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Democracy Now!

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

08.05.2017

All-White, All-Male Senate Republican Group Drafting Health Bill

All-White, All-Male Senate Republican Group Drafting Health Bill

On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans have begun drafting a healthcare bill that would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act, though the legislation is unlikely to closely resemble a bill approved by the House last week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tasked a “working group” of 13 Republicans to draft… »

05.05.2017

House GOP Health Bill Could Put Coverage Out of Reach of Millions

House GOP Health Bill Could Put Coverage Out of Reach of Millions

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted narrowly to do away with the Affordable Care Act, replacing it with a healthcare bill that would dramatically roll back Medicaid, provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy, gut protections for patients with pre-existing conditions and add tens… »

04.05.2017

Jackson, MS: Activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba Poised to Become Mayor

Jackson, MS: Activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba Poised to Become Mayor

In Jackson, Mississippi, social justice activist and attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba is positioned to become the city’s next mayor, after handily winning a primary election on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Lumumba supports economic democracy and has proposed a civic “incubator fund” to support cooperative, member-owned businesses in Jackson. He’s expected to… »

18.04.2017

France’s Left Candidate Surges in Polls Ahead of Presidential Election

France’s Left Candidate Surges in Polls Ahead of Presidential Election

France’s left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who has been compared to Bernie Sanders, is surging in the polls. A recent poll shows him polling a close third behind the two front-running candidates, far-right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen and former Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron. Marine Le Pen has promised to suspend… »

16.04.2017

Full Interview: Noam Chomsky on Trump’s First 75 Days & Much More

Full Interview: Noam Chomsky on Trump’s First 75 Days & Much More

APRIL 04, 2017  – Full 70-minute interview with Noam Chomsky on Democracy Now!  talking about Donald Trump’s first 75 days in the White House and much more. Noam Chomsky – world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author. He is institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has… »

11.04.2017

Egypt Imposes State of Emergency After ISIS Attacks Kill 49 at Coptic Churches

Egypt Imposes State of Emergency After ISIS Attacks Kill 49 at Coptic Churches

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has imposed a three-month state of emergency, after bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 49 people during Palm Sunday services. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi: “Several steps are to be taken, the first of which will be the declaration of a state of… »

05.04.2017

Trump Revoked Equal Pay Law, Only Days Before Equal Pay Day

Trump Revoked Equal Pay Law, Only Days Before Equal Pay Day

President Trump is facing criticism for signing an executive order revoking 2014 rules aimed at protecting equal pay for women—only days before Equal Pay Day, which was Tuesday. According to 2016 data from the Pew Research Center, for every dollar a white man in the U.S. earns, white women earn… »

05.04.2017

NYPD Officers Infiltrated Black Lives Matter Protesters

NYPD Officers Infiltrated Black Lives Matter Protesters

An investigation by The Guardian has revealed that undercover officers with the New York Police Department worked to infiltrate a group of Black Lives Matter protesters. The investigation draws on emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, which shows how undercover officers posed as protesters and gained access… »

05.04.2017

Trump Praises Egyptian President Al-Sisi: “We Agree on So Many Things”

Trump Praises Egyptian President Al-Sisi: “We Agree on So Many Things”

President Trump praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during a meeting at the White House Monday, saying the two leaders “agree on so many things.” President Donald Trump: “It’s great to be with the president of Egypt. And I will tell you, President Al-Sisi has been somebody that’s been very… »

30.03.2017

Federal Judge Extends Hold on Trump Travel Ban

Federal Judge Extends Hold on Trump Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii dealt another blow on Wednesday to President Trump’s attempt to ban refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. District Judge Derrick Watson extended a nationwide halt on Trump’s executive order, which would bar citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the… »

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