John Nichols on How “Coronavirus Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers” Hurt World’s Response to COVID-19

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. We end today’s show looking at a new book detailing how hundreds of thousands of people died from COVID due to decisions of politicians like Mitch McConnell, …
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The Nation’s John Nichols: Democrats Must Deliver on Promises or Voters Will Punish the Party

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: In a blow to Democrats, Republicans have won the governor’s race in Virginia with the wealthy private equity executive Glenn Youngkin defeating former Governor Terry McAuliffe. Youngkin campaigned in part by vowing to support so-called parents’ rights, which has become …
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10,000 Striking John Deere Workers Demand “Equitable” Pay & Benefits as Company Sees Record Profits

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. As we continue our look at the strike wave in the United States, we turn to the strike underway by more than 10,000 John Deere workers at 14 plants, including …
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The Nation’s John Nichols: Trump’s Coup Nearly Succeeded. He Will Try Again in 2024

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. The House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection has subpoenaed former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, whom Donald Trump considered installing as attorney general in the final weeks of his …
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John McDonnell’s Labour group is taking aim at Keir Starmer

Support us and go ad-free The Labour group led by John McDonnell has issued a furious statement over the party’s banning of four left-wing groups. It also takes aim at Keir Starmer directly – saying he has brought the party “almost to its knees”. Banning the left? As The Canary previously reported, Labour has banned four groups: Socialist …
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Prison protest demands an end to discrimination against John Paul Wootton

Support us and go ad-free On Sunday 18 July, members of the Wootton family, supported by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) trade union, held a protest at Maghaberry Prison. They did so to highlight the “ongoing discrimination directed at their son, John Paul Wootton”. As reported by The Canary, Wootton is one of …
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Ex-speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories

Former speaker John Bercow says he has switched allegiances to join the Labour Party. The former Conservative MP became the scourge of Brexiteers as commons speaker. Bercow said he regards the Tories under Boris Johnson as “reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic”. He stepped down as speaker in 2019. On Saturday 19 June, he …
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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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“Dangerous to the Republic”: John Nichols Says Trump’s Senate Trial Is Most Important in U.S. History

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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Theresa May’s ‘breathless wooing’ of Donald Trump a great pity, says former speaker John Bercow

Former Commons speaker John Bercow has criticised the eagerness Theresa May showed to “pay homage to Donald Trump” during the early days of his controversial presidency. “Ultimately ineffective” Ex-prime minister May was the first foreign leader to meet the US president in January 2017. This was when the pair held bilateral discussions in Washington only …
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