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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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed on Climate Risk & Surviving Assassination Attempt

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We go now to the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow as new data shows global carbon emissions have returned to near record levels after a short dip due to the COVID pandemic. Emissions from coal, gas and oil all rose …
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As infections rise, the Tories are calling it a ‘pingdemic’ and putting workers at risk

Support us and go ad-free The government has expanded its workplace testing programme to an initial 200 sites for frontline emergency services personnel. It comes amid criticism of the government’s self-isolation policy. While some are criticising that, however, others are criticising the framing of what’s being called the ‘pingdemic’. It’s not a #pingdemic, it’s a …
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Union: ‘catastrophic’ backlog at DVLA is due to staff being put ‘at risk’

Support us and go ad-free A “catastrophic” backlog in processing driving licences is due to management decisions which “put people at risk”, MPs have heard. Risk in the workplace Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) which represents the workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) offices in …
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Government must halt education reforms or risk ‘damage’ to teacher supply, unions warn

Support us and go ad-free Education unions and organisations have said the government must halt its plans to overhaul teacher training. They warn that the plans could cause “irreparable damage” to the supply of high-quality teachers to schools. Lacking scrutiny A joint letter to schools minister Nick Gibb accuses the government of attempting to “railroad …
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Step up climate action or risk failure at key Cop26 summit, government warned

Support us and go ad-free The government must rapidly step up action on climate change or risk undermining “global Britain” and success at key Cop26 talks this year, its advisers have warned. Failure to implement climate policy could also lead to far graver consequences in the future. Not leading the way Policies are urgently needed …
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UK spending millions of taxpayers’ money on military project that’s putting endangered whales at risk

The UK government is spending over £23m of taxpayers’ money on expanding its naval base at Duqm port in Oman. As the investigative media outlet Declassified UK reported on 3 June, the expansion could have a “large adverse” impact on an endangered whale population. The UK is also hosting the G7 summit from the 11 …
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Domestic violence charity warns lack of cultural understanding is putting Black women and girls at risk

Domestic violence charity Sistah Space is calling on the UK government to take action on domestic violence. It argues that agencies are letting vulnerable Black women and girls down due to a lack of cultural understanding. So the charity has launched a petition to introduce mandatory cultural competence training for agencies working with domestic violence victims and …
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Namibia’s government is at risk of presiding over the extinction of rare desert lions

Namibia is often held up as a conservation success story. However, the country’s government has also received criticism regarding its policies and their impact on wildlife conservation. The dire situation its rapidly diminishing population of rare desert-adapted lions is facing is a case in point. Alongside years of drought, an apparent catalogue of policy failures …
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Government plan to process asylum seekers abroad could risk ‘self harm and suicide’

Asylum seekers could be sent to processing centres abroad under the home secretary’s plans to overhaul the immigration system, according to reports. Overhaul The British overseas territory of Gibraltar is a location under consideration by officials, according to the Times, as well as the Isle of Man and other islands off the British coast. Priti …
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