Ben Crump on the Start of Trials for Kyle Rittenhouse & the Killers of Ahmed Arbery

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. Before we head to Glasgow for the U.N. climate summit, we’re going to stay right here at home in the United States. The murder trial begins today …
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Ben Crump on the Start of Trials for Kyle Rittenhouse & the Killers of Ahmaud Arbery

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. Before we head to Glasgow for the U.N. climate summit, we’re going to stay right here at home in the United States. The murder trial begins today …
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“Unfit to Lead”: NY State Sen. Biaggi Says Gov. Cuomo Impeachment Proceedings Should Start Now

Lawmakers in New York are preparing impeachment proceedings against Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo after the state attorney general found Cuomo harassed at least 11 women in violation of the law — including unwanted touching and kissing, and inappropriate remarks. Cuomo’s former executive assistant, Brittany Commisso, has filed a criminal complaint against him, and other cases …
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Ex-Iranian Diplomat: Revived Nuclear Talks Must Start with U.S. Lifting of Crippling Sanctions

The United States and Iran are holding more indirect talks as part of a push to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, after former President Donald Trump pulled out of the accord nearly three years ago. The two countries agreed to set up two expert-level working groups along with other signatories of the 2015 deal, …
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Chaos and panic as the government could start deporting European Roma this summer

European Roma people without settled or pre-settled status could face deportation at the end of June, a community group has warned. Speaking to The Canary, the Bradford-based organisation Connecting Roma warned that thousands of people could be affected by a chaotic and poorly communicated settlement scheme put in place by the Home Office. Connecting Roma’s …
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More than a third of all Universal Credit claims made since start of pandemic

More than a third of claims made since Universal Credit was introduced have been made during the coronavirus pandemic, figures show. Claimants There were 4.5 million claims for the benefit between 13 March 2020 and 14 January this year, according to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This represents 39% of the …
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Covid-19 infections ‘may have risen’ at start of current lockdown

Experts tracking the spread of Covid-19 in England say infections may have gone up at the beginning of the current lockdown. Professor Paul Elliot, who is leading the React study at Imperial College London, suggested the current measures may not be strict enough to see a drop in infections and the reproductive rate – the …
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My wish for 2021? We all start fighting back, now.

Boom. Bam. You know who it is. Yung Drilly, aka Drillminister – writing for The Canary. I’m running for London Mayor in 2021. And with the mess that our politicians have made in the past 12 months, we need radical change and quickly. So, here’s my message as we head to towards the New Year. …
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Veterans department needs to start collecting suicide, homelessness data

The Office for Veterans’ Affairs doesn’t collect data on homelessness or suicides among the ex-military population, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the research charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). The revelations call into question exactly what the department is doing to address two of the most high-profile issues affecting ex-forces personnel …
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