In the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria strengthened rapidly Monday over the warm waters of the Atlantic, growing from a Category 1 to a Category 5 storm in a single day and threatening Puerto Rico and other islands already suffering from Hurricane Irma's landfall earlier this month. On Monday evening, the storm's eye passed directly over Dominica, where Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit wrote online, "My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding." He later said he had been rescued, but that the island had been devastated. The storm also brought high winds and flooding to Guadeloupe, the staging ground for relief efforts for islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Maria now threatens the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, with a possible direct hit as a major hurricane. For more, we speak with Democratic Congressmember Luis Gutiérrez.
- Headlines for September 19, 2017
- Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on Why He's Protesting Trump's "Racist" Policies, Like Ending DACA
- Meet Dulce Garcia: DREAMer & Immigration Lawyer Who Is Suing Trump for Ending DACA
- Trump's Childhood Home is Now an Airbnb Where Refugees Slept Over to Protest Immigration Crackdown
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- Headlines for September 18, 2017
- Naomi Klein Warns Europe May Water Down Paris Accord to Win Support from Trump
- Naomi Klein: We Are Seeing the Shock Doctrine in Effect After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma
- No Is Not Enough: Naomi Klein on Bernie's Medicare-for-All Bill & Future of Democratic Party
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- Headlines for September 15, 2017
- Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths
- The Forgotten Americans: Why Did U.S. Media Ignore U.S. Virgin Islands Devastated by Irma?
- South Asia: 1,300 Dead, 40 Million Impacted in Climate Change-Linked Flooding
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Watch the legendary Cuban musician Silvio Rodríguez perform three songs during a rare appearance in New York City. Often referred to as "the voice of the Cuban Revolution," Rodríguez performed on September 10 in Central Park as part of the City Parks Foundation's SummerStage.
- Headlines for September 14, 2017
- Pink Floyd Founder Roger Waters: BDS is One of "Most Admirable" Displays of Resistance in the World
- "The Occupation of the American Mind": Documentary Looks at Israel's PR War in the United States
- Roger Waters Criticizes Senate Bill Criminalizing BDS & Radiohead's Recent Concert in Tel Aviv
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- Headlines for September 13, 2017
- "Pivotal Moment in American History": Sen. Sanders Unveils Medicare-for-All Bill with 15 Co-Sponsors
- Background Checks for Voting?: Inside the Trump Election Commission's Contentious Second Meeting
- "Will the 9/11 Case Finally Go to Trial?": Andrew Cockburn on New Evidence Linking Saudis to Attacks
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- Headlines for September 12, 2017
- After Irma, a Look at Why Cubans are 15 Times Less Likely to Die from Hurricanes Than Americans
- Austerity, Divestment & Irma: Juan González on Why 300,000 in Puerto Rico are Without Power
- A Storm of Silence: Study Finds Media Is Largely Ignoring Link Between Hurricanes and Climate Change
- Special Report: How Decentralized Mutual Aid Networks Are Helping Houston Recover from Harvey
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- Headlines for September 11, 2017
- Elizabeth Kolbert: An Honest Conversation About Climate Change Is Needed in Wake of Irma & Harvey
- Scientists: Climate Change May Wipe Out Third of World's Parasites, With Disastrous Ripple Effects
- Irma Destroys Haitian Farmland as Recovery Goes On from Recent Natural Disasters & Cholera Outbreak
- Oaxacan Residents Plead for Water & Food After Mexican Earthquake Kills Over 90 People
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Extended web-only interview with prize-winning New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. Her latest piece is titled, "The Resegregation of Jefferson County."
The critically acclaimed independent rock band Deerhoof stops by the Democracy Now! studio to perform five songs and talk about music and politics. The influential music site Pitchfork has called Deerhoof "the best band in the world." The New York Times described them as "one of the most original rock bands to have come along in the last decade." Their new album, "Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise)," has just been released. In addition to the performance, Amy Goodman speaks with drummer Greg Saunier and vocalist and bassist Satomi Matsuzaki.
- Headlines for September 08, 2017
- Dave Zirin: Stand with NFL Star Michael Bennett, Who Refused to Be Silent About Racial Profiling
- Texas Prisoners Are Facing Horrid Conditions After Hurricane Harvey & Retaliation for Reporting Them
- Nikole Hannah-Jones: How Wealthy White Communities Are Resegregating Alabama's Public Schools
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Residents across Houston are beginning to return to their communities in the wake of devastating flooding from Hurricane Harvey. To understand who stands to profit from the relief effort, and who may not, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Renée Feltz and Hany Massoud recently sat down with Dr. Robert Bullard, known as the founder of the environmental justice movement, at his home in Houston.
Extended interview with Juan González about his new book, "Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities."
- Headlines for September 06, 2017
- Meet Cesar Espinosa: After Surviving Harvey, He's Fighting for his Future as Trump Rescinds DACA
- Reclaiming Gotham: Juan González on Cities Leading the Revolt Against Trumpism & Neoliberal Policies
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A remarkable new film, now in theaters, chronicles one of the greatest civil rights leaders in United States history. It's called "Dolores," about Dolores Huerta, the legendary co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which went on to become the United Farm Workers of America. We air excerpts from the film and speak to Dolores Huerta.
- Headlines for September 05, 2017
- Petro Metro: A Toxic Tour of Houston from Refineries to Superfund Sites in Wake of Harvey
- Will Houston’s Post-Harvey Recovery Exacerbate Inequities or Build a More Just City?
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- Stonewall Jackson's Great-Great-Grandsons Call for Removal of Confederate Monuments
- Life After Hate: Trump Admin Stops Funding Former Neo-Nazis Who Now Fight White Supremacy
- Nephew of Fascist Who Marched in Charlottesville & Former Neo-Nazi on Confronting Racists
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