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As Trump pushes schools to reopen, international students respond to plans to deport those in online-only courses; Houston's hospitals struggle to cope with record cases; Black and Latinx people suffer more due to racism and health service disparities.
Democracy Now! 2020-07-07 Tuesday
Jul 07 2020 59 mins
As judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down, a Standing Rock Sioux Tribe elder responds; the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is canceled after years of protests; a person jailed at ICE's Otay Mesa Detention Center describes the COVID outbreak there.
Democracy Now! 2020-07-06 Monday
Jul 06 2020 59 mins
Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes on Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore, renaming sports teams, and COVID in Indian Country; Exclusive interview with Egyptian prisoner rights advocate Laila Soueif, fighting for the release of her son and daughter.
Democracy Now! 2020-07-03 Friday
Jul 03 2020 59 mins
James Earl Jones reads Frederick Douglass's historic speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"; Angela Davis, Cornel West, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Tamika Mallory on the historic uprising against racism and police violence.
Democracy Now! 2020-07-02 Thursday
Jul 02 2020 59 mins
Tribal governments call on Trump to cancel his Independence Day rally at Mount Rushmore; Barbara Ransby on the "Biden problem" facing social movements; The family of Vanessa Guillén, a soldier at Fort Hood, demands answers after her disappearance.
Democracy Now! 2020-07-01 Wednesday
Jul 01 2020 59 mins
Jamaal Bowman on his upset primary victory over Israel hawk Eliot Engel, and his support for Palestine, a rent strike and police accountability; Atlantic science writer Ed Yong on the U.S. COVID crisis, and how Medicare for All could have saved lives.
Democracy Now! 2020-06-30 Tuesday
Jun 30 2020 59 mins
In the first big abortion ruling of the Trump era, the Supreme Court strikes down a restrictive Louisiana law; NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Trump, Facebook and Mississippi retiring its Confederate state flag; Occupy City Hall protests in New York.
Democracy Now! 2020-06-29 Monday
Jun 29 2020 59 mins
As coronavirus cases top 10 million worldwide, we talk to Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett; calls grow for justice for Elijah McClain, victim of police killing; Louisiana environmental activists face terror charges for protesting.
Democracy Now! 2020-06-26 Friday
Jun 26 2020 59 mins
The Supreme Court rules the U.S. can fast-track deportations of asylum seekers; Controversy grows over police use of facial recognition technology; Johnson & Johnson is ordered to pay $2.1 billion for its talcum products contaminated with asbestos.
Democracy Now! 2020-06-25 Thursday
Jun 25 2020 59 mins
The coronavirus pandemic is devastating the hemisphere's two largest countries, the United States and Brazil; Rev. William Barber on the Poor People's Campaign's call for a moral revival.