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Early Facebook Investor: We Need to Hold Big Tech Accountable For Creating "Toxic Digital Spills"

10/23/2019
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Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee talks about big tech companies are amplifying hate speech and disinformation. He also talks more about his book, “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.”

Duration:00:22:15

From Mike Brown to Atatiana Jefferson, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Examines 5+ Years of #BlackLivesMatter

10/23/2019
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More than five years after African American teenager Michael Brown Jr. was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, scholar and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor reflects on the movement’s progress and ongoing struggles for justice.

Duration:00:16:54

Democracy Now! 2019-10-23 Wednesday

10/23/2019
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Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill amid mounting criticism of his company. We speak with Roger McNamee, a former mentor to Zuckerberg and early investor in Facebook, who says the tech giant has become a threat to democracy.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-22 Tuesday

10/22/2019
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Mass protests in Lebanon continue as hundreds of thousands demonstrate against dire economic conditions and austerity, demanding the country's leaders step down; the homeownership rate for African Americans in the U.S. is at its lowest level since 1950.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-21 Monday

10/21/2019
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders for president; Catholic peace activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, go to trial for an anti-nuclear protest in 2018; At least eight people are dead in Chile as police crack down on protests.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-18 Friday

10/18/2019
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Sex trafficking survivor Cyntoia Brown-Long talks about getting a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex, fearing for her life. She received clemency this year and has a new memoir about her experience inside the U.S. prison system.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-17 Thursday

10/17/2019
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In Chicago, over 25,000 public school workers go on strike to demand better learning conditions for students; As many as 300,000 civilians flee northern Syria as Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-16 Wednesday

10/16/2019
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Democratic presidential candidates faced off on the Middle East, guns, reproductive rights, impeachment, taxing the rich, healthcare & more at the Democratic presidential debate hosted by The New York Times & CNN in Ohio. We host a roundtable discussion.

Duration:00:59:01

"The Federal Government Actually Paid Him": How Steve Mnuchin Profited from the Housing Bust

10/15/2019
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In his new book “Homewreckers,” investigative reporter Aaron Glantz looks at the devastating legacy of the housing bust and the key players who benefited as millions of people lost their homes and savings.

Duration:00:17:48

Democracy Now! 2019-10-15 Tuesday

10/15/2019
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A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, is arrested and charged with murder after killing Atatiana Jefferson, an African-American woman who was inside her own home; Investigative reporter Aaron Glantz discusses his book "Homewreckers."

Duration:00:59:01

Would Brett Kavanaugh Be on the Supreme Court If the FBI Had Fully Probed Sexual Misconduct Claims?

10/14/2019
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A new book by two reporters at The New York Times raises questions about how the FBI conducted its background check of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Duration:00:41:04

Democracy Now! 2019-10-14 Monday

10/14/2019
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Turkey is heightening its military offensive in northern Syria amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops; Cities and states across the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives the Nobel Peace Prize.

Duration:00:59:01

"To Girls Everywhere, I Am With You": Chanel Miller Reads from Her Victim Impact Statement

10/11/2019
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Sexual assault survivor Chanel Miller reads an excerpt of the victim impact statement she read during the trial of her assailant, Brock Turner.

Duration:00:19:06

Democracy Now! 2019-10-11 Friday

10/11/2019
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We spend the hour with Chanel Miller, the remarkable writer who was known to the world as "Emily Doe" for years after she was assaulted by Stanford student Brock Turner. In her memoir, "Know My Name," Miller reveals her identity and reclaims her story.

Duration:00:59:01

Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Times Square as Climate Activists Superglue Themselves to a Boat

10/10/2019
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Dozens of protesters were arrested Thursday morning after shutting down an intersection in the heart of Times Square as part of a climate action organized by Extinction Rebellion. Members of the group parked an 18-foot boat in the intersection as dozens of protesters rushed in to sit around the boat, while others superglued and handcuffed themselves to the boat. The boat was intended to represent the climate refugee crisis, and protesters carried flags of some of the countries most...

Duration:00:00:06

Democracy Now! 2019-10-10 Thursday

10/10/2019
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Turkey launches an assault on Kurdish-controlled northern Syria with Trump's tacit approval; What the assault means for the fledgling Rojava project; The family of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places, a Native American teenager, seeks justice for her death.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-09 Wednesday

10/9/2019
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Tens of thousands in Ecuador protest austerity measures and rising fuel prices; 2020 candidate Julián Castro criticizes Trump's immigration policies; The Supreme Court hears historic cases to determine employment protections of LGBTQ people.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-08 Tuesday

10/8/2019
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More than 700 activists with Extinction Rebellion are arrested amid a global campaign of direct action demanding climate solutions; The UAW strike enters its fourth week; Chicago teachers prepare to strike for better working conditions.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-07 Monday

10/7/2019
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears three cases looking at whether employment nondiscrimination protections extend to LGBTQ people; The U.S. withdraws troops from Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas.

Duration:00:59:01

Democracy Now! 2019-10-04 Friday

10/4/2019
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As an impeachment inquiry into President Trump moves ahead in Congress, we revisit a conversation with filmmaker Charles Ferguson about his documentary "Watergate" and how U.S. institutions responded to the crisis.

Duration:00:59:01