Biden Backs Filibuster Reform to Pass Voting Rights Bills After Sustained Grassroots Pressure

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: In a major speech in Atlanta, Georgia, President Biden has endorsed changing the filibuster rules to prevent Republicans from using the filibuster to block voting rights legislation. Biden spoke in Atlanta. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I believe the threat to our …
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Pressure on the Jewish Chronicle grows after calls for a press regulator investigation

Support us and go ad-free A group of interested parties has asked the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) to investigate the Jewish Chronicle (JC). It’s over the media outlet’s repeated breaches of the regulator’s standards. Many of the people calling for the probe have won cases against it. IPSO is reportedly considering whether to carry …
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Anti-BDS Jewish Orgs Back Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sales Ban in Settlements Despite Israeli Pressure

Israel has launched what has been described as a maximum pressure campaign against Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company Unilever, after the iconic ice cream brand announced it would halt sales in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Israel has asked 35 U.S. governors to enforce state laws which make it a crime …
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Pressure builds on Boris Johnson to award long-awaited pay rise to NHS workers

Support us and go ad-free Pressure is increasing on the government to award a long-awaited pay rise for NHS workers​ before parliament breaks up for the summer recess next week. Unison said it’s now more than 100 days since the wage increase was due and almost a year since the union appealed to the prime …
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Health Minister Bethell under pressure as two inquiries launched

Support us and go ad-free Pressure is mounting on Health Minister lord James Bethell following the launch of two official investigations in which he is expected to feature. The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham announced she is mounting a formal inquiry into the use of private correspondence channels in the Department of Health and Social Care …
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Unions pile pressure on government to launch coronavirus inquiry following claims by Dominic Cummings

Support us and go ad-free Unions piled pressure on the government following claims by Dominic Cummings, with one official saying the health secretary should be sacked unless he answers questions about his capacity to handle the job. Accountability now Unite and the GMB reacted with anger to the former adviser’s revelations, and stepped up calls …
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Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid coronavirus surge in India

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a nationwide lockdown amid a coronavirus surge. Record-breaking Many medical chiefs, opposition leaders, and some supreme court judges have suggested the lockdown seems to be the only option. Hospitals are being forced to turn patients away while relatives scramble to find oxygen. Crematoriums and …
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"Millions of Lives Are at Stake": Pressure Grows on Biden to Back WTO Waiver on Vaccine Technology

Pressure is growing on the Biden administration to support a temporary waiver on intellectual property rights for COVID-related medicines and vaccines at the World Trade Organization. India and South Africa first proposed the waiver in October, but it was blocked by the United States and other wealthy members of the WTO. Big Pharma has also …
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Children’s charity under pressure for accepting JCB’s ‘dirty money’

Campaigners are calling on the the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to stop accepting money from British construction company JCB. JCB manufactures bulldozers used by the Israeli army to demolish Palestinian homes. The company is currently being investigated by a UK government body over whether it’s in breach of human …
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Campaigners pressure Government into ‘startling U-turn’ on Cumbria coal mine

Environmental campaigners have hailed a decision by communities secretary Robert Jenrick to “call in” a controversial application for a new coal mine on the Cumbrian coast. Issues raised In a letter to Cumbria County Council, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said Jenrick believed the application had raised issues of “more than …
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