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Democracy Now! 2017-03-02 Thursday

2 March 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-03-02 Thursday
  • Headlines for March 02, 2017
  • David Cay Johnston: As Jeff Sessions Scandal Brews, We Need a Public Probe of Trump's Ties to Russia
  • Billionaire Wilbur Ross Confirmed Despite Questions over Ties to Russian Oligarchs Close to Putin
  • Asylum Seeker Battling Brain Tumor Removed from Texas Hospital in Handcuffs, Taken to Private Jail

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Democracy Now! 2017-03-01 Wednesday

1 March 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-03-01 Wednesday
  • Headlines for March 01, 2017
  • Not My President: Muslim American Activist Linda Sarsour on Turning Down Invite to Trump Speech
  • Trump Seeks Record Pentagon Budget Eclipsing Spending by Ronald Reagan & George W. Bush
  • "Trump Is Resurrecting the Scare Tactics": Prof. Kelly Lytle Hernández on Trump's Deportation Plans
  • Linda Sarsour: Muslim Americans Have Now Raised Over $125,000 for Vandalized Jewish Cemeteries
  • In Move Recalling Nazi-Era Policies, Trump to Create Office to Track Crimes Committed by Immigrants
  • Disabled Cancer Survivor Ola Ojewumi: I am Terrified by Trump's Push to End Obamacare
  • Bernie Sanders Slams Trump for Ignoring Climate Change, Income Inequality & Voter Suppression
  • Trump Honors Widow of Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen, But Ignores His Father's Calls for Investigation
  • Linda Sarsour on March 8 "Day Without a Woman" Strike & Continuing to Organize Against Trump

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-28 Tuesday

28 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-28 Tuesday
  • Headlines for February 28, 2017
  • As Trump Pushes for Historic $54B Military Spending Hike, Which Programs Will He Cut to Pay for War?
  • "Decade of Betrayal": How the U.S. Expelled Over a Half Million U.S. Citizens to Mexico in 1930s
  • "Are You Muslim?": Muhammad Ali's Son & Former Wife on their Detention & Interrogation at FL Airport

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-27 Monday

27 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-27 Monday
  • Headlines for February 27, 2017
  • Committee to Protect Journalists: Trump's Attacks on Media Will Be Felt by Journalists Around World
  • Rev. William Barber: The NAACP Will Boycott North Carolina over HB2 & Voter Suppression
  • We Will Not Be Intimidated: Philly Rabbi Decries Desecration of Over 500 Graves at Jewish Cemetery
  • Rev. William Barber on the "Season of Hate & Political Violence" Under Trump
  • Keith Ellison Loses DNC Chair Race After Smear Campaign over His Support for Palestinians Rights

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From Standing Rock to the Red Power Movement: New Series "RISE" Focuses on Indigenous Resistance

24 February 2017 - 11:12am

We speak with the filmmakers behind RISE, a new VICELAND series that examines indigenous resistance past and present, from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation’s resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline to “Red Power,” which looks at past indigenous resistance and the evolution of the Red Power Movement. Michelle Latimer is a Toronto based filmmaker, programmer, actor and activist of Métis and Algonquin descent; and Sarain Carson-Fox is an Anishinaabe artist, activist and the host of the series. The RISE series airs on Fridays at 9pm EST.

Democracy Now! 2017-02-24 Friday

24 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-24 Friday
  • Headlines for February 24, 2017
  • As Calls Grow to Impeach Trump, Former Nixon Counsel John Dean Sees "Echoes of Watergate"
  • John Dean: The Difference Between Trump & Nixon is Trump Says Publicly What Nixon Said on Wiretap
  • NFL Star Michael Bennett on Refusing to Go to Israel, Black Lives Matter & His Love for Angela Davis

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-23 Thursday

23 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-23 Thursday
  • Headlines for February 23, 2017
  • "Kids Will Be Harmed by This": Trump Admin Rolls Back Protections for Transgender Students
  • We Have to Keep Fighting: Water Protectors Vow Continued Resistance to #DAPL as Main Camp Is Evicted
  • Days After Pruitt Becomes EPA Head, Newly Released Emails Show His Ties to Koch Bros. & Energy Firms
  • Madison, Wisc. to Pay $3.3M to Family of Tony Robinson, a Black Teenager Shot by Police

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-22 Wednesday

22 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-02-21 Tuesday

21 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-02-20 Monday

20 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Monday, February 20, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-02-17 Friday

17 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-17 Friday
  • Headlines for February 17, 2017
  • In First Solo Press Conference, Trump Attacks Media, Claims Admin Running Like "Fine-Tuned Machine"
  • Why Did ICE Arrest & Imprison a 23-Year-Old DREAMer and DACA Recipient Living Legally in the U.S.?
  • Undocumented Mother in Sanctuary in Denver Church: I've Paid Taxes for 20 Years, Why Hasn't Trump?
  • Denver Church Gives Sanctuary to Immigrant Mother Facing Deportation: "We Are Not Breaking Any Laws"
  • Does New Labor Secretary Nominee Alex Acosta Have the Perfect Résumé to Sabotage a Federal Agency?

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-16 Thursday

16 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Thursday, February 16, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-02-15 Wednesday

15 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-15 Wednesday
  • Headlines for February 15, 2017
  • What Did Trump Know & When Did He Know It? White House in Crisis over Flynn & Russia Scandals
  • Trump & Spicer Blame Russia Scandal on "Illegal Leaks" Rather Than Lies by Senior Officials
  • Rep. Lieu on Kellyanne Conway: White House Should Not Be Used for Enriching the President's Family
  • Rep. Lieu: The White House Lying & Stifling Dissent on Yemen Raid is Step Toward Authoritarianism
  • Rep. Ted Lieu to Introduce Bill Requiring a Psychiatrist in White House
  • Trump Security Protocols Questioned: Mar-a-Lago Resort is Not the White House Situation Room
  • The Stephen Miller Story: From Pestering Latino Students in High School to Drafting Muslim Ban

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The Predatory Mindset of Donald Trump: An Interview with Eve Ensler & Christine Schuler Deschryver

14 February 2017 - 12:16pm

Today is V-Day, a global day of action to end violence against women and girls. We speak to V-Day founder Eve Ensler and Congolese activist Christine Schuler Deschryver about V-Day, conflict minerals, the City of Joy, as well as Donald Trump and the other domestic abusers in the White House. "We haven't really gotten to the root of rape culture in America," Ensler said. "But I also think that predatory mindset is affecting everything. Right? We're gutting regulations on air, on water and on the earth. We're escalating extraction. We're seeing the ransacking of laws, a disparaging of immigrants."

Democracy Now! 2017-02-14 Tuesday

14 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-14 Tuesday
  • Headlines for February 14, 2017
  • Pipeline Partners: Trudeau & Trump Meet as They Push for Keystone XL & Other Big Oil Projects
  • Crossing the Northern Border: Immigrants in U.S. Flee into Canada Seeking Refuge from Trump
  • Clayton Thomas-Muller: Rising Fascism in U.S. Is Emboldening White Supremacists in Canada
  • FCC Under Trump: Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom Face New Attack
  • Criminalization & Trump's ICE Raids: Two Immigrant Rights Organizers Facing Deportation Speak Out

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-13 Monday

13 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-13 Monday
  • Headlines for February 13, 2017
  • Secretary of Labor Violations? Opposition Grows to the Nomination of Fast-Food CEO Andy Puzder
  • Former Carl's Jr. Worker Recalls Sexual Harassment & Wage Theft at Andrew Puzder's Restaurant Chain
  • Saru Jayaraman: Trump Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Does Not Respect Women At All
  • ICE Arrests 600 in Nationwide Raids After Trump Order Expands Criminalization of Immigrants
  • California vs. Trump: Lawmakers Push to Become "Sanctuary State" Despite Threats from Washington

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Coretta Scott King's Memoirist: She Knew the People Sessions Prosecuted for Voting Rights Activism

10 February 2017 - 2:34pm

We continue our interview with Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Reynolds, who worked with Coretta Scott King on her memoir, about how King opposed Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship because of his prosecution of voting rights activists.

Watch Part 1: 'Made Me Feel We Were Back in 1950s'–Coretta Scott King Memoirist on Silencing of Elizabeth Warren

Read: Coretta Scott King: My Life, My Love, My Legacy

See the Signs of Terror: Journalists Call on Trump to Condemn White Supremacist-Led Attacks & Plots

10 February 2017 - 1:56pm

As the nonexistent terrorist attack manufactured by Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway makes headlines, we speak with reporters covering an actual threat from a white extremist in Bowling Green, Ohio, and the ongoing trial of a Christian minister in Tennessee for plotting to travel to upstate New York to kill Muslims there, using explosives, an M-4 assault rifle and a machete. We continue our conversation with ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson and Dean Obeidallah, a columnist for The Daily Beast.

Watch Part 1: In Real Bowling Green Massacre, a White Supremacist Planned Attack Against African Americans & Jews

See ProPublica's Documenting Hate Project

Democracy Now! 2017-02-10 Friday

10 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-10 Friday
  • Headlines for February 10, 2017
  • Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump's Muslim Ban, Says "No Evidence" of Attacks from 7 Listed Countries
  • Trump Launches "Blue Lives Matter Regime" with Three New Executive Orders on Law Enforcement
  • ICE Raids Speed into Overdrive: Advocates Say Obama's Deportations Reaching "100 MPH" Under Trump
  • In Real Bowling Green Massacre, a White Supremacist Planned Attack Against African Americans & Jews

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-09 Thursday

9 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Thursday, February 9, 2017