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Democracy Now! 2019-09-18 Wednesday

9/18/2019
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After Israel's second election of the year, Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz appear to be tied; Members of United Auto Workers enter their third day of nationwide strikes for better working conditions.

Duration:00:59:38

Naomi Klein: By Not Holding Climate Debate, DNC Fails to Grasp "Intersectional Nature of the Crisis"

9/17/2019
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Renowned activist and author Naomi Klein evaluates the 2020 Democratic presidential field and how the candidates are addressing the climate crisis.

Duration:00:07:53

Democracy Now! 2019-09-17 Tuesday

9/17/2019
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We spend the hour with renowned climate activist and journalist Naomi Klein, author of the new book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal."

Duration:00:59:38

Democracy Now! 2019-09-16 Monday

9/16/2019
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Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities; 250 media outlets have banded together to improve climate coverage; Trump finalizes plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Duration:00:59:38

Democracy Now! 2019-09-13 Friday

9/13/2019
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We host a roundtable discussion about Thursday night's Democratic debate, the third of the primary season with the 10 leading 2020 candidates, at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.

Duration:00:59:38

Water Crisis in Newark: Community Demands Action as Lead Contamination Reaches All-Time High

9/12/2019
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Newark high school teacher Yvette Jordan and Natural Resources Defense Council official Erik Olson join us for Part 2 of a discussion about the water crisis facing thousands in Newark, New Jersey. The NRDC filed a lawsuit against Newark over the summer, accusing the city of violating federal safe drinking water laws.

Duration:00:24:58

Democracy Now! 2019-09-12 Thursday

9/12/2019
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Trump ousts national security adviser John Bolton, hawk with long history of militarization abroad; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank; In Newark, New Jersey, the water crisis continues.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-09-11 Wednesday

9/11/2019
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We speak with 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who launched a school strike for the climate that went global. She will address the U.N. Climate Action Summit before a Sept. 20 global strike, and protest Friday at the White House.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-09-10 Tuesday

9/10/2019
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A Florida lawmaker calls for the U.S. to allow entry to survivors of Hurricane Dorian; African asylum seekers are trapped in Mexico due to new restrictive migration policies; A Palestinian student starts classes at Harvard after initially being deported.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-09-09 Monday

9/9/2019
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President Trump publicly canceled secret peace negotiations with the Taliban; an ICE agent opened fire on an undocumented immigrant in Nashville during a traffic stop; corporate media is ignoring the link between Hurricane Dorian and climate change.

Duration:00:59:01

"Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance": Lisa Fithian Reflects on Decades of Protest

9/6/2019
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Activist and organizer Lisa Fithian looks back on decades of activism and paves a road forward for current movements in her new book, “Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance.” We speak with Fithian in Part 2 of a conversation about protest movements throughout time, combatting the climate crisis, and nonviolent direct action.

Duration:00:19:00

Democracy Now! 2019-09-06 Friday

9/6/2019
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Hurricane Dorian continues north, battering the Carolinas as rescue efforts continue in the Bahamas; the legacy of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has died at 95; prolific activist Lisa Fithian on her new book and nonviolent movements.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-09-05 Thursday

9/5/2019
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2020 hopefuls outline their climate plans in CNN town hall after the DNC refuses to allow full debate on the climate crisis; Nearly 2 million people in Assam, India, are at risk of being rendered stateless.

Duration:00:58:57

Democracy Now! 2019-09-04 Wednesday

9/4/2019
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Hurricane Dorian strikes the Bahamas, where widespread floods are engulfing the islands; in the Philippines, activist Brandon Lee remains in critical condition after being shot in August; Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore enters his second month in jail.

Duration:00:58:59

Martin Lee: We Want Genuine Democracy in Hong Kong

9/3/2019
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Martin Lee, the “Father of Democracy” in Hong Kong, speaks about the ongoing protests and China’s threat to use military force to stop the demonstrations.

Duration:00:20:38

Democracy Now! 2019-09-03 Tuesday

9/3/2019
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A gunman in West Texas killed 7 and injured dozens Saturday, less than a month after the massacre in El Paso; Hurricane Dorian continues to devastate the Bahamas as it approaches Florida; pro-democracy protests enter their 13th week in China.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-09-02 Monday

9/2/2019
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Democracy Now! follows humanitarian activist Scott Warren into the Sonoran Desert as he accompanies other No More Deaths volunteers on a water drop. We also speak to Alvaro Enciso, creator of the project Where Dreams Die.

Duration:00:58:59

Rami Khouri: The U.S. Is Erasing "The Palestinian National Reality from Our World"

8/30/2019
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Rami Khouri, senior public policy fellow, professor and columnist at The New Arab, says that much of the instability in the Middle East stems from the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. We spoke with Khouri, who is currently a journalist-in-residence at the American University of Beirut, about how the U.S. is exacerbating tensions in the region. The U.S. is trying to erase the “Palestinian national reality,” he says. “There’s about 12 million Palestinians in the world. And they have...

Duration:00:44:15

Democracy Now! 2019-08-30 Friday

8/30/2019
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The Trump administration ends the medical deferred action program for immigrants with severe medical conditions; In Nogales, Mexico, the family of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez continues to seek justice for his 2012 killing by a Border Patrol agent.

Duration:00:59:00

Democracy Now! 2019-08-29 Thursday

8/29/2019
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York, greeted by crowds of supporters; U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspends Parliament ahead of Brexit; Remembering legendary peace activist Frances Crowe.

Duration:00:59:01