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Author Naomi Klein appearing on Democracy Now! Wednesday. News
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
“The Battle for Paradise”: Naomi Klein on Disaster Capitalism & the Fight for Puerto Rico’s Future
Six months since Hurricane Maria battered the island of Puerto Rico, the island is the site of a pitched battle between wealthy investors—particularly from the technology industry—and everyday Puerto Ricans fighting for a place in their island’s future. The Puerto Rican government has pushed for a...
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Marielle Franco News
Monday, March 19, 2018
Former Brazilian President Lula: It's Clear Marielle Franco's Assassination Was Premeditated
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we spend the hour with Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is now running for president again. We begin our discussion with the assassination of 38-year-old Rio city councilmember and human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was killed last week...
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Jeremy Scahill speaking Wednesday on Democracy Now! News
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Jeremy Scahill: Gina Haspel Should Be Answering for Her Torture Crimes, Not Heading the CIA
Trump has tapped CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to replace outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo, after Pompeo was named to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. Haspel was directly involved in the CIA’s torture program under George W. Bush. She was responsible for running a secret CIA black...
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Ravi Ragbir, co-founder and executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition and his wife, Amy Gottlieb, a longtime immigrant rights advocate with the American Friends Service Committee. (Photo:Screenshot/Democracy Now!) News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Immigrant Rights Advocate Ravi Ragbir Speaks Out After Being Freed from “Unnecessarily Cruel” ICE Detention
On Monday, a federal judge in New York City ordered the immediate release of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir from immigration jail, calling his detention “unnecessarily cruel.” In a decision read aloud from the bench, District Judge Katherine Forrest said Ragbir had “the freedom to say goodbye...
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr News
Monday, January 15, 2018
Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation, and Apartheid South Africa
In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
“Settlers in the White House”: Palestinians Denounce Trump Jerusalem Order & Protest in Day of Rage
As Palestinians protest President Trump’s announcement that he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, we go to East Jerusalem to speak with Budour Hassan, a Palestinian writer and project coordinator for the Jerusalem Center...
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"Class war. It’s an out-and-out class war waged against the poorest, the weakest, the disenfranchised—the very same people that Donald Trump appealed to in order to get elected." News
Friday, November 03, 2017
Yanis Varoufakis on Global Capitalism & How Trump’s Tax Plan is Class War Against the Poor
President Trump and House Republicans have unveiled their long-promised proposal to reform America’s tax code, with Trump calling it a “big, beautiful Christmas present” for the American people. Critics say the gift is a tax cut for the richest Americans. We discuss the proposal with economist and...
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Barber is on a 15-state public event tour to address issues of systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation. News
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Rev. Barber: Systematic Racialized Voter Suppression is the "Election Hacking" the U.S. Must Address
Transcript JUAN GONZÁLEZ: This weekend, hundreds will gather in Raleigh for the North Carolina NAACP State Convention, the last one that will be presided over by Bishop William Barber as president of the state conference. Reverend Dr. Barber announced he would not run for re-election to his post...
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A night-time image of Hurricane Irma over the Leeward Islands on Sept. 6 at 1:35am EDT. (Photo: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team/flickr/cc) News
Monday, September 11, 2017
Elizabeth Kolbert: An Honest Conversation About Climate Change Is Needed in Wake of Irma & Harvey
At least four people have died and nearly 6 million people are without power in Florida, after Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sunday on the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm also flooded the streets of downtown Miami, turning the city’s main strip, Brickell Avenue, into a three-...
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
"What to the Slave is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass's Historic Speech
In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro...
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