Protect Voting Rights Now! MLK’s Granddaughter, Ben Jealous & More Risk Arrest at White House Protest

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 in New York, joined by Democracy Now! co-host Juan González in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hi, Juan. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Hi, Amy. Welcome to all of our listeners …
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Indigenous Amazonian Leader: We Must End Fossil Fuel Extraction to Protect the “Lungs of the Earth”

Among the unprecedented moments for Indigenous participation in the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow were the protests to protect the Amazon rainforest, the largest remaining rainforest on the planet, that activists argue is on the brink of ecological collapse. “We cannot win the battle against climate unless we protect the world’s remaining rainforests,” Atossa Soltani, …
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"Becoming Abolitionists": Derecka Purnell on Why Police Reform Is Not Enough to Protect Black Lives

Derecka Purnell draws from her experience as a human rights lawyer in her new book, published this month, “Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom,” to argue that police reform is an inadequate compromise to calls for abolition. Since the murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville in 2020, …
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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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Not guilty verdict for seven HS2 protesters who tried to protect a 200-year-old oak

Support us and go ad-free On Monday 2 August, seven women were acquitted of aggravated trespass at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court. They were part of the Poor’s Piece Conservation Project in Buckinghamshire and were trying protect the woodland from destruction of the HS2 rail project. They said they were in court: after being arrested for …
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Democrats are taking extraordinary action to protect voting rights

Support us and go ad-free Republican lawmakers are attempting to pass legislation making it harder to vote in the US, forcing Democrats to take extraordinary action to combat it. GOP legislators in several states are advancing bills that place more restrictions on voting, prompting Democrats to leave the state to stop the bills from passing. …
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Call to change law to protect EU citizens as Settlement Scheme deadline passes

Support us and go ad-free The law should be changed to automatically protect the rights of EU citizens and their families who continue to live in the UK, campaigners say. A “tweak” to legislation is needed to ensure they do not face discrimination at work, in getting housing, accessing healthcare and benefits after the deadline …
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This cat was mauled to death by hunting hounds. It’s time to protect all animals from a similar fate.

This is Mini, a 14-year-old rescue cat. In March, she was mauled to death by a pack of fox hunting hounds next to her home on a housing estate in Cornwall. The huntsman was caught on film, looking behind him to check if he was being watched, and then throwing Mini’s dead body over a …
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Campaigners are forming a ‘human dam’ to protect Welsh communities from the housing crisis

As the housing crisis worsens in Wales, campaigners claim it’s killing communities. So on 10 July, they’re holding a protest to draw attention to this. Welsh language and community activist group Cymdeithas yr Iaith expects: to form a “human dam” across the Tryweryn dam near Bala, as a sign of the group’s determination to prevent …
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The government can end ‘fire and rehire’ and protect workers

Unions are increasing the pressure on the government to stop companies from using ‘fire and rehire’ practices on employees. Fire and rehire is when employers threaten employees with job losses if employees don’t agree to new contracts with worse terms. It’s become more popular throughout the pandemic. As a result, Unite has launched a campaign …
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