Canary (The Other)

2020 Sep 14 - 3:49pm
A rubber dinghy packed with refugees has landed on a beach in Kent after crossing the Channel. About 10 men were pictured on board the small boat as it approached the shingle beach on Monday morning. They were heard shouting out as the vessel ran aground at Kingsdown, near Dover.About 10 people were crammed on board the rubber dinghy (Gareth Fuller/PA)As the dinghy ground to a halt, they were seen leaving the boat and running across the beach...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, Dover Strait, home office, Refugees
2020 Sep 14 - 9:21am
President Donald Trump has hosted his first indoor rally in three months in front of a packed, mask-less crowd in Nevada, in open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines.Eager to project a sense of normality, Trump soaked up the raucous cheers inside a warehouse in Henderson, outside of Las Vegas.Nevada’s Democratic governor Steve Sisolak has limited in-person gatherings indoors and...
Tags: Global, junktag (ignore), US, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump
2020 Sep 13 - 11:01pm
In order to maintain safe working practices during coronavirus (Covid-19), cleaning staff at Glasgow City Council worked reduced hours. Then, when the council decided they should return to normal working hours, staff called for a meeting with management. However, staff representatives claim management refused this request, so staff “walked out in sheer frustration”. That’s why cleaning staff staged a protest in George Square on...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, coronavirus, covid-19, Glasgow City Council, GMB Scotland
2020 Sep 13 - 10:48pm
On the Sunday 13 September of the Andrew Marr Show the corporate media got a knock-out blow. Because an Irish politician inadvertently put the host in a similar position to one Noam Chomsky did several years ago. And it exposed a huge problem that persists with the corporate media. A classic truth bomb The infamous clip where Chomksy drops a truth bomb on Marr is well-known. He broke down the fact that corporate journalists are often...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, BBC bias, brexit, Conservative party, Mainstream Media
2020 Sep 13 - 10:38pm
On Monday 14 September, wearing face masks “in indoor public places across Wales” will become compulsory. The announcement comes as Wales faces the possibility of a second local lockdown, this time in Rhondda Cynon Taf. A lockdown was introduced in Caerphilly County on 8 September. And this announcement comes as the Conservative government told its Welsh counterparts that coronavirus (Covid-19) testing is limited to just 60 tests per day. This...
Tags: Analysis, UK, Caerphilly, Caerphilly County, coronavirus, coronavirus testing
2020 Sep 13 - 10:30pm
Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and Learn From It. Could you please explain why you wrote it. We are in the middle of a pandemic where the United States has the worst example of how to deal with this. It’s spreading. We don’t have a public healthcare system that’s capable of dealing with this in a unified fashion. And yet 90 miles from...
Tags: Feature, Global, US, codepink, Cuba, Medea Benjamin
2020 Sep 13 - 7:22pm
The Telegraph has reported that Boris Johnson’s government is set to ‘opt out’ of human rights laws. This is, of course, part of Brexit. It also appears to have Dominic Cummings’ hands all over it. But the reality is that even under EU rules, successive Tory governments flouted them anyway. Human rights under threat? On Sunday 13 September, the Telegraph said that the UK government was planning to put in place “...
Tags: Analysis, UK, asylum-seekers, Boris Johnson, brexit, Conservative party
2020 Sep 13 - 6:30pm
Boris Johnson is facing mounting criticism over his legislation overriding his Brexit deal, as leaders from across the political spectrum attacked the threat to break international law. Senior Conservatives were not backing down on their rebellion against the prime minister’s plans despite his warning that Brussels could “carve up our country” without his new Bill. Cross-party criticism Former prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair united to...
Tags: Global, junktag (ignore), UK, Boris Johnson, brexit, Keir Starmer
2020 Sep 13 - 3:03pm
The UK needs to act fast to stop coronavirus (Covid-19) cases growing out of control, with a delay of even a few days potentially “dangerous”, according to an academic who advises the government.Peter Openshaw, professor of experimental medicine, Imperial College London, said a “trickle” of cases can turn into a “cascade”.Increase in cases in care homesHis comments come as concerns grow over an increase in...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Health, junktag (ignore), Science, UK, Boris Johnson
2020 Sep 13 - 11:20am
At least 31 people have died as wildfires continue to rage across the West Coast of the United States.Authorities are expecting yet more fatalities. Oregon’s emergency management director said officials were preparing for a possible “mass fatality event”.Meanwhile, smoke from the wildfires is posing a health hazard to millions. Firefighters continue to battle the deadly blazes, which have already obliterated some towns and...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Environment, Global, Health, junktag (ignore), Science
2020 Sep 12 - 11:03pm
Formal hearings for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange commenced on Monday 7 September 2020. Over three days, the defence fielded witnesses and presented legal arguments that cumulatively reveal some of the real reasons why Assange is being prosecuted. Day one Day one of the hearings saw the defence argue that “conduct from a fresh extradition request” [superseding indictment] recently submitted by the US should not...
Tags: Analysis, Global, UK, extradition, extraterritoriality, Julian Assange
2020 Sep 12 - 10:28pm
19 years ago, the US experienced the worst terrorist attack within its own borders in the country’s history. Shortly after, then-US president George W Bush launched the so-called ‘War on Terror’. This included the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq as well as a large number of covert military operations, including drone strikes and targeted assassinations. The number of civilian deaths from these activities has been estimated in the millions....
Tags: Analysis, Global, US, 9/11, Displacement, Middle East

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