Snipers Fatally Attack Protesters in Beirut as Lebanon Reels from Devastating Economic Collapse

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We’re beginning today’s show looking at the growing economic and political crisis in Lebanon. Earlier today, at least five people died, over 30 were wounded in Beirut after snipers attacked a protest where demonstrators were calling for the removal of …
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Protesters will march on Downing Street to save Geronimo

Support us and go ad-free Crowds of animal rights protesters are preparing to march on Downing Street on 9 August in a bid to save Geronimo the alpaca. Geronimo has twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis, and the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs has ordered he be euthanised. His owner Helen Macdonald, who …
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Protesters confront Nicola Sturgeon over failure to oppose Cambo oil field

Support us and go ad-free Young people protesting against the Cambo North Sea oilfield confronted Nicola Sturgeon as she attended a carnival in her Glasgow Southside constituency. Scotland’s first minister was cornered by young protesters from the Green New Deal Rising and the Stop Cambo campaign. If given the go-ahead, the Cambo site could yield …
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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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Five Kill The Bill protesters were just sentenced to over 14 years in jail. They need our support.

Support us and go ad-free On Friday 30 July, five Kill the Bill protesters were collectively sentenced to over 14 years in jail. Four people pleaded guilty to riot in relation to protests in Bristol on 21 March. They received sentences ranging from 3 years and 3 months to 3 years and 11 months. One …
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While Team GB celebrates its medal haul, Japanese police assault protesters

Support us and go ad-free The Olympics are currently underway in Japan, and politicians and the mainstream media are busy celebrating Team GB’s gold medals. However, there is precious little coverage of the protests being held against the Tokyo Olympics. Japan’s anti-Olympics movement has been called ‘anti-Japan’ by some on the right, and has been …
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Protesters occupy cladding company to demand justice for Grenfell

Campaign group Palestine Action has occupied the company that provided flammable Grenfell cladding on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy. Demonstrators have attempted to shut down Arconic, which provided the cladding for Grenfell Tower. The group is also protesting the company selling materials to Israel for fighter jets. This protest happened as people remember the …
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Protesters raise their voices against mega prisons in a ‘historic demo’ in Yorkshire

People from all over the UK descended on HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire at the weekend in what campaigners called a “historic demonstration”. The protest was the biggest of its kind ever to be held at the prison, And it took place in solidarity with imprisoned men of colour Kevan Thakrar and Dwayne Fulgence. The …
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Statue of slave trader toppled by BLM protesters to go on public display

The toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston is to go on public display in Bristol alongside placards held by the protestors who witnessed the historic event. Slaver The bronze memorial to the 17th century merchant was pulled down from its plinth during a Black Lives Matter protest on 7 June last year in the …
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The promise of the policing bill is emboldening cops to violently target protesters

Content warning: this article contains descriptions of police violence that some readers may find distressing You may already know that the police are likely to get sweeping new powers to arrest protesters when the Police Bill is passed. But these potential new powers seem to have already given police across the country new confidence. We’re …
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