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Democracy Now! 2017-06-05 Monday

5 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-05 Monday
  • Headlines for June 05, 2017
  • Trump Attacks London's Mayor & Jeremy Corbyn Calls for Theresa May's Ouster After Terror in London
  • Trump Uses London Attack to Call for SCOTUS to Back Travel Ban Blocked by Multiple Courts
  • Could Trump's White House Bury or Even Destroy the Landmark 2014 Senate Report on CIA Torture?
  • Lawyer for Tortured Detainees: U.S. Created ISIS Through Misguided Detention, Interrogation Policies
  • As Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Accord, California Vows 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2045

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Part 2: Private Security Firm TigerSwan Targets Pipeline Protesters in COINTELPRO-Like Operation

2 June 2017 - 12:42pm

In Part 2 of our conversation, Antonia Juhasz dives deep into how the private military contractor TigerSwan targeted protests against the the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The pipeline had faced widespread resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, hundreds of other indigenous nations from across the Americas, as well as their non-Native allies. Published by the news outlets Grist and Reveal, her report is headlined "Paramilitary security tracked and targeted #noDAPL activists as 'jihadists,' docs show."

Watch Part 1: As Oil Starts to Flow Through Dakota Access Pipeline, Resistance Faces Paramilitary Security Force

Democracy Now! 2017-06-02 Friday

2 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-02 Friday
  • Headlines for June 02, 2017
  • Protesters Take to Streets in NYC, Enraged by Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal
  • Top Climate Scientist, Journalist & Activists Blast Trump's Withdrawal from Paris Accord
  • As Oil Starts to Flow Through Dakota Access Pipeline, Resistance Faces Paramilitary Security Force

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Democracy Now! 2017-06-01 Thursday

1 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-01 Thursday
  • Headlines for June 01, 2017
  • Advocates: Trump Pulling Out of Paris Climate Accord Would Be "Suicide Note to the World"
  • Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Enters MD Governor's Race Campaigning for Economic & Social Justice

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-31 Wednesday

31 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-31 Wednesday
  • Headlines for May 31, 2017
  • Afghan News Director: Kabul Bombing "Tragic & Huge," Victims Mostly Working-Class Civilians
  • Amnesty International: Did $1 Billion Worth of Lost U.S. Weapons End Up in the Hands of ISIS?
  • The Intercept: As the U.S. Ramps Up Airstrikes on ISIS, Are Syrian Civilians Paying the Price?
  • Private Mercenary Firm TigerSwan Compares Anti-DAPL Water Protectors to "Jihadist Insurgency"

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-30 Tuesday

30 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-30 Tuesday
  • Headlines for May 30, 2017
  • Did Trump Campaign Rhetoric Empower the White Extremist Who Killed Two Bystanders on Portland Train?
  • On Tyranny: Yale Historian Timothy Snyder on How the U.S. Can Avoid Sliding into Authoritarianism

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Full Interview with Dilma Rousseff on Her Ouster, Brazil's Political Crisis & Fighting Dictatorship

29 May 2017 - 10:21am

On Friday we brought you an excerpt of our extended exclusive interview by Brazil’s former President Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached last year in what many describe as a legislative coup. Here is our complete discussion of the country's political crisis and her removal from power after 14 years of rule by the left-leaning Workers’ Party, which had been credited with lifting millions of Brazilians out of poverty. Her successor, Brazilian President Michel Temer, is now facing mounting calls to resign or be impeached, following explosive testimony released by the Supreme Court accusing him of accepting millions of dollars in bribes since 2010. This week, he authorized the deployment of the Army to the capital Brasília as tens of thousands of protesters marched to Congress to demand his resignation. Rousseff also discusses her time a former political prisoner who took part in the underground resistance to the U.S.-backed Brazilian dictatorship in the 1960s. She was jailed from 1970 to 1972, during which time she was repeatedly tortured.

Democracy Now! 2017-05-29 Monday

29 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-29 Monday
  • Noam Chomsky in Conversation with Amy Goodman on Climate Change, Nukes, Syria, WikiLeaks & More

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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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