NYC Opens Nation’s First Safe Drug Injection Sites; 15 Lives Saved in First Week of Operation

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent journalism. Since our first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take corporate or government funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. …
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As World Confronts Omicron Variant, Top 8 Pfizer & Moderna Investors Make $10 Billion in a Week

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 in New York, joined by Democracy Now! co-host Juan González in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hi, Juan. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Hi, Amy. Welcome to all of our listeners …
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“No Way Out”: Taxi Drivers, Allies Enter 2nd Week of Hunger Strike Against Crushing Medallion Debt

New York City taxi drivers have entered their second week of hunger striking outside City Hall to demand that the mayor grant debt relief for thousands of drivers impacted by the taxi medallion price crash. Many drivers purchased taxi medallions, the permits required to drive a taxi, for upwards of $1 million. After the incursion …
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Haiti’s Villages Continue to Be “Cut Off from Help” More Than a Week After Massive Earthquake

We speak with Stéphane Vincent, a Haitian citizen journalist who is helping the BBC to cover the aftermath of the devastating August 14 earthquake for the BBC and says the destruction in Les Cayes is reminiscent of the 2010 earthquake that struck the country. “To relive that again was very heart-wrenching,” he says. “The people …
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Hospitals in England see 30% more coronavirus admissions in a week

Support us and go ad-free The number of people in hospital with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England has risen to its highest level in four months, data shows. Latest figures from NHS England show that 4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday 23 July. That’s the highest level since 22 March. This …
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Coronavirus patients in England hospitals rise 30% in a week

Support us and go ad-free The number of people in hospital with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England has risen to its highest level in four months, data shows. Latest figures from NHS England show that 4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday 23 July. That’s the highest level since 22 March. This …
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George Floyd Week of Action Marks Anniversary of His Murder as Police Reform Bill Stalls in Congress

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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Another week, another total failure from the Tory government to ‘lead the world’ on climate crisis

The UK government requested that the International Energy Agency (IEA) produce a report on how the world can meet its net zero commitments to instruct the COP26 climate talks in November. The IEA has recently published that report, entitled Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector. One of the IEA’s most …
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We need to stand with those arrested in Bristol last week

Last week thousands of people took to the streets of Bristol as part of the nationwide resistance against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Mass protests were met by violence from an army of riot police who were drafted in from all around the south-west. 25 people have been arrested so far in relation …
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Autistic people hate Autism Awareness Week and everything it means for us

This is my first Autism Awareness Week since I discovered I’m autistic. And it’s thanks to this initiative and the dodgy organisations behind it that my diagnosis came so late. For too long, the public discussion of autism has been dominated by non-autistic people. Frantic parents seeking a ‘cure’, and eugenicist organisations willing to monetise …
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