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Democracy Now! 2017-08-07 Monday

7 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-07 Monday
  • Headlines for August 07, 2017
  • Meet the Latino Police Chief Standing Up to Texas’ Anti-Immigrant “Show Me Your Papers Law”
  • Houston PD Chief: Trump's Support of Police Brutality Reinforces View of Officers as "Neanderthals"
  • As Downtown Detroit Gentrifies, Longtime Black Residents Fight Illegal Tax Foreclosures
  • Charlottesville VA Backs "Reparations" Fund for Black Residents & Votes to Sell Robert E. Lee Statue

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Democracy Now! 2017-08-04 Friday

4 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-08-04 Friday
  • Headlines for August 04, 2017
  • Why Emma Lazarus's Iconic Poem "The New Colossus" is Under Attack by the Trump Administration
  • U.S. Ramps Up Border Militarism As Trump Appoints DHS Head General John Kelly To Chief of Staff
  • "If I Was President": Chicano Band Las Cafeteras on Pushing An Agenda of Migrant & Food Justice

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Will the U.S. War in Afghanistan Ever End? A Discussion with Kathy Kelly & Jodi Vittori

4 August 2017 - 5:45am

As civilian deaths reach a new high in Afghanistan and the U.S. escalates its air war, we speak to two longtime observers of the war in Afghanistan: peace activist Kathy Kelly of of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Jodi Vittori, senior policy adviser for Global Witness on Afghanistan policy.

Watch Part 1 || Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

Green Party’s Jill Stein: Our Voting System is Wide Open For Hacking

4 August 2017 - 5:27am

Extended web-only interview with former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on voting integrity, the Trump-Russia probe and the need for building third parties.

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Jill Stein on Trump as a "Grave Danger" & Why She was at 2015 Moscow Dinner with Putin & Flynn

Democracy Now! 2017-08-03 Thursday

3 August 2017 - 8:00am
Nikole Hannah-Jones on DOJ plan to target college affirmative action policies for supposed anti-white bias; Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Trump’s push to slash legal immigration; and how Afghanistan's untapped mineral deposits may lead Trump to prolong the war.

Democracy Now! 2017-08-02 Wednesday

2 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Las Cafeteras in Conversation & Performance on Democracy Now!

1 August 2017 - 11:13am

The Los Angeles-based Chicano band Las Cafeteras recently stopped by the Democracy Now! studio to perform and talk about their music. The Los Angeles Times has described them as "a uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock." This year they released a new album called "Tastes Like L.A."

Democracy Now! 2017-08-01 Tuesday

1 August 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-07-31 Monday

31 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-31 Monday
  • Headlines for July 31, 2017
  • Retired Police Detective: Trump's Comments Endorsing Police Brutality are "Treasonous"
  • "Billion-Dollar Mistake": Democrats Neglect People of Color While Failing to Woo White Trump Voters
  • Is Trump Trying to Sabotage the Nuclear Deal to Lay Groundwork for War With Iran?

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-28 Friday

28 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-28 Friday
  • Headlines for July 28, 2017
  • "Far from Over": Senate Narrowly Defeats Obamacare Repeal, But More Attacks on Healthcare Loom
  • Meet the Two Catholic Workers Who Secretly Sabotaged the Dakota Access Pipeline to Halt Construction
  • As Trump Targets Teenagers for Deportation, Immigrants Push Back with Direct Action

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-27 Thursday

27 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-27 Thursday
  • Headlines for July 27, 2017
  • The First Openly Transgender Infantry Soldier in U.S. Army Speaks Out on Trump's New Military Ban
  • What Role Should the Military Play in the Fight for Transgender Rights?
  • The Rolling Resistance: Meet Three Disability Rights Activists Fighting to Save Healthcare

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-26 Wednesday

26 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-26 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 26, 2017
  • In "Dangerous" Move, Republicans Push to Strip Healthcare from Millions Without Holding Any Hearings
  • Is Trump's Base Turning on the President over His Humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions?
  • Joshua Green on the "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump & the Storming of the Presidency"
  • A Look at How a Racial Theorist Tied to Mussolini & Hitler Influenced Steve Bannon
  • Joshua Green on How Bannon's Experience with Video Gamers Gave Rise to the Alt-Right

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-25 Tuesday

25 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-25 Tuesday
  • Headlines for July 25, 2017
  • Death of 10 Migrants in San Antonio Spotlights Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding on U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Sonia Nazario: The Tragedy in San Antonio is "Predictable Outcome" of Trump’s Immigration Crackdown
  • The Rebellions That Changed U.S. History: Looking Back at the 1967 Newark & Detroit Uprisings

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-24 Monday

24 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-24 Monday
  • Headlines for July 24, 2017
  • Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns over the Cop Shooting of Unarmed Woman. Will the Mayor Be Next?
  • Criminologist Phil Stinson: Police Kill Three People Every Single Day in the United States
  • "A Forgotten Crisis": Yemen's Aid Workers Speak Out About the World's Worst Humanitarian Disaster
  • "Incoherent Policy": U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran Even as Trump Admits Iran Following Nuclear Deal

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-21 Friday

21 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-21 Friday
  • Headlines for July 21, 2017
  • Criminalizing Critics of Israel: Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers of BDS
  • Has Jared Kushner's Failed Deal with Qatar Fueled Trump's Stance on Gulf Diplomatic Crisis?
  • Sen. McConnell Plans Vote on Repealing Obamacare Despite Lacking Enough Support from GOP Senators
  • As Trump Touts "Made in America" Week, Indonesian Workers Toil Away Making Ivanka Trump Apparel

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-20 Thursday

20 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-20 Thursday
  • Headlines for July 20, 2017
  • David Cay Johnston: Trump is "Appallingly Ignorant" on Healthcare & Puts Greed Above Human Lives
  • David Cay Johnston: GOP Budget Redistributes Money to the Rich & Helps Make U.S. a "Police State"
  • Rights Advocates: Trump's Commission on Election Integrity Set Up as a Pretext for Voter Suppression
  • "Trump and the Russian Money Trail": Trump's Ties to Oligarchs Go Back Decades
  • Married to the Mob: Investigative Journalist Craig Unger on What Trump Owes the Russian Mafia

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Part 2: Haitian Immigrant & Father of Four Faces Deportation Despite Lack of Fair Hearing in Court

19 July 2017 - 1:31pm

Watch Part 2 of our interview with Haitian immigrant and activist, Jean Montrevil, along with his eldest daughter and lawyer. Montrevil came to the U.S. from Haiti with a green card in 1986 at the age of 17, but a mistake he made when he was a teenager could now lead to his deportation.

See Part 1: Activist & Father of Four Faces Deportation to Devastated Haiti Because of Decades-Old Conviction

Democracy Now! 2017-07-19 Wednesday

19 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-19 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 19, 2017
  • Dr. Carol Paris: We Must Make It Toxic for Politicians to Not Get on Board with Single Payer
  • Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People "Back to Middle Ages" in Electricity Crisis
  • Activist & Father of Four Faces Deportation to Devastated Haiti Because of Decades-Old Conviction

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Guardian Investigation of Ivanka Trump Factory in Indonesia Reveals Worker Abuse, Deplorably Low Pay

18 July 2017 - 11:21am

A new investigation by the Guardian has revealed workplace abuse, grueling production targets and deplorably low pay at an Indonesian factory that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump's clothing label. Many of the female workers at the factory in West Java say the pay is so low, they live in constant debt and can't afford to live with their own children. In June, Democracy Now! spoke with the journalist who broke the story, Krithika Varagur, when she joined us from Indonesia to describe what she uncovered.

Democracy Now! 2017-07-18 Tuesday

18 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Tuesday, July 18, 2017