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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

01.03.2017

As Trump Pushes for Historic $54B Military Spending Hike, Which Programs Will He Cut to Pay for War?

As Trump Pushes for Historic $54B Military Spending Hike, Which Programs Will He Cut to Pay for War?

President Trump is heading to Capitol Hill tonight and is expected to outline part of his budget plan before a joint session of Congress. On Monday, Trump proposed increasing the military budget to just over $600 billion—a 10 percent increase—while deeply slashing the budgets of other agencies, likely including the… »

24.02.2017

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

In North Dakota, a heavily militarized police force on Thursday raided the main resistance camp set up by Lakota water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The camp was largely vacated ahead of an eviction deadline set one day earlier by North Dakota’s governor, but police arrested at… »

22.02.2017

Activists Unfurl “Refugees Welcome” Banner on Statue of Liberty

Activists Unfurl “Refugees Welcome” Banner on Statue of Liberty

The Trump administration’s crackdown against immigration and immigrants currently living in the United States has sparked widespread protest. Only hours after the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its deportation plans, activists unfurled a 3-foot-by-20-foot banner at the base of the Statue of Liberty reading “Refugees Welcome.” The White House is… »

21.02.2017

“For-Profit President”: A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Gov’t

“For-Profit President”: A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Gov’t

There has been a wholesale corporate takeover of the government. That’s the conclusion of a new report coming out today by the watchdog group Public Citizen. The report looks at how corporate America has benefited from Trump’s first month in office. Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon, is… »

20.02.2017

Anti-Trump Demonstrations Continue in the US and in Great Britain

Anti-Trump Demonstrations Continue in the US and in Great Britain

Anti-Trump demonstrations continue nationally and worldwide, as thousands of protesters took the streets across the U.S. over the weekend. In New York City, activists, flanked by a marching band and carrying a casket, staged a New Orleans-style mock funeral for the presidency. In Washington, D.C., LGBT protesters kissed each other outside Trump’s… »

16.02.2017

Colorado: Undocumented Mother Seeks Sanctuary in Denver Church

Colorado: Undocumented Mother Seeks Sanctuary in Denver Church

In Denver, Colorado, an undocumented mother of four sought refuge in a church Wednesday, after ICE officials denied her request to remain in the country. Jeanette Vizguerra skipped a scheduled check-in with ICE officials and instead brought her family to the First Unitarian Society church, where she addressed supporters. Jeanette Vizguerra: “And if this… »

14.02.2017

Milwaukee, March for “Day Without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees”

Milwaukee, March for “Day Without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees”

Resistance to the Muslim travel ban, as well as Trump’s crackdown against immigration and immigrants currently living in the United States, continues nationwide. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tens of thousands of people marched Monday for a “Day Without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees.” The massive march was called to oppose Milwaukee County… »

10.02.2017

Appeals Court Upholds Injunction on Trump Travel and Refugee Ban

Appeals Court Upholds Injunction on Trump Travel and Refugee Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has unanimously upheld a suspension of President Trump’s executive order barring all refugees from entering the U.S. and restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Thursday’s decision is a stinging blow to the Trump administration and appears headed for an appeal to the Supreme… »

08.02.2017

Army Corps to Greenlight Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

Army Corps to Greenlight Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will greenlight the final phase of construction for the Dakota Access pipeline, prompting indigenous water protectors and their allies to call for a “last stand” against the $3.8 billion project. In a letter to Congress, acting Army Secretary Robert Speer said… »

06.02.2017

Coast to Coast, Tens of Thousands Protest Against Trump

Coast to Coast, Tens of Thousands Protest Against Trump

Tens of thousands of people from coast to coast poured into the streets for anti-Trump protests throughout the weekend, demonstrating their opposition to everything from Trump’s Muslim ban and his Cabinet nominations to the multiple lies issued by the White House and top Trump officials last week. On Friday night… »

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