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Democracy Now! 2020-08-05 Wednesday

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-08-05 Wednesday

  • Headlines for August 05, 2020
  • "Despair and Destruction": Doctor in Beirut Describes Harrowing Scenes After Massive Port Explosion
  • Journalist Rami Khouri: Beirut Explosion Follows Years of Lebanese Gov't Incompetence & Corruption
  • The End of Big Tech? Calls Grow to Break Up Facebook, Amazon for "Mob-Like" Behavior, Monopoly Power

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Democracy Now! 2020-08-04 Tuesday

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-08-04 Tuesday

  • Headlines for August 04, 2020
  • Public Health vs. Politics: White House Scrapped Nationwide COVID-19 Testing Plan to Hurt Blue States
  • "Release Them All": Calls Grow to Stop Jailing Immigrants as Transfers & Deportations Spread COVID
  • "It's Basically a Death Sentence": Hunger Strikers Demand Release as Virus Surges in ICE Jails
  • Militarized BORTAC Border Patrol Raids & Ransacks Medical Camp on U.S. Border, Arrests 30 Migrants

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Democracy Now! 2020-08-03 Monday

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-08-03 Monday

  • Headlines for August 03, 2020
  • What If Trump Refuses to Accept a Biden Victory? A Look at How Electoral Chaos Could Divide Nation
  • Voting Rights Activist LaTosha Brown: Trump Is Hellbent on Undermining Democracy to Win Reelection
  • "They Have No Evidence": Moroccan Journalist Omar Radi Jailed, Surveilled After Criticizing Gov't

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-31 Friday

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-31 Friday

  • Headlines for July 31, 2020
  • Civil Rights Hero John Lewis Remembered at Funeral as "Patriot Who Risked His Life" for Democracy
  • Rev. James Lawson: John Lewis's Life Is Call to Action Against U.S. Violence & Plantation Capitalism
  • Barack Obama: Honor John Lewis by Renewing Voting Rights Act & Ballot Access in the U.S.

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“They Have No Evidence Against Me”: Moroccan Journalist Omar Radi Jailed After He Criticized Govt.

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:00
Moroccan authorities arrested award-winning journalist and human rights activist Omar Radi Wednesday on what press freedom advocates call “retaliatory charges.” Radi reported on the role of the Moroccan state and big business in dispossessing farmers of their tribal lands. He has spoken out about facing harassment and surveillance. An Amnesty International report alleges authorities hacked Radi’s phone using Pegasus spyware from the Israeli company NSO Group. Now a court has charged Radi with undermining state security by receiving foreign funding and collaborating with foreign intelligence, and also charged him with rape. The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement that “Moroccan authorities in the past have plainly tried to make any charge against him stick in retaliation for his work as a journalist” and called on them to “release Radi [and] investigate any sexual assault charges in a credible and transparent manner.” Radi’s lawyers deny all the charges against him. He is reportedly being held in a prison in Casablanca that is a COVID hot spot. Radi was arrested on July 29. We spoke to him before his arrest, on July 16, when he was being called in several times a week for questioning.

Democracy Now! 2020-07-30 Thursday

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-30 Thursday

  • Headlines for July 30, 2020
  • Noam Chomsky: Decades of "the Neoliberal Plague" Left U.S. Unprepared for COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Chomsky on Cuba’s "Internationalist" Response to Pandemic & Need to Make Vaccine Globally Accessible
  • Chomsky on Israel’s Hindering of Palestinian Pandemic Response & Threat to Annex Occupied West Bank

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-29 Wednesday

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-29 Wednesday

  • Headlines for July 29, 2020
  • AG Bill Barr Grilled by House Lawmakers on Protest Crackdown, Voter Suppression & Pandemic Failures
  • Rev. Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church on Legacy of John Lewis & Ongoing Fight for Voting Rights
  • Civil Rights Icon Bernard Lafayette on His Friend John Lewis, Freedom Rides & Practicing Nonviolence

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-28 Tuesday

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-28 Tuesday

  • Headlines for July 28, 2020
  • A Vaccine by November? Science Journalist in Vaccine Trial Casts Doubt on Rosy U.S. Projections
  • Who Profits & Where Is the Transparency in Trump Admin's $6 Billion Vaccine Program?
  • No Paper Trail: Migrant Children Secretly Held in Hampton Inn Hotels Before Expulsion from U.S.

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-27 Monday

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-27 Monday

  • Headlines for July 27, 2020
  • Seattle & Portland Activists: Protest Federal and City Police Crackdowns & Keep Focus on BLM Agenda
  • "Don't Simply Yoke Him to Dr. King": Eddie Glaude on How Radical Student Activism Shaped John Lewis
  • Make America White Again: Eddie Glaude on Trump and What James Baldwin Still Has to Teach Us

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-24 Friday

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-24 Friday

  • Headlines for July 24, 2020
  • Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fire Back on House Floor After Rep. Yoho Calls Her an "F'ing Bitch"
  • Noam Chomsky on Trump's Troop Surge to Democratic Cities & Whether He'll Leave Office If He Loses
  • "Man. Woman. Camera. Person. TV.": Noam Chomsky Responds to Trump Bragging He Aced a Dementia Test
  • Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Using Pandemic to Enrich Billionaires as Millions Lose Work & Face Eviction

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-23 Thursday

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-23 Thursday

  • Headlines for July 23, 2020
  • Philly DA Larry Krasner: Trump Is a "Wannabe Fascist." I Will Charge His Agents If They Break Law
  • Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner on Mumia Abu-Jamal, Police Corruption & Reexamining Old Cases
  • "Her Front Teeth Were Knocked Out": Chicago Teen to Sue Police Officer Who Hit Her at a Protest
  • Paramilitary-Style Tactics in Portland Mirror Decades of U.S. Violence on the Border & Abroad

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-22 Wednesday

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-22 Wednesday

  • Headlines for July 22, 2020
  • COVID-19 Lays Bare South Africa's Rampant Inequality & Fault Lines of Post-Apartheid Society
  • "Silence the Guns": Africa's CDC Head on Delayed Pandemic, Health Equity & Dangers of War
  • As COVID Spikes in California, Latinx Workers Who "Keep the State Going" See Up to 5x the Deaths

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-21 Tuesday

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-21 Tuesday

  • Headlines for July 21, 2020
  • Portland Protests Grow Despite Violent Crackdown from Militarized Federal Agents & Local Police
  • "Camouflaged Goon Squads": Outrage, Legal Challenges in Portland as Federal Agents Snatch Protesters
  • Trump to Send Federal Troops to Protests in Chicago & Seattle Amid Violent Crackdown by Local Police
  • "I Love My Students. I Also Want to Live": Teachers Demand Safety as Trump Pushes Schools to Reopen

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-20 Monday

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-20 Monday

  • Headlines for July 20, 2020
  • "I Felt Like I Was Going to Die": Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Recalls 1965 "Bloody Sunday" in Selma
  • Rep. John Lewis on the Freedom Rides, Surviving KKK Attacks, 1963 March on Washington & Malcolm X
  • Remembering C. T. Vivian, Civil Rights Icon MLK Called "Greatest Preacher to Ever Live"

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-17 Friday

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-17 Friday

  • Headlines for July 17, 2020
  • "This Is Trump's War": U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing in Yemen Continues as Coronavirus Spreads
  • Sonia Shah: "It's Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus — Our Lives Depend on It"
  • Philadelphia Delays Unhoused Encampment Eviction as CDC Says "Let Them Remain" & Stop COVID Spread

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-16 Thursday

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-16 Thursday

  • Headlines for July 16, 2020
  • COVID-Stricken Marc Lamont Hill: New Floyd Video Shows Familiar Ritual of Racist Police Terror
  • In Attempt to "Intimidate Protesters," 87 Face Felony Charges for Kentucky Sit-In for Breonna Taylor
  • "The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse": Is Another Lockdown the Only Way to Avoid Catastrophe?

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-15 Wednesday

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-15 Wednesday

  • Headlines for July 15, 2020
  • As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Epidemiologist Warns "The Road to an Uncertain Vaccine Is Paved in Death"
  • The Left Remakes the World: Amna Akbar on Canceling Rent, Defunding Police & Where We Go from Here
  • Tucson Mayor Romero Slams Arizona Gov. Ducey for Downplaying COVID & Hasty Reopening as ICUs Fill

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-14 Tuesday

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-14 Tuesday

  • Headlines for July 14, 2020
  • "Release Is Only Way to Save Lives": Migrant Families Face Separation as COVID Spreads in ICE Jails
  • We Are Not Your Mascots: Washington NFL Team Removes Racist Name After Years of Indigenous Protests
  • Trump's Fox Fave Tucker Carlson Goes Fishing After Lead Writer Resigns over Racist Online Comments

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-13 Monday

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-13 Monday

  • Headlines for July 13, 2020
  • As COVID Infections Soar, Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, CDC & Pushes Schools to Reopen at All Costs
  • Attempted Lynching in Indiana. No Arrests? Meet the Survivor: Human Rights Commissioner Vauhxx Booker
  • Disability Rights Activists Take On Twin Pandemics of Racist Police Brutality & COVID-19

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Democracy Now! 2020-07-10 Friday

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:00

Democracy Now! 2020-07-10 Friday

  • Headlines for July 10, 2020
  • Brazilian Epidemiologist Slams Bolsonaro's COVID Response as Far-Right President Tests Positive
  • Supreme Court Rules Trump Is Not Above the Law, But Public Unlikely to See Tax Returns by Election
  • "House of Absolute Horrors": Mary Trump's Book Reveals How Trump Family Gave Rise to a "Sociopath"
  • "Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century": Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK

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