“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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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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Republicans Won’t Even Debate “For the People Act” as They Flood States with Voter Suppression Bills

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at the fight over voting rights. Senate Republicans are expected to use the filibuster today to block the For the People Act, a sweeping bill that would restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, …
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Republicans Oppose Kristen Clarke for Top Civil Rights Job at DOJ in Latest Attack on Voting Rights

Republican senators in Washington are attempting to block Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting rights advocate, from a top Justice Department position. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether to move Clarke’s nomination for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to the Senate floor for a full …
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As British loyalists threaten peace, police arrest Irish republicans

As The Canary reported, loyalist terrorist organisations have withdrawn their support for the Belfast peace agreement. This withdrawal was to protest the EU and UK Brexit protocol which started on 1 January 2021. However, despite this threat to peace from British loyalists, it’s Irish republican communities who are predominantly under the police radar. And republican activists …
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Rep. Ro Khanna: Republicans Should Back Impeachment After Trump Incited Mob Violence Against Them

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Calls are growing for President Trump to resign or be removed office for inciting supporters to storm the Capitol in an act of insurrection Wednesday to disrupt the counting of Electoral College votes. The unrest left five people dead, including …
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Georgia Runoffs: Democrats Aim to Take Senate as Republicans Back Trump Attack on Election Integrity

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. We begin today’s show in Georgia, where, well, one-and-a-half debates were held Sunday night, ahead of Georgia’s January 5th runoff election, which will decide who controls the U.S. Senate. …
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Allan Nairn: Trump and Republicans Use Legal & Physical Means in Attempted Coup Against Democracy

As President Trump is doubling down on unsubstantiated claims of election rigging as election workers continue counting ballots in several states, concern is growing that some Trump supporters may use violence to disrupt the process. Trump’s supporters have protested at ballot-counting locations in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Detroit and Philadelphia, where police arrested two men …
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Allan Nairn: Trump and Republicans Use Legal & Physical Means in Attempted Coup Against Democracy

As President Trump is doubling down on unsubstantiated claims of election rigging as election workers continue counting ballots in several states, concern is growing that some Trump supporters may use violence to disrupt the process. Trump’s supporters have protested at ballot-counting locations in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Detroit and Philadelphia, where police arrested two men …
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Packing the Courts: How Republicans Spent Decades Installing Judges to Cement Minority Rule

Amid Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, we look at how conservatives have used dark money to push to seat her on the Supreme Court before the November 3 election, following a decades-long project by conservatives to install right-wing judges across the federal judiciary. “There’s no doubt that what we’re facing is increasingly rule …
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