Dramatic Video Shows Militarized Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders & Journalists

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Wet’suwet’en land defender Sleydo, also known as Molly Wickham, was released from jail Tuesday evening after being arrested Friday during a violent raid by Canadian federal police on one of the camps set up to keep Coastal GasLink out of …
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“Appalling and Unacceptable”: Leak Shows Facebook Knew Its Algorithms Spread Hate & Harmed Children

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at a massive leak of tens of thousands of internal Facebook documents that show the social media’s own research indicates its algorithm helps boost disinformation, hate speech and political unrest around the world and that …
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Ethics watchdog shows it’s not fit-for-purpose against backdrop of cronyism

Support us and go ad-free Ethical standards – or lack of them – in government have have hit headlines in recent months due to allegations of cronyism, ministers accused of profiting from politics, and breaches of the ministerial code. The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) is the body that advises the prime minister …
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As Delta Variant Drives Surge in New Cases, History Shows It Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, over 3.5 million people have died around the world, including nearly 500,000 in the United States. Historian and writer John Barry says the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus was a predictable development based on how previous pandemics have developed. “This is not unusual, what we’re …
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Beaver numbers in Scotland more than double in three years, study shows

Support us and go ad-free The number of beavers in Scotland has more than doubled in the last three years, according to a new study. Bouncing back NatureScot, the country’s public body for natural heritage, found about 1,000 of the animals now reside in territories which have also more than doubled to 251. The range …
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London’s flash flooding shows ‘danger of climate change’, says mayor

Support us and go ad-free London mayor Sadiq Khan said recent flooding in the capital shows “the dangers of climate change are now moving closer to home”. London’s flooding The capital saw nearly a month’s worth of rainfall on 25 July with homes, roads, and Tube stations flooded, while a flooded hospital cancelled all surgery …
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The abuse of England’s football players shows racism is still endemic

Support us and go ad-free A record-breaking 31m viewers sat down to watch the football last night, as England made it into its first men’s major final in years. Gareth Southgate’s young, socially conscious team stepped out to play Italy under much pressure. And after a tense, seemingly never ending two hours, the game came …
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In 60 seconds Kier Starmer shows he knows nothing about Northern Ireland’s peace agreement

Support us and go ad-free Keir Starmer’s leadership of the Labour Party is already hanging by a thread. Polls have consistently shown him way behind the Tories. And recent by-election results have been disappointing, to say the least. Now, his performance on a BBC Newsline interview has revealed either his shocking ignorance about the peace …
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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Adams’ Win in NYC Mayoral Primary Shows Need for Community Investment, Not Police

The winner of the New York City Democratic primary election for mayor, Eric Adams, focused on what he called his more conservative plans to address an increase in gun violence, and is set to meet with President Biden today at the White House. “The way that we counter these increases in incidents [of crime] is …
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BBC research shows ‘horrendous’ pandemic experiences of disabled people

Support us and go ad-free The BBC has published its own research into chronically ill and disabled people’s experience of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. One campaigner called the findings “horrendous”. But the BBC inadvertently pointed to the biggest problem of all: that the government, much of the media, and society at large have ignored the …
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