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Democracy Now! 2016-12-21 Wednesday

21 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-21 Wednesday
  • Headlines for December 21, 2016
  • Flint: As 2 Unelected Emergency Managers Are Charged over Water Poisoning, Will Gov. Snyder Be Next?
  • Free Leonard Peltier: Obama Urged to Grant Clemency to Native American Activist Jailed for 40 Years
  • "Her Life Depends on Obama Taking Action Now": 100,000+ People Demand Obama Free Chelsea Manning

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Democracy Now! 2016-12-20 Tuesday

20 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-20 Tuesday
  • Headlines for December 20, 2016
  • A Deadly Day: Russian Ambassador Assassinated; 12 Dead in Berlin Truck Crash; Zürich Mosque Attacked
  • Robert Reich: Like a Tyrant, Trump Is Deploying Seven Techniques to Control the Media
  • Protest & "Boycott Everything": Robert Reich on the First 100 Day Resistance Agenda Against Trump

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Democracy Now! 2016-12-19 Monday

19 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-19 Monday
  • Headlines for December 19, 2016
  • Ambassador for Apartheid: Trump's Pick for Israel Post Slammed as Threat to Peace & Two-State Talks
  • Mustafa Barghouti: Trump Pick for Ambassador to Israel Giving the Green Light to Israeli Extremists
  • Jewish Voice for Peace: Trump Election Has Empowered Anti-Semitism & Islamophobia in United States
  • Ari Berman: How Voter Suppression Helped Pave Way for a Legislative Coup in North Carolina
  • Elector: Our Duty in Electoral College is to Prevent Unqualified Demagogues from Presidency

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Democracy Now! 2016-12-16 Friday

16 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-16 Friday
  • Headlines for December 16, 2016
  • A Legislative Coup in NC? Rev. William Barber on GOP Stripping Power from New Democratic Governor
  • Rev. Barber: We Have Convicted White Supremacist Dylann Roof But America is Still Guilty
  • Trump Has Appointed More Generals in His Cabinet Than Any President Since World War II
  • Andrew Bacevich: Trump's "Israel First" Policy Will Likely Lead to More Violence in Region
  • "Pirates of the Caribbean": Bankers Who Created Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Now In Charge of Fixing It

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Democracy Now! 2016-12-15 Thursday

15 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-15 Thursday
  • Headlines for December 15, 2016
  • Journalist Iona Craig: The U.S. Could Stop Refueling Saudis & End Devastating War in Yemen Tomorrow
  • Rep. Honda, Survivor of Japanese Internment Camp, Decries Trump Proposal for Muslim Registry
  • Rep. Mike Honda: I'm a Proud Grandpa of a 10-Year-Old Transgender Grandchild
  • "The Price of a Second Chance": NY Times Exposé on How the Rich Pay to Expunge Criminal Records

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Trump Picks Perry to Head Energy Dept., an Agency the Former Texas Governor Wants Abolished (Pt. 2)

14 December 2016 - 3:28pm

Part 2 of our conversation on Rick Perry with Forrest Wilder, editor-in-chief of The Texas Observer, and Kiah Collier, energy and environment reporter for The Texas Tribune. On Tuesday, Donald Trump chose the former Texas governor to be energy secretary. Perry famously attempted to propose to abolish the Energy Department—but then couldn't even remember the agency during a live televised debate in 2011, when Perry was running for president. Perry has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry, including serving on the corporate boards of both Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics, two companies behind the Dakota Access pipeline.

Watch Part 1 || Rick Perry, Trump's Energy Secretary Pick, is Close Ally to Oil Industry & Dakota Access Pipeline

Democracy Now! 2016-12-14 Wednesday

14 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-14 Wednesday
  • Headlines for December 14, 2016
  • Slaughter or Liberation?: A Debate on Russia's Role in the Syrian War & the Fall of Aleppo
  • What's Next for U.S.-Russia Relations? Stephen Cohen & Ken Roth on Trump, Hacking & Tillerson
  • Rick Perry, Trump's Energy Secretary Pick, is Close Ally to Oil Industry & Dakota Access Pipeline

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"You Are Hurting Future Generations": Mark Ruffalo's Message to People Profiting from Fossil Fuels

13 December 2016 - 2:40pm

More than $5 trillion worth of investments are now pledged to be divested from fossil fuels. The analysis, issued Monday, details how nearly 700 institutions and nearly 60,000 individuals from across 76 nations have committed to divest their assets from the fossil fuel industry. Actor Mark Ruffalo spoke at a news conference Monday in New York City.

Democracy Now! 2016-12-13 Tuesday

13 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Democracy Now! 2016-12-12 Monday

12 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Monday, December 12, 2016

Democracy Now! 2016-12-09 Friday

9 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-09 Friday
  • Headlines for December 09, 2016
  • Oakland Fire Survivor: Create Affordable, Safe Living Spaces & Stop Treating Artists Like Criminals
  • Trump's Labor Pick, Fast-Food CEO Andrew Puzder, Opposes Minimum Wage Increase & Paid Sick Leave
  • "Call Out the Lies": SEIU Head Defends Union Leader Who Challenged Trump on False Carrier Job Claims
  • SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Stands by Support for Clinton over Sanders in 2016 Election
  • Green Party's Jill Stein on Obstacles to Vote Recount: "This is Not What Democracy Looks Like"

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Democracy Now! 2016-12-08 Thursday

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

Democracy Now! 2016-12-07 Wednesday

7 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-07 Wednesday
  • Headlines for December 07, 2016
  • Noam Chomsky & Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump, Sanders, the KKK, Rebellious Hearts & More
  • Housing Advocate: It's Scary That Trump HUD Secretary Pick Ben Carson Thinks Poverty is a Choice

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VIDEO: Patti Smith & Michael Stipe Perform at Democracy Now!'s 20th Anniversary

6 December 2016 - 12:34pm

The legendary singer, poet and author Patti Smith performed two songs Monday night at Riverside Church celebrating Democracy Now!'s 20th anniversary. Smith opened with "Peaceable Kingdom," a song she wrote for Rachel Corrie, the American activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003. Smith dedicated the song to the young artists who died in Friday's fire in Oakland, as well as young journalists and activists who have lost their lives. Michael Stipe of R.E.M. then joined Smith on stage to perform "People Have the Power."

Democracy Now! 2016-12-06 Tuesday

6 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Democracy Now! 2016-12-05 Monday

5 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-05 Monday
  • Headlines for December 05, 2016
  • Standing Rock Sioux Chair Hails Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Reroute Dakota Access Pipeline
  • As Thousands of Vets Descend on Standing Rock, U.S. Army Backs Down and Halts Pipeline Construction
  • Tara Houska: Denying #DAPL Permit is "Momentous Occasion," But We Must Remain Vigilant
  • "Financial Disaster": Could Dakota Access Pipeline Lose Its Contracts with Oil Companies on Jan. 1?

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Democracy Now! 2016-12-02 Friday

2 December 2016 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-12-02 Friday
  • Headlines for December 02, 2016
  • Trump's Deal That "Saved Jobs" at Carrier Based on a $7 Million Tax Break & Reduced Regulations
  • Expert on Trump Business Conflicts: "There are Hard Ethical Questions in Life. This Not One of Them"
  • Veterans Helped Trump Win, But Critics Warn He May Dismantle Their Public Medical Care
  • John McCain Tears into Reporters Who Exposed Deceptive Recruiting at For-Profit University of Phoenix
  • Bankers Behind "Great Foreclosure Machine" Join Trump's Cabinet as Treasury & Commerce Secretaries
  • Can the U.S. Detain Immigrants Indefinitely? Supreme Court Hears Case as Trump Prepares for Office

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