“We Demand Better”: Reps. Cori Bush, Pramila Jayapal & Barbara Lee Share Their Own Abortion Stories

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. Thousands marched Saturday in more than 600 protests across the United States with the message “Bans Off Our Bodies” amidst increasing state restrictions on abortion. This year …
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Doctors Without Borders: U.S. Should Force Pfizer to Share COVID Vaccine Technology with Africa

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org. I’m Amy Goodman. The Food and Drug Administration has fully authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for U.S. residents aged 16 and over, making it the first COVID vaccine to be fully approved by the FDA. …
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Campaigners share tributes in memory of teenager killed in suspected racist attack

West Midlands Police have charged a man with the murder of 14-year-old Dea-John Reid. On 31 May, a group chased and fatally stabbed Reid in the chest in Kingstanding, Birmingham. Having not initially identified that the attack was racially motivated, police are now investigating reports that the group racially abused Reid prior to the attack. …
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Share coronavirus jabs with poorer nations to end variants threat, world leaders urged

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines must be shared with poorer nations to prevent richer countries being hit by newly-imported deadly variants, world leaders have been told. We’re all in it together Global bodies – along with MPs and peers – warned of fresh lockdowns if people in developing nations do not get a huge increase in jabs. …
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Protesters call for AstraZeneca to share Covid-19 vaccine technology

Protesters are to gather outside AstraZeneca’s Cambridge headquarters to demand the pharmaceutical firm shares its Covid-19 vaccine technology. The demonstration, organised by Global Justice Now, is calling for the British-Swedish company to openly licence its jab and commit to sharing the technology with the World Health Organisation (WHO). Protests are also planned at the firm’s …
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Boris Johnson urged to share coronavirus vaccine with poorer nations instead of hoarding supplies

Boris Johnson is facing calls to immediately begin donating vaccines to poorer nations. He otherwise risks hoarding supplies while frontline workers are exposed to coronavirus (Covid-19). Health and development charities urged the prime minister on Sunday 28 March to take “accelerated action”. And they asked him to “swiftly clarify” how doses will be shared. Wellcome, …
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Share the Vaccines, Erase the Debt: Joseph Stiglitz on How the U.S. Can Help Developing Countries

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says wealthy countries have a responsibility to help the developing world in overcoming the pandemic. He says the response must include vaccine equity as well as economic aid, including debt relief. “America won’t be free from the pandemic until the world is,” says Stiglitz. Source link

Share the Technology: Experts Say We Must End Big Pharma Monopoly on COVID Vaccine Supply & Price

As rich countries race to roll out their vaccination programs, leaders in the Global South and global health advocates are increasingly decrying vaccine hoarding that has pushed poorer countries to the back of the line during the pandemic. Some rich countries have secured enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their populations several times over, while poorer …
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Hopes and sacrifices: Refugees share why they risked everything to reach the UK

People who have risked their lives by trying to cross from France to Britain have told the PA news agency how they faced violence, enslavement and were threatened at gunpoint. Men, women and children have been charged thousands of pounds for spaces aboard tiny boats that are often unseaworthy and dangerous while others have stowed …
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