Is China Really a Threat? Noam Chomsky Slams Biden For Increasingly Provocative Actions in Region

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As CIA Warns China “Most Important” Threat to U.S., Is Biden Pursuing a “New Cold War”?

We look at growing tensions between China and Taiwan as China’s military said Monday it had conducted beach landing and assault drills in the province across from Taiwan. Taiwan’s president responded on Sunday saying Taiwan would not bow to pressure from China. This comes as The Wall Street Journal has revealed a small team of …
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Press Freedom Under Attack in Mexico as TV Anchor Gets Death Threat from Cartel over Reporting

Prominent Mexican news anchor Azucena Uresti took to the airwaves this week to stand up to one of the country’s most powerful drug cartels, the Jalisco New Generation, after the group posted a video online directly threatening her life. Uresti regularly reports on cartel violence and organized crime. The Committee to Protect Journalists considers Mexico …
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Gov. Abbott Is a “Direct Threat” to the Children of Texas: Houston Doctor on Mask Bans, Kids & COVID

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Many schools are reopening this week. We begin today’s show looking at the rise of COVID-19 infections in children as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread. Many hospitals across the country are reporting record numbers of children hospitalized …
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Daniel Morgan inquiry shows public scrutiny under threat

Support us and go ad-free The recent Daniel Morgan Independent Panel inquiry has found the Metropolitan police to be institutionally corrupt. Unsurprisingly, the panel found the Met to be un-cooperative with the inquiry. However, the Home Office’s lack of support has gone largely unreported. The panel found that: the relationship with the Home Office as …
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Share coronavirus jabs with poorer nations to end variants threat, world leaders urged

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines must be shared with poorer nations to prevent richer countries being hit by newly-imported deadly variants, world leaders have been told. We’re all in it together Global bodies – along with MPs and peers – warned of fresh lockdowns if people in developing nations do not get a huge increase in jabs. …
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Lawyers warn of threat to campaign groups’ confidential data

Lawyers representing victims of undercover policing say it’s crucial that political protest and campaign groups, such as Extinction Rebellion, don’t assume their data is secure. This follows dramatic testimony presented at the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI). It revealed how undercover officers (UCOs) were able to penetrate a UK-wide political campaign organisation and so gain access …
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Industrial action threat amid anger over 1% pay rise for NHS workers

A leading union has warned of industrial action amid mounting anger over the Government’s recommendation of a 1% pay rise for nurses and other health workers. Unite, which represents tens of thousands of health service staff, said it will now be considering all its options, including holding an industrial action ballot, as part of its …
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Tory government U-turns on bee-killing pesticide plan after threat of legal action

The Conservative government has announced that the planned re-introduction of dangerous bee-killing pesticides in England this year will no longer go ahead. The recent cold snap in the country is reportedly responsible for pollinators getting the “stay of execution”. The Wildlife Trusts had threatened legal action if the appalling plan went ahead. Unbee-liveable As The …
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A new film shows it’s not just the US that’s facing an increased far-right threat

In the wake of the far-right invasion of Washington’s Capitol Hill on 6 January, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a bulletin warning that more violence is possible. The news comes ahead of the release of a new documentary on the neo-Nazi movement in Germany. While no specific threat was named, the …
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