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"These Are Not Normal Times": Hundreds of NYC Students Walk Out To Protest Trump & DeVos

8 February 2017 - 2:55pm

Hundreds of New York public school students walked out of class Tuesday to protest the policies of President Trump. The protest came on the same day the Senate confirmed billionaire Betsy DeVos for education secretary, after a historic tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Silenced by GOP for Reading Coretta Scott King's Letter About Jeff Sessions

8 February 2017 - 2:28pm

In a highly unusual move, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was silenced during a Senate debate Tuesday over the confirmation of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general, after Warren read a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King, who was then opposing Sessions for a federal judgeship.

Democracy Now! 2017-02-08 Wednesday

8 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-08 Wednesday
  • Headlines for February 08, 2017
  • ACLU: We're in a Dangerous Situation as Gov't Claims That Courts Have No Role Reviewing Muslim Ban
  • Inside the ACLU's Fight Against Trump's Muslim Ban, with the Attorney Whose Lawsuit First Halted It
  • A Violation of Tribal & Human Rights: Standing Rock Chair Slams Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Water Protectors Call for Global Mass Mobilizations as Army Plans to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-07 Tuesday

7 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-07 Tuesday
  • Headlines for February 07, 2017
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: DeVos is a Billionaire Wannabe Teacher Who Doesn't Care About Public Education
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Urges Rejection of "Foreclosure King" Mnuchin for Treasury & Sessions for AG
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump Should Be Impeached If He Colluded with Russians Ahead of Election
  • Iranian Student Blocked from Entering U.S.: Trump Remarks on Muslim Ban Remind Me of the Nazis
  • Stephen Walt: From Israel to Iran to Mexico, Trump Has Already Blown It on Foreign Policy
  • Harvard Professor to Trump: There is No Evidence Media Is Covering Up Terrorist Attacks

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-06 Monday

6 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-06 Monday
  • Headlines for February 06, 2017
  • Lawyers Urge Appeals Court Not to "Unleash Chaos Again" by Reinstating Trump's Muslim Ban
  • Seattle Lawyer Challenging Trump's Muslim Ban: "The Outpouring of Support is Unprecedented"
  • "Resist, Resist, Resist": Thousands Protest Trump in Solidarity with LGBT Community at Stonewall in NYC
  • Actor Cynthia Nixon at LGBT Rally Outside Stonewall Inn: Trump's "Fear and Anger Are Consuming Him"
  • Trump Reportedly Scraps Anti-LGBT Executive Order, But Vows to Give Churches More Political Power

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Trans Reporter Lewis Wallace: In Trump Era, Journalists Urgently Need to Know What We Stand For

3 February 2017 - 2:01pm

Watch Part 2 of our interview with Lewis Wallace, who was fired from the public radio show "Marketplace" after he published a blog post about journalistic neutrality. Wallace talks about his career in journalism, and reads his post, Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it, in which he questions whether people who hold "morally reprehensible" positions, such as supporting white supremacy, can be covered objectively, and argues journalists shouldn’t care if they are called "politically correct" or "liberal."

Watch Part 1–Meet Lewis Wallace: Trans Reporter Fired for Writing About Journalistic Integrity in Trump Era

Bodegas on Strike: Thousands of Yemeni-American Shop Owners & Workers Rally Against Trump's Muslim Ban

3 February 2017 - 1:36pm

Yemeni Americans closed their shops Thursday to protest President Trump's ban on people from Yemen and six other majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Democracy Now!'s Laura Gottesdiener was there when thousands of bodega owners and workers, family members and supporters rallied in Brooklyn.

Special thanks to Andre Lewis and Hany Massoud.

Democracy Now! 2017-02-03 Friday

3 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-03 Friday
  • Headlines for February 03, 2017
  • Does Donald Trump Think Frederick Douglass is Alive? Douglass's Great-Great-Great Grandson Clarifies
  • Yemen: Jeremy Scahill & Advocates Question "Success" of Trump Raid That Killed 24 Civilians
  • Meet Lewis Wallace: Trans Reporter Fired for Writing About Journalistic Integrity in Trump Era

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Democracy Now! 2017-02-02 Thursday

2 February 2017 - 8:00am
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Democracy Now! 2017-02-01 Wednesday

1 February 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-02-01 Wednesday
  • Headlines for February 01, 2017
  • Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court Pick, Has History of Ruling Against Workers, Women & Regulation
  • "Stolen Seat": A Look Back on How Republicans Blocked Obama's Supreme Court Nominee
  • President Bannon?: Racist, Islamophobic Breitbart Leader Consolidates Power in Trump White House
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson: Confirming Sessions as Attorney General Would Stick a Knife Through MLK's Work

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-31 Tuesday

31 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-31 Tuesday
  • Headlines for January 31, 2017
  • The Attorney General Defied Trump's Muslim Ban. He Did One Thing He Knows How to Do: He Fired Her
  • Watergate Veterans: Just Like Nixon, Donald Trump Appears to Think He is Above the Law
  • Former Watergate Prosecutor: We Need Officials Who Will Stand Up to Trump
  • Sarsour v. Trump: Palestinian-American Activist Sues the President to Overturn Muslim Ban
  • Trita Parsi: If Ban is How Trump Approaches Iran, We Fear Nuclear Deal Won't Withstand Tensions

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-30 Monday

30 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-30 Monday
  • Headlines for January 30, 2017
  • "Let Them In": Thousands Descend on Nation's Airports to Protest Trump's Refugee & Muslim Ban
  • Sudanese Stanford Ph.D. Student Speaks Out After Being Detained at JFK Under Trump Muslim Ban
  • ACLU: We Have Won the First Victory to Overturn Unconstitutional Muslim Ban, But Fight Continues
  • NYC Taxi Drivers Stage Airport Strike to Protest Trump's "Inhumane & Cruel" Executive Order
  • Protests Shut Down San Francisco Int'l Terminal Demanding Release of Detained Passengers
  • Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Pramila Jayapal Join Airport Protests to Free People Detained Under Muslim Ban
  • Hundreds of Texas Muslim Leaders Receive Alarming Survey Investigating Their Views on Islam

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-27 Friday

27 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-27 Friday
  • Headlines for January 27, 2017
  • "The Media is the Opposition Party": Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Tells Press to "Keep Its Mouth Shut"
  • Are Trump & Mexican President Provoking Conflict to Distract from Low Approval Ratings at Home?
  • Will Trump's Claims of Election Fraud Pave the Way for an Assault on Voting Rights?
  • Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-26 Thursday

26 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-26 Thursday
  • Headlines for January 26, 2017
  • Jay Z Calls for Rikers Jail to be Closed in Exclusive Interview with Democracy Now!
  • Trump's Executive Actions Reverse Obama Policies on Torture, Healthcare & Guantánamo Bay
  • Faiza Patel: Trump Is Taking U.S. Back to Era of George W. Bush—But Worse
  • NYC: Thousands Protest Trump Plan to Impose Ban on Refugees, Block Visas from 7 Muslim Nations
  • In First TV Interview, President Trump Says Torture "Absolutely" Works
  • A Day We Were All Afraid Of: Immigrant Rights Activist Speaks Out After Trump Takes Executive Action

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-25 Wednesday

25 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-25 Wednesday
  • Headlines for January 25, 2017
  • Winona LaDuke: Trump's Push to Build Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines is a Declaration of War
  • "Water is Life, Water is Sacred": Standing Rock's Bobbi Jean Three Legs Speaks Out Against Trump
  • Thousands Take Part in Emergency Protests over Trump's Move to Revive Pipeline Projects
  • "I'm Afraid They Are Out to Kill": Water Protectors Testify to Police Violence at Standing Rock
  • Boycott the Banks: Actor Shailene Woodley Calls for Action Against Funders of Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Shailene Woodley on Malia Obama's Presence at Park City Rally Against Dakota Access Pipeline Funder
  • A Complete Disregard for Democracy: Greenpeace Condemns Trump's Move on Pipelines & Silencing of EPA

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Breaking: Trump Signs Executive Orders Reviving Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

24 January 2017 - 12:09pm

President Donald Trump has signed two executive actions today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, two projects blocked by the Obama administration.

"We're never going to back down," said Bobbi Jean Three Legs of the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, when Democracy Now! spoke to her Monday and asked what her message was for Trump.

Above, watch our report from Park City, Utah, at the Sundance Film Festival, where water protectors, joined by actor and activist Shailene Woodley, walked down Main Street and linked arms to block the entrance to a Chase Sapphire lounge, in order to protest the connection of one of the festival's leading sponsors to investment in the Dakota Access pipeline.

Jeremy Scahill on Trump Team: A Cabal of Religious Extremists, Privatization Advocates & Racists

24 January 2017 - 11:51am

In this web exclusive, investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept talks in depth about Trump's team, from unofficial adviser Erik Prince to Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis to education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.

Amy Goodman Interviews Women's March Organizer Linda Sarsour, Now a Target of Islamophobic Attacks

24 January 2017 - 11:35am

Shortly before the start of Saturday's historic Women's March on Washington, Amy Goodman caught up with one of the march co-chairs, Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist from Brooklyn. After the march, Sarsour became the target of a series of Islamophobic attacks online. On Monday, Sarsour called for "extra prayers" in a Facebook post, writing, "The opposition cannot fathom to see a Palestinian Muslim American woman that resonates with the masses. … They have a coordinated attack campaign against me and it's vicious and ugly." In response, thousands of people and organizations, including Amnesty International, are showing their support for Sarsour using the hashtag #IMarchWithLinda.

WATCH: Joan Baez & Malkia Cyril Speak Out at Massive Women's March in San Francisco

24 January 2017 - 10:50am

Over 100,000 people gathered in San Francisco for a massive women-led march against Donald Trump. Speakers and performers included folk legend Joan Baez and Malkia Cyil of the Center for Media Justice. Democracy Now! correspondent Juan Carlos Dávila filed this report.

Democracy Now! 2017-01-24 Tuesday

24 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-24 Tuesday
  • Headlines for January 24, 2017
  • "Women Will Die Because of This": Planned Parenthood on Trump Signing Anti-Abortion Global Gag Rule
  • Outright Lies, Constant Tweets & "Alternative Facts": Inside Trump's Orwellian War with the Media
  • "Nobody Speak": New Documentary Probes Billionaire Peter Thiel's Destruction of News Outlet Gawker
  • "An Inconvenient Sequel": Al Gore on New Film, Trump, Climate Change & His Opposition to DAPL
  • As Trump Moves to Advance Dakota Access Pipeline, Former VP Al Gore Calls #DAPL "An Atrocity"

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