Democracy Now! at 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Independent News on the Frontlines

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now! special celebrating 25 years on the air. On February 19th, 1996, on the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary, Democracy Now! aired for the first time on nine community radio stations. AMY GOODMAN: This is …
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Independent media just forced the Tories into a major NHS climbdown

Thanks in part to independent media, the Tory government has delayed the roll-out of the so-called ‘NHS data grab‘. But while the climbdown is to be welcomed, bigger issues remain. Flogging our medical records, Tory-style As we previously wrote, the Tories flogging off our medical data isn’t new. Previously, a single government body was doing it, …
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Democracy Now! Turns 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Independent News on the Frontlines

Democracy Now! first aired on nine community radio stations on February 19, 1996, on the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary. In the 25 years since that initial broadcast, the program has greatly expanded, airing today on more than 1,500 television and radio stations around the globe and reaching millions of people online. We …
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“You Guys Are Not Immune”: Modi Government Cracks Down on Independent Media Amid Farmer Protests

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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Independent scientists set out a simple plan to make our schools safe

A group of scientists have set out recommendations for the government to guarantee school safety, as coronavirus (Covid-19) infections continue. Independent Sage published a guidance note that lays out several key actions for central government, Ofsted, and local government. The recommendations include ensuring rapid testing, increasing funding to allow smaller class sizes, and reviewing standardised …
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A four-day working week could be the future in an independent Scotland

SNP members have called on Scottish government ministers to instigate a review that could bring about a four-day working week in the event of independence. A motion at the party’s annual conference, this year being held virtually due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, passed by 1,136 votes to 70. Contained in the resolution was a …
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Official Statistics: MRSA, MSSA, Gram-negative bacteraemia and CDI; independent sector (annual)

Counts and rates of MRSA, MSSA, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp. bacteraemia and C. difficile infection reported by independent sector healthcare organisations, with accompanying commentary. Source link

Independent SAGE publishes ’emergency six-week plan’ after government ignores its last advice

We need your help … The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads. Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds …
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Independent report: Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 25 September 2020

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