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Democracy Now! 2017-07-17 Monday

17 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Monday, July 17, 2017

Extended Interview with Actor James Cromwell Before His Jail Sentence: "Capitalism is a Cancer"

14 July 2017 - 2:34pm

Watch our extended interview with Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell before he reports to jail at 4 p.m. Friday in upstate New York for taking part in a nonviolent protest against a natural gas-fired power plant. Cromwell says he'll also launch a hunger strike. He was one of six activists arrested for blocking traffic at the sit-in outside the construction site of the 650-megawatt plant in Wawayanda, New York, in December of 2015. The activists say the plant would promote natural gas fracking in neighboring states and contribute to climate change.

James Cromwell is known for his roles in some 50 Hollywood films, including "Babe," "The Artist," "The Green Mile" and "L.A. Confidential," as well as many television series, including "Six Feet Under." Democracy Now! spoke to him Thursday along with one of his co-defendants, Pramilla Malik. She is the founder of Protect Orange County, a community organization leading the opposition of the fracked gas power plant. She ran in 2016 for the New York state Senate.

See more at Protect Orange County.

Democracy Now! 2017-07-14 Friday

14 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-14 Friday
  • Headlines for July 14, 2017
  • New GOP Healthcare Bill Still a Huge Tax Cut for the Rich, Gutting Women's Care & Slashing Medicaid
  • Justice Neil Gorsuch Ends First SCOTUS Term Voting Consistently on Court's "Most Conservative Side"
  • "Care in Chaos": New Documentary Uncovers Rising Tide of Attacks on Abortion Clinics Under Trump
  • Rep. Keith Ellison on GOP Healthcare Plan, Bill Targeting Muslims & Philando Castile Settlement
  • Oscar-Nominated Actor James Cromwell Speaks Out Before Jail Time for Peaceful Anti-Fracking Protest

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-13 Thursday

13 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-13 Thursday
  • Headlines for July 13, 2017
  • A Further Blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on Conviction of Lula Ahead of 2018 Election
  • Glenn Greenwald: Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails Aren't a "Smoking Gun" or Evidence of Criminal Collusion
  • Whistleblowers Shouldn't Be Prosecuted Like Spies: Greenwald on Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner

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Citizen Lab's Ron Deibert Exposes How Nations Use Cyber Warfare to Target Activists & Journalists

12 July 2017 - 9:28pm

Part two of our conversation with Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. Citizen Lab recently revealed how the Mexican government used Israeli-made spy software to surveil a team of international investigators who had dispatched to Mexico to investigate the high-profile disappearance of 43 students at the Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in Guerrero in 2014. Deibert talks in depth about how Mexico, Russia and the United Arab Emirates have used cyber warfare techniques to target civil society.

Watch Part 1 || Mexico Spied on Human Rights Investigators & Families of Missing Students Instead of the Kidnappers

Democracy Now! 2017-07-12 Wednesday

12 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-12 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 12, 2017
  • Trump White House in Crisis as Emails Confirm Campaign Embraced Russian Effort to Defeat Clinton
  • Senate Begins Confirmation Hearings for Trump FBI Pick Tied to Torture, Gitmo
  • Mexico Spied on Human Rights Investigators & Families of Missing Students Instead of the Kidnappers
  • 122 Countries Overcome U.S. Opposition and Pass Landmark U.N. Global Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-11 Tuesday

11 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-11 Tuesday
  • Headlines for July 11, 2017
  • Battle For the Net: Mass Day of Action Aims to Stop Trump's FCC from Destroying Free & Open Internet
  • Former FCC Commissioner on How Greater Media Consolidation is a Threat to Democracy and Free Speech
  • As the Pope Calls for Dialogue, a Debate on How to Resolve Venezuela's Political & Economic Crisis

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-10 Monday

10 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-10 Monday
  • Headlines for July 10, 2017
  • Devastation in Mosul: Iraq Seizes City from ISIS, But Battle Left Thousands Dead & 700,000 Displaced
  • Even as All G20 Countries Except U.S. Affirm Paris Deal, Nations Pour $72B a Year into Fossil Fuels
  • Award-Winning Journalist Amy Wilentz on Just How Little Jared Kushner Knows About Foreign Politics

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-07 Friday

7 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-07 Friday
  • Headlines for July 07, 2017
  • Dystopian Nightmare: Eyewitness Decries Police Repression at G20 Summit as 100,000 Take to Streets
  • Srećko Horvat on "Democracy in Europe Movement" & Uniting Leftists Against Failed Policies of G20
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: Now is Time for Trump & Putin to Negotiate, Not Escalate Tensions
  • Berta Cáceres's Daughter Speaks Out After Surviving Assassination Attempt in Honduras

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Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently Pt. 2: Syrian Citizen Journalist Abdalaziz Alhamza Speaks Out

6 July 2017 - 2:54pm

Extended interview with Syrian citizen journalist Abdalaziz Alhamza, co-founder of the group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently.

Watch Part 1 || Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently: Syrian Citizen Journalists Document a City Under Siege

Berta Cáceres's Daughter on Surviving Attempted Attack in Honduras

6 July 2017 - 1:55pm

In Honduras, 26-year-old Bertita Zúñiga Cáceres, the daughter of the murdered Honduran indigenous and environmental leader Berta Cáceres, has survived an attempted attack by a group of unknown assailants wielding machetes. The attack comes just weeks after Cáceres was named the new leader of COPINH, the group formerly led by her mother. Cáceres is also campaigning in support of pending U.S. legislation to suspend all U.S. military aid to Honduras. We speak with Bertita Zúñiga Cáceres about the attempt on her life. We also speak with Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, longtime friend of Cáceres and her mother. He is a member of La Voz de los de Abajo, one of the founding groups of the Honduras Solidarity Network.

Rami Khouri: Syria's Proxy War is Culmination of Last Century of Failed Arab State-Building

6 July 2017 - 10:32am

As President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to meet in Hamburg on Friday, we speak to journalist Rami Khouri about what's at stake in the Syrian conflict.

Watch Part 1 || Rami Khouri: In Rift with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE Want to Hold Back Waves of Change

Democracy Now! 2017-07-06 Thursday

6 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-06 Thursday
  • Headlines for July 06, 2017
  • Embraced by Far-Right Gov't in Poland, Trump Claims Future of Western Civilization is at Stake
  • Tens of Thousands of Protesters Plan to Protest Trump at G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany
  • Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently: Syrian Citizen Journalists Document a City Under Siege

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-05 Wednesday

5 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2017-07-05 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 05, 2017
  • Will Trump Seek Talks with North Korea or Counter Missile Test with More U.S. Military Aggression?
  • 44 States Say No to Trump: Resistance Grows as Trump's Election Commission Seeks Private Voter Data
  • Ari Berman: Kris Kobach Is Helping Trump Lay Groundwork for Nationwide Voter Suppression Effort
  • Rami Khouri: In Rift with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE Want to Hold Back Waves of Change

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Democracy Now! 2017-07-04 Tuesday

4 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-07-03 Monday

3 July 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Monday, July 3, 2017

Democracy Now! 2017-06-30 Friday

30 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Friday, June 30, 2017

Part 2: Lee Fang on Koch Brothers' Demand for Obamacare Repeal & Lobbyists Flourishing Under Trump

29 June 2017 - 1:30pm

In Part 2 of our interview with Lee Fang, investigative journalist at The Intercept covering the intersection of money and politics, he describes how the Koch brothers have poured dark money into groups that are demanding the repeal of Obamacare despite public opposition to Trumpcare, and his recent article, Prominent Democratic Fundraisers Realign to Lobby for Trump's Agenda.

Watch Part 1: Trump Picks DAPL Lobbyist to Oversee EPA Water Safety in Same Week He Rolls Back Water Safeguards

Mexican Singer Lila Downs in Conversation & Performance on Democracy Now!

29 June 2017 - 8:49am

One of Mexico’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Lila Downs recently stopped by the Democracy Now! studio to perform four new songs and talk about her music, Donald Trump and much more. The Grammy-winning artist has just released her 10th album titled Salón, Lágrimas y Deseo. The album is dedicated to strong women everywhere.

Democracy Now! 2017-06-29 Thursday

29 June 2017 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! Thursday, June 29, 2017