ACLU Lawyer: Biden Is “Hiding Behind CDC” to Keep Pushing Trump-Era Anti-Immigrant Title 42 Policy

As the Biden administration marks its first year in office this week, we look at the president’s ongoing defense of Trump-era anti-immigration policies. Department of Justice lawyers were in court Wednesday to defend the Trump-era order known as Title 42, which has been used to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants at the border without …
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Afghanistan Faces “Tsunami of Hunger” as U.S. Sanctions Crash Country’s Economy

The World Food Program has warned Afghanistan faces a “tsunami of hunger” as the economy continues to collapse, due in part to U.S. sanctions and the freezing of Afghan assets following the Taliban takeover of Kabul. Meanwhile, President Biden once again defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday without acknowledging the …
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“Davos Man”: How Billionaires Devour the World & Fuel Global Inequality, Prolonging the Pandemic

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The World Economic Forum is wrapping up today. Many of the world’s wealthiest people and world leaders have been gathering virtually this week for the annual event that normally takes place in Davos, Switzerland. The forum was held online for …
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Headlines for January 21, 2022

U.S. Secretary of State Meets Russian Counterpart Amid Impasse over Buildup on Ukraine Border Jan. 6 Committee Asks Ivanka Trump to Testify; Georgia DA Requests Grand Jury for Trump Probe Jamaal Bowman Among 28 Arrested at Peaceful Voting Rights Protest Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Black Voters Are Not "Americans" Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes First-of-Its-Kind …
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Ralph Nader: Biden’s First Year Proves He Is Still a “Corporate Socialist” Beholden to Big Business

As President Biden marks one year in office, we speak with former four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader and The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, who say Biden has failed so far to sell his agenda to the American people and bring about the transformative policy he campaigned on — from quelling the pandemic to passing his …
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Setback for Democracy: Manchin & Sinema Join Senate Republicans to Block Voting Rights Legislation

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, with Nermeen Shaikh. As President Biden marked one year in office with a rare marathon news conference at the White House Wednesday, his former colleagues in the …
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As U.S.-Russia Tensions Escalate over Ukraine, U.S. May Stumble into War, Warns Katrina vanden Heuvel

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: President Biden said Wednesday he expects Russia will invade Ukraine, but predicted Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want a full-blown war. Russia has reportedly stationed about 100,000 troops on its Ukraine border and sent troops into Belarus, which also …
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Headlines for January 20, 2022

Voting Rights Bill Dies in Senate as Democrats Manchin & Sinema Allow GOP Filibuster Biden Predicts Russia Will Invade Ukraine, Says Putin "Will Regret Having Done It" Supreme Court Rejects Trump's Bid to Shield Records from January 6 Committee Global Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High Czech Singer Hana Horkad Dies After Deliberately Infecting Herself with …
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Angela Davis on Reissue of Her 1974 Autobiography, Her Editor Toni Morrison, Internationalism & More

Activist and scholar Angela Davis has released a new edition of her 1974 autobiography, first published and edited by Toni Morrison nearly 50 years ago. The book details Davis’s remarkable early life, from growing up in a section of Birmingham, Alabama, known as Dynamite Hill due to the frequency of bombings by the Ku Klux …
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Scholars Angela Davis, Gina Dent & Beth Richie on Why the World Needs “Abolition. Feminism. Now.”

Abolitionist scholars Angela Davis, Beth Richie and Gina Dent discuss their new book, published Tuesday, titled “Abolition. Feminism. Now.” As abolition becomes increasingly mainstream following the racial justice uprisings of 2020, they argue feminism is at the root of the politics and practice of abolition, which they define as the elimination of the carceral and …
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