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    Democracy Now! 2022-05-18 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 59:00

    Progressives win big in Tuesday’s primary elections despite opposition from within the Democratic Party, as well as deep-pocketed outside groups, say journalist David Sirota and progressive champion Nina Turner; U.S. journalist William Nessen reports from the frontline of the war in eastern Ukraine. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-17 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 59:00

    Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson on social media’s role in the Buffalo massacre and the propagation of extremism; Journalist Talia Lavin on how the gunman’s hateful ideology reflects hateful rhetoric found in online chatrooms she reports on; The role of monopolies in the U.S. baby formula shortage. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-16 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 59:00

    India Walton in Buffalo responds to the mass shooting at a grocery store that targeted the Black community; the spread of white nationalist conspiracy theories and Fox News host Tucker Carlson and their relation to mass shootings; Ibram X. Kendi on antiracist education; We Testify founder Renee Bracey Sherman on the racist history of anti-abortion movements and what lawmakers must do to protect reproductive healthcare. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-13 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 59:00

    Indigenous writer and historian Nick Estes on a new report by the Interior Department that says at least 500 Indigenous children died at Indian boarding schools run or supported by the U.S. government; Calls grow for President Biden to grant clemency to imprisoned Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier; Journalists in Mexico are being killed with impunity in record numbers; European peace activists oppose Finland’s plans to end decades of neutrality and join NATO. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-12 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 59:00

    Palestinians mourn and protest the killing of veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh; Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov on the Russian invasion; A conversation with 2021 Nobel Literature Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-11 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 59:00

    Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is shot dead by Israeli forces in the West Bank; Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa on the return of the Marcos dynasty in the Philippines; Workers at Starbucks and Amazon who say they were fired for organizing are fighting to get their jobs back. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-10 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 59:00

    Sri Lanka’s prime minister resigns after weeks of mass protests over the country’s economic crisis; The podcast “Suave” wins a Pulitzer Prize; Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández’s new book “Bad Mexicans” tells the untold story of the Mexican Revolution and its relation to U.S. imperialism. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-09 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 59:00

    U.S. lawmakers are openly calling the fighting in Ukraine a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia; Alabama becomes the first state to make it a felony to provide gender-affirming medical care to trans youth; The Irish nationalist party Sinn Féin wins a historic number of seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Policing the Womb: Michele Goodwin Takes on Anti-Abortion Laws, Lays Out Reproductive New Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022

    In an in-depth interview with Michele Goodwin, she discusses her book, “Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood,” and lays out a “Reproductive New Deal.”

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-06 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 59:00

    Democracy Now! Friday, May 6, 2022

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-05 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 59:00

    How the Russian war in Ukraine is exacerbating world hunger, especially for African countries reliant on wheat imports and where food insecurity is already dire; The European Union vows to ban Russian oil imports by the end of the year; Historian Timothy Snyder on why Russia’s war in Ukraine is a colonial war. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-04 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 59:00

    We speak with an abortion doctor and a reproductive rights activist facing deportation about how to protect access to abortion; The role of dark money in placing anti-abortion justices on the high court; What can we learn from the Ohio primaries for House and Senate races where a Trump-backed candidate won and a progressive Democrat lost amid a wave of outside attacks. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-03 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 59:00

    A leaked majority opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion; CodePink’s Medea Benjamin and the Quincy Institute’s George Beebe on the war in Ukraine and the risk of a direct military confrontation between Russia and the United States. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-05-02 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 59:00

    A record-breaking heat wave hits India and Pakistan as summer arrives early due in part to the climate crisis; One in five reptile species risk extinction; Update on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and its impact on support for crises in other parts of the world. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-29 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 59:00

    Democracy Now! Friday, April 29, 2022

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-28 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 59:00

    A Harvard report details the school’s deep ties to slavery; After a U.S. prisoner swap with Russia this week, calls grow for the Biden administration to secure the freedom of WNBA star Brittney Griner, jailed in Russia since February; Anatol Lieven on the dangers of a U.S. proxy war in Ukraine. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-27 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 59:00

    U.S. lawmakers push for Puerto Rico’s self-determination; Asylum seekers could see better conditions if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy; Historian Alfred McCoy on how to end the war in Ukraine. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-26 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 59:00

    Cuba and the U.S. hold their highest-level talks in four years; Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, is set to buy Twitter for $44 billion; Environmental lawyer Steven Donziger on leaving house arrest after nearly 1,000 days. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-25 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 59:00

    Democracy Now! Monday, April 25, 2022

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-22 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 59:00

    We mark Earth Day with a look at why the U.S. must reconsider its heavy reliance on Russian and Ukrainian dirty steel; The director of “Powerlands,” a new documentary on Indigenous movements against environmental catastrophe across the world. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-21 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 59:00

    We speak with a Ukrainian democratic socialist; Tony Wood on how average Russians are paying the price for Vladimir Putin’s gamble; Why the Donbas region is pivotal to the outcome of the war. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Update on Ukraine's Donbas, Under Heavy Attack, & What a Peaceful Resolution Could Look Like

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022

    In an extended conversation, we get an update on the Donbas part of Ukraine, where thousands of civilians are reportedly trapped.

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-20 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 59:00

    Security deteriorates in Afghanistan under Taliban rule as a boys’ school in Kabul is bombed; U.S. border officials allow Ukrainian refugees to enter while holding back asylum seekers from Haiti, Central America and elsewhere; Texas plans to execute Melissa Lucio despite claims she is innocent, amid bipartisan calls to save her life. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-19 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 59:00

    Russia launches a major new offensive in eastern Ukraine; Imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah undertakes a hunger strike to protest his detention as his family calls for his urgent release. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-18 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 59:00

    Israeli forces repeatedly raid the Al-Aqsa Mosque, violently clearing worshipers during Ramadan; Republican-led states enact a wave of new abortion restrictions; The Biden administration grants temporary protected status to Cameroonians living in the United States. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-15 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 59:00

    U.S. weapons makers are cashing in on the Ukraine war; Vijay Prashad on how Russia’s invasion exposes Western hypocrisy on war crimes; “Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America.” Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-14 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 59:00

    The U.S. mental health crisis and its connections to the New York subway shooting; Sweden and Finland consider NATO membership; Update from Lviv on the Russian war in Ukraine after Putin declared a “dead end” to peace negotiations. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-13 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 59:00

    New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on the subway shooting; How the Russian war in Ukraine is impacting inflation; Starbucks Workers United union drive spreads to 30 states. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-12 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 59:00

    Russia is set to launch a massive offensive in eastern Ukraine; Saudi investment in the Trump family and the fate of 26 Saudi men accused of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi; J. David McSwane on his new book, “Pandemic, Inc.: Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick.” Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-11 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 59:00

    Activists Tariq Ali and Tooba Syed respond to Imran Khan’s ousting as Pakistan’s prime minister and the election of Shahbaz Sharif; Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will face French President Emmanuel Macron in a runoff after France’s first round of presidential elections; Founder of the La Frontera Fund on mobilizing to free and support Lizelle Herrera, jailed over a “self-induced abortion” amid Texas’s crackdowns on reproductive rights. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-08 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 59:00

    Prof. Michele Goodwin on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation to the Supreme Court and the wave of anti-abortion laws sweeping the U.S.; Russia’s suspension from the U.N. Human Rights Council reveals double standards in the international criminal justice system; Trita Parsi on negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-07 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 59:00

    Big Oil reaps major profits as gas prices soar amid war in Ukraine; Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat on Hungary’s right-wing leader Viktor Orbán, just reelected to a fourth term; President Biden extends a moratorium on student loan payments, but activists continue to demand full cancellation of debts. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-06 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 59:00

    Evidence grows of Russian atrocities in Ukraine; A Taliban crackdown on girls’ education stalls talks with the U.S. about possible relief for Afghanistan’s economic crisis. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-05 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 59:00

    Pakistan faces a constitutional crisis as Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for new elections; Concerns grow about human rights abuses in El Salvador during a 30-day state of emergency over gang violence; A new report highlights how poverty and COVID-19 deaths are linked in the United States. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-04 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 59:00

    We speak with the two best friends who took on Amazon and successfully organized workers in Staten Island vote to form the retail giant’s first U.S. union; As Russian forces retreat from the areas around Kyiv, evidence emerges of summary killings of civilians, mass graves and other atrocities. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-04-01 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 59:00

    President Biden signs the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, culminating more than a century of efforts to make lynching a federal crime. We speak with Till’s cousin and best friend, as well as the great-granddaughter of crusading anti-lynching journalist Ida B. Wells; Journalist Chris Hedges speaks about his former RT America show, Julian Assange, Ukraine and more. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-31 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 59:00

    Russia appears set to launch a major new offensive in the Donbas region of Ukraine; Funding ends for free COVID-19 tests, treatment and vaccines, putting the uninsured and communities of color at even greater risk, as the pandemic has led to a renewed push for Medicare for All. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-30 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 59:00

    Is there a peace deal in sight for Ukraine?; Guerline Jozef and Maria Hinojosa on the unequal treatment of nonwhite refugees, most recently Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico border; Investigative reporter Sally Hayden on African refugees imprisoned in Libya. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    New Book Documents Role of U.N. & EU in Humanitarian Crisis for African Refugees Held in Libyan Prisons

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022

    Part 2 of our interview with Sally Hayden, author of the new book, “My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World's Deadliest Migration Route.”

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-29 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 59:00

    Negotiators from Russia and Ukraine meet in Turkey for peace talks; Calls grow for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s impeachment; A new Frontline/ProPublica documentary details the “Plot to Overturn the Election.” Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-28 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 59:00

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says he is willing to discuss Russia’s demand to adopt a neutral status; A new investigation reveals European Union countries are detaining nonwhite refugees fleeing Ukraine; Pressure grows in former Caribbean British colonies to cut ties with the British monarchy amid a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-25 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 59:00

    Yanis Varoufakis on the war in Ukraine and why the West would be “playing with fire” by pursuing regime change in Russia; Foreign policy expert William Hartung on ending the war in Yemen and why hawks in Washington are pushing for even more military spending; Colombian environmentalist and vice-presidential candidate Francia Márquez says “a new form of government is possible” in the country. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-24 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 59:00

    NATO announces it will send even more troops to Eastern Europe as the Ukraine war enters its second month; Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson endures hours of Republican attacks on her third day of Senate confirmation hearings; Republicans push anti-abortion measures in states across the United States. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-23 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 59:00

    Democracy Now! Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    We Need a Peace Settlement: Ukrainian Scholar Volodymyr Ishchenko on Russia's Invasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022

    As President Biden heads to Europe for talks with NATO allies, G7 leaders and European Union leaders, we continue with Volodymyr Ishchenko, a Ukrainian sociologist and research associate at the Institute for East European Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-22 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 59:00

    Historic Senate confirmation hearings begin for Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s historic Supreme Court nominee; The humanitarian crisis in besieged Mariupol; Ukrainian pacifist Yurii Sheliazhenko on ending the war. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-21 Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 59:00

    China’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and what it could mean for U.S.-Chinese relations; Biden condemns the Russian invasion of a sovereign, independent Ukraine, but refuses to recognize Western Sahara; Exclusive interview with Sahrawi human rights defender Sultana Khaya, under de facto house arrest since November 2020. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-18 Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 59:00

    How Russia’s war in Ukraine could lead to a “meltdown of the global food system”; As more than half Afghanistan’s population experiences acute hunger, award-winning journalist Matthieu Aikins asks: Who does the West consider worthy of saving? Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-17 Thursday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 59:00

    President Biden pledges an additional $800 million in military aid for Ukraine; Syrian journalist and activist Waad Al-Kateab on the parallels between Russia’s actions in Ukraine and Syria; Arms expert Stephen Goose on the use of cluster bombs by Russia and the United States. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-16 Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 59:00

    Ukrainian reporter Nataliya Gumenyuk describes visiting several strategic cities where civilians have united against Russia as troops lay siege; As U.S. and U.K. leaders discuss oil output with Saudi Arabia, they continue to back the Saudi-led war and blockade in Yemen that has resulted in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis; Why a group of foreign policy experts oppose a no-fly zone enforced by the U.S. in Ukraine. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

    Democracy Now! 2022-03-15 Tuesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 59:00

    Update from Kyiv, Ukraine; The New Yorker’s Joshua Yaffa on how Vladimir Putin miscalculated his invasion; Saudi Arabia carries out its largest mass execution in decades. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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