War Helps Fuel the Climate Crisis as U.S. Military Carbon Emissions Exceed 140+ Nations

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Former U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. climate summit Monday, criticizing the leaders of China and Russia for not attending the talks in Glasgow. BARACK OBAMA: Most nations have failed to be as ambitious as they need to be. …
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“Stain on the Moral Fiber of America”: Military Jurors Decry Majid Khan’s Torture at CIA Black Sites

In a major development, a Guantánamo Bay detainee described his torture at CIA black sites for the first time in court last week, prompting military jurors to call his treatment a “stain on the moral fiber of America.” On Thursday, Majid Khan became the first Guantánamo prisoner to describe publicly the torture he experienced after …
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“Devastation and Anger” in Sudan as Military Coup Halts Country’s Democratic Transition

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, with Juan González. A warning to our audience: This segment contains graphic video of state violence, as we turn to Sudan, where protesters are back in the …
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Queen allegedly fights to protect her sex-crime accused son’s honorary military role

Support us and go ad-free The queen has reportedly told insiders she wants prince Andrew Windsor to remain as colonel of the Grenadier Guards. Sexual assault allegations According to the Sunday Times, the monarch has conveyed her wish that her son – who is facing allegations of sexual assault, which he denies – keeps the …
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Afghan Journalist: Only a Political Compromise Can Stop Taliban’s Military Takeover of Afghanistan

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has seized at least 17 provincial capitals, including Kandahar and Herat, the country’s second- and third-largest cities. The Taliban now has almost full control of the south, west and north of …
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Calls Grow for Biden to Close Guantánamo Military Prison as U.S. Sanctions Cuba over Human Rights

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. As the United States imposes new Cuba sanctions, citing human rights abuses, we look at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a notorious gulag that President Biden himself has called an “advertisement for creating terror.” This month, the first Guantánamo …
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Secret wars and grey zones: defence minister explains UK’s military future

Support us and go ad-free Defence secretary Ben Wallace has been touring the US to explain Britain’s military plans. He hinted that UK troops will fight secret wars and engage in new types of warfare. He also said the UK military was ready to deal with the effects of climate change, population growth, and migration. …
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No U.S. Troops in Haiti: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Military Mission Would Not Help Country

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. As we’ve reported, Haitian police said Sunday they arrested a key figure in Wednesday’s assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse at his home in Port-au-Prince. …
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Classified documents found at Kent bus stop hint at reality of UK military strategy

Support us and go ad-free Secret military documents found at a Kent bus stop show us how British foreign policy works. The papers were reportedly found by a member of the public and then ended up with the BBC. The documents contained important details of a naval confrontation between Russian forces and a UK warship. …
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The Crimea incident raises questions about military deals and client journalism

Support us and go ad-free A confrontation between a Royal Navy ship and Russian forces off the coast of Crimea is raising big questions – about journalism, about international relations, and about Britain’s role in the world. The incident took place on Wednesday 23 June. The British destroyer HMS Defender passed close to the Crimean …
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