Democracy Now! 2019-07-18 ThursdayHeadlines for July 18, 2019Nearly 100,000 in Puerto Rico Protest Demanding Gov. Rosselló Resign over Lewd Texts & Corruption"It Is Not Just War. It Is Life": Acclaimed Doc "For Sama" Offers Rare Glimpse into War-Torn SyriaDownload this show
We continue our conversation with Abigail Disney, the heiress of the Disney fortune, who is once again speaking out against the company’s unfair labor and wage practices. She recently spoke to Disneyland employees in California, where they shared their experiences with the theme park’s work environment. In the past, Abigail Disney has criticized Disney CEO Bob Iger’s obscene salary and the drastic pay gap between Iger and other Disney employees. Abigail Disney also testified in May at the House Committee on Financial Services during a hearing on strengthening the rights and protections of workers.
Democracy Now! 2019-07-17 WednesdayHeadlines for July 17, 2019"They Didn't Do Their Job": Eric Garner Family Outraged DOJ Won't Prosecute His Death by PoliceAmazon Workers Demand Fair Pay & Conditions as Company Continues Undercutting RivalsHappiest Place on Earth? Meet the Disney Heiress Speaking Out Against Disneyland's Abuse of WorkersDownload this show
Democracy Now! 2019-07-16 TuesdayHeadlines for July 16, 2019"Our Squad Is Big": Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump's Racist Attack2020 Hopeful Julián Castro Vows to Break Up ICE & Calls Trump's New Asylum Rule UnconstitutionalJulián Castro Is Running for President & Supporting Striking Amazon & McDonald's WorkersDownload this show
Legendary Grammy Award-winning songwriter, guitarist and activist Ani DiFranco has published a new memoir, “No Walls and the Recurring Dream,” and joins us for an extended conversation about refusing to bow to the power of record companies, and founding her own music label at age 19 in 1990 called Righteous Babe. She has gone on to release 20 studio albums and sell over 5 million records. Over the years her music has woven together styles ranging from folk to funk, soul to jazz to R&B. She sings of the personal and political, of love, sexuality and loneliness, of sexual abuse and police brutality, and about the perversion of democracy in America. One of the many musicians she worked with, Pete Seeger, once described DiFranco as “the torch bearer for the next generation.” She also discusses Trump, abortion rights and reads a poem she wrote after 9/11.