afghans, Including Aid Worker & 7 Kids, After Water Jugs Were Mistaken as Bombs

We speak with reporter Matthieu Aikins about how his investigation for The New York Times found an August 29 U.S. drone strike, which the Pentagon claimed targeted a facilitator with the militant group ISIS-K, actually killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children and Zemari Ahmadi, an Afghan engineer who had worked since 2006 for an …
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Police officer guilty of assaulting two people, including a 15-year-old, during lockdown

Support us and go ad-free A West Midlands Police officer has been found guilty of assaulting two members of the public on consecutive days during the first Covid lockdown – including an attack on a 15-year-old boy. Declan Jones committed both offences while on duty in Birmingham, starting with an assault on a man in …
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Refugees, including children, held in ‘shocking’ and ‘completely inappropriate’ conditions

Support us and go ad-free Women with babies and children were among 56 migrants packed into a small room in “shocking” conditions in Dover, the home secretary has been told. Priti Patel has been sent a letter by Yvette Cooper, chair of the Home Affairs Committee, raising “serious concerns” after MPs visited the Kent Intake …
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Prosecution of ex-soldiers over Troubles cases including Bloody Sunday halted

Support us and go ad-free The prosecution of two former soldiers for Troubles murders, including two on Bloody Sunday, are to be halted. Justice halted Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has announced that the case against Soldier F for the murder of James Wray and William McKinney on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972 will …
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Israeli Bombs Killed 66 Kids in Gaza Including 12 Who Were Getting Help for Trauma from Past Attacks

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile, says Israel may have committed war crimes during its 11-day bombardment of Gaza, which killed at least 253 Palestinians, including 66 children. Bachelet spoke before the United …
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Has ICE Gone Rogue? U.S. Just Deported 72 Haitians, Including Infant, Despite Biden Order

This month, Democracy Now! turns 25—that’s 25 years of bringing you the voices and stories you won’t hear in the corporate media. Democracy Now! has always refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. Nothing is more important to us than telling you the truth. …
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Human rights watchdog claims that thousands were detained unlawfully in Belarus, including its staff.

Human rights centre Viasna has stated that its staff were detained unlawfully for a second time by Belarus authorities. The centre, which is responsible for monitoring elections and protests, claims that its staff were first illegally detained in May and have now been detained again, with some remaining in custody. The statement comes alongside the …
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Flu immunisation for early years settings including child minders

Published 16 September 2016 Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates 28 September 2020 Added this year’s guidance. 15 October 2019 Added pre-school guidance for the 2019 to 2020 flu season. 18 September 2018 Added revised guidance for early years childcare settings. 7 September 2017 Revised for 2017 to 2018 Annual childhood flu programme. …
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