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29.12.2020

Western Sahara: A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as U.S. Recognizes Moroccan Occupation

Western Sahara: A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as U.S. Recognizes Moroccan Occupation

The United States has become the first nation in the world to recognize Morocco’s annexation of Western Sahara. The Trump administration announced the major policy shift on December 10 — International Human Rights Day — as part of a deal that saw Morocco become the fourth Arab nation to normalize… »

28.12.2020

December Deadliest Month in Pandemic as 1 in Every 1,000 Americans Has Now Died of COVID-19

December Deadliest Month in Pandemic as 1 in Every 1,000 Americans Has Now Died of COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to ravage the United States, with cases now topping 19.1 million and over 333,000 deaths. One in every 1,000 Americans has now died from the coronavirus. December has been the deadliest month in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic, as experts warn things will likely get… »

17.12.2020

Greta Thunberg: 5 Years After Paris Agreement, World Is “Speeding in the Wrong Direction” on Climate

Greta Thunberg: 5 Years After Paris Agreement, World Is “Speeding in the Wrong Direction” on Climate

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who launched the global Fridays for Future youth climate movement, issued a stark warning on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement that the world is not doing enough to keep global heating below 2 degrees Celsius — the target set in the landmark… »

13.12.2020

U.S. Recognizes Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara in Latest Betrayal of Sahrawi People

U.S. Recognizes Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara in Latest Betrayal of Sahrawi People

We continue to examine the U.S.-brokered deal between Morocco and Israel to normalize relations. As part of the deal, the U.S. will become the first country in the world to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, which Morocco has occupied since 1975 in defiance of the international community. We convene… »

04.12.2020

U.N. Secretary-General Warns Impact of Pandemic May Last for Decades

U.N. Secretary-General Warns Impact of Pandemic May Last for Decades

At the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres warned Thursday the world could be suffering negative effects from the pandemic for decades to come. Secretary-General António Guterres: “Let’s not fool ourselves. A vaccine cannot undo damage that will stretch across years, even decades, to come. Extreme poverty is rising. The threat… »

29.11.2020

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends

In this special rebroadcast of a Democracy Now! exclusive documentary, we break the media blockade and go to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco’s violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United… »

24.11.2020

A People’s Vaccine? Drugmakers Set to Profit from COVID Vaccines Made with Publicly Funded Research

A People’s Vaccine? Drugmakers Set to Profit from COVID Vaccines Made with Publicly Funded Research

AMY GOODMAN: With the world pinning its hopes on a successful coronavirus vaccine to curb the pandemic, corporate watchdogs say much of the research and development of the medicines rely on publicly funded research. “The investment in these vaccines, as for most drugs, has really been underwritten by the… »

12.11.2020

Pentagon Leadership Reshuffle Prompts Fears of “Slow Moving Trump Coup”

Pentagon Leadership Reshuffle Prompts Fears of “Slow Moving Trump Coup”

Former Pentagon officials are expressing alarm over President Trump’s firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the purge of other top officials at the Pentagon and National Security Agency following the election. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen said Trump’s conduct is “more akin to a dictatorship than a democracy.”… »

12.11.2020

Joe Biden Calls Trump’s Refusal to Concede Presidential Election an “Embarrassment”

Joe Biden Calls Trump’s Refusal to Concede Presidential Election an “Embarrassment”

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team says it may sue Emily Murphy, a Trump appointee who heads the General Services Administration, for refusing to sign a letter of “ascertainment” certifying Biden’s win. Without the letter, Biden’s transition team cannot access government funds or communicate with federal agencies. On Tuesday, Biden addressed… »

06.11.2020

Biden Takes Lead in Georgia & Pennsylvania, Moving Him Closer to Presidency

Biden Takes Lead in Georgia & Pennsylvania, Moving Him Closer to Presidency

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken a roughly 900-vote lead in Georgia and 5,500-vote lead in Pennsylvania as mail-in ballots continue to be counted in key battleground states. According to the Associated Press, which has already called Arizona for Biden, the former vice president has secured 264 electoral votes… »

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