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Democracy Now! 2019-08-06 Tuesday

Democracy Now - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-08-06 Tuesday
  • Headlines for August 06, 2019
  • "We Can't Wait for McConnell": Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence Epidemic
  • "Fascism Will Not Go Away by Itself": George Ciccariello-Maher on Confronting White Supremacy
  • Parents of Parkland Victim Planned to Unveil a Mural in El Paso. Then Another Mass Shooting Happened
  • Puerto Rico in Political Crisis: Senate Sues over Appointment of New Governor Pierluisi

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Jeg trodde Hitler ble

Comments - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 20:50

Jeg trodde Hitler ble demokratisk valgt...

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Never Apologize: How the NRA Fights Gun Control Even After Mass Shootings

Democracy Now - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 13:00
In the aftermath of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, calls are once again intensifying for Congress to pass gun control legislation, with many pointing to the political influence of the National Rifle Association as a main cause of inaction to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. The NRA, however, is in disarray, with allegations of corruption and a power struggle at the top of the organization rocking the gun lobbying group over the past year. For more on the NRA, its ability to quash gun control efforts, and the effect gun culture has had on civic life, we speak to reporter Alex Yablon of The Trace, a news outlet that covers guns and gun violence in the U.S. He says that even after mass shootings, the NRA never backs down from its hard-line positions. “Instead of apologizing or going on the defensive, they go on the offensive,” says Yablon. “They demand that lawmakers make it easier for more people to carry guns in public, and they very frequently attack the integrity and the character of those who want to crack down on loose gun laws.”

Democracy Now! 2019-08-05 Monday

Democracy Now - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-08-05 Monday
  • Headlines for August 05, 2019
  • El Paso Shooting Probed as Domestic Terrorism After Anti-Immigrant Gunman Kills 22 People
  • Ex-FBI Agent Speaks Out: Federal Authorities Have Downplayed White Supremacist Violence for Too Long
  • After Dayton Shooting, Gun Violence Reporter Says Misogyny "Clear Link" Between Many Mass Shootings

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Climate Scientist Jason Box: "Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality"

Democracy Now - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:00
A heat wave is causing unprecedented melting of the Greenland ice sheet. Meanwhile, the World Meteorological Organization just declared July 2019 the hottest month ever recorded. We speak with Jason Box, professor and ice climatologist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, about the intensifying climate crisis. He says humanity must move toward living in balance with the environment. “If we don’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately stabilize CO2 … there’s no real prospect for a stable society or even a governable society,” Box says. “Perpetual growth on a finite planet is, by definition, impossible.”

Democracy Now! 2019-08-02 Friday

Democracy Now - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-08-02 Friday
  • Headlines for August 02, 2019
  • "You're Gonna Kill Me": Bodycam Video Shows Dallas Officers Mocking Man as He Died Pinned to Ground
  • Ex-Health Insurance Exec: Industry Is Using Decades-Old Scare Tactics to Fight Medicare for All
  • Climate System "Getting Unhinged" as Massive Heat Wave Causes Record Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet

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Democracy Now! 2019-08-01 Thursday

Democracy Now - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-08-01 Thursday
  • Headlines for August 01, 2019
  • Dolores Huerta & Cornel West Respond to Democratic Debate as Biden & Harris Face Harsh Scrutiny
  • "You Owe Them an Apology": Tulsi Gabbard Slams Kamala Harris on Her Record as California AG
  • "You're Dipping into the Kool-Aid": Booker Accuses Biden of Helping Drive Mass Incarceration
  • Dolores Huerta Accuses Biden of "Speaking Just Like a Republican" on Immigration
  • "It Wasn't a Golden Age": Cornel West Says Democrats Have to Reckon with Mixed Obama Legacy
  • Cornel West: Corporate Media's Superficial Coverage Helped Create "Fascist Frankenstein Trump"

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Democracy Now! 2019-07-31 Wednesday

Democracy Now - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-07-31 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 31, 2019
  • Sanders & Warren Fight "Republican Talking Point" That Medicare for All Is About Reducing Coverage
  • Warren Denounces White Supremacy as Domestic Terrorism; Marianne Williamson Calls for Reparations
  • "We Don't Want Another President Obama": Activist Urges Democrats to Reframe Immigration Debate
  • Warren Backs "No First Use" Nuclear Policy as Buttigieg Calls for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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"Immigrant Beat" Band MAKU Soundsystem in Conversation & Performance on Democracy Now!

Democracy Now - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:00
Immigrant beat. That’s how the New York-based band MAKU Soundsystem describes its riveting sound, which mixes traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms with Afro-funk, punk, psychedelia and other sounds from around the world. While most of the band’s members are originally from Colombia, MAKU formed nearly a decade ago in New York. They came to the Democracy Now! studio in 2018 to perform and talk about their music, including their new EP “5 Fuegos” on Peace & Rhythm Records.

Democracy Now! 2019-07-30 Tuesday

Democracy Now - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-07-30 Tuesday
  • Headlines for July 30, 2019
  • "The Brink of Political Revolution": Puerto Rican Protests Continue Amid Political Uncertainty
  • Exterminating the Future: World Outcry Grows as Brazil Rapidly Expands Deforestation of Amazon
  • Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Jail in Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down

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Et utdanningssystem som ekskluderer

Attac - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 13:06
Høyere utdanning er ikke en kortsiktig investering med gevinster som kan realiseres umiddelbart. Det er snarere en samfunnsinvestering som lønner seg over tid og som har flere positive samfunnsmessige gevinster på sikt.

Democracy Now! 2019-07-29 Monday

Democracy Now - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-07-29 Monday
  • Headlines for July 29, 2019
  • Baltimore Residents: Trump's Attacks on the City Are Rooted in "Racism and White Supremacy"
  • Russia Arrests Nearly 1,400 at Opposition Protest as Leading Activist Is Possibly Poisoned in Jail
  • Mass Protests in Colombia and Abroad Decry Killings of 500 Activists Since Peace Accords

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John Paul Stevens Left "Profound" Legacy Challenging Death Penalty, Gun Laws & Executive Power

Democracy Now - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 13:00
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died last week at age 99, almost a decade after retiring from the high court. Stevens was nominated in 1975 by Republican President Gerald Ford, but he came to lead the liberal wing of the court for decades and authored key decisions on cases around presidential powers, national security and campaign financing, among other issues. Stevens said at the end of his tenure on the court that his one regret was a 1976 vote upholding a Texas capital punishment statute that revived the death penalty. Stevens later opposed most death penalty sentences. He retired from the court in 2010 as the second-longest-standing justice. We speak with Baher Azmy, legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, about Stevens’s life and legacy. “He embodied these virtues of compassion, humility and wisdom, which stands in such an obvious contrast to the narcissism and bullying and lies in the White House,” Azmy says of the late justice.

Democracy Now! 2019-07-26 Friday

Democracy Now - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-07-26 Friday
  • Headlines for July 26, 2019
  • Despite Faulty Drugs & Racist Implementation, Trump Is Bringing Back the Federal Death Penalty
  • Judge Halts Trump's Asylum Ban That Represents a "Relentless Attack on the Very Idea of Asylum"
  • Child Separation & Prison Camps: China's Campaign Against Uyghur Muslims Is "Cultural Genocide"

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Ash Sarkar: Boris Johnson Is Not Fit to Be British Prime Minister

Democracy Now - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 13:00
Ash Sarkar, senior editor at Novara Media, talks about the deep opposition to new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Democracy Now! 2019-07-25 Thursday

Democracy Now - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-07-25 Thursday
  • Headlines for July 25, 2019
  • "A Victory for the People of Puerto Rico": Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Resigns Following Mass Protests
  • Robert Mueller Testimony Disappoints Democrats Who Bet on Special Counsel to Help Sink Trump
  • Ryan Grim: Tom Perez Was Elected Head of DNC Thanks to a "Silent Coup" in Puerto Rico in 2017
  • Protests Erupt in London as Boris Johnson Is Sworn In as New Prime Minister, Promising Hard Brexit

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Democracy Now! 2019-07-24 Wednesday

Democracy Now - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-07-24 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 24, 2019
  • Puerto Rico Enters Uncharted Territory as Ricardo Rosselló Prepares to Resign as Governor
  • Climate Change Is Impacting Every Aspect of Modern Life, But the Press Fails to "Connect the Dots"
  • The Young Lords: Exploring the Legacy of the Radical Puerto Rican Activist Group 50 Years Later

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Democracy Now! 2019-07-23 Tuesday

Democracy Now - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-07-23 Tuesday
  • Headlines for July 23, 2019
  • "Ricky Renuncia": Half a Million Puerto Ricans Flood San Juan Demanding Resignation of Gov. Rosselló
  • How "Ricky Leaks" Exposed Puerto Rico's Governor and Sparked a Movement to Oust Him
  • "Sharpening the Knives": iLe of Calle 13 on Recording the Anthem of the Puerto Rico Protests

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The "Outdated Pesticide" Chlorpyrifos Is Linked to a Range of Health Issues. Why Isn't It Banned?

Democracy Now - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:00
An extended conversation with Patti Goldman of Earthjustice about the Environment Protection Agency’s decision not to ban the powerful pesticide chlorpyrifos. Although no longer available for household use, chlorpyrifos is still used by farmers on more than 50 fruit, nuts, cereal and vegetable crops. The EPA’s own research shows that it can cause brain damage in children even at small doses. “It’s an outdated pesticide that hits anything with a nervous system,” says Goldman.

Democracy Now! 2019-07-22 Monday

Democracy Now - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-07-22 Monday
  • Headlines for July 22, 2019
  • "All Sides Need to Begin to De-escalate": Tensions Between Iran, U.K. & U.S. Spark Fears of War
  • "If Not Now, When Will We Stand?" Native Hawaiians Fight Construction of Telescope on Mauna Kea
  • EPA Refuses to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Linked to Brain Damage in Children

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