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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. www.democracynow.org

31.10.2017

Amnesty International Joins Call to End Immigrant Family Detentions

Amnesty International Joins Call to End Immigrant Family Detentions

Human rights campaigners rallied outside the White House Monday, calling on the Trump administration to release children and their parents from the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania, where families are imprisoned as they seek asylum in the U.S. Protesters with Amnesty International set up cardboard silhouettes of children and… »

19.10.2017

Federal Judge in Maryland Deals Second Blow to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Federal Judge in Maryland Deals Second Blow to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump’s most recent travel ban, dealing a second blow to Trump’s effort to block citizens from eight countries from entering the United States. In Wednesday’s ruling, Maryland District Judge Theodore Chuang said President Trump’s own words convinced the judge that… »

18.10.2017

Federal Judge Halts Most of President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Federal Judge Halts Most of President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Trump’s latest version of a travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who previously blocked plans by the administration to ban refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim nations, ruled the latest… »

12.10.2017

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

More than 50 U.S. cities—including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas—celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, in place of the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who massacred and enslaved Arawak indigenous people while opening the door to the European colonization of the Americas. In New… »

09.10.2017

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian Women March for Peace

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian Women March for Peace

In the occupied West Bank, thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women marched to the shores of the Jordan River Sunday calling for an end to Jewish-only settlements and for a negotiated peace agreement. This is Israeli citizen Vivian Silver of the group Women Wage Peace. Vivian Silver: “We are organizing… »

11.09.2017

Australia Holds Biggest Demonstration for LGBT Rights in Its History

Australia Holds Biggest Demonstration for LGBT Rights in Its History

Australia held the largest demonstration for LGBT rights in the country’s history on Sunday. More than 20,000 people poured into the streets of Sydney to demand equal rights regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. This is Australian activist Joy Kyriacou. Joy Kyriacou: “I think it’s amazing. They said before, this is… »

08.09.2017

Federal Court Deals Blow to Trump Travel Ban

Federal Court Deals Blow to Trump Travel Ban

In the U.S., a federal court struck another blow Thursday to President Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim nations. The unanimous ruling by three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an attempt by the Trump administration to deny visas to grandparents, aunts, uncles and… »

07.09.2017

15 States Sue Trump Admin over Plans to End DACA Immigration Program

15 States Sue Trump Admin over Plans to End DACA Immigration Program

Fifteen states – New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont e Virginia –  and the District of Columbia sued the federal government Wednesday seeking to block President Trump’s plan to end DACA—the Deferred Action for Childhood… »

02.09.2017

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city’s calendar and replace it with an annual holiday marking Indigenous Peoples Day, in an acknowledgement of the genocide that took place as European powers colonized the Americas. Wednesday’s 14-1 vote makes the second Monday of each… »

24.08.2017

Charlottesville Covers Confederate Statues with Black Fabric as Residents Demand Their Removal

Charlottesville Covers Confederate Statues with Black Fabric as Residents Demand Their Removal

In Charlottesville, Virginia, residents cheered and celebrated as workers covered two Confederate statues — one of General Robert E. Lee, and another of General Stonewall Jackson — with black fabric on Wednesday in order to mourn the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed by a neo-Nazi during a white… »

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