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Top U.S. & World Headlines — July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019           |                                       

#DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow […]

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Border Agents Caught Posting Racist, Sexist Messages About Migrants & AOC in Secret Facebook Group

July 3, 2019           |                                       

Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into the posting of racist and xenophobic messages by current and former Border Patrol agents on a private Facebook group. More than 9,500 people are part of the group, which was exposed by ProPublica on Monday. The Facebook group is filled with racist, homophobic, anti-immigrant and misogynistic […]

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Top U.S. & World Headlines — June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019           |                                       

#DemocracyNow #Iran #Morsi Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow […]

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“16 Shots”: Chicago Police Killing of Laquan McDonald Exposed a System Built on Lies

June 18, 2019           |                                       

The documentary “16 Shots” examines the 2014 murder of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago and the attempt by the city’s police department to cover up the events. McDonald, who was 17, was shot 16 times by former police officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke was found guilty in 2018 of second-degree murder and sentenced […]

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State-Approved Rally Held In Moscow In Support Of Free Media

June 16, 2019           |                                       

Hundreds gathered in Moscow on June 16 to protest against violations of media freedom. The officially sanctioned rally was organized in reaction to the detention of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on a controversial drug charge, which was eventually dropped on June 11. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/state-approved-rally-held-in-moscow-in-support-of-free-media/30002417.html

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Top U.S. & World Headlines — June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019           |                                       

#DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow […]

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Ava DuVernay on the Central Park Five: The criminal justice system is structurally racist

June 8, 2019           |                                       

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, whose new Netflix mini-series “When They See Us” explores the infamous 1989 Central Park Jogger case, says it’s not difficult to see how five innocent boys were convicted for a rape they did not commit. “The system’s not broken; the system was built this way,” she says. #DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an […]

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AARON MATÉ, aaronmate at protonmail.com, @aaronjmate In his closing press conference, Special Counsel Robert Mueller asserted “that there were multiple systemic efforts to interfere in our election,” by Russia, efforts that amounted to “the central allegation of our indictments.” But journalist Aaron Maté of The Nation argues that Mueller has not substantiated his central allegation, and that the Mueller […]

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Society Is in Decay

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and […]

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By Ralph NaderMay 29, 2019 Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those […]

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On 25 April 2019, Vice Motherboard journalists Joseph Cox and Jason Koebler reported that during a recent Twitter company meeting a comment was made that: Twitter hasn’t taken the same aggressive approach to white supremacist content [as it has to ISIS] because the collateral accounts that are impacted can, in some instances, be Republican politicians. […]

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Image Source: TUBS – CC BY-SA 3.0 By any reckoning, the claim made this week by al-Qaeda-linked fighters that they were targeted with chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Idlib province — their final holdout in Syria — should have been treated by the western media with a high degree of scepticism. That the US and other western […]

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Top U.S. & World Headlines — May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019           |                                       

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate #DemocracyNow FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow […]

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As Ukraine Elects A Comedian, Russians Declare Its Election A Joke

April 22, 2019           |                                       

MOSCOW — Ever since he clinched Ukraine’s presidency at the outset of its war with Russia-backed militants, Petro Poroshenko has been relentlessly attacked and trolled by Russia’s state-dominated media machine. Confronted by Russian reporters at international summits and other high-profile events, the 53-year-old billionaire businessman has at times succumbed to seeming provocations, serving up material […]

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