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Democracy Now! 2017-01-10 Tuesday

10 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-10 Tuesday
  • Headlines for January 10, 2017
  • ACLU & NAACP: Jeff Sessions Unfit for Post Defending Civil Rights & Enforcing Laws on Discrimination
  • Florida Prepares to Expand Gun Rights After Second Mass Shooting in Six Months
  • New Intercept Exposé Uncovers SEAL Team 6's Ghastly Trail of Atrocities, Mutilations, Killings

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WATCH: Meryl Streep Slams Trump for Bullying & Calls for an Independent Free Press

9 January 2017 - 11:21am

Watch an excerpt from Meryl Streep's acceptance speech when she won the Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday night's Golden Globes. The Academy Award-winning actress used her address to call for protections for the free press and to criticize President-elect Donald Trump without ever speaking his name, saying the performance that most stunned her this year was Trump's mocking imitation of a disabled reporter during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Democracy Now! 2017-01-09 Monday

9 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-09 Monday
  • Headlines for January 09, 2017
  • Senate to Begin Confirmation Hearings for Wealthiest Cabinet in U.S. History Despite Lack of Vetting
  • Protests Erupt in Kentucky After GOP Supermajority Passes Extreme Anti-Choice, Anti-Union Bills
  • Repeal & Run? Republicans Move to Axe Obamacare, But What Will Replacement Look Like?

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-06 Friday

6 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-06 Friday
  • Headlines for January 06, 2017
  • Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame "Everybody But Themselves" for Collapse of Their Party
  • What Impact Will Trump Presidency Have on Freedom of Edward Snowden & Julian Assange?
  • Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Intel Chiefs Alleging Russian Threat Have History of Deceiving the Public
  • "This is Not a Coup, But It's Not Normal": Trump Picks 3 Generals for Top Foreign Policy Posts

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-05 Thursday

5 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-05 Thursday
  • Headlines for January 05, 2017
  • After Arrest, NAACP Pres. Calls For More Civil Disobedience to Oppose Sessions as Attorney General
  • NAACP President on Dylann Roof's Lack of Regret for Massacre: "It's About the State of America"
  • Glenn Greenwald on "Dearth of Evidence" Linking Russia to WikiLeaks Release of DNC Emails
  • Glenn Greenwald: Mainstream U.S. Media is Culpable for Disseminating Fake & Deceitful News on Russia

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From Keystone XL Pipeline to #DAPL: Jasilyn Charger, Water Protector from Cheyenne River Reservation

4 January 2017 - 1:11pm

As Native American elders fighting the Dakota Access pipeline extinguish the Seven Council Fires at Standing Rock, we speak with Jasilyn Charger, a water protector from Cheyenne River Reservation, who has camped at Sacred Stone Resistance Camp since it launched in April. Jasilyn founded the International Indigenous Youth Council at Standing Rock. She was also part of the resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline before that.

Part 2: Robert Meeropol on Trump Mentor Roy Cohn's Role in Prosecution of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg

4 January 2017 - 12:32pm

Watch Part 2 of our interview with Robert Meeropol, who is calling on President Obama to posthumously exonerate his mother, Ethel Rosenberg. Supporters say there's no evidence that Ethel Rosenberg took part in espionage that led to her execution.

Watch Part 1: Sons of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Ask Obama to Exonerate Their Mother in Nuclear Spy Case

Democracy Now! 2017-01-04 Wednesday

4 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-04 Wednesday
  • Headlines for January 04, 2017
  • New Trump Immigration Memo Revives Call for Obama to Pardon All Undocumented Immigrants, Extend DACA
  • Rep. Grijalva: Power of the People Key to Stopping Repeal of Obamacare & Worst Instincts of Trump
  • Trump Treasury Pick Steven Mnuchin's Bank OneWest Accused of Widespread Misconduct
  • Privacy Advocates Warn of Potential Surveillance Through Listening Devices Like Amazon Echo, Google Home
  • American University Removes Leonard Peltier Statue After FBI Letter Amid Urgent Push for Clemency

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-03 Tuesday

3 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-01-03 Tuesday
  • Headlines for January 03, 2017
  • Without Warning or Public Input, House Republicans Vote to Dismantle Ethics Oversight Office
  • Craig Holman: Trump Administration Gearing Up to Be "Most Scandal-Ridden in History"
  • "Dreadful Year" of Attacks in Turkey Capped by 39 Dead in Istanbul Nightclub Attack
  • "Strange Fruit:" History of Anti-Lynching Song Rebecca Ferguson Has Demanded to Sing at Inauguration

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Democracy Now! 2017-01-02 Monday

2 January 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Monday, January 2, 2017

Democracy Now! 2016-12-30 Friday

30 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-30 Friday
  • Headlines for December 30, 2016
  • Diana Buttu & Gideon Levy on Israeli Settlements, Kerry, Military Aid & End of Two-State Solution
  • Ava DuVernay's Documentary "13th" About Mass Incarceration Shortlisted for an Oscar

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Democracy Now! 2016-12-29 Thursday

29 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Thursday, December 29, 2016

Part 2: CIA Interrogator Reveals Saddam Hussein Predicted Rise of ISIS & U.S. Failure in Iraq

28 December 2016 - 6:31pm

Ten years ago this week, on December 30, 2006, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was executed. Hussein was toppled soon after the U.S. invasion began in 2003. We continue our conversation with former CIA analyst John Nixon, author of the new book, "Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein."

Watch Part 1 || CIA Interrogator: At Time of U.S. Invasion, Saddam Hussein Was Focused on Writing Novel, Not WMDs

Democracy Now! 2016-12-28 Wednesday

28 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-28 Wednesday
  • Headlines for December 28, 2016
  • George W. Bush's Ethics Lawyer: Trump Will Be in Violation of Constitution on Day One
  • Report: After Legislative Coup, North Carolina Can No Longer Be Considered a Democracy
  • CIA Interrogator: At Time of U.S. Invasion, Saddam Hussein Was Focused on Writing Novel, Not WMDs

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Part 2: Jameel Jaffer on Obama's National Security Legacy & What Lies Ahead with Trump

27 December 2016 - 12:59pm

Part 2 of our conversation with Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. He was previously the deputy legal director at the ACLU.

Watch Part 1 || What Will Happen When Donald Trump Takes Over U.S. Drone & Targeted Assassination Program?

Democracy Now! 2016-12-27 Tuesday

27 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-27 Tuesday
  • Headlines for December 27, 2016
  • U.N. Declares Israeli Settlements Illegal; Netanyahu Vows to Retaliate After U.S. Abstains from Vote
  • Former Rockette: Troupe Should Not Perform at Inauguration; Trump Has Degraded, Objectified Women
  • Did Trump Team Offer Ambassadorships in Order to Lure Celebrities to Perform at Inauguration?
  • What Will Happen When Donald Trump Takes Over U.S. Drone & Targeted Assassination Program?

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Democracy Now! 2016-12-26 Monday

26 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Monday, December 26, 2016

Democracy Now! 2016-12-23 Friday

23 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-23 Friday
  • Headlines for December 23, 2016
  • "Absolutely Frightening": Greenpeace Responds to Trump's Call for a New Nuclear Arms Race
  • Using 1953 Law, Obama Indefinitely Blocks Offshore Oil Drilling in Arctic and Atlantic
  • "Redundant and Inefficient": Obama Administration Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration
  • NYC Council Speaker: Solidarity Efforts Needed to Fight Trump as He Targets Muslims & Immigrants
  • Puerto Ricans Push Obama to Free Oscar Lopez Rivera, Independence Activist Jailed for 35 Years

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Part 2: Marcus Garvey's Family Asks President Obama for a Posthumous Pardon

22 December 2016 - 6:16pm

Marcus Garvey was a pioneering figure in the Black Freedom struggle in the early 20th century. He inspired generations of civil rights activists around the world from Malcolm X to Nelson Mandela. Martin Luther King once said, "[Garvey] was the first man of color to lead and develop a mass movement. He was the first man on a mass scale and level to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny. And make the Negro feel he was somebody." In the 1920s, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover targeted Garvey for his political activity as a leader of the Pan-African movement. Garvey was convicted in 1923 on a charge of mail fraud and sentenced to five years in jail. His charges and conviction effectively ended Garvey's political movement and eventually led to his deportation back to Jamaica. Today his family is asking President Obama for a posthumous pardon. We speak to his son, Dr. Julius Garvey.

Watch Part 1 || Marcus Garvey Inspired Millions, from MLK to Mandela; Now His Son Is Asking Obama to Pardon Him

Democracy Now! 2016-12-22 Thursday

22 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-22 Thursday
  • Headlines for December 22, 2016
  • The Future of Syria: As Aleppo Falls, What Comes Next in a Country Shattered by War?
  • The Impossible Revolution: A Syrian Dissident on How a Fight Against a Dictator Became a Proxy War
  • Marcus Garvey Inspired Millions, from MLK to Mandela; Now His Son Is Asking Obama to Pardon Him

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