What’s the story with Afghanistan?

Support us and go ad-free There is a lot of conflicting information about Afghanistan but, as Curtis Daly explains, to understand the current situation we need to understand decades of interventionist policies and the ideological and corporate interests behind them. Video transcript In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in order to prop up the …
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George Floyd’s Murder Was “Clarion Call” to Defund Police. What’s Changed in Year Since His Death?

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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Everyone saying ‘Kill the Bill’ needs to know what’s in this new policing report

Earlier in March, a report on policing protests was published by HM Inspectorate of Police and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS). It comes at a time when the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is passing through parliament. The report’s recommendations provide an insight into likely not-so-distant future policing. And it doesn’t bode well. …
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“American Abyss”: Fascism Historian Tim Snyder on Trump’s Coup Attempt, Impeachment & What’s Next

As the House votes to impeach President Trump, the FBI warns there could be a repeat of the violent insurrection he encouraged on January 6, with Trump loyalists planning to hold armed protests nationwide ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. We speak with Timothy Snyder, a historian of fascism, who says the riot at the U.S. …
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Strong-arming local Labour Parties just hit new heights. Help us track what’s happening.

The efforts the Labour Party machinery is making to control its Constituency Parties (CLPs) hit new heights on Wednesday 9 December. One media outlet went so far as to call it “Orwellian” as the strong-arming hit fever pitch. Now, The Canary has begun to track these attacks on local parties. And we want you to …
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Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension is a massive distraction from what’s actually in the EHRC report

Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension from the Labour Party was rightly greeted with shock and an outpouring of solidarity. But Corbyn’s suspension also served as a massive distraction from critically evaluating the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report. On 29 October, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its long-awaited report into antisemitism in the …
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Nagorno-Karabakh: What’s at Stake in the Conflict Between Armenia & Azerbaijan?

As fighting continues between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, we look at the roots of the conflict that has already killed at least 700 people since fighting began in late September and which threatens to escalate despite two ceasefire attempts brokered by Russia. Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled …
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Jeremy Scahill on Trump’s “Homicidal” Pandemic Response & What’s at Stake in November Election

As President Trump campaigns in swing states that are also coronavirus hot spots, The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill argues he is directly responsible for the poor U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed almost 220,000 people in the country so far and sickened millions. “I don’t know how else to describe what Trump has …
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“Without Love, We Won’t Make It”: Bishop Michael Curry on Faith & What’s at Stake in November

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. The U.S. coronavirus death toll officially passed 200,000 this week. On Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church marked the sobering milestone by tolling its bell 200 …
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