“On the Kill Floors”: Essential Workers in Meatpacking Plants Still Lack Safety & COVID Protections

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, we look at the experiences of meatpacking workers during the pandemic and beyond. Dulce Castañeda, a founding member of Children of Smithfield, a Nebraska-based grassroots advocacy group led by the children and family members of meatpacking workers, says conditions in the meatpacking plants during the pandemic remained as usual. …
Continue reading “On the Kill Floors”: Essential Workers in Meatpacking Plants Still Lack Safety & COVID Protections

11 Days After Haiti’s Earthquake, Doctor Describes Lack of Treatment, Supplies & COVID-19 Concerns

We go to Les Cayes, Haiti, to speak with a doctor about the conditions near the epicenter of the massive August 14 earthquake, as the death toll passes 2,200, with thousands of survivors growing increasingly desperate. Over 12,000 people were injured and an estimated 53,000 homes were destroyed by the 7.2 magnitude quake. People left …
Continue reading 11 Days After Haiti’s Earthquake, Doctor Describes Lack of Treatment, Supplies & COVID-19 Concerns

“First World White Privilege”: Indian Journalist Slams U.S. Anti-Vaxxers as World’s Poor Lack Access

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The World Health Organization is warning over 100 million more people will be infected with COVID-19 by early next year as the Delta variant continues to rapidly spread. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke Wednesday. TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS: Cases …
Continue reading “First World White Privilege”: Indian Journalist Slams U.S. Anti-Vaxxers as World’s Poor Lack Access

Michael Gove loses court case over lack of of sign language at Covid briefings

Support us and go ad-free A deaf woman who took High Court action after complaining about a lack of British Sign Language interpreters at Government Covid-19 briefings in England has won a compensation fight. Katie Rowley took legal action against Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove. Rowley, a self-employed actor and writer, said the government had …
Continue reading Michael Gove loses court case over lack of of sign language at Covid briefings

Anger over lack of announcement on NHS pay

Support us and go ad-free The government has come under attack for failing to announce an expected pay rise for NHS staff in England. Silence Unions representing NHS workers had been set to react to confirmation of a 3% increase following months of delay. But health minister Helen Whately made no mention of pay during …
Continue reading Anger over lack of announcement on NHS pay

How the Pandemic Fueled Global Hunger: 2.5 Billion Lack Nutritious Food, 1 in 5 Children Are Stunted

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a sharp increase in the number of people going hungry worldwide, along with conflict and the impacts of climate change. A new report on the state of food security and nutrition in the world found about one-tenth of the global population were undernourished last year, more than 2.5 billion people …
Continue reading How the Pandemic Fueled Global Hunger: 2.5 Billion Lack Nutritious Food, 1 in 5 Children Are Stunted

‘Ideological reasons’ behind lack of Black history in schools, MP says

Support us and go ad-free “Historic amnesia” around Britain’s colonial past on the syllabus is a “blatant political function” to divide the working classes, an MP has said. Labour MP for Streatham Bell Ribeiro-Addy made the comments during a debate about the teaching of Black history after a petition demanding it become a mandatory part …
Continue reading ‘Ideological reasons’ behind lack of Black history in schools, MP says

Key workers denied ‘dignity, security and safety’ through lack of sick pay

New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on 24 June shows that one in 12 key workers in Britain don’t currently qualify for statutory sick pay – and haven’t over the course of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. TUC is calling on the government to provide decent sick pay for all workers to ensure …
Continue reading Key workers denied ‘dignity, security and safety’ through lack of sick pay

Counter-terror police are using a lack of transparency to evade public scrutiny

Counter-terror strategies in the UK have come under lots of scrutiny for racist and Islamophobic policies. The Canary sent out a number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to police forces around the country. We wanted information on how many premises were searched with a warrant in relation to terrorism investigations. What did we get …
Continue reading Counter-terror police are using a lack of transparency to evade public scrutiny

U.S. Finally Offers to Send Vaccines Abroad, But Lack of Global Plan Leaves Poorer Nations in Crisis

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The Biden administration announced plans to send 25 million COVID vaccine doses to dozens of countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, where COVID cases continue to surge. The majority of the vaccines will be distributed through COVAX, a program …
Continue reading U.S. Finally Offers to Send Vaccines Abroad, But Lack of Global Plan Leaves Poorer Nations in Crisis