John Nichols on How “Coronavirus Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers” Hurt World’s Response to COVID-19

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. We end today’s show looking at a new book detailing how hundreds of thousands of people died from COVID due to decisions of politicians like Mitch McConnell, …
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“Turning Point”: Legacy of the U.S. Response to 9/11 Is Terror, Domestic Surveillance & Drones

As this week marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., we look at a new five-part documentary series on Netflix about the attacks and the response from the United States, both at home and abroad. “Turning Point: 9/11 and …
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Twitter issues update on response to Euro 2020 final racist abuse

Support us and go ad-free Twitter removed more than 1,900 racist, abusive tweets in the wake of the Euro 2020 final, with the majority coming from accounts in the UK, the social media giant has said. Racism The platform said it identified and removed 1,622 tweets during the final and in the 24 hours after …
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A heart-warming message in Irish is the perfect response to bigotry

Support us and go ad-free Earlier this week, the first ever Irish language pre-school (Naíscoil na Seolta) in loyalist east Belfast was forced to look for new premises. The cross-community school was to open at its original site in September. But following an online campaign of abuse, it had to change location. A school statement said: …
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People rallied together to give the perfect response to anti-NHS ignorance

Support us and go ad-free On Saturday 24 July, anti-vaxxer and anti-lockdown protesters gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square. Yes, peaceful protest is everyone’s right. But life-threatening comments, comparing NHS staff to Nazis, are not. And calling such remarks “utterly appalling” or depraved doesn’t even cover it. Because no amount of condemnation is enough. “Anti-vaxxer condemned …
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Beta variant in France may beat immune response to coronavirus, expert warns

Support us and go ad-free The Beta variant of coronavirus spreading in France poses a “threat” to the UK, a scientist involved in advising the government has warned. Evidence suggests the variant may evade the effect of vaccines. Beta Professor John Edmunds, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a member of …
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Scientist slams government’s slow initial response to the coronavirus pandemic

Support us and go ad-free The government “did not react fast enough” in the early stages of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a leading health expert has said. Sage adviser Jeremy Farrar lamented the pace of the government’s initial response in an interview with the Times. His comments come in advance of his new book, Spike: …
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US response to protests in Cuba, Colombia and Brazil reveals its self-serving hypocrisy

Support us and go ad-free Cuba has recently seen a wave of protests erupt throughout the country. Inevitably, the US is using the protests as fresh justification for heightening its decades-long policies of regime change and coercive sanctions. Some are even calling for direct military intervention into the Caribbean island nation. On the surface, it …
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A Palestinian campaigner calls for ‘more and more action’ in response to Israel’s crimes in Gaza

A Palestinian woman has called for more action in solidarity with the struggle against Israeli attacks. Wafa (not her real name) lives in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. She told The Canary: We thank the solidarity campaigners for the activities and events that have been done to stand by the Palestinian cause, but it …
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Activists march on the Brazilian embassy following president Bolsonaro’s response to a favela massacre

On 6 May, police carried out the deadliest raid in Rio de Janeiro history. This was executed in the predominantly Afro-Brazilian favela, Jacarezinho. On 15 May, Kill the Bill and United for Black Lives are marching on the Brazilian embassy in London calling for justice. Rio de Janeiro’s deadliest police raid On 6 May, Rio …
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