Canary (The Other)

2020 Jul 11 - 12:04am
The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting’s (CBTH) Eduardo Gonçalves has released a new book called KILLING GAME: The Extinction Industry. In it, he reveals that since a trophy hunter killed Cecil the lion in 2015, Britons have bagged 50 more of them as ‘trophies’. 1 July marked the 5th anniversary of Cecil’s death. The 3rd anniversary of Xanda’s death – Cecil’s son – occurred just over a week later. A...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Environment, Feature, Biodiversity, Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, climate crisis
2020 Jul 10 - 7:20pm
Sixteen homeless people are known to have died with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England during the first three months of the lockdown. The deaths were registered between 26 March and 26 June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed.But ONS has cautioned that the figure may be an underestimate of the true number of homeless people who have died with the virus. It defined homeless as people who were sleeping rough, using homeless...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, coronavirus, covid-19, Crisis, homelessness
2020 Jul 10 - 6:34pm
Professor Stephen Reicher criticised Boris Johnson’s Government over its approach to easing restrictions, claiming the “drift” plan consisted of “ad hoc openings” and “cheap headlines”. Meanwhile, Reicher stated that the Scottish Government has a much clearer strategy for coming out of lockdown than Westminster. He told a briefing on Friday that Scotland had taken an “elimination strategy”, focused on driving infection rates as low as possible...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, scotland
2020 Jul 10 - 6:20pm
The police watchdog is launching a probe into whether officers across England and Wales racially discriminate against ethnic minorities.The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) review will focus on the use of force and stop and search. It comes amid tensions over the police’s handling of recent cases that have been caught on camera.“Systemic issues which should be addressed”IOPC director general Michael Lockwood said a...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, Independent Office for Police Conduct, police, Racism
2020 Jul 10 - 4:35pm
Image description:A person who looks like Boris Johnson, wearing suit and a yellow safety jacket, is saying “Care homes simply failed to follow the advice we did not provide”. He is standing next to a digger, with words on the side that read “How long can we get away with this?”. By Ralph Underhill
Tags: Cartoons, UK, Boris Johnson, care homes, coronavirus, covid-19
2020 Jul 10 - 3:50pm
Two World Health Organisation (WHO) experts will spend 11-12 July in Beijing to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.One animal health expert and one epidemiologist will work to fix the “scope and terms of reference” for the future mission. It will be aimed at learning how the virus jumped from animals to humans, WHO’s statement said on 10 July....
Tags: junktag (ignore), Global, Health, junktag (ignore), Science, China
2020 Jul 10 - 12:30am
The Canary recently interviewed William Perry, former secretary of defence, Stanford professor of international relations and co-host of the podcast At The Brink, and Tom Collina, director of policy at the Ploughshares Fund and previously research director of the Arms Control Association, about their book The Button: The new nuclear arms race and presidential power from Truman to Trump. You believe that US nuclear policy should be reformed. What...
Tags: Feature, Global, US, arms industry, climate change, donald trump
2020 Jul 9 - 10:30pm
The coronavirus pandemic in Africa is reaching “full speed” and it is good to prepare for the worst-case scenario, the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has said.It comes after a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5m graves.The number of confirmed virus cases across Africa surpassed the half-million milestone on 8 July, with more than 12,000 deaths.With testing levels low, the real...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Global, Health, junktag (ignore), Africa, coronavirus
2020 Jul 9 - 9:55pm
The number of emergency food parcels distributed by foodbanks in the UK more than doubled between the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and May, providers say. There were almost two-and-a-half times as many parcels distributed in May than in February, according to a survey of 191 foodbanks who are part of the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN). Some 36,445 three-day packages were given out in February, rising to 90,400 in May. 26,623...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, coronavirus, covid-19, food banks, poverty
2020 Jul 9 - 8:19pm
The Ministry of Justice has been pressured into granting cleaners, security guards and other outsourced staff full pay for any coronavirus (Covid-19) related sick leave, backdated to 1 April. Campaign This victory follows a high profile campaign by United Voices of the World (UVW) over the death of Emanuel Gomes, a cleaner at the Ministry of Justice who died in April with Coronavirus symptoms. UVW is a trade union that “supports and...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, coronavirus, covid-19, sick pay, United Voices of the World
2020 Jul 9 - 7:59pm
An apparent telephone conversation during which a senior fire consultant allegedly approved the flammable materials used on Grenfell Tower “didn’t take place”, the inquiry into the disaster has heard.Terry Ashton was said to have provided “fairly emphatic confirmation” in September 2014 that it was acceptable to encase the block in aluminium composite material (ACM) and combustible Celotex insulation, according to...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, Grenfell inquiry, grenfell tower, Grenfell Tower Fire
2020 Jul 9 - 7:06pm
Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his coronavirus (Covid-19) recovery plan on 8 July. Though the media is making much of measures he outlined to ‘save jobs’, the most alarming detail rested in what he didn’t say. Namely, the fact that the chancellor only dedicated around 5% of his speech to the climate. Within hours of his speech, experts revealed the world is likely to hit 1.5C warming within the next five years. Clearly, the UK...
Tags: Analysis, junktag (ignore), Environment, UK, Boris Johnson, carbon emissions