This Will Set Africa on Fire: Nnimmo Bassey of Nigeria Blasts Progress of Talks at U.N. Climate Summit

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show in Glasgow at the U.N. climate summit. Earlier today, a draft agreement was released calling on nations to strengthen their climate plans and to accelerate the phasing out of coal, as well as subsidies for fossil …
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“Worked to Death”: IATSE Film Crew on “Rust” Walked Off Set to Protest Conditions Before Shooting

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we look at the tragic shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of Rust last Thursday on a set in New Mexico. It’s drawing attention to cost-cutting …
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A national health body seems set to throw millions of people under the bus

Support us and go ad-free The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has caused uproar among chronically ill and disabled people. This is because it’s delayed the release of crucial treatment guidelines. And as many people are pointing out, the reason for the delay is potentially toxic. Myalgic encephalomyelitis: ME/CFS Myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly …
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Minister refuses to say if Cambo oilfield licence would set a bad example

Support us and go ad-free A government minister has refused to say whether future oil and gas extraction in the UK sets a bad example to other countries. A bad example Cop26 president Alok Sharma defended what he called the UK’s “huge progress” in reducing reliance on fossil fuels. The minister was asked by Channel …
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New UN report to set out stark reality of the climate crisis

Support us and go ad-free A new UN report will set out a stark message on the state of the climate crisis. It’s expected to raise pressure on governments meeting for the crucial Cop26 talks in the autumn. IPCC warning The report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be published on …
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Badger cull is ‘crass hooliganism’ that’s set to continue indefinitely despite ‘rebranding’, experts say

Support us and go ad-free The UK is continuing its massacre of badgers for at least the next five years. The optics of the mass killing plan are terrible for a government that is attempting to position itself as a biodiversity champion. But, more importantly, what is the controversial and years-long slaughter doing to UK …
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Detained Belarusian dissident says he was set up by an associate

A dissident journalist arrested when Belarus diverted his flight has said in a video from prison that he was set up by an unidentified associate. The footage of Roman Protasevich was part of an hour-long documentary aired late on Wednesday by the state-controlled ONT channel. In the film, the 26-year-old is also shown saying that …
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With its new leader, the DUP seems set on self-destruction

The newly elected Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Edwin Poots has said the removal of the Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) will be his number one priority. The fact his priority is at odds with the DUP’s government partners Sinn Féin doesn’t appear to matter. Nor the fact that it’s also at odds with two of …
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Keir Starmer set to lose Hartlepool for Labour for first time since seat contested in 1974

Labour leader Keir Starmer has insisted the party is “fighting for every vote” in the Hartlepool by-election as an opinion poll showed the Tories opening up a double-digit lead in the constituency. 17 points ahead Ahead of the vote on 6 May, the Survation poll for ITV’s Good Morning Britain put the Conservatives on 50% …
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A collection of working-class lockdown diaries is set to show what others won’t

A project which asked working class people to keep diaries during the first coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown is nearly complete. It’s now nearly ready for release as a graphic novel. But the project of lockdown diaries needs your help. It’s fundraising to get these crucial pieces of class and social history published. Looking from the inside …
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