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Democracy Now! 2017-07-26 Wednesday

26 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-26 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 26, 2017
  • In "Dangerous" Move, Republicans Push to Strip Healthcare from Millions Without Holding Any Hearings
  • Is Trump's Base Turning on the President over His Humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions?
  • Joshua Green on the "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump & the Storming of the Presidency"
  • A Look at How a Racial Theorist Tied to Mussolini & Hitler Influenced Steve Bannon
  • Joshua Green on How Bannon's Experience with Video Gamers Gave Rise to the Alt-Right

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-25 Tuesday

25 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-25 Tuesday
  • Headlines for July 25, 2017
  • Death of 10 Migrants in San Antonio Spotlights Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding on U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Sonia Nazario: The Tragedy in San Antonio is "Predictable Outcome" of Trump’s Immigration Crackdown
  • The Rebellions That Changed U.S. History: Looking Back at the 1967 Newark & Detroit Uprisings

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-24 Monday

24 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-24 Monday
  • Headlines for July 24, 2017
  • Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns over the Cop Shooting of Unarmed Woman. Will the Mayor Be Next?
  • Criminologist Phil Stinson: Police Kill Three People Every Single Day in the United States
  • "A Forgotten Crisis": Yemen's Aid Workers Speak Out About the World's Worst Humanitarian Disaster
  • "Incoherent Policy": U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran Even as Trump Admits Iran Following Nuclear Deal

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-21 Friday

21 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-21 Friday
  • Headlines for July 21, 2017
  • Criminalizing Critics of Israel: Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers of BDS
  • Has Jared Kushner's Failed Deal with Qatar Fueled Trump's Stance on Gulf Diplomatic Crisis?
  • Sen. McConnell Plans Vote on Repealing Obamacare Despite Lacking Enough Support from GOP Senators
  • As Trump Touts "Made in America" Week, Indonesian Workers Toil Away Making Ivanka Trump Apparel

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-20 Thursday

20 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-20 Thursday
  • Headlines for July 20, 2017
  • David Cay Johnston: Trump is "Appallingly Ignorant" on Healthcare & Puts Greed Above Human Lives
  • David Cay Johnston: GOP Budget Redistributes Money to the Rich & Helps Make U.S. a "Police State"
  • Rights Advocates: Trump's Commission on Election Integrity Set Up as a Pretext for Voter Suppression
  • "Trump and the Russian Money Trail": Trump's Ties to Oligarchs Go Back Decades
  • Married to the Mob: Investigative Journalist Craig Unger on What Trump Owes the Russian Mafia

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Part 2: Haitian Immigrant & Father of Four Faces Deportation Despite Lack of Fair Hearing in Court

19 July 2017 - 1:31pm

Watch Part 2 of our interview with Haitian immigrant and activist, Jean Montrevil, along with his eldest daughter and lawyer. Montrevil came to the U.S. from Haiti with a green card in 1986 at the age of 17, but a mistake he made when he was a teenager could now lead to his deportation.

See Part 1: Activist & Father of Four Faces Deportation to Devastated Haiti Because of Decades-Old Conviction

Democracy Now! 2017-07-19 Wednesday

19 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-19 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 19, 2017
  • Dr. Carol Paris: We Must Make It Toxic for Politicians to Not Get on Board with Single Payer
  • Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People "Back to Middle Ages" in Electricity Crisis
  • Activist & Father of Four Faces Deportation to Devastated Haiti Because of Decades-Old Conviction

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Guardian Investigation of Ivanka Trump Factory in Indonesia Reveals Worker Abuse, Deplorably Low Pay

18 July 2017 - 11:21am

A new investigation by the Guardian has revealed workplace abuse, grueling production targets and deplorably low pay at an Indonesian factory that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump's clothing label. Many of the female workers at the factory in West Java say the pay is so low, they live in constant debt and can't afford to live with their own children. In June, Democracy Now! spoke with the journalist who broke the story, Krithika Varagur, when she joined us from Indonesia to describe what she uncovered.

Democracy Now! 2017-07-18 Tuesday

18 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-07-17 Monday

17 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Monday, July 17, 2017

Extended Interview with Actor James Cromwell Before His Jail Sentence: "Capitalism is a Cancer"

14 July 2017 - 2:34pm

Watch our extended interview with Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell before he reports to jail at 4 p.m. Friday in upstate New York for taking part in a nonviolent protest against a natural gas-fired power plant. Cromwell says he'll also launch a hunger strike. He was one of six activists arrested for blocking traffic at the sit-in outside the construction site of the 650-megawatt plant in Wawayanda, New York, in December of 2015. The activists say the plant would promote natural gas fracking in neighboring states and contribute to climate change.

James Cromwell is known for his roles in some 50 Hollywood films, including "Babe," "The Artist," "The Green Mile" and "L.A. Confidential," as well as many television series, including "Six Feet Under." Democracy Now! spoke to him Thursday along with one of his co-defendants, Pramilla Malik. She is the founder of Protect Orange County, a community organization leading the opposition of the fracked gas power plant. She ran in 2016 for the New York state Senate.

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-14 Friday

14 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-14 Friday
  • Headlines for July 14, 2017
  • New GOP Healthcare Bill Still a Huge Tax Cut for the Rich, Gutting Women's Care & Slashing Medicaid
  • Justice Neil Gorsuch Ends First SCOTUS Term Voting Consistently on Court's "Most Conservative Side"
  • "Care in Chaos": New Documentary Uncovers Rising Tide of Attacks on Abortion Clinics Under Trump
  • Rep. Keith Ellison on GOP Healthcare Plan, Bill Targeting Muslims & Philando Castile Settlement
  • Oscar-Nominated Actor James Cromwell Speaks Out Before Jail Time for Peaceful Anti-Fracking Protest

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-13 Thursday

13 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-13 Thursday
  • Headlines for July 13, 2017
  • A Further Blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on Conviction of Lula Ahead of 2018 Election
  • Glenn Greenwald: Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails Aren't a "Smoking Gun" or Evidence of Criminal Collusion
  • Whistleblowers Shouldn't Be Prosecuted Like Spies: Greenwald on Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner

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Citizen Lab's Ron Deibert Exposes How Nations Use Cyber Warfare to Target Activists & Journalists

12 July 2017 - 9:28pm

Part two of our conversation with Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. Citizen Lab recently revealed how the Mexican government used Israeli-made spy software to surveil a team of international investigators who had dispatched to Mexico to investigate the high-profile disappearance of 43 students at the Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in Guerrero in 2014. Deibert talks in depth about how Mexico, Russia and the United Arab Emirates have used cyber warfare techniques to target civil society.

Watch Part 1 || Mexico Spied on Human Rights Investigators & Families of Missing Students Instead of the Kidnappers

Democracy Now! 2017-07-12 Wednesday

12 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-12 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 12, 2017
  • Trump White House in Crisis as Emails Confirm Campaign Embraced Russian Effort to Defeat Clinton
  • Senate Begins Confirmation Hearings for Trump FBI Pick Tied to Torture, Gitmo
  • Mexico Spied on Human Rights Investigators & Families of Missing Students Instead of the Kidnappers
  • 122 Countries Overcome U.S. Opposition and Pass Landmark U.N. Global Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-11 Tuesday

11 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-11 Tuesday
  • Headlines for July 11, 2017
  • Battle For the Net: Mass Day of Action Aims to Stop Trump's FCC from Destroying Free & Open Internet
  • Former FCC Commissioner on How Greater Media Consolidation is a Threat to Democracy and Free Speech
  • As the Pope Calls for Dialogue, a Debate on How to Resolve Venezuela's Political & Economic Crisis

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-10 Monday

10 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-10 Monday
  • Headlines for July 10, 2017
  • Devastation in Mosul: Iraq Seizes City from ISIS, But Battle Left Thousands Dead & 700,000 Displaced
  • Even as All G20 Countries Except U.S. Affirm Paris Deal, Nations Pour $72B a Year into Fossil Fuels
  • Award-Winning Journalist Amy Wilentz on Just How Little Jared Kushner Knows About Foreign Politics

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-07 Friday

7 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-07 Friday
  • Headlines for July 07, 2017
  • Dystopian Nightmare: Eyewitness Decries Police Repression at G20 Summit as 100,000 Take to Streets
  • Srećko Horvat on "Democracy in Europe Movement" & Uniting Leftists Against Failed Policies of G20
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: Now is Time for Trump & Putin to Negotiate, Not Escalate Tensions
  • Berta Cáceres's Daughter Speaks Out After Surviving Assassination Attempt in Honduras

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Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently Pt. 2: Syrian Citizen Journalist Abdalaziz Alhamza Speaks Out

6 July 2017 - 2:54pm

Extended interview with Syrian citizen journalist Abdalaziz Alhamza, co-founder of the group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently.

Watch Part 1 || Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently: Syrian Citizen Journalists Document a City Under Siege

Berta Cáceres's Daughter on Surviving Attempted Attack in Honduras

6 July 2017 - 1:55pm

In Honduras, 26-year-old Bertita Zúñiga Cáceres, the daughter of the murdered Honduran indigenous and environmental leader Berta Cáceres, has survived an attempted attack by a group of unknown assailants wielding machetes. The attack comes just weeks after Cáceres was named the new leader of COPINH, the group formerly led by her mother. Cáceres is also campaigning in support of pending U.S. legislation to suspend all U.S. military aid to Honduras. We speak with Bertita Zúñiga Cáceres about the attempt on her life. We also speak with Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, longtime friend of Cáceres and her mother. He is a member of La Voz de los de Abajo, one of the founding groups of the Honduras Solidarity Network.