Ticking Time Bombs: California Oil Spill Spurs New Calls to Ban Offshore Oil Drilling

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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Extinction Rebellion is taking to the City. It’s high time the financial district was disrupted.

Support us and go ad-free Extinction Rebellion (XR) is currently protesting across London as it aims to “target the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis – the political economy”. The “Impossible Rebellion” began in Covent Garden on 23 August, and is scheduled to continue for the next two weeks. One of its targets …
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Charities warn increase to energy price cap could not come at worse time

Support us and go ad-free An increase to Ofgem’s energy price cap “could not be coming at a worse time”, charities have warned, as energy deals have reached their highest cost in more than two years. The worst time Industry experts are expecting the regulator to increase the price cap by around £150 on 6 …
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Home Office failing Windrush generation a second time, warn MPs

Support us and go ad-free The Home Office “appears to be failing” the Windrush generation a second time through its ill-thought-out compensation scheme, MPs have warned. They said the remuneration scheme is too complex and too slow to hand out money. They also described it as being understaffed, with only six people at first hired …
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“Gulag of Our Time”: Amnesty International Calls on Biden Admin to Shut Down Guantánamo Bay Prison

Fifty-six-year-old Abdul Latif Nasser is the first Guantánamo Bay prisoner to be released under the Biden administration. He was imprisoned for nearly two decades without charge and had been cleared for release since 2016. Thirty-nine prisoners remain at Guantánamo. “Legally speaking, morally speaking, that space that has been created has no significance other than the …
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We all belong to the land. Now it’s time to reclaim it.

Support us and go ad-free We have the right to roam over just 8% of England’s land. A massive 92% of the country is off limits, fenced off with barbed wire and ‘keep out’ signs. In a country with such massive social inequality, land means wealth and power. It’s a means of control. Without land, …
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Boris Johnson misled parliament yet again – this time about the Delta variant

Support us and go ad-free On Wednesday 16 June, in answer to a question about the coronavirus (Covid-19) Delta variant, Boris Johnson gave incomplete, if not misleading information. No surprise there. In this instance what Johnson was trying to hide was his government’s abject failure to delay the outbreak of this variant. The tragic consequence …
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Heated NYC Mayoral Primary Race Enters Final Days; City Uses Ranked-Choice Voting for First Time

Early voting is underway in a historic New York City Democratic primary election for mayor, 35 City Council seats and several other key races. For the first time in almost a century, New Yorkers will use ranked-choice voting, which allows them to choose up to five candidates in order of preference in each race. In …
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The G7 will always look after themselves. It’s time to look to the resistance.

The G7 summit has ended in Cornwall. It is, of course, no surprise that as the world’s richest leaders cosied up together, they achieved absolutely nothing. Charities and NGOs are expressing their deep disappointment that Johnson, Biden, Merkel and others didn’t deliver on either their plans to vaccinate the world, or to stop the planet …
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England’s NHS waiting list tops 5 million for first time

The number of people in England waiting to start NHS hospital treatment has risen above five million for the first time, new figures show. Data from NHS England shows that 5.12 million people were on the waiting list at the end of April – the highest number since records began in August 2007. The figures, …
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