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Democracy Now! 2017-06-23 Friday

23 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-23 Friday
  • Headlines for June 23, 2017
  • Republican Healthcare Bill Gives Tax Cuts to the Rich by Gutting Safety Net for Poor & Middle Class
  • By Defunding Planned Parenthood, Republicans Would Reduce Services That Make Abortion Unnecessary
  • Support Grows for Single-Payer Medicare-for-All Plan Instead of Massive Cuts to Healthcare
  • Is South Sudan Government Engaged in Ethnic Cleansing, Triggering Africa's Biggest Refugee Crisis?

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Democracy Now! 2017-06-22 Thursday

22 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-22 Thursday
  • Headlines for June 22, 2017
  • As Yemen War Rages On, Saudi King Elevates the War's Architect—His Own Son—to Be Crown Prince
  • From War to Cholera, Yemen Is Facing World's Largest Humanitarian Crisis
  • U.S. Tied to Torture in Network of Secret Yemen Prisons Run by UAE
  • Austerity & Neglect Blamed as 79 Die in U.K. Apartment Fire Housing Immigrants & Low-Income Workers

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Web Exclusive: Can Brooklyn's Little Pakistan Survive Trump? Pt. 2

21 June 2017 - 2:47pm

Part two of our conversation with New Yorker reporter Jennifer Gonnerman and Mohammad Razvi, founding executive director of Council of Peoples Organization.

Watch Part 1 || Can Brooklyn's Little Pakistan Survive Trump? Inside One Family's Fight to Stop Their Deportation

Democracy Now! 2017-06-21 Wednesday

21 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-21 Wednesday
  • Headlines for June 21, 2017
  • As Jon Ossoff Loses Georgia Special Election, Where Do Democrats Go from Here in Challenging GOP?
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel Cautions Against Overreading into Ossoff's Loss in Georgia Special Election
  • Media Malpractice? As GOP Moves to Strip Healthcare from Millions, Press Remains Focused on Russia
  • Can Brooklyn's Little Pakistan Survive Trump? Inside One Family's Fight to Stop Their Deportation

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Full Extended Interview: Arundhati Roy on Democracy Now!

20 June 2017 - 4:27pm
Extended interview with Indian writer Arundhati Roy talking about her new novel "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness," Kashmir, Donald Trump’s upcoming meeting with Indian President Narendra Modi, and two of Roy’s biggest inspirations—Eduardo Galeano and John Berger.

Democracy Now! 2017-06-20 Tuesday

20 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-20 Tuesday
  • Headlines for June 20, 2017
  • Arundhati Roy on Returning to Fiction, Redefining Happiness & Writing about Worlds Ripped Apart
  • Arundhati Roy Reads from Her Acclaimed New Novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"
  • Acclaimed Novelist Arundhati Roy on Telling the Truth of the Atrocities in Kashmir Through Fiction
  • Arundhati Roy on Upcoming Meeting Between Indian PM Modi & Trump at White House

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Democracy Now! 2017-06-19 Monday

19 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-19 Monday
  • Headlines for June 19, 2017
  • "Philando Can Be Any of Us": Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing
  • Civil Rights Lawyer: Philando Castile's Skin Color Ended Up Being a Death Sentence
  • Advocates Resign En Masse from Trump's HIV/AIDS Council: Trump "Simply Does Not Care" About HIV
  • Crackdown in Egypt: Seven Men Tortured in State Custody Face Execution; 90 News Websites Blocked
  • Egyptian Writer: Saudi Arabia Bankrolling Authoritarian Regimes Across the Arab World

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Democracy Now! 2017-06-16 Friday

16 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-16 Friday
  • Headlines for June 16, 2017
  • Standing Rock Sioux Chair on Militarized Repression & Ongoing Lawsuit to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Standing Rock Sioux Launch Wind & Solar Renewable Energy Projects After Winning Henry Wallace Award
  • Rep. Ellison Responds to Scalise Shooting: Wild West Atmosphere of Firearm Regulation is Ridiculous
  • Keith Ellison: GOP Is Pushing "Tax Cut Wrapped in Veneer of a Healthcare Bill" Under Extreme Secrecy
  • Did Trump Violate Emoluments Clause from Day One by Receiving Payments to Trump Hotels, Trademarks?
  • Democrats Launch "Resistance Summer" Focused on Healthcare, Education & Social Security

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Democracy Now! 2017-06-15 Thursday

15 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-15 Thursday
  • Headlines for June 15, 2017
  • Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) in Critical Condition After Being Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice
  • Greg Palast: How Racist Voter Suppression Could Cost Jon Ossoff the Georgia Election
  • Rep. John Conyers: Why I Am Suing President Trump
  • Rep. Barbara Lee on Shootings: We Must Reduce the Hate in This Country
  • Rep. Barbara Lee: Trump Should Keep Open Relations with Cuba, Not Reinstitute Failed U.S. Policy
  • Rep. Barbara Lee: In Expanding Global Wars, Trump Is Creating More Havoc and Chaos & Has No Strategy

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Web Exclusive: Naomi Klein on How to Resist Trump's Shock Politics

14 June 2017 - 10:51am

Part 2 of our interview with Naomi Klein about her book, "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need."

Watch Part 1: Full Interview: Naomi Klein on 'No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics'

Democracy Now! 2017-06-14 Wednesday

14 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-14 Wednesday
  • Headlines for June 14, 2017
  • Jeff Sessions Said "I Don't Remember" or "I Don't Recall" 26 Times During Senate Intel Testimony
  • Oliver Stone Interviews Putin on U.S.-Russia Relations, 2016 Election, Snowden, NATO & Nuclear Arms

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Full Interview: Naomi Klein on "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics"

13 June 2017 - 11:30am

Full interview with Naomi Klein about her book "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need."

Democracy Now! 2017-06-13 Tuesday

13 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-13 Tuesday
  • Headlines for June 13, 2017
  • "No Is Not Enough": Best-Selling Author Naomi Klein on Challenging Trump's Shock Doctrine Politics
  • Naomi Klein: Trump is the First Fully Commercialized Global Brand to Serve as U.S. President
  • Naomi Klein on Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders & Youth-Led Grassroots Progressive Insurgencies
  • Naomi Klein: Climate Movement Is Growing Even More Ambitious as U.S. Goes Rogue & Exits Paris Accord
  • "A Transformative Vision": Naomi Klein on Platforms for Racial, Health & Climate Justice Under Trump

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Democracy Now! 2017-06-12 Monday

12 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-12 Monday
  • Headlines for June 12, 2017
  • Cholera Death Toll Tops 859 in War-Torn Yemen as U.S.-Backed Saudi Assault Continues
  • Puerto Rico Backs Statehood in Referendum Boycotted by Opposition Groups
  • Freed Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera Joins Tens of Thousands at NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade
  • The Beleaguered Tenants of "Kushnerville": Jared Kushner Accused of Slumlord Practices in Baltimore
  • Trump Associate & "Slumlord" Tom Barrack Resigns One Day After Probe of Housing Crisis

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Democracy Now! 2017-06-09 Friday

9 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-09 Friday
  • Headlines for June 09, 2017
  • Labour's Jeremy Corbyn Rides Leftist Tide in U.K. Election in Rebuke of Austerity & Conservatives
  • Is the President a "Serial Fabricator"? Fired FBI Director Comey Testifies About Trump's "Lies"
  • Will Obstruction of Justice in Comey Firing See Trump Ousted Or Is Impeachment a "Liberal Fantasy"?

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Democracy Now! 2017-06-08 Thursday

8 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-08 Thursday
  • Headlines for June 08, 2017
  • Oscar López Rivera Speaks Out on Newfound Freedom, Becoming Politicized & Decolonizing Puerto Rico
  • Oscar López Rivera on Declining Honorific at National Puerto Rican Day Parade After Controversy
  • Marcy Wheeler: James Comey Planned His Dramatic Testimony Release to Undercut GOP Smear Campaign

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Flyers Rights Pres.: Trump Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control Could Increase Fees for Passengers

7 June 2017 - 10:37am

On Monday, President Donald Trump kicked off "infrastructure week" at the White House by announcing plans to privatize air traffic control. This comes as the Congressional Budget Office analysis says privatizing air traffic control would increase the cost of air travel. "It is very unlikely that it is going to improve air service for the average consumer," says Paul Hudson, president of Flyers Rights, the largest nonprofit airline passenger rights organization in the United States.

Democracy Now! 2017-06-07 Wednesday

7 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-07 Wednesday
  • Headlines for June 07, 2017
  • China Watchdog: China's Arrest of Activists Investigating Ivanka Trump-linked Factory Unprecedented
  • Attackers in Tehran Kill 12 & Injure Dozens More as U.S. Deliberately Worsens Iran-Saudi Relations
  • Worst Epidemic in U.S. History? Opioid Crisis Now Leading Cause of Death for Americans Under 50

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Two Years After Kalief Browder's Suicide, His Brother Recounts Horrifying Ordeal at Rikers

6 June 2017 - 11:57am

Today marks two years since Kalief Browder took his own life in 2015 at the age of 22, after being held in jail for nearly three years without trial for a crime he did not commit.

In November, we spoke with Akeem Browder, Kalief's older brother. He is the founder of the Campaign to Shut Down Rikers. Today we share a second part of his interview that has never been broadcast before. We spoke with him shortly after his family held a memorial service for Venida Browder, who died "of a broken heart" 16 months after her son hanged himself in his Bronx home.

Kalief was just 16 years old in 2010 when he was sent to Rikers Island jail in New York City on suspicion of stealing a backpack. He always maintained his innocence and demanded a trial. Instead, he spent the next nearly three years at Rikers—nearly 800 days of that time in solitary confinement. Near the end of his time in jail, the judge offered to sentence him to time served if he entered a guilty plea, and told him he could face 15 years in prison if he went to trial and was convicted. Kalief still refused to accept the plea deal. He was only released when the case was dismissed. While in Rikers, Kalief was repeatedly assaulted by guards and other prisoners. His brother explains in this interview that he was repeatedly denied food by guards while he was in solitary confinement.

Democracy Now! 2017-06-06 Tuesday

6 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-06-06 Tuesday
  • Headlines for June 06, 2017
  • NSA Contractor Charged for Leak After Intercept Exposé Reveals Russian Cyberattack of 2016 Election
  • Meet Larry Krasner: Civil Rights Attorney, Death Penalty Opponent & Democratic Philly DA Candidate
  • Republican Prosecutor Seeks to Beat Civil Rights Lawyer in Race for Philadelphia District Attorney

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