Meet Mansoor Adayfi: I Was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now! special. We spend the hour with Mansoor Adayfi. At the age of 18, he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan. Shortly before he was scheduled to return home, he was kidnapped by …
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Meet Mansoor Adayfi: I Was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for …
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“Here I Am”: Meet a Descendent of One of 272 Enslaved People Sold on June 19, 1838, by Georgetown U.

We look at another significant June 19 in the history of slavery in the United States: June 19, 1838, when Jesuit priests who ran what is now Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved people to pay off the school’s debts. In 2016, Georgetown University announced it would give preferential admissions treatment to descendants of the Africans …
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Zarah Sultana asked the PM if we sold the missiles that killed Palestinian children. He wouldn’t answer.

On 26 May, Coventry South MP Zarah Sultana asked prime minister Boris Johnson to confirm that British-made weapons weren’t used in the recent airstrike that killed hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza. The prime minister was unable to confirm or deny the allegations. This came as foreign secretary Dominic Raab expressed his support for Israel and called …
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Wildlife watchdog put to shame after experts say baby elephants sold to ‘perfect’ China zoo violated rules

Zimbabwe sold 32 baby elephants to China in October 2019, after tearing them away from their wild families in 2018, for the latter country’s use in zoos. The transaction was very controversial and criticised by many, including fellow African countries. Ivonne Higuero, secretary-general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna …
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UK’s £1bn in aid to Yemen is worthless when it’s sold £6.5bn of weapons to the countries bombing it

Campaigners have accused the UK government of having “dangerous and immoral priorities” ahead of a House of Commons debate on Yemen. The Saudi-led war on Yemen has created what is known as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. After five years of brutal conflict, 20 million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition, while …
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