“Without Love, We Won’t Make It”: Bishop Michael Curry on Faith & What’s at Stake in November

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. The U.S. coronavirus death toll officially passed 200,000 this week. On Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church marked the sobering milestone by tolling its bell 200 times, once for every thousand lives lost. Well, to discuss those lives lost and the extraordinary circumstances the nation faces today, we spend the rest of the hour with Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the first African American to lead the denomination. Bishop Curry is the descendant of enslaved Africans,…

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Bernie Sanders on How to Block Trump from Stealing Election & Preserve American Democracy

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! As we end this segment, let’s hear from President Trump speaking to delegates at the Republican National Convention last month. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The only way they can take this election away from us is if this is a rigged election. We’re going to win this election. We’re going to win this election. … What they’re doing is using COVID to steal an election. They’re using COVID to defraud the American people, all of our people, of a fair and free election. And we can’t do that. AMY GOODMAN: On…

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“The Election That Could Break America”: Inside How Trump & GOP Could Steal the Vote

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. For the second day in a row, President Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of the upcoming election if his rival Joe Biden wins. Trump was asked about the election as he left the White House to campaign in North Carolina. REPORTER: Mr. President, are the election results only legitimate if you win? PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: So, we have to be very careful with the ballots. The ballots, that’s a whole big scam. .... We want to make sure the election…

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Headlines for September 25, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders Warns of an Election "Between Donald Trump and Democracy"FBI Director Sees No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud24 Arrested as Louisville Protesters Defy Curfew to Demand Justice for Breonna TaylorKentucky Sen. Rand Paul Says Goal of Black Lives Matter Is "Terrorism"Drivers Attack Peaceful Black Lives Matter Protesters in Los AngelesFamily of Tucson Man Who Died in Police Custody Demands Charges for OfficersVirginia Officials Warn of "Severe Public Health Threat" If Trump Rally Allowed to ProceedIowa Slaughterhouse Fined $957 After COVID-19 Outbreak Infected Hundreds of WorkersU.N. Says 1 Million Coronavirus Deaths Due to Nations' Lack of Preparedness and SolidarityGlobal Youth Climate Strikes Return "For as Long as…

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“Two Systems of Justice”: Jacob Blake’s Father on Son’s Case, Breonna Taylor & Black Lives Matter

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. As outrage mounts over the grand jury ruling in the police killing of Breonna Taylor, we turn to Wisconsin, where the investigation into the police shooting of Jacob Blake is in its final stages. Jake Blake’s case became a flashpoint for national protest after the African American father was shot in the back by Kenosha police seven times in August, paralyzing him. White police officer Rusten Sheskey fired the shots at point-blank range into Jacob Blake’s back as Blake leaned into…

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An Indictment of the System: Protests Erupt as Cops Cleared for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: A grand jury has failed to charge any of the three white Louisville police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor with her death, more than six months after they stormed the 26-year-old Black woman’s home in a no-knock raid and fired a hail of bullets in the middle of the night, leaving her dead. The grand jury’s only indictments were three counts of wanton endangerment against former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison for shooting into the apartment of a neighbor during the raid that ended Taylor’s life on March 13th. The two…

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Headlines for September 24, 2020

Officer Who Shot into Breonna Taylor's Apartment Charged, But Not for Her KillingDonald Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power If He Loses ElectionDr. Deborah Birx Reportedly "Distressed" by Direction of WH Coronavirus ResponseDr. Anthony Fauci Warns of Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on SurvivorsMissouri Gov. Mike Parson, Who Opposes Mask Mandates, Tests Positive for CoronavirusCanadian PM Justin Trudeau Warns of Second Wave of Coronavirus InfectionsAntarctic Ice Melt May Bring 8 Feet of Sea Level Rise Even If Paris Climate Goals Are MetClimate Crisis Drives Record Fires in Brazil, Western United StatesChina Accused of Forcing Thousands of Tibetans into Mass Labor CampsAmnesty International Tells Senate to Reject Chad…

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No Más Bebés: ICE Hysterectomy Scandal Recalls 1970s LA, When a Hospital Sterilized Chicana Patients

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: In Georgia, immigration authorities have stopped sending immigrant female detainees held in the Irwin County Detention Center to a gynecologist accused of sterilizing the women prisoners without their consent. Dr. Mahendra Amin reportedly saw at least 60 women detained at the ICE jail, which is run by the private prison company LaSalle Corrections. On Tuesday, we interviewed the whistleblower nurse, Dawn Wooten, who worked at Irwin and said that women held there called Dr. Amin a, quote, “uterus collector.” Well, for our next guest, the news that a doctor had given immigrant women unwanted…

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People of Praise: Former Member of Group Tied to SCOTUS Front-Runner Amy Barrett Calls It a “Cult”

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we continue to look at the background of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the apparent front-runner to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. President Trump said he’ll announce a nominee on Saturday. Mitch McConnell appears to have the 51 votes he needs in the Senate to force a confirmation vote through before the election. We’re looking at Amy Barrett’s membership in a secretive Catholic group with rigid gender roles and a lifelong loyalty oath. We’re now joined…

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Who Is Amy Barrett? Front-Runner to Replace RBG Is Anti-Abortion Member of Patriarchal Catholic Group

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at the future of the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney said he’ll support a floor vote for President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at the age of 87. SEN. MITT ROMNEY: My liberal friends have, over many decades, gotten very used to the idea of having a liberal court. And that’s not written in the stars. AMY GOODMAN: The announcement means Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the support of 51 Republican senators he needs to rapidly push forward…

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