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Democracy Now! 2017-08-23 Wednesday

23 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-23 Wednesday
  • Headlines for August 23, 2017
  • Thousands Protest in AZ as Trump Threatens Govt Shutdown over Border Wall & Defends C’ville Remarks
  • Arizona Migrant Justice Activist: Pardon the Immigrants Arpaio Criminalized, not the Racist Sheriff
  • Predicting Trump Won’t Last Full Term, Alec Baldwin Speaks Out on Impersonating the President
  • Debate: As Trump Prolongs War in Afghanistan, Should U.S. Pull Out Troops Immediately?

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Full Interview: Billionaire Carl Icahn Resigns as Trump Adviser After Reaping Millions

22 August 2017 - 2:23pm

Extended interview with Tyson Slocumb of Public Citizen on Carl Icahn. On Friday the billionaire investor left his role as regulatory adviser to Donald Trump, just before the New Yorker published an article entitled "Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington." The article detailed Carl Icahn’s potential conflicts of interest, including his heavy lobbying for a rule change about blending ethanol into gasoline, a rule which affects the profits of Icahn’s Texas-based petroleum refining company, CVR. According to the New Yorker, in the months after Trump’s election, the stock price of CVR nearly doubled, which meant Icahn’s own wealth surged, at least on paper, by a half a billion dollars.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-22 Tuesday

22 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-22 Tuesday
  • Headlines for August 22, 2017
  • State Dept. Official Who Quit in 2009 over U.S. War in Afghanistan Speaks Out on Trump’s Troop Surge
  • With No Timetable for Withdrawal, Trump Expands War in Afghanistan While Threatening Pakistan
  • American Prospect Editor Robert Kuttner on His Extraordinary Interview with Steve Bannon
  • Billionaire Carl Icahn Resigns as Trump Adviser After Reaping Millions From His Time in White House

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Democracy Now! 2017-08-21 Monday

21 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-21 Monday
  • Headlines for August 21, 2017
  • Dick Gregory In His Own Words: Remembering the Pioneering Comedian and Civil Rights Activist

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Life After Hate: Full Intv. With Nephew of Fascist Who Marched in Charlottesville & Former Neo-Nazi

18 August 2017 - 1:45pm

Watch our complete discussion with a former neo-Nazi and the nephew of a white supremacist who marched in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protest. Christian Picciolini is co-founder of Life After Hate, a nonprofit helping people disengage from hate and violent extremism. He was a leading neo-Nazi skinhead gang member and far-right extremist in the 1980s and 1990s. We also speak with Jacob Scott, the nephew of Peter Tefft, who was disowned by his father, Pearce Tefft, in a letter published in a local newspaper.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-18 Friday

18 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-18 Friday
  • Headlines for August 18, 2017
  • Anne Frank Center: Trump's Personal Twitter Account Amplifies Hate and Should Be Suspended
  • Part 2: Nephew of Fascist Who Marched in Charlottesville & Former Neo-Nazi on Confronting Racists
  • Trump's DOJ Demands Personal Info On 1.3M Visitors to "DisruptJ20" Inauguration Protest Website

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Democracy Now! 2017-08-17 Thursday

17 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Thursday, August 17, 2017

Part 2 || Antifa: A Look at the Anti-Fascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists in the Streets

16 August 2017 - 3:45pm

President Trump is facing widespread criticism for his latest comments on the deadly white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Tuesday Trump said the violence was in part caused by what he called the alt-left.

We continue our conversation with Mark Bray. He is a lecturer at Dartmouth College. His new book is “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.”

Video: Full Remarks of Heather Heyer’s Mother at Charlottesville Memorial Service

16 August 2017 - 1:29pm

A memorial service was held today in Charlottesville to remember Heather Heyer, who died Saturday after she was run down by a neo-Nazi named James Alex Fields.

Heyer had repeatedly championed civil rights issues on social media. Her Facebook cover read, "If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention."

Speakers at today's memorial included Heather's mother, Susan Bro.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-16 Wednesday

16 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-16 Wednesday
  • Headlines for August 16, 2017
  • Meet the College Student Who Pulled Down a Confederate Statue in Durham & Defied White Supremacy
  • Bree Newsome: Charlottesville is Latest Chapter in Long U.S. History of White Supremacist Terror
  • Antifa: A Look at the Antifascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists in the Streets

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Full Interview: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Charlottesville, Trump, the Confederacy, Reparations & More

15 August 2017 - 11:50am

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks to Democracy Now! in his first major interview since the inauguration of Donald Trump. Coates is the national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics and social issues. His forthcoming book, out in October, is titled "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy". He is the author of "Between the World and Me," for which he received the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-15 Tuesday

15 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-15 Tuesday
  • Headlines for August 15, 2017
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: With a Racist in the White House, the Bloodshed in Charlottesville was Predictable
  • "We Were 8 Years in Power": Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama, Trump & White Fear of "Good Negro Government"
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: I Would Like to See Donald Trump Resign & Leave White House
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on How Cities & Municipalities Are Winning Reparations for Slavery at Local Level

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Part 2: Charlottesville Black Lives Matter Activist on Racist Threats, City's Confederate History

14 August 2017 - 2:48pm

Watch Part 2 of our roundtable discussion of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend that led to the death of three people and injured many more. We speak with Jalane Schmidt, an organizer with the local Black Lives Matter movement and an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia; Cornel West, professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard University; and Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ.

NYC Protests Against Trump & Denounce a President Who Condones White Supremacy

14 August 2017 - 12:31pm

Democracy Now! was there Sunday when New Yorkers gathered at Trump Tower in Manhattan to protest the president's response to violent attacks by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. These are some of their voices.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-14 Monday

14 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-14 Monday
  • Headlines for August 14, 2017
  • Survivor of White Supremacist Attack in Charlottesville: There's No Question, This was Terrorism
  • Cornel West & Rev. Traci Blackmon: Clergy in Charlottesville Were Trapped by Torch-Wielding Nazis
  • UVA Prof on UVA's Historical Ties to KKK & White Nationalist Alums Richard Spencer & Jason Kessler
  • Rev. Traci Blackmon: The Trump Administration Is Giving Permission to Hate

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Lee Fang On How A Little-Known U.S. Libertarian Think Tank Is Remaking Latin American Politics

11 August 2017 - 12:36pm

A new investigation published by The Intercept exposes how a libertarian think tank called the Atlas Network is remaking Latin American politics with the help of powerful conservative institutions and funders in the United States, some of whom you may recognize, such as the Koch brothers. The Intercept reports the Atlas Network is behind dozens of prominent groups that have supported right-wing forces in the anti-government movement in Venezuela, as well as those who ousted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. We are joined by The Intercept's Lee Fong, who covers the intersection of money and politics. His new piece is tilted, Sphere of Influence: How American Libertarians Are Remaking Latin American Politics.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-11 Friday

11 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Friday, August 11, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-08-10 Thursday

10 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-10 Thursday
  • Headlines for August 10, 2017
  • Why Is U.S. Threatening War with North Korea Instead of Pushing for Negotiations?  
  • Andrew Bacevich: Trump's Handling of N. Korea, His First National Security Crisis, is Very Troubling
  • Former DOJ Civil Rights Head: Jeff Sessions Is Implementing an Anti-Civil Rights Agenda

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Democracy Now! 2017-08-09 Wednesday

9 August 2017 - 8:00am
An hour with journalist Allan Nairn on Trump's "fire & fury" threat to North Korea; the GOP's rightist revolution; Blackwater founder Erik Prince's plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan and much more.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-08 Tuesday

8 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-08 Tuesday
  • Headlines for August 08, 2017
  • Meet the Senior Federal Official Blowing the Whistle on Trump's Suppression of Climate Science
  • Formerly Jailed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Jeff Sessions Is Extending Obama's War on Leaks
  • Head of Bombed Minnesota Mosque Denounces Trump for Stoking Hate & Violence Against Somali Community

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