“A Huge Blow to Civil Society”: Egypt Arrests Leading Human Rights Monitors in Latest Crackdown

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, the Quarantine Report. We end today’s show in Egypt, where the executive director of the leading human rights group in the country was arrested Thursday night in an unprecedented crackdown. Gasser Abdel-Razek was arrested at his home just days after two other staffers for the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights were also arrested. The move signals a major escalation of repression from the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has imprisoned thousands of activists and journalists since he came to power after the 2013 overthrow of the late…

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: We Must Rethink Our Society, from Policing to the Supreme Court

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden will face off tonight in Ohio in the first of three presidential debates. Host Chris Wallace of Fox News says the 90-minute showdown will focus on both candidates’ records, the Supreme Court, coronavirus, the economy, race and the integrity of the election. Each topic presents a pressure point in an unprecedented election season. Just five weeks before November 3rd, the global coronavirus death toll has topped 1 million worldwide. The virus continues to devastate African Americans, Latinx and Indigenous communities across the United…

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Is This How You Break A Society?

Social Policy Association reports on implications of ‘historic’ welfare reforms‘In Defence of Welfare’, a wide-ranging analysis of the coalition government’s 2010 Spending Review is published today by the Social Policy Association (SPA), which promotes the study of social policy and advances the role of social policy research within policy making, practice and wider public debates. Social Policy Association LogoComprising 24 short pieces by leading social policy commentators, ‘In Defence of Welfare’ explores the likely impacts of reforms across a range of policy areas and advances arguments and evidence for alternative approaches.  Copies of the report have today (9 February 2011) been delivered to all MPs, Peers, Welsh, Scottish…

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