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Democracy Now! 2017-05-26 Friday

26 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-26 Friday
  • Headlines for May 26, 2017
  • Glenn Greenwald: Ousting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Empowered Criminality & Corruption
  • Exclusive: Dilma Rousseff on Her Ouster, Brazil's Political Crisis & Fighting Dictatorship

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-25 Thursday

25 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-25 Thursday
  • Headlines for May 25, 2017
  • Jeremy Scahill on Trump's Embrace of Duterte's Deadly War on Drugs in the Philippines
  • Scahill & Greenwald: What If All Victims of War Received the Media Attention of Manchester Victims?
  • Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere
  • Journalist Desmond Cole on How the Toronto Star Tried to Silence His Activism for Black Liberation

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Tariq Ali on Upcoming UK Elections & Why Raising the Threat Level is a Largely Psychological Move

24 May 2017 - 1:28pm

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the threat level in the U.K. will be raised from severe to critical, indicating another attack may be imminent following the suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured dozens at a concert in Manchester Monday night. The bombing marked the deadliest terror attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings. It came just weeks before Britain’s general election. In part two of our conversation, British political commenter Tariq Ali talks about Britain's upcoming general election and what impact Monday's suicide bombing may have on the campaign.

Watch Part 1 || Tariq Ali: Manchester Bombing is Part of Vicious Cycle, Likely Blowback from Ongoing War on Terror

Democracy Now! 2017-05-24 Wednesday

24 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-24 Wednesday
  • Headlines for May 24, 2017
  • Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Trump's Budget Takes a Sledgehammer to What Remains of the American Dream
  • Rep. Al Green to Draft Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Citing Obstruction of Justice
  • Texas Rep. Al Green Faces Threats of Lynching & Murder After Calling for Trump's Impeachment
  • More Than 1.1 Million Sign Petition Supporting Impeachment of Trump
  • Tariq Ali: Manchester Bombing is Part of Vicious Cycle, Likely Blowback from Ongoing War on Terror

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-23 Tuesday

23 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-23 Tuesday
  • Headlines for May 23, 2017
  • As Last Confederate Statue Is Removed in New Orleans, Will School Names & Street Signs Follow?
  • As Trump Visits Israel, How Can Palestine Negotiate Peace as Prisoners' Lives are At Stake?
  • What Impact Will the Manchester Bombing Have on U.S. Attempt at Palestine-Israel Peace Process?
  • U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, But Will Mass Deportations Follow in 6 Months?
  • NYC Councilman on Parade Honoring Oscar López Rivera: Don't Tell People Who Their Heroes Should Be

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-22 Monday

22 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-22 Monday
  • Headlines for May 22, 2017
  • Medea Benjamin: Congress Should Halt Trump's $110B Arms Deal over Saudi Atrocities in Yemen & Region
  • As Iranian Voters Reject Hardliner, Trump Embraces Saudi Monarch & Vows to Isolate Iran
  • "I Could Have Died": Protesters Detail Violent Attack by Turkish President Erdogan's Guards in D.C.

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VIDEO: Migrant Farmworkers May Have Been Sickened by Toxic Pesticide Greenlighted by EPA Under Trump

19 May 2017 - 1:35pm

This week Amy Goodman is on tour in California, where earlier this month more than 50 farmworkers in California were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide after it was greenlighted by the EPA in one of the agency's first decisions since Trump took office. About an hour after workers arrived for their shift at Dan Andrews Farms in Bakersfield, California, many began to exhibit symptoms of vomiting and nausea. At least one person fainted. Observers suspect the source was drift from a nearby orchard that was sprayed the night before with Vulcan, a pesticide containing the known neurotoxin chlorpyrifos, a product of Dow Chemical Company. Last year, the EPA was on the verge of banning chlorpyrifos, but under EPA administrator Scott Pruitt the agency unexpectedly reversed course and approved its use. We are joined by Eriberto Fernandez, the civic participation and policy coordinator with United Farm Workers Foundation, and Kristin Schafer, program and policy director for Pesticide Action Network North America, which petitioned the EPA to ban the use of chlorpyrifos.

Democracy Now! 2017-05-19 Friday

19 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-19 Friday
  • Headlines for May 19, 2017
  • Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange is "Long Overdue Decision"
  • "Repair the Damage from the Drug War": Susan Burton on A New Way of Life to End Mass Incarceration
  • Michelle Alexander: We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions's New War on Drugs

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-18 Thursday

18 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-18 Thursday
  • Headlines for May 18, 2017
  • Could Narrow Scope of New Special Counsel Miss Wider Corruption in Trump White House?
  • Saying "No to Silence": Hear Murdered Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez in His Own Words
  • Anabel Hernández on the Death of Javier Valdez & Mexican Journalists Confronting a Surge in Violence

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-17 Wednesday

17 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-17 Wednesday
  • Headlines for May 17, 2017
  • CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: We Should Be Considering Impeachment If Trump Obstructed FBI Probe
  • John Kiriakou on Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture & Why Trump's Presidency Worries Him
  • Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Probe U.S. Border Patrol over Killing of Mexican Father
  • Border Angels Resist Trump's Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants
  • Activists Sue to Block Plans to Bury 3.6 Million Pounds of Nuclear Waste Near California Beach

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-16 Tuesday

16 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-16 Tuesday
  • Headlines for May 16, 2017
  • Breathtakingly Irresponsible: Former Bush Iraq Adviser on Trump Sharing Secret Intel with Russians
  • An Impeachable Offense? Questions Swirl as Trump Accused of Sharing Top Secret Intel with Russians
  • Why I Am Suing Trump: Washington State AG Fights Admin on Muslim Ban, Drilling, Drug War & More

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-15 Monday

15 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-15 Monday
  • Headlines for May 15, 2017
  • Donald Trump is Deep into Watergate Territory Now: Former Congresswoman Who Probed Nixon Speaks Out
  • Neuroscientist Carl Hart: We Need to Stop Jeff Sessions from Escalating the Racist War on Drugs
  • Columbia Neuroscientist Receives Death Threats for Speaking Out Against Deadly Philippines Drug War
  • Son of Hunger-Striking Palestinian Leader Marwan Barghouti: I Haven't Touched My Father in 15 Years

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Glenn Greenwald on Barrett Brown, Press Freedom & the Failings of the Corporate Media

12 May 2017 - 10:00am

As part of our conversation with jailed journalist Barrett Brown, we spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about why he feels Brown's case marked one of the most significant threats to press freedom in the United States in decades.

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-12 Friday

12 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-12 Friday
  • Headlines for May 12, 2017
  • Donald Trump Orders "Election Integrity" Commission Headed by Architects of Voter Suppression
  • Would Trump Have Won Wisconsin—or the 2016 Election—Without Widespread Voter Suppression?
  • Jailed Reporter Barrett Brown on Press Freedom, FBI Crimes & Why He Wouldn't Do Anything Differently
  • On Black Mama's Bail Out Day, "Goal is to Free Our People from These Cages" Before Mother's Day

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-11 Thursday

11 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-11 Thursday
  • Headlines for May 11, 2017
  • Historian of Fascism: Why Trump Firing FBI Director Comey Amid Russia Probe is So Worrisome
  • Kshama Sawant: Don't Wait for Authoritarian Trump to Be Impeached, This is the Moment to Revolt
  • Human Rights Lawyers Are Fighting a Justice Department Order to Stop Legal Aid for Immigrants
  • Workers Fear Radiation Exposure After Nuclear Waste Storage Tunnels Collapse in Washington

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Voices from NYC Protest Against House Speaker Paul Ryan's Visit to NYC Charter School

11 May 2017 - 5:14am

In New York City, hundreds of people protested House Speaker Paul Ryan’s visit to a Harlem charter school Tuesday. The protesters were demonstrating against Congressmember Ryan’s healthcare plan, which would strip healthcare from millions of Americans, and his backing of charter school companies, such as Success Academy, which operates the Harlem school and 33 other schools across New York City.

Glenn Greenwald Unveils New Project to Build Animal Shelter in Brazil Staffed by Homeless People

10 May 2017 - 2:50pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald unveils his plans to build an animal shelter in Brazil with his husband David Miranda, a city councilmember in Rio de Janeiro. The shelter will be staffed by homeless people who live on the streets with abandoned pets.

Democracy Now! 2017-05-10 Wednesday

10 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-10 Wednesday
  • Headlines for May 10, 2017
  • Glenn Greenwald on Trump's "Shocking" Firing of FBI Chief James Comey Amid Russian Probe
  • Glenn Greenwald: Independent Probe Needed to Uncover Truth Behind Russia's Role in 2016 Election
  • Greenwald: Hillary is to Blame for Losing 2016 Election, Not James Comey
  • Could Firing of James Comey Mark the Beginning of the End for Trump Presidency?
  • Greenwald: Supporting U.S.-Russia Relations Should Be Encouraged, Not Viewed as Sign of Treason

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-09 Tuesday

9 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-09 Tuesday
  • Headlines for May 09, 2017
  • Show Me Your Papers, Texas-Style: Lawmakers Condemn SB4 as Greatest Legislative Threat to Immigrants
  • Meet Carimer Andujar: Rutgers Student & Immigration Activist Who Faces Possible Deportation Today
  • Pro-Trump Network Sinclair Set to Become Nation's Biggest Broadcaster as FCC Weakens Ownership Rules
  • Trump's FCC Chair Declares New War on Net Neutrality After 10-Year Battle for Free & Open Internet

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Rutgers Student Activist & "DREAMer" Speaks Out While Facing Possible Deportation

8 May 2017 - 12:28pm

One of the most prominent undocumented students at Rutgers University in New Jersey is facing possible deportation this week. Carimer Andujar, the president of "UndocuRutgers,” has been summoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for an interview on Tuesday. Andujar, 21, came to the United States from the Dominican Republic with her family at the age of 4. She is also a recipient of DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—under President Obama.