Environmental Justice Activists Want NJ Gov. to Vote No New Gas-Fired Power Plant in Newark

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 end the show in New Jersey, where residents of the largely Black and Latinx community in the Ironbound section of Newark are calling on the governor to stop …
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Nina Khrushcheva: Putin Could Be Kingmaker in Kazakhstan Power Struggle as Russia Helps Quell Protests

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: I want to turn to Kazakhstan. Over 160 protesters have been killed. The president there, Tokayev, calls them terrorists. Many are being held right now. Can you explain what’s happening, and then Russia’s involvement? NINA KHRUSHCHEVA: That’s such a complicated …
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“People Have the Power”: Poet & Singer Patti Smith Awarded Key to New York City

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Legendary poet, singer, author and activist Patti Smith has been awarded a key to New York City. Smith’s music has inspired countless bands and helped earn her the title of queen of punk. Her song “People Have the Power” has …
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Historian Alfred McCoy Predicts the U.S. Empire is Collapsing as China’s Power Grows

President Joe Biden’s virtual summit Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping follows the two countries’ announcement just days earlier they will work together to confront the climate emergency after Xi did not attend the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. Tension has been mounting between the two superpowers, especially over Taiwan and Hong Kong, with some …
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Ex-Official Matthew Hoh, Who Resigned over Afghan War, Says U.S. Mistakes Helped Taliban Gain Power

“The only thing more tragic than what’s happened to the Afghan people is that in a few days America will have forgotten Afghanistan again,” says Matthew Hoh, a disabled combat veteran and former State Department official stationed in Afghanistan’s Zabul province who resigned in 2009 to protest the Obama administration’s escalation of the War in …
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Journalist Ahmed Rashid on the Taliban’s Return to Power & What Comes Next for Afghanistan

As the Taliban says it will soon declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan after seizing control of the country, we discuss their history with award-winning journalist Ahmed Rashid, author of several books, including “Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia.” “These militants have become very well integrated into Afghan society and into Taliban …
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“A Petty Tyrant with Too Much Power”: Former Cuomo Rival Zephyr Teachout Responds to Resignation

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Well, I’d also like to bring into the conversation Zephyr Teachout, professor of law at Fordham University. You were a candidate for governor in 2014 against Andrew Cuomo. And I’m wondering, one, your reaction to what’s happened in the last …
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Lowkey is back speaking ‘truth to power’

Support us and go ad-free Musician, historian, and activist Lowkey has never been afraid to speak ‘truth to power’. Now, he’s taking it to the next level: launching an online show. And it promises to bring important stories to people that need to hear them. Meet Lowkey Lowkey rose to prominence over a decade ago with …
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Parliamentary boundary plans could be another way for the Tories to hold on to power

Electoral officials have today announced their plans to shift boundaries of parliamentary constituencies, breaking up long-standing communities and potentially benefitting the Tories. The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published its initial proposals for the 2023 Boundary Review. The proposals would mark the biggest change to parliamentary boundaries in decades. The number of constituencies in …
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Arms companies are the only winners in the UK Navy’s drive to be a top maritime power

The UK is back in the top tier of naval powers, a senior naval officer has claimed. The comments came as the Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers ‘met’ for the first time. The warships are among the biggest produced by the UK. Costings vary, but some estimates suggest the two vessels cost £6.4bn. Commodore …
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