"The Facility": Meet the Former Prisoner Who Details Fight for His Life Inside ICE Jail During Covid

We go inside a notorious ICE jail at the height of the pandemic to see how people held there spoke out against dangerous conditions, and faced retaliation before they were ultimately released with no notice. Their story is captured in a new documentary called “The Facility.” It investigates the inhumane conditions at Irwin County Detention …
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Tom Goldtooth at COP26: Absolute Carbon Reduction Is “Issue of Life and Death” for Indigenous Peoples

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And I’d like to bring in Tom Goldtooth, the executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Welcome to Democracy Now! Tom, your reaction to the opening of COP26? What do you see? Is it a failure already at the start? …
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The mainstream media’s depiction of van life is racist, classist and sexist

Support us and go ad-free “We haven’t done this because we have no other options. We’ve done it because it’s a better way of life,” 33-year-old Ailsa Gardner told the Mirror. After paying stupid amounts of rent on penthouse apartments, Gardner and her partner now live in a converted school bus. Their alternative way of living …
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Boris Johnson’s England video will scar you for life

Support us and go ad-free Boris Johnson’s latest video about England’s Euro 2020 journey is short and to the point – to the point of making you feel nauseous, that is. But it also hints at a broader issue in our society. Johnson: England flag-shagger-in-chief The PM has once more indulged in nationalistic flag-shaggery over …
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Pentagon Papers at 50: Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War

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. Fifty years ago this week, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers — 7,000 pages of top-secret documents outlining the secret history of the U.S. …
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As Sasha Johnson fights for her life, activists say she received ‘numerous death threats’

People around the UK are in a state of shock after hearing that Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson has been shot in the head. 27-year-old Johnson is fighting for her life after being attacked early on Sunday morning. The Metropolitan Police have said that: there is nothing to suggest that the woman who was …
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Asylum seeker recalls ‘worst experience of my life’ living in UK barracks

An asylum seeker who fled gang violence and kidnap in his home country said being housed in military barracks in the UK was like “a really bad dream”. Eduardo spent more than a month living at Penally camp in Wales, one of two Ministry of Defence sites the Home Office has used to house refugees. …
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“Suave”: New Podcast Follows One Man’s Journey to Freedom After a Life Sentence Without Parole at 17

A new Futuro Media podcast, “Suave,” tells the story of one person’s journey to freedom after receiving a life sentence without parole at the age of 17. David Luis “Suave” Gonzalez met journalist Maria Hinojosa in 1993 during a talk at the prison in Pennsylvania where he was serving a sentence for first-degree homicide. For …
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As Senedd elections approach in Wales, ‘institutional racism’ is discouraging people from entering public life

The Canary‘s #Independence2021 series explores issues relevant to independence in Scotland and Wales in the run up to May’s elections. And this week it’s exploring racial diversity in Wales. So, we spoke to Niki Jones, the founder of YesCymruBAME, and Leila Usmani, a development worker with Race Alliance Wales (RAW). Usmani is also the lead …
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Tories investigating councillor for ‘life time criminal, high on drugs’ comments disparaging Black Lives Matter

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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