Ilhan Omar Blasts Manchin & Sinema for Siding with Big Pharma, Big Oil & Wall Street in Budget Talks

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at how key elements of President Biden’s domestic agenda are in jeopardy. On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Freedom to Vote Act. Not a single Republican supported the bill. Senate Democrats could pass …
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"Another World Is Possible": How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped Politics & Kicked Off New Era of Protest

On the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we examine the legacy of the historic protests with three veterans of the movement: Nelini Stamp, now the director of strategy and partnerships at the Working Families Party; Jillian Johnson, a key organizer in Occupy Durham who now serves on the Durham City Council and is the …
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Protesters will march on Downing Street to save Geronimo

Support us and go ad-free Crowds of animal rights protesters are preparing to march on Downing Street on 9 August in a bid to save Geronimo the alpaca. Geronimo has twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis, and the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs has ordered he be euthanised. His owner Helen Macdonald, who …
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U.S. Marks 100th Anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre, When White Mob Destroyed “Black Wall Street”

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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PM is not sleazy says cabinet minister, following Downing Street refurb claims

A Cabinet minister has denied that Boris Johnson is “sleazy”, following allegations the prime minister asked Conservative donors to secretly pay for Downing Street refurbishments. Labour is expected to pile further pressure on the government over claims made by Johnson’s former aide, Dominic Cummings, that the PM wanted donors to “secretly pay for the renovation” …
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‘Vanity’ Downing Street renovations are costing the taxpayer £2.6m

Downing Street has spent more than £2.6m on refurbishments to hold White House-style press briefings, the PA news agency has discovered. “Vanity projects” The cost of the renovations for the televised question and answer sessions with journalists was revealed as Boris Johnson faces pressure over the funding of a separate revamp to his official residence. …
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Chile police shoot dead unarmed street artist in broad daylight sparking riots

Chile’s militarised police force carabineros shot a street juggler in the Chilean southern town of Panguipulli on Friday 5 February 2021, to the horror of onlookers. Point blank Francisco Martínez Romero was approached by police who asked him for his ID card. When he resisted, he was shot. The police did not go to the …
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Joe Biden’s domestic policy cabinet picks show he’ll be loyal to Wall Street interests

As The Canary recently reported, US president-elect Joe Biden has already begun stacking his incoming administration with a veritable who’s who of US imperialist warmongering. Many of these figures were veterans of Barack Obama’s presidency, which was in many ways little better than that of his predecessor George W. Bush. Now, Biden has signalled that …
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Arcadia’s collapse triggers high street bloodbath with 25,000 jobs on the line

A high street bloodbath is under way as the jobs of around 25,000 staff at Arcadia and Debenhams hang in the balance. Job losses Some 13,000 staff at Philip Green’s Arcadia Group face an anxious wait following the business collapsing into administration. And Debenhams, which is already in administration, said it would start a liquidation …
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Downing Street departures will have no impact on Brexit talks, claims minister

The dramatic exit of Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings will have no impact on crucial Brexit negotiations, environment secretary George Eustice has claimed. Brexit After days of turmoil in Number 10, which saw the exit of the prime minister’s right-hand man Cummings and Johnson’s director of communications Lee Cain, Eustice insisted talks with the …
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