Raj Patel: Climate, Conflict and Capitalism Drive Global Hunger. COVID Made It Worse

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: With hunger growing across the globe during the pandemic, the United Nations is holding its first Food Systems Summit today. But the summit is facing fierce criticism for giving corporations an outsized role framing its agenda, with Big Food names …
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As Delta Variant Drives Surge in New Cases, History Shows It Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, over 3.5 million people have died around the world, including nearly 500,000 in the United States. Historian and writer John Barry says the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus was a predictable development based on how previous pandemics have developed. “This is not unusual, what we’re …
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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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The Tories’ 3% NHS pay rise is even worse than it sounds

Support us and go ad-free NHS workers and unions have responded to the government’s confused, last-minute announcement of an “insulting” 3% pay rise with outrage. After inflation, the proposed pay ‘rise’ amounts to about 0.6%. The government has left many NHS staff – such as junior doctors – out of the proposed rise in pay. This …
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The UK’s voting system is already broken but Priti Patel wants to make it worse

After a weekend of Conservative gains in elections around the country, the left has suffered losses up and down the UK. But the results only confirm what electoral reform campaigners have known for a while: the UK must change its voting system. The UK is the only country, bar Belarus, in Europe that uses First …
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COVID Deaths Soar in Brazil as Bolsonaro Blasts Lockdowns. Experts Warn It Will “Get Worse.”

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll has now topped nearly 260,000, the world’s second worst after the United States, as hospitals are overwhelmed with new cases. International concern is also growing about the P1 variant of the virus, which overwhelmed the Amazonian city of Manaus and caused its hospitals to run out of oxygen. Less than 4% …
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From Charlottesville to the Capitol: Trump Fueled Right-Wing Violence. It May Soon Get Even Worse

As security is ramped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S., the FBI is warning of more potential violence in the lead-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20. Federal authorities have arrested over 100 people who took part in last week’s deadly insurrection at the Capitol, and The Washington Post reports …
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Just when things couldn’t get any worse – enter clusterf*cking Grant Shapps

Not content with creating chaos and misery across the country, the Tory government upped the disaster ante on Friday 15 January. Because transport secretary Grant Shapps was sent out to do the breakfast media rounds. Unsurprisingly, his appearances didn’t end well. Travel bans It’s been an appalling week for the country. From the news that …
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“Worse Than Being in Iraq”: Veteran & ER Doctor Says Pandemic Is Pushing Hospitals to Breaking Point

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The United States hit the grim milestone of the worst day yet of the coronavirus pandemic this week, with 3,350 COVID-related deaths Tuesday alone. This comes amidst reports that 2020 has been the deadliest year in U.S. history. The United …
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‘Every day it’s getting worse’ – a refugee calls for ‘massive protests’ over conditions at Home Office camp

In September, the Home Office controversially began housing refugees at two disused army barracks in Kent and south west Wales. This week, The Canary spoke to some of the approximately 150 men housed in the military barracks at Penally, just outside Tenby on the Pembrokeshire coast. Penally has been leased from the Ministry of Defence …
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