Democracy Now! 2019-11-18 MondayHeadlines for November 18, 2019Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the CountryMassacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in BoliviaAfter Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 MurderDownload this show
Democracy Now! 2019-11-15 FridayHeadlines for November 15, 2019"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACASen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S.Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His InnocenceDownload this show
A new report shows that international sanctions imposed on North Korea are having adverse consequences on humanitarian aid and economic development in the country, with a disproportionate impact on women. The report, titled “Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on North Korea,” was commissioned by Korea Peace Now! and produced by a panel of independent experts. Its authors say it is the first comprehensive assessment of the human impact of sanctions against North Korea. According to the report’s findings, existing U.N. mechanisms to exempt humanitarian-related items from sanctions have failed to prevent negative impacts, and delays and funding shortfalls may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. We speak with the report’s authors, Joy Yoon and Henri Féron, as well as Christine Ahn, the international coordinator of the campaign Korea Peace Now! She is also the founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.
As anti-government protests rage across the globe, from Chile to Hong Kong to Iraq, we look back at this year’s historic demonstrations in Puerto Rico that ousted Governor Ricardo Rosselló in July. The protests were propelled in part by the reporting of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico, which published hundreds of pages of chats between Rosselló and other government officials. The exposé was known as “RickyLeaks.” The leaked documents exposed rampant corruption within the Puerto Rican government and revealed Rosselló had mocked victims of Hurricane Maria. The messages also included violently misogynistic and homophobic remarks. We speak with three members of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico: executive director Carla Minet, journalist Luis Valentín and development director Rigel Lugo.
Democracy Now! 2019-11-14 ThursdayHeadlines for November 14, 2019In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens"This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue PresidentChilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New ConstitutionCodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign InterventionsDownload this show