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Deerhoof: Live in the Democracy Now! Studio

8 September 2017 - 10:36am

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.

Democracy Now! 2017-09-08 Friday

8 September 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-09-08 Friday
  • 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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Invisible Houston: Full Interview With Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice Movement

7 September 2017 - 1:54pm

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.

Democracy Now! 2017-09-07 Thursday

7 September 2017 - 8:00am
Bill McKibben on climate change, Hurricane Irma and the deadly monsoons in South Asia; Wol-san Liem on resistance to U.S. militarization on the Korean Peninsula; and Tun Khin on the plight of the Rohingya, the world's most persecuted minorities.

Extended Interview: Juan González on the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities

6 September 2017 - 1:13pm

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."

Democracy Now! 2017-09-06 Wednesday

6 September 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-09-06 Wednesday
  • 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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Rebel, Activist, Feminist & Mother: Farmworker Organizer Dolores Huerta Profiled in New Documentary

5 September 2017 - 11:31am

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.

Democracy Now! 2017-09-05 Tuesday

5 September 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-09-05 Tuesday
  • 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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Democracy Now! 2017-09-04 Monday

4 September 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-09-04 Monday
  • 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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Dolores Huerta: Build A Wall Of Resistance Against Trump Ending DACA

1 September 2017 - 11:30am

President Trump is expected to decide the fate of the immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Removal, threatening to overturn the Obama-era program that protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Fox News, Reuters and McClatchy all reported Thursday that Trump will end DACA, citing an unnamed senior administration official who said the U.S. will let DACA recipients remain in the U.S. for up to two years until their work permits expire. But at the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted the President has not yet come to a decision. Immigrant rights groups and their allies have pledged mass mobilizations in response to any move to cancel DACA. We get response from Dolores Huerta, legendary civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, now President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation for community organizing.

Democracy Now! 2017-09-01 Friday

1 September 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-09-01 Friday
  • Headlines for September 01, 2017
  • Should Texas Residents Know the Chemicals They're Breathing After the Arkema Plant Explosion?
  • Texas Republicans Pushed to Kill Safety Regulations for Arkema Chemical Plant Before Explosion
  • Greenpeace & Indigenous Water Protectors Respond to Lawsuit Accusing DAPL Activists of Eco-Terrorism

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James Hansen Hails Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit: We Can't Rely on Our Politicians to Do Anything

31 August 2017 - 12:03pm

Our Children's Trust has filed a landmark lawsuit on behalf of 21 young people all under the age of 21. The lawsuit alleges the federal government has failed to take necessary action to curtail fossil fuel emissions. We speak with world-renowned climatologist Dr. James Hansen.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-31 Thursday

31 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-31 Thursday
  • Headlines for August 31, 2017
  • Surrounded by Oil Refineries, Port Arthur, TX Faces New Environmental Crisis Following Harvey Floods
  • George Monbiot: We Can't Be Silent on Climate Change or the Unsustainability of Capitalist System
  • Deandre Harris Was Savagely Beaten by White Supremacists in Virginia. Why Only Two Arrests So Far?

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Democracy Now! 2017-08-30 Wednesday

30 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-30 Wednesday
  • Headlines for August 30, 2017
  • Environmental Crisis Unfolding in Houston as Oil & Chemical Industry Spew Toxic Pollutants into Air
  • Texas Prisoners Evacuated as Floodwaters Rise, Houston Jail Keeps Inmates Next to Flooded Bayou
  • Naomi Klein's Message to the Media Covering Houston: Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change
  • Ex-NASA Scientist James Hansen: There is a Clear Link Between Climate Change & Stronger Hurricanes
  • The Red Cross Won't Save Houston. Texas Residents Are Launching Community Relief Efforts Instead

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John Nichols: "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America"

29 August 2017 - 2:13pm

John Nichols of The Nation talks about his new book, "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America." The book looks at who is running the government under President Trump, from Betsy DeVos, to Scott Pruitt and Elaine Chao, to Steven Miller.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-29 Tuesday

29 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-29 Tuesday
  • Headlines for August 29, 2017
  • Dr. Robert Bullard: Houston’s “Unrestrained Capitalism” Made Harvey “Catastrophe Waiting to Happen”
  • Hurricane Harvey: Zip Code & Race Determine Who Will Bear Burden Of Climate Change
  • Immigrants in Houston Face Triple Threat: Flooding, Racist Texas Law SB4 & Potentially Losing DACA
  • 1,200 Die as “Devastating” Climate Change-Linked Floods Submerge Parts of South Asia
  • Just Before Harvey, Trump Admin Revoked Rules Requiring New Infrastructure to be Climate Resilient

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Democracy Now! 2017-08-28 Monday

28 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-28 Monday
  • Headlines for August 28, 2017
  • As Catastrophic Flooding Hits Houston, Fears Grow of Pollution from Oil Refineries & Superfund Sites
  • "This Is the New Normal": How Climate Change Is Fueling Massive Storms like Harvey
  • A Dilemma for Undocumented in Texas: Wait Out Hurricane Harvey Or Seek Help And Risk Deportation?
  • "Resurrected From Irrelevance": Arizona Republic Columnist Slams Trump Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Democracy Now! 2017-08-25 Friday

25 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-25 Friday
  • Headlines for August 25, 2017
  • Meet the State Dept. Science Envoy Who Spelled Out "Impeach" in His Resignation Letter to Trump
  • Science Envoy who Resigned in Protest of Trump: Climate Change Makes Storms like Harvey More Severe
  • Despite Protest from Johnson & Johnson, Florida Executes Man Using Untested Drug Cocktail
  • New DNA Evidence Cited As Missouri Governor Stays Execution of Prisoner Marcellus Williams
  • This is Transparent Discrimination: ACLU’s Chase Strangio on Trump’s Military Trans Ban

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Tariq Ramadan: The U.S. & Allies Are Destabilizing the Middle East & Selling Arms to All Sides

24 August 2017 - 3:43pm

Extended web-only interview with Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan about U.S. arms trade, the so-called "democratization" of the Middle East and much more. Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Ramadan was named by Time Magazine as one of the most important innovators of the twenty-first century. In 2004, Tariq Ramadan accepted a job at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and Time magazine listed him among the top 100 thinkers in the world. But nine days before Ramadan was set to start teaching here in the United States, the Bush administration revoked his visa, invoking a provision of the PATRIOT Act that allows the government to deny entry to non-citizens who "endorse or espouse terrorism."

Democracy Now! 2017-08-24 Thursday

24 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-24 Thursday
  • Headlines for August 24, 2017
  • Trapped in Raqqa: Amnesty Says Civilians Caught in "Deadly Labyrinth" As U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes
  • Tariq Ramadan: As Muslims Condemn Spain Attack, Americans Must Denounce U.S. Killings in Syria, Iraq
  • Pakistani Journalist: Why Is Trump Pushing For Failed Military Solution Instead of Diplomacy?

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