Rev. William Barber: “We must deal with the reality of poverty”

Rev. William Barber: “We must deal with the reality of poverty”

Republicans tend to racialize poverty. Democrats tend to run from poverty. We must deal with the reality of poverty. We can talk about everything else, but we have to deal with the reality of poverty. And we not only want a debate; we have put forward a moral poverty justice budget. There’s no scarcity of […]

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Chelsea Manning’s Platform for U.S. Senate: Abolish ICE, Dismantle Prisons, Healthcare for All

Chelsea Manning’s Platform for U.S. Senate: Abolish ICE, Dismantle Prisons, Healthcare for All

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, as we continue our exclusive conversation with Army whistleblower and transgender activist Chelsea Manning. On Tuesday, Democracy Now!’s Juan González and I spoke to Chelsea Manning in her first live TV interview. She was released from prison last May after serving seven years for leaking a […]

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“The Great Hack” documentary reveals how Cambridge Analytica helped sway the 2016 election

“The Great Hack” documentary reveals how Cambridge Analytica helped sway the 2016 election

New details are emerging about how the shadowy data firm Cambridge Analytica worked to manipulate voters across the globe, from the 2016 election in the United States to the Brexit campaign in Britain to elections in over 60 countries, including Ukraine, Malaysia, Kenya and Brazil. Cambridge Analytica was founded by the right-wing billionaire Robert Mercer. […]

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Cancer expert: Medicare for All is “the only solution” to inhuman cost of treatment

Cancer expert: Medicare for All is “the only solution” to inhuman cost of treatment

Everybody and their grandmother has been trying to find the one gene for pancreatic cancer, the one gene for acute myeloid leukemia. It turns out that, unfortunately, for all other cancers, most of them, really, there are too many genes that are mutated simultaneously. And so the targeted therapies we’ve developed, even for those multiple […]

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Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths

Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. We begin today’s show in Florida, where authorities have obtained a search warrant to investigate the deaths of eight elderly residents at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The victims range in age from […]

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Why the U.K. establishment is terrified of Jeremy Corbyn

Why the U.K. establishment is terrified of Jeremy Corbyn

In Britain, you have thousands of people taking to the streets, particularly around the climate crisis, not only when President Trump made that state visit to London, but you have Extinction Rebellion. Yeah. That has been huge, very well-organized, unpredictable. Attempts to delegitimize it have failed because the courts have ruled that the police have […]

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Will House Republicans “Jump Off the Cliff” and Cut Healthcare for 24 Million Americans?

AMY GOODMAN: President Trump has issued Republican lawmakers an ultimatum: If the Republicans don’t pass a healthcare bill today, he will leave the Affordable Care Act in place. Trump made the threat Thursday, hours after House Speaker Paul Ryan called off a vote on their plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, after failing to […]

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Dr. Adam Gaffney says “we should be skeptical” of Trump’s proposed healthcare plan

How do you respond to those critics who say that if Medicare for all were implemented, that many of the best doctors would desert that system and would not make their services available through it? That’s a very unreasonable claim. If you look at countries, like Canada, for instance, that have a single-payer system, essentially […]

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Sudanese Stanford Ph.D. Student Speaks Out After Being Detained at JFK Under Trump Muslim Ban

Sudanese Stanford Ph.D. Student Speaks Out After Being Detained at JFK Under Trump Muslim Ban

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As we continue our coverage of Donald Trump’s executive order, we’re joined by Nisrin Elamin, a Ph.D. student in anthropology at Stanford University and a Sudanese citizen. AMY GOODMAN: She was detained at JFK airport Friday evening, shortly after Donald Trump’s executive order banning visitors from seven countries, including Sudan, went into effect. […]

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