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Democracy Now! 2017-05-05 Friday

5 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Friday, May 5, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-05-04 Thursday

4 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-04 Thursday
  • Headlines for May 04, 2017
  • Fla. Lawmakers Apologize to Family of "Groveland Four," Black Men Falsely Accused of Rape in 1949
  • Marissa Alexander, Jailed for 3 Years, Speaks Out on Intimate Partner Violence & Building Movements
  • Meet Ammar Mohrat: Syrian Asylee Picked as College Commencement Speaker in Florida

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Full Interview: Anand Gopal on Syria, Iraq, U.S. Policy in Middle East & More

3 May 2017 - 10:42am

Full interview with prize-winning journalist Anand Gopal, who has reported extensively from the Middle East. He's the author of "No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes."

Democracy Now! 2017-05-03 Wednesday

3 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-03 Wednesday
  • Headlines for May 03, 2017
  • Up to 55,000 Haitians Face Deportation If Trump Refuses to Extend Temporary Protected Status
  • Journalist Anand Gopal: The Sheer Brutality of the Assad Regime Has Led People to Join ISIS
  • NC Lawmakers Side with Factory Farms as Communities of Color Suffer from the Spraying of Hog Manure

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-02 Tuesday

2 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-02 Tuesday
  • Headlines for May 02, 2017
  • Immigrant Workers Lead Thousands in NYC May Day Protests: "Without Our Labor, the City Cannot Move"
  • May Day Protests Held at NC State Capitol as GOP Lawmakers Push Bill Defunding "Sanctuary Cities"
  • ACLU Fight Persists in North Carolina: NCAA Basketball Has Returned, But Anti-Trans HB 2 Remains Law
  • Is North Carolina Still a Democracy? How Unfettered Conservative Rule Reshaped Tar Heel State
  • Chris Kromm: The South's Political Clout Is Rising Under Trump

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-01 Monday

1 May 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-05-01 Monday
  • Headlines for May 01, 2017
  • Watch the Indigenous Water Ceremony That Opened the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C.
  • People's Climate March: A Protest Against the Fossil Fuel Industry Taking Over the U.S. Government
  • Indigenous Leader Kandi Mossett: "It's Not OK for Our Women to Die Because We Want to Protect Water"
  • Sens. Markey & Merkley Push Bill for 100% Clean and Renewable Energy by 2050
  • Massachusetts AG Maura Healey on Why She Is Suing ExxonMobil for Climate Deception
  • Kumi Naidoo: As Africa Burns, Why Is U.S. Refusing to Help Stop Catastrophic Climate Change?
  • Berta Cáceres' Sister Speaks Out About the Ongoing Assassinations of Land Defenders in Honduras

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Democracy Now! 2017-04-28 Friday

28 April 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Friday, April 28, 2017

Ex-Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim on Rousseff’s Ouster, Trump, Syria & Why Diplomacy Works

27 April 2017 - 3:09pm

Brazilian diplomat Celso Amorim was once described by the magazine Foreign Policy as the world's best foreign minister. He served as foreign minister under two Brazilian presidents, mostly recently Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Amorim is known for supporting South-South cooperation between developing nations, recognizing the state of Palestine, diplomatically negotiating a resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue and reversing widespread economic inequality in Brazil through an income transferral program called "Bolsa Famíliar." He has just come out with a new book, "Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy."

Democracy Now! 2017-04-27 Thursday

27 April 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-04-27 Thursday
  • Headlines for April 27, 2017
  • "A Land Grab by the Ruling Elites": Trump's Tax Plan Derided for Benefiting the Rich
  • Vermont's First Woman Gov. Madeleine Kunin on Protesting Trump, Helping Women Run for Office & More
  • ICE Detains Mexican Man Who Sought Sanctuary in Denver Church for Nine Months

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Democracy Now! 2017-04-26 Wednesday

26 April 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-04-25 Tuesday

25 April 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-04-25 Tuesday
  • Headlines for April 25, 2017
  • Witnesses to Double Execution in Arkansas Say Inmates May Have Suffered Botched, Painful Death
  • Cornel West & Former Sanders Staffer on Movement to Draft Bernie for a New "People's Party" in U.S.
  • BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike

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Science is Cool! Students, Teachers, Nurses, Researchers & Sci-Fi Writers Join the March for Science

24 April 2017 - 3:30pm

Among the thousands who braved the stormy weather and marched on Washington, D.C., as part of the first-ever global March for Science were students, teachers, nurses, researchers and even science fiction writers. Democracy Now! spoke to some of them about why they marched.

Watch our complete special broadcast from the March for Science.

Democracy Now! 2017-04-24 Monday

24 April 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Monday, April 24, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-04-21 Friday

21 April 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Friday, April 21, 2017

Shane Bauer on the Berkeley Clashes & How Trump Has Emboldened the Far Right & White Nationalists

20 April 2017 - 4:13pm

Part 2 of our conversation with award-winning reporter Shane Bauer talking about his recent article, "I Went Behind the Front Lines with the Far-Right Agitators Who Invaded Berkeley."

Watch Part 1 || White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis & Right-Wing Militia Members Clash with Antifa Protesters in Berkeley

Democracy Now! 2017-04-20 Thursday

20 April 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Thursday, April 20, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-04-19 Wednesday

19 April 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-04-18 Tuesday

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

Peace Activist Kathy Kelly: Yemenis Are Facing Twin Terrors of Aerial Bombings and Starvation

17 April 2017 - 5:36pm

The United Nations is warning the risk of mass starvation is rapidly rising in Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan. This comes as the U.S. escalates its involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen. We speak to Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. She and over a dozen other peace activists recently held a week-long vigil and fast in front of the United Nations to protest the ongoing U.S. support for the Saudi bombing of Yemen and the Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports.

Former Arkansas Death Row Inmate Damien Echols Calls on State to Halt Plans to Kill 8 Men This Month

17 April 2017 - 5:05pm

In this web exclusive, we continue our conversation with Damien Echols, who was freed from Arkansas's death row in 2011. Over the weekend, he returned to Arkansas to protest the state's plans to execute eight men this month. Echols was one of the West Memphis Three, the young men in West Memphis, Arkansas, who were imprisoned for the 1993 slayings of three 8-year-old boys after an investigation largely fueled by unsubstantiated rumors of a Satanic ritual.

Watch Part 1 || Legal Chaos in Arkansas as Judges Halt State Plan to Carry Out Unprecedented Spate of Executions