Federal workers protest across the country as the government shutdown enters its 27th day. Is it time for TSA workers to strike? Plus: The shutdown hits Indian country hard, and hearings begin for former coal lobbyist & acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler.
U.K. Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit plan in the worst defeat in British history; As confirmation hearings for AG nominee William Barr continue, we look at his record on criminal justice & more; Judge strikes down U.S. census citizenship question.
Teachers in Los Angeles strike for the first time in 30 years; Confirmation hearings begin for William Barr, Trump's attorney general pick; AZ activists face jail time for providing humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the U.S. border.
Florida posthumously pardons the "Groveland Four," African-American men falsely accused of raping a white girl 70 years ago; As the government shutdown drags on, the IRS bows to lenders and reopens a division to help the mortgage industry.
In a web exclusive conversation, we speak with prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba about Cyntoia Brown being granted full clemency by Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam after serving 15 years in prison, the failures of the criminal justice reform bill known as the First Step Act, and the fight against NYC jail expansion as Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes building four new jails.
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, legendary scholar & activist Angela Davis speaks out after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinds a human rights award for her, apparently due to her activism for Palestinian rights and support of the BDS movement.
Consumer safety takes a hit and national parks fill with waste under the government shutdown; a rape and trafficking survivor is granted clemency 15 years into a life sentence; Haitian groups sue the Trump admin over revoked immigration protections.
President Trump issues a xenophobic televised address attacking immigrants and demanding border wall funding; longtime NBC reporter William Arkin speaks out after resigning his job over corporate media's role in encouraging perpetual U.S. war.
In Canada, armed forces raided native Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia Monday, with at least 14 arrests being reported. Land defenders faced off with Royal Canadian Mounted Police as the police breached two checkpoints set up to keep pipeline workers out of protected territory. Indigenous leaders are reportedly being blocked from their territory.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib reiterates her call for Trump's impeachment as the government shutdown enters day 18; the documentary "Crime + Punishment" exposes racial quotas in the NYPD and retaliation against the officers who dare to defy the system.
House Dems introduce a major bill to expand voting rights; Green New Deal advocates criticize Nancy Pelosi's new committee on climate change; Shocking documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" uncovers singer's decades of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia.
We look at the unbelievable story of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who for years orchestrated a sex trafficking network of hundreds of underage girls and is accused of regularly molesting children as young as 13 at his Florida mansion. But the serial sex offender received a shockingly lenient sentence for his crimes: 13 months in county jail, with many of his days spent at his Palm Beach office with regular visitors.
Congress swears in its most diverse group of lawmakers ever; activists try to shut down a migrant children's prison in Texas as members of Congress call for the same; how Trump's labor secretary cut an easy deal for serial sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein.
Netflix is under fire for pulling an episode of Hasan Minhaj's show "Patriot Act" in Saudi Arabia at the kingdom's request; A remarkable documentary takes us inside the life of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad. It's called "On Her Shoulders."
Federal workers sue the Trump administration over the government shutdown as 800,000 employees remain furloughed or work without pay; As Jair Bolsonaro takes office as president of Brazil, we speak with Fernando Haddad, who ran against him.
Today, we re-air an exclusive Democracy Now! documentary from Western Sahara, which has been under Moroccan occupation since 1976. "Four Days in Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony."
In a holiday special, we revisit our conversation from October with Noam Chomsky about violent U.S. policies in Latin America, Trump's withdrawal from the INF nuclear treaty, the GOP's climate change policies and the synagogue attack in Pittsburgh.