Headlines for November 19, 2021

House to Vote on Build Back Better Act After Filibuster-Style Delay by Republican Leader Julius Jones Granted Clemency Hours Before Scheduled Execution Henry Montgomery, Sentenced to Life Term at 17, Leaves Angola Prison on Parole Belarus Shelters Some Asylum-Seekers on Polish Border, Deports Iraqi Refugees As COVID Surges in Europe, Austria Orders New Lockdown and …
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“The Dawn of Everything”: David Wengrow & the Late David Graeber On a New History of Humanity

In an extended interview, we speak with archeologist David Wengrow, who co-authored the new book “The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity” with the late anthropologist David Graeber. The book examines how Indigenous cultures contributed greatly to what we have come to understand as so-called Western ideas of democracy and equality, but argues …
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Three White Supremacy Trials: Dahlia Lithwick on Charlottesville, Rittenhouse & Arbery Murder Case

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 joined by Democracy Now! cohost Nermeen Shaikh. Hi, Nermeen. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Hi, Amy, and welcome to our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. …
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Gosar Censured Over AOC Murder Video, As AOC Slams GOP: “What Is So Hard About Saying This Is Wrong?”

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. The House voted to censure Republican Congressmember Paul Gosar for posting an animated video on social media where he murders Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacks President Biden. …
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Headlines for November 18, 2021

White House Plan Would Expand U.S. Vaccine Production by One Billion Doses a Year House Censures Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for Violent Video Targeting AOC "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley Gets 41 Month Prison Term for Role in Capitol Riot Attorneys for Teen Gunman Kyle Rittenhouse Ask Judge to Declare Mistrial Travis McMichael, Who Shot …
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Climate Colonialism: Why Was Occupied Western Sahara Excluded from COP26 U.N. Summit in Scotland?

Activists are criticizing the British government for excluding Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco since 1975, from the U.N. climate summit in Scotland. Meanwhile, Morocco is counting renewable energy developments in Western Sahara towards its own climate pledges. Sahwari activists and the Sahrawi government in exile known as SADR, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, have described …
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Rep. Gosar Faces Censure for AOC Murder Video, Refuses to Apologize. Sister Calls Him a “Sociopath.”

We speak with Jennifer Gosar, the youngest sister of far-right Arizona Congressmember Paul Gosar, who faces censure in a House vote today for posting an animated video on social media that features him murdering Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden with swords. Gosar will be required to stand in the well of the House …
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“No Doubt That Julius Jones Is innocent”: Supporters Demand Stay of Execution for Oklahoma Man

Advocates in Oklahoma are rallying outside the barricaded governor’s mansion ahead of the planned Thursday execution of prisoner Julius Jones, who was convicted of a 1999 murder but has maintained his innocence. Another man privately admitted to committing the murder and framing Jones, and Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board has recommended twice that his death …
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Ari Berman: With Extreme Gerrymandering, the Republicans Are Rigging the Next Decade of Elections

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: I want to bring in Ari Berman who writes for Mother Jones, is well-known for his book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Can you connect the redistricting and what is happening now, a …
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Protect Voting Rights Now! MLK’s Granddaughter, Ben Jealous & More Risk Arrest at White House Protest

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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