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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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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Enters MD Governor's Race Campaigning for Economic and Social Justice
Ben Jealous, the youngest person to ever head the NAACP, has entered the race for governor of Maryland. He announced his bid Wednesday outside of his cousin's West Baltimore flower shop, which was opened after the 2015 unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Glenn Greenwald: Trump's DOJ Prosecuting WikiLeaks and Julian Assange Threatens Press Freedoms for All
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to reports that the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the report at a news conference Thursday. Watch: Last week, CIA chief Mike Pompeo blasted...
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Monday, February 20, 2017
'For-Profit President': A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Gov't
There has been a wholesale corporate takeover of the government. That’s the conclusion of a new report coming out today by the watchdog group Public Citizen. The report looks at how corporate America has benefited from Trump’s first month in office. Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon, is now...
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Michael Moore and Naomi Klein on Resisting Donald Trump as Protests Erupt Ahead of Inauguration
Democracy Now! broadcast our daily show live from WHUT on the campus of the historically black university, Howard University in Washington, D.C., less than four hours before Donald Trump became the nation’s 45th president. Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes,...
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Monday, December 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders: We Need People to Stand Up to Billionaire Class, Corporate America
In a Democracy Now! special, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with Amy Goodman at the Free Library of Philadelphia in late November in his most extensive broadcast interview since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton just weeks earlier. Right now in the United States, as you know, Mr. Trump...
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Monday, October 17, 2016
Amy Goodman Broadcasts from North Dakota Across from Court Where She Faces Riot Charge Today
Democracy Now! broadcast live from Mandan, North Dakota, across the street from the Morton County Courthouse, where more than a half-dozen people will appear in court Monday on charges related to the ongoing resistance to the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. At least three...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
"I Called You to Help Me, But You Killed My Brother": Police Shoot Dead Unarmed African-American Man
Police in the San Diego, California, suburb of El Cajon shot and killed an unarmed African-American man Tuesday, after his sister called 911 to report her brother was having a mental health emergency. Eyewitnesses said 30-year-old Alfred Olango was holding his hands up when he was tased by one...
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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
NYPD Chief Bill Bratton Out, But 'Broken Windows' Continues
Amid City Hall Protests, NYPD Chief Bill Bratton Resigns, But "Broken Windows" Continues Nationwide New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has announced he is resigning next month. Bratton was a lead advocate of the so-called broken windows theory that called for officers to crack down...
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