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(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 10, 2018 After Trip to Gaza, Anthony Bourdain Accused World of Robbing Palestinians of Their Basic Humanity
Anthony Bourdain died by suicide in Strasbourg, France, as he was filming one of his episodes of his very popular show Parts Unknown. He traveled to Gaza. In 2014, he won an award from the Muslim Public Affairs Council. In his acceptance speech, he said, "The world has visited many terrible things on the Palestinian people, none more shameful than robbing them of their basic humanity."
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, December 15, 2017 The Growing Case for Impeaching Donald Trump, From Lawlessness and Corruption to Abuse of Power
Democrat Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire is the latest official to join the effort and is one of 12 House Democrats who represent a district won by Trump in 2016. This comes as a petition for impeachment launched in October by Democratic donor Tom Steyer has garnered more than 3.5 million supporters. At least 17 communities around the country are now on record calling for impeachment proceedings against Trump.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make"
After the last seven months reporting, everybody should know by now that the goal of the NSA really is the elimination of privacy worldwide -- not hyperbole, not metaphor, that's literally their goal, is to make sure that all human communications that take place electronically are collected and then stored by the NSA and susceptible to being monitored and analyzed.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Ex-Bush Official: U.S. Tortured Prisoners to Produce False Intel that Built Case for Iraq War
Since the release of Senate findings earlier this month, the assumption that the CIA's torture program's sole motive was post-9/11 self-defense has gone virtually unchallenged. There has been almost no recognition that the George W. Bush administration also tortured prisoners for a very different goal: to extract information that could tie al-Qaeda to Saddam Hussein and justify the invasion of Iraq.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 6, 2019 An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More
A Democracy Now! special, an hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned dissident and father of modern linguistics. In April, Noam Chomsky visited his hometown of Boston, where he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more than half a century. He now teaches at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Over 700 people packed into the Old South Church to hear him speak.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 14, 2018 "She Tortured Just for the Sake of Torture": CIA Whistleblower on Trump's New CIA Pick Gina Haspel
Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou personally knew CIA director nominee Gina Haspel when he worked at the CIA. But their careers have taken very different paths over the past decade. Haspel, who was directly involved in torture at a secret CIA prison in Thailand, has been promoted to head the agency. Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on the torture program, ended up being jailed for 23 months.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 2, 2018 Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.
As President Trump escalated his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba on Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a "troika of tyranny" and a "triangle of terror."
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, June 10, 2016 Jill Stein to Bernie Sanders: Run on the Green Party Ticket & Continue Your Political Revolution
In many ways, the Democratic Party creates campaigns that fake left while it moves right and becomes more corporatist, more militarist, more imperialist. This is why we say it's hard to have a revolutionary campaign inside of a counterrevolutionary party. That's why we're here as the Green Party to build a place where a revolutionary movement can truly grow with a political voice.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 31, 2017 Is Trump Trying to Sabotage the Nuclear Deal to Lay Groundwork for War with Iran?
The White House appears ready to abandon the landmark Iranian nuclear deal in favor of what experts say could lead to war with Iran. The New York Times reported last week that President Donald Trump has instructed his national security aides to find a rationale for declaring that Iran is violating the terms of the accord.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 7, 2019 "I Don't See Any Protests": Trump Cries "Fake News" as 75,000 March in London
Trump's state visit comes just days before May is scheduled to resign her post on Friday after repeated failed attempts to strike a Brexit deal. Thousands took to the streets of London to protest Trump's visit -- a fact that Trump denied on Tuesday, calling the demonstrations "fake news." We speak with Cambridge professor Priya Gopal, who says Trump's claim about the protests is "an outright lie."
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 12, 2017 Former DOJ Civil Rights Head: Jeff Sessions Is Implementing an Anti-Civil Rights Agenda
It's been six months since Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in as head of the Department of Justice. In that time, Sessions has managed to undo nearly every aspect of Obama's civil rights legacy. We look at how Sessions is using the Justice Department to roll back decades of progress on civil rights, voting rights, LGBT rights and police reform.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, January 9, 2017 Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Intel Chiefs Alleging Russian Threat Have History of Deceiving the Public
We have things like the Constitution that are supposed to impose limits on what even a deranged leader can do. You have courts that are supposed to check that and Congress that is supposed to check that and the media that is supposed to check that -- all of which have failed. The only truly effective check against true abuse of power is popular revolt, popular protest.
SHARE Tuesday, June 2, 2015 WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 "Bounty" for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters
Despite the Senate vote approving a measure to give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, opposition to the deal continues to mount ahead of this month's House vote. Critics, including a number of Democratic lawmakers, oppose the TPP, saying it will fuel inequality, kill jobs, and undermine health, environmental and financial regulations.
SHARE Monday, December 10, 2018 Marcy Wheeler: Mueller Probe Could Lead to Indictment of the Trump Organization
Federal prosecutors have accused President Trump of committing a federal crime by directing illegal hush money to two women during the presidential election. The accusation was revealed Friday in filings made public by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, including a damning sentencing memo for Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen.
SHARE Friday, July 26, 2019 Despite Faulty Drugs And Racist Implementation, Trump Is Bringing Back the Federal Death Penalty
Attorney General William Barr announced Thursday that the federal government is resuming the death penalty after nearly two decades. The execution of five death row prisoners were immediately ordered beginning in December. There are currently 62 prisoners on federal death row, including white supremacist Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black worshipers at the historic Emanuel AME Church in June 2015.
SHARE Monday, September 2, 2019 Death and Resistance on the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Democracy Now! Special
Amidst a catastrophic immigration crisis at the border, ongoing family separation, and cruel and inhumane conditions at immigrant jails across the country, the government put humanitarian activist Scott Warren on trial here in Tucson. His crime? Helping migrants who had arrived on the doorstep of a humanitarian shelter in Ajo, Arizona, seeking help after a perilous journey across the Sonoran Desert.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Wray Confirmed as FBI Director as Questions Swirl over His Past Record & Close Ties to Big Business
If you look closely at the career paths of people like Wray, Loretta Lynch and Andrew Weissman, it's astonishing but a sort of a network analysis of all the cross-reporting relationships since the 1990s show that there's a relatively small group of maybe a few hundred people who have been percolating around the Justice Department, and through the revolving-door system connecting them to major Wall Street firms.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Meet the Miss USA Contestant Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct as Senators Call for Him to Resign
Five senators are now calling on President Trump to resign over allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted women, and 56 House lawmakers with the Democratic Women's Working Group are calling for a congressional investigation into the allegations. This comes as three of the 16 women who have publicly accused Trump of sexual harassment held a press conference Monday in New York, demanding that Congress take action.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 24, 2017 Amid Tensions with North Korea, 51 Countries Sign Ban on Nuclear Weapons Despite U.S. Opposition
Amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, 51 countries have signed the world's first legally binding treaty banning nuclear weapons. It prohibits the development, testing and possession of nuclear weapons, and using or threatening to use these weapons. None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons signed the measure, including Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel.
SHARE Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Despite Death Threats, Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out About Exposing Large Corruption Scandal in Brazil
A political crisis in Brazil is growing in the wake of The Intercept's investigation into a judge who likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Ina'cio Lula da Silva. The Bolsonaro administration announced Monday that Brazilian Justice Minister Se'rgio Moro has been granted a leave of absence from July 15-19 to "deal with personal matters.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 10, 2019 An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North
Thousands of migrants from countries as far away as Angola, Eritrea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border, in a permanent state of limbo. With President Trump's new restrictions on asylum seekers, including the "Remain in Mexico" policy, thousands of African migrants are also stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border.
SHARE Friday, July 21, 2017 Sen. McConnell Plans Vote on Repealing Obamacare Despite Lacking Enough Support from GOP Senators
Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced the Senate will vote next week on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement -- even though the bill currently lacks enough Republican support to pass. McConnell's announcement came after President Trump invited all 52 Republican senators to the White House for lunchtime talks aimed at reviving stalled efforts on healthcare.
SHARE Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Prisons Worldwide Face Coronavirus Crisis: Overcrowding, Lack of Sanitation & Labor at Slave Wages
The United Nations confirmed that coronavirus had reached Iran's prisons, as the number of cases there continues to soar. Iran has temporarily freed some 70,000 prisoners in response to the coronavirus. In the U.S., New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing backlash after announcing Monday that New York state would respond to the growing coronavirus outbreak here by producing its own hand sanitizer made by prisoners.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 21, 2019 Trump Pulls Back from Iran Attack as Bolton and Pompeo Continue to Push for War
After threatening to strike Iran in retaliation for shooting down an unmanned U.S. drone, President Trump reportedly approved, and then abruptly called off, military strikes. The move came after the operation was already underway in its initial stages, with warships and planes already being put into position.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 23, 2018 Trump's Most Alarming Foreign Policy Move Yet? Warmonger John Bolton Named National Security Adviser
President Trump has tapped John Bolton to become his next national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster. Bolton is known for his ultra-hawkish views. He has openly backed war against Iran and North Korea, and was a prominent supporter of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Just three weeks ago, Bolton wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal titled "The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First."
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, December 26, 2016 Bernie Sanders: The Democracy Now! Interview
In a Democracy Now! special, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with Amy Goodman at the Free Library of Philadelphia in late November in his most extensive broadcast interview since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton just weeks earlier.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 31, 2019 U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing "Psychological Torture"
The United Nations special rapporteur on torture is warning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from the effects of "psychological torture" due to his ongoing detention and threats of possible extradition to the United States. The U.N. expert, Nils Melzer, also warned that Assange would likely face a "politicized show trial" if he were to be extradited to the United States.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Could the 2016 Election Be Stolen with Help from Electronic Voting Machines?
At midnight or whenever it is on election night, those two guys can go in there with an IT person and flip the outcome of an electronically counted vote within about 60 seconds. So all this millions and millions of dollars, people out campaigning and so on, can be negated by an electronic vote flip late at night on election night, and there is no way to verify what's happened.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 18, 2017 Naomi Klein Warns Europe May Water Down Paris Accord to Win Support from Trump
We may end up with a situation, worst-case scenario, where Europe or other players succeed in watering down the Paris Agreement in order to get the U.S. back, and actually fail at that, but, from the interests of the oil industry, it's a great scenario, because it means that this agreement, which is--has been signed by the vast--by almost every country on Earth, becomes weaker.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Naomi Klein: Obama Is Beginning to Sound Like a Climate Leader, When Will He Act Like One?
Under new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, U.S. power plants will be required to cut emissions by 32 percent from the 2005 levels by 2030. In addition, new power plants will be required to be far cleaner, which could effectively prevent any new coal plants from opening. President Obama defended the regulations, which are expected to be challenged in court.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Will John Bolton's Dream to Bomb Iran Come True? Ex-Iranian Ambassador Warns About U.S. Escalation
Iran has announced it will stop complying with parts of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and resume high-level enrichment of uranium within 60 days if other signatories of the deal do not take action to shield Iran's oil and banking sectors from U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has attempted to cut Iran off from the global economy even though Iran has remained in compliance with the nuclear deal.
SHARE Monday, November 12, 2018 On Veterans Day, Advocates Warn Against Pence And Trump-Led Attacks on VA Healthcare
On Veterans Day, we take a closer look at the issue of veterans' healthcare. On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence wrote an article for Fox News touting Trump's record on veterans' health and the passage of a policy known as "Veterans Choice," which is seen by veterans' advocates as an attempt to drain the Veterans Health Administration of needed resources and eventually force privatization of the system.
SHARE Sunday, January 7, 2018 The Biggest Secret: James Risen on Life as a NY Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror
In his new piece for The Intercept, James Risen also describes meetings between top Times editors and officials at the CIA and the White House. Risen was pursued by both the Bush and then the Obama administrations as part of a six-year leak investigation into his book State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration. His refusal to name a source would take him to the Supreme Court.
SHARE Friday, July 12, 2019 Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids
Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.
SHARE Monday, December 3, 2018 Mehdi Hasan on George H.W. Bush's Ignored Legacy: War Crimes, Racism and Obstruction of Justice
George H.W. Bush died in Houston on Friday night at the age of 94. Bush was elected the 41st president of the United States in 1988, becoming the first and only former CIA director to lead the country. He served as Ronald Reagan's vice president from 1981 to 1989. Internationally, the ramifications of Bush's foreign policy in the Middle East are still being felt. In 1991, Bush launched the Gulf War in Iraq.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 15, 2015 "Circus of Hypocrisy": Jeremy Scahill on How World Leaders at Paris March Oppose Press Freedom
Jeremy Scahill said, "While horrifying and reprehensible, these incidents represent a relatively minor threat to Western society. In terms of the actual threats facing our society, this doesn't even rank in the top five. And so, to have this kind of a reaction is not only a waste of a tremendous amount of money, but it is going to encourage, I think, future acts of terrorism."
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Trump Chooses "Relationship with Saudi Arabia" over Accountability for Jamal Khashoggi's Murder
Despite overwhelming evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the order of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, President Trump stood by Saudi Arabia Tuesday in an extraordinary written statement riddled with exclamation points and subtitled "America First," writing, "It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event -- maybe he did and maybe he didn't!
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 2, 2018 "It's a Humanitarian Crisis": Texas Lawyer Describes Chaos, Terror of Family Separation at Border
At least 2,000 migrant children remain separated from their parents, after the families were forcibly separated by immigration officials under President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy. A federal judge has ordered all these children must be reunited with their parents within 30 days -- but immigration advocates say the administration does not have a clear plan for how to reunite the families.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, January 11, 2019 From EPA to TSA, Agencies Devoted to Nation's Health and Safety Are Going Unfunded During Shutdown
The shutdown has left 380,000 workers furloughed and another 420,000 forced to work without pay. The Food and Drug Administration has announced it has suspended all routine food inspections. At the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 13,000 employees have been furloughed, forcing the agency to halt work on air quality monitoring, enforcement of toxic polluters and clean-ups at Superfund sites.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 16, 2018 WikiLeaks Lawyer Warns U.S. Charges Against Assange Endanger Press Freedom Worldwide
The Assange case has been closely followed by advocates for press freedom. Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch tweeted, "Deeply troubling if the Trump administration, which has shown little regard for media freedom, would charge Assange for receiving from a government official and publishing classified information -- exactly what journalists do all the time."
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, May 21, 2018 After Santa Fe Highschool Shooting, Texas Lawmakers Have "Focused on Anything But Guns"
A student entered his Santa Fe High School, outside of Houston, wearing a trench coat, and shot dead 10 people -- eight fellow students and two teachers. Seventeen-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis used a shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver taken from his father to carry out the attack, which officials said he planned to end by committing suicide, but instead he surrendered to police.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 4, 2018 Noam Chomsky on Pittsburgh Attack: Revival of Hate Is Encouraged by Trump's Rhetoric
The nation is continuing to grieve the 11 Jewish worshipers who were gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday in what's being described as the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Funerals were held Thursday for three more victims of the shooting: husband and wife Sylvan and Bernice Simon, and Richard Gottfried.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, November 18, 2016 Bernie Sanders Calls for Trump to Ax Bannon; Urges New Admin to Reject Racism, Sexism & Homophobia
On Wednesday, he was named to a leadership post in the Senate -- chair of outreach -- and was reappointed ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. During his speech, Sanders said he hopes to work with the president-elect on a number of issues, and called on Trump to rescind his decision to make Steve Bannon his chief strategist. Bannon is the former head of Breitbart News.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 25, 2018 Trump Blames Media for Inciting "Anger" After Bombs Sent to CNN & High-Profile Democrats
Federal authorities have launched an investigation after pipe bombs were sent to a number of prominent Democrats, all critics of President Trump. The targets identified include President Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressmember Maxine Waters and former CIA Director John Brennan. The packages listed Democratic Congressmember Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the return address.
SHARE Sunday, October 1, 2017 Report from Puerto Rico: Death Toll Higher Than Reported Amid Water Shortage & Health Crisis
On Capitol Hill Thursday, Democratic lawmakers accused President Trump of neglecting millions of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New York Congressmember Nydia Vela'zquez, who was born in Puerto Rico, said the White House showed far more urgency responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which devastated parts of Texas and Florida -- two states that voted for Trump.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 22, 2016 Bruce Springsteen's Trump Warning: Nominee's Narcissism Threatens Democracy
In an interview with Channel 4 in Britain, Bruce Springsteen shared his thoughts on the race. "Donald Trump's going to lose, and he knows that. He knows he's going to lose. And he's such a flagrant, toxic narcissist that he wants to take down the entire democratic system with him if he goes," Springsteen said. "And the words that he's been using over the past several weeks really are an attack on the entire democratic proces
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Meet the Reporter Dragged from Trump-Putin Press Conference for Trying to Ask About Nuclear Treaty
Before Monday's highly anticipated joint press conference with President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, one of the reporters was forcibly removed from the room. Sam Husseini was credentialed to cover the summit for The Nation magazine, and earlier in the day he tweeted, "The issue isn't Trump. The issue isn't Putin. The issue is the issues: Nuclear threats, Syria, etc."
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 8, 2018 Trump Fires AG Sessions, Installs New Loyalist Whitaker to Oversee Mueller Probe
President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him with a Trump loyalist who has called special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation a "witch hunt." Matthew Whitaker, formerly Jeff Sessions's chief of staff, will now take charge of the Russia inquiry, prompting questions about the future of the Russia investigation and whether Trump will target Robert Mueller next.
SHARE Thursday, May 24, 2018 NFL Bans National Anthem Protests on Same Day Video of Police Tasering of NBA Player Is Released
The National Football League has announced it will fine teams if players refuse to stand for the national anthem before games. But under the new rules adopted by the league's 32 owners, players will be allowed to stay in the locker room during the anthem. The on-field protests began in August 2016 when quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem to protest racism and police brutality.
SHARE Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Meet Dulce Garcia: DREAMer & Immigration Lawyer Who Is Suing Trump for Ending DACA
Six recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program sued the Trump administration in a San Francisco federal court over its plans to rescind the program. The lawsuit argues the Trump administration failed to follow proper administrative procedures in rescinding DACA and that revoking the program violates due process laws.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Going "Full Dictator"? Trump Claims He Has Right to End Mueller Investigation or Pardon Himself
When you look at everything Trump has done -- his violations of the emoluments clause, his selling our foreign policy to the highest bidder, whether it's Russia, whether it's Saudi Arabia, whether it's the United Arab Emirates, and now his obstruction of justice in the Mueller case -- if Trump can't be impeached, then why do we even have an impeachment provision in the Constitution? Because he's just a prima facie case.
SHARE Monday, April 2, 2018 Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700
At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned six-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Burying Fetal Remains: Court Strikes Down Indiana Law Signed by Mike Pence
We have to be concerned about this theocratic record that Pence has in Indiana that we're now seeing nationwide. I think we're, unfortunately, with Pence at the helm, you know, marching closer and closer toward theocracy in this country. It's a real concern, especially when you hear people talking about impeachment.
SHARE Monday, October 29, 2018 Glenn Greenwald on Bolsonaro: Brazil Has Elected "Most Extremist Leader in the Democratic World"
Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro has been elected Brazil's next president, marking the most radical political shift in the country since military rule ended more than 30 years ago. Bolsonaro, a former Army officer, openly supports torture and dictatorships, has a history of making racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments, and has threatened to destroy, imprison or banish his political opponents.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 19, 2018 "Trump Creates Crises & Preys on Fear": Rep. Jayapal on Policy of Separating Kids from Parents
Outrage continues to grow over the Trump administration's separation of children from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border. On Monday, the news outlet ProPublica released audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in which children, estimated to be between the ages of four and 10 years old, are heard crying "mama'" and "papa'" after being separated from their parents.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 13, 2013 Is Edward Snowden a Hero? A Debate with Journalist Chris Hedges & Law Scholar Geoffrey Stone
Edward Snowden's decision to leak a trove of secret documents outlining the NSA's surveillance program has elicited a range of reactions. Among his detractors, he's been called "a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison. To supporters, Snowden is a hero for showing that "our very humanity [is] being compromised by the blind implementation of machines in the name of making us safe.
SHARE Wednesday, April 20, 2016 New York Primary: Chaos at Polling Sites, Broken Scanners & Whole Blocks Purged from Voter Rolls
Tuesday's voting in the New York primary was marked by chaos, particularly in Brooklyn, as tens of thousands of voters found their names had been removed from the polling rolls or that they were unable to vote at their polling station. The New York City Elections Board has confirmed that more than 125,000 Brooklyn voters had been removed from the voter rolls since November 2015.
SHARE Thursday, February 12, 2015 Freed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Says "I Would Do It All Again" to Expose Torture
In a wide-ranging interview, Kiriakou says, "I would do it all over again," after seeing the outlawing of torture after he came forward. Kiriakou also responds to the details of the partially released Senate Committee Report on the CIA's use of torture; argues NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden did a "great national service," but will not get a fair trial if he returns to the United States.
SHARE Wednesday, December 26, 2018 8-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy Dies in Border Patrol Custody Days After High Court Rejects Asylum Ban
For the second time this month, a Guatemalan child has died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Eight-year-old Felix Gomez Alonzo died in New Mexico on Christmas Eve, after being detained since December 18. This follows the death of a 7-year-old indigenous Guatemalan girl, Jakelin Caal Maquín, who died on December 8, two days after she and her father presented themselves at the border in a bid for asylum.
SHARE Monday, November 23, 2020 "Frankenstein's Monster": Judge Slams Trump Team's Efforts to Overturn Election Results
As President Trump's unprecedented campaign to overturn the results of the presidential election drags on, over two dozen lawsuits filed by his legal team have been dismissed or withdrawn. The Trump team is now focusing on delaying or blocking the certification of the election in several states while trying to toss out votes in cities with large Black populations, including Detroit, Philadelphia and Atlanta.