Headlines December 22, 2022 from Democracy Now!

Biden Pledges More Military Aid to Ukraine, Won’t Press for Negotiations with Russia

Dec 22, 2022

On Wednesday, President Biden welcomed Zelensky to the White House, where he announced more military aid for Ukraine, including a Patriot missile defense system. In a joint news conference, Biden indicated he would let Zelensky set the timetable for any negotiated settlement with Russia.

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Violence Thwarted as France Wins World Cup Semi-Final

"They came prepared for battle on the Champs-Elysées"

PARIS (15dec22) A heavily armed group of 40 was arrested by French police as the World Cup semi-final in France concluded today. The French are jubilant after their victory over Morroco and also glad they were able to nip post-game violence in the bud, with 2,200 police on the scene who were not there for political reasons we might expect, but to break up fights that are too often seen as a sports match winds down.

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Headlines December 14, 2022 from Democracy Now!

Oregon Governor Commutes Death Sentences of 17 Prisoners Before Leaving Office

Dec 14, 2022

Back in the U.S., outgoing Oregon Democratic Governor Kate Brown has commuted the sentences of all 17 people on death row to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Governor Brown called the death penalty “dysfunctional and immoral.”

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Headlines December 13, 2022 from Democracy Now!

Protests Erupt in Tunisia Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Dec 13, 2022

In Tunisia, protesters took to the streets of Tunis Saturday to oppose upcoming parliamentary elections, which are taking place under a new constitution enacted under President Kais Saied, who critics say has orchestrated a coup. This is opposition politician Jawher Ben Mbarek.

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Headlines December 12, 2022 from Democracy Now!

Peru Plans 2024 Elections, After Crowds Protest Removal of Pedro Castillo

Image Credit: Melania Diaz

In Peru, two teenagers were killed Sunday in the Andean city of Andahuaylas as police tried to quell protests demanding the release of ousted leftist President Pedro Castillo and calling for new elections to be moved up. At least 20 others were injured.

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