Meet Mansoor Adayfi: I Was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now! special. We spend the hour with Mansoor Adayfi. At the age of 18, he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan. Shortly before he was scheduled to return home, he was kidnapped by …
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Democracy Now! at 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Independent News on the Frontlines

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now! special celebrating 25 years on the air. On February 19th, 1996, on the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary, Democracy Now! aired for the first time on nine community radio stations. AMY GOODMAN: This is …
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“The War Party”: Jeremy Scahill on How U.S. Militarism Unifies Democrats & Republicans

As Democrats in Congress struggle to pass the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, there is large bipartisan consensus in the U.S. Congress to spend over $7 trillion over the next 10 years in military spending. The United States spends more each year on defense than China, Russia, India, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, South …
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"Furious and Disgusted": Teen Survivor Speaks Out After Wealthy White Serial Rapist Gets Probation

The survivor of a serial rapist who received probation joins us to speak out after a New York judge sparked international outrage when he ruled it is inappropriate to jail the man who attacked her. Christopher Belter pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting her along with three other teenage girls age 15 and 16, …
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"Why Are Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers So Scared?": Self-Defense Claims by White Attackers Seen As Racist

As the jury deliberates in the trial of the three white men charged with hunting down and murdering 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, we speak with Nicole Lewis, Senior editor of Jurisprudence at Slate about her piece titled, “Why Are Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers So Scared?” She says claims of self-defense from armed white people serve …
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Can You Bankrupt White Supremacy? Jury Holds Charlottesville Organizers Liable for $26M in Damages

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, the War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman in New York, joined by Democracy Now! co-host Juan González in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hi, Juan. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Hi, Amy. Welcome to all of our listeners …
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Dramatic Video Shows Militarized Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders & Journalists

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Wet’suwet’en land defender Sleydo, also known as Molly Wickham, was released from jail Tuesday evening after being arrested Friday during a violent raid by Canadian federal police on one of the camps set up to keep Coastal GasLink out of …
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Headlines for November 24, 2021

Jury Finds "Unite the Right" Organizers Responsible for Deadly Violence House Cmte Subpoenas Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers Over Jan. 6 Insurrection Georgia Jury Deliberates For Second Day In Murder Trial of Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery Kevin Strickland Exonerated and Freed 43 Years After He Was Wrongfully Convicted by All-White Jury Ethiopian State …
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Is China Really a Threat? Noam Chomsky Slams Biden For Increasingly Provocative Actions in Region

Please join us for a special virtual celebration of Democracy Now!’s 25th anniversary on December 7 with Angela Davis, Greta Thunberg, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Winona LaDuke, Martín Espada, Danny DeVito & many more! Your donation today will help keep this event free for our worldwide audience and will support our fearless, independent journalism throughout …
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Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The 1619 Project,” Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Supremacy on Trial

Amid a right-wing attack on teaching critical race theory, we speak in-depth with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, which reframes U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the foundational date for the United States. The project launched …
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