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Sep 11, 2017 7:00am EDT
president george w. bush? >> i have played on a number of occasions. he plays golf. yes we played together. >> you did train to be a classical music pianist. the taliban but as as they have been able to carry out bolder attacks closer to the capital, even in the international zone, you have to wonder how well at the send center for which you were such a great leader, david. but at least once a year i play a concert with a professional quartet from boston university, and we do a benefit for a charity that we started called classics for kids. puts musical instruments in the kid. believe like everybody that we need stem, science and technology and mathematics but i'm a great believe we need the arts. kids need exposure to the arts. >> host: i want to focus on your book, but you were born and grew up in birmingham. >> guest: yes. >> host: a segue degree grate -- segregated south under jim you. how long didded take you to realize you weren't'ing treated the statement sunny grew up in birmingham the most segregatessed big city in the country at the time. a police where the police commis
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2017 7:05am EDT
courses on about 13 or 14 handicap. >> okay, so did you ever play with president george w. bush? >> i have played with president bush on a number of occasions. he plays speedball, really fast, you almost have to run to your belk bowl but yes, we played together. >> and music, you trained to be a classical music pianist and i've seen you perform with yo-yo ma among others you do a lot of those concerts anymore? >> i do at least three concerts a year, i was fortunate to play with yo-yo ma at his recent music festival at the kennedy center. you're such a great leave leader david but at least once a year i play a concert with a professional quartet from boston university and we do a benefit for a charity that we started called classical for kids, it puts musical instruments in the schools because i believe like everybody that we need stem. science, technology and mathematics but i'm also a great believer that we need the arts, arcades may be closer to the arts. so. >> i want to focus on your book but people may not know, there may be one or two biographies, you were born and grew up in birming
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2017 8:00pm EDT
ever play with president george w. bush. a number of occasions. you have to almost wonder about that. you did trying to be a classical musical pianist. at the kennedy center for which you are such a great leader. at least once a year i play a concert with a professional course and we do a benefit for a charity.the i am a great believer. like everybody we need stem, science and technology. but i'm also a great believerar that we need an arts. i want to focus on your book. but some people who may not know you are born and grew up in birmingham. it was a segregated south. when you are growing up how long did it take before you realize you are not being the same as everybody else.ement su it was the most segregated city in the country at the time. it was a place where the police commissioner was well-known for his brutality and it didn't take long to know that your parents were a little bit embarrassed because they can it take you to a restaurant or movie theater they were never people who let us with the full community that we grew up in that was mostly school teachers. my parents were
CSPAN
Jun 3, 2017 5:30pm EDT
lines of black people waiting to vote and i said to my uncle this must mean that man george wallace can't win. i knew in my own 6-year-old way he didn't want him to win. and my uncle said we are minorities so he is going to win. i looked at my uncle and said then why do they bother and my uncle said because they know one day that vote will matter. as i went around the world as secretary of state and saw long lines of people voting sometimes for the first time told myself they know one day that vote will matter. we are blessed with this extraordinary gift of democracy. americans in particular were blessed with founding fathers who understood an institutional design that would protect our liberties and right to say what we think and worship as we please and be free from the police at night and have the dignities that come with having those governing you to ask for consent. if we were blessed by that and in doubt with our creator, it can't be true for us and not them. and one of the marvelous legacies of the united states of america and the building in which we sit, the library in whic
CSPAN
Jun 24, 2017 10:47am EDT
be tough. but i can remember -- running being in the election campaign with george w. bush and at the end of the day he was ready to go and i wanted to get back to the holings and i've had it. so i love doing public service i'll keep doing public service. i'm very involved in k-12 education reform which is important to our krpght without that we're not very strong. work a lot with boys and girls clubs to try to do work on -- and busy teaching those millennials you know -- they are -- they are the most wonderful -- they are the most public minded kids in my 30-plus years of teaches but they are also the kids who got the participation trophy. and -- [laughter] so they are slightly fragile. [laughter] and yet they're the funniest combination of slightly fragile and hyperconfident because they've been told that they were, you know, the next -- [laughter] so my favorite two lines are, i want to be a leader. and i say now, that's not a destination and it's not a job description. so what tweal are you going to know -- so that somebody might want you to lead? my other favorite one is i want m
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2017 5:06pm EDT
. ever play with president george w. bush sunny have played with president george w. bush on a number of occasion. he plays speed golf, plays really fast. you've almost have to run to your golf ball could keep up with him but we have played together. >> host: music, you did train to be a classical music pianist, and i have seen you perform with yo-yo ma, among others. do you do a lot hoff those concerts anymore. >> guest: i play at least one concert a year. was fortune to plaintiff we yo-yo ma at his music festival at the send center for which you were such a great leader, david. but at least once a year i play a concert with a professional quartet from boston university, and we do a benefit for a charity that we started called classics for kids. puts musical instruments in the kid. believe like everybody that we need stem, science and technology and mathematics but i'm a great believe we need the arts. kids need exposure to the arts. >> host: i want to focus on your book, but you were born and grew up in birmingham. >> guest: yes. >> host: a segue degree grate -- segregated so
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2017 3:37pm EDT
ever play with president george w. bush? >> i have on a number ofpr locations. he plays really reallyys fast. you almost have to run to your golf ball to keep up with him. >> and music, you trained to be a classical music pianist and not have seen you perform with others. do you do those concerts anymore? >> i play at least one concert a year and was fortunate to play at his music festival recently at the kennedy center. at least once a year iby play a concert with a quartet from boston university and we do a benefit for a charity we started called classic for kids putting musical instruments in schools because i'm a believer that we need stem, science and technology and mathematics, but i also believe we need the arts..arts our kids need exposure to the arts. [applause]. s. >> i want to focus on your book took us some people who may not know and there may be one or two, you were born and grew up in birmingham. >> yes. >> segregated south under jim crow laws. when you were growing upgr how long did it take before you realized you were treated the same as everyone? >> i grew up
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2017 6:30pm EDT
courses i'm about a 13 or 14 handicap. [applause] >> did you ever play with president george w. bush? >> i've played with president george w. bush on a number of occasions. he plays really fast. you almost have to run to your golf ball to keep up with him but yes we played together. >> in music you did trained to be a classical musical pianistf and i've seen you perform with yo-yo ma among others so do you do a lot of those concerts anymore? >> i do at least one concert a year.rnatio was fortunate to play with yo-yo ma at his music festival at the kennedy center for which you are such a great leader david.d. at least once a year i have a concert with a professional quartet from boston university. we do a benefit for a charity that we started called classics for kids that puts a musical instance in the schools. i believe like everybody that we need s.t.e.m., science technology and mathematics but i'm also a great believer that we need the arts. our kids need to be closer to the arts. [applause] >> i want to focus on your book but some people may not know you did a biography. you were
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2017 10:00am EDT
press on, the first approximation and is where people are not like george lucas with respect to death of luke skywalker, meaning not going to happen, then something might be moved. and notice if you want in return of the jedi, yoda did die. made some progress. >> i want to thank you for a very interesting presentation. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> booktv is on twitter and facebook, and we want to hear from you. we does twitter.com/booktv or post a comment on our facebook page, facebook.com/booktv. >> [inaudible conversations] ladies and gentlemen, please welcome dr. condoleezza rice. [applause] >> good evening everyone. my name is john heubusch by the honor of being executive director of the ronald reagan presidential foundation and want to thank all of you for coming out this evening. in honor of our men and women in uniform protecting our freedoms around the world, would you please stand and join the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag of united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2017 8:45pm EDT
george wallace can't win. i knew in my six-year-old ways that we don't want him to win. and so michael said, oh no, where minority in size and why do they bother because one day that beaufort will matter as i went around the world and south africans, latin america voting, sometimes for the first time they know that one day that boat will matter. and we are blessed with the extraordinary gift, democracy. americans in particular were blessed with founding fathers who understood an institutional design that would protect our liberties, our right to say what we think, to worship as we please, to be free from the knock of the secret place at night. to have the dignity that comes with those who are going to govern you have test for their consent. if we were blessed with that and believe we are in town by our creator with those rights, cannot be true for us and not for them. one of the marvelous legacies of the united states of america and the building in which we sit, one of the most marvelous legacies of ronald reagan was that he never forgot our obligation to speak for the voiceles
CSPAN
Jun 11, 2017 6:59am EDT
that george wallace can't win. i knew we probably didn't want him to wane. so my uncle said, oh, no, he said, we are a minority so he's going to win and i looked at my uncle and said, then why do they bother and my uncle said because they know that one day that vote will matter and as i went around the world as i saw long lines of liberians, south africans in latin america, they know one day the vote will matter and we are blessed with this extraordinary gift, democracy. americans in particular were blessed with founding fathers who understood an institutional design that would protect our liberties, our right to say what we think, worship as we employees, to be free from the secret police at night and have the dignities that comes from having those that are going to govern you, asking for consent but if we were blessed with that and we believe we were endowed by our creator with those rights, it can't be true for us and not for them and one of the marvelous legacies of the united states of america and the buildings that we sit, the libraries in which we sit, one of the most marvelo
CSPAN
May 28, 2017 7:30pm EDT
people waiting to vote. i said to my uncle, well, this must mean that man wallace, george wallace can't win. i wouldn't when my six-year-old ways that we do not want him to win. so, michael said oh no, we are minority, so he is going to win and i looked at michael and said, then why do they bother? and they said wide and he said because they know one day they know the vote will matter. i saw long lines of liberians are iraq is in south africans people voting sometimes for the first time. they know that one day that but will matter. we are blessed with this extraordinary gift, democracy. americans in particular were blessed with founding fathers who understood an institutional design that would protect our liberties, our right to say what we think of worship as we please, to be free from the secret place at night, to have the dignity that comes with those having to governor you to ask for your consent. but if we were blessed with that and we believed we were endowed by our creator with those rights, it cannot be true for us and not them. one of the marvelous legacies of the united
CSPAN
May 27, 2017 8:33pm EDT
to vote and i said to my on-call, well this must mean that man george wallace can't win. i knew in my own way that we probably did not want him to win. so my uncle said oh no, he said we are a minority so he is going to win. i looked at my uncle and i said then why do they bother? my uncle said because they know that one day that vote will matter. as i went around the world secretary of state and i saw long lines of liberians or afghans or iraqis, south africans in latin america, people voting sometimes for the first time, thought to myself they know that one day they'll vote will matter. we are blessed with this extraordinary gift of democracy. in particular we are blessed with founding fathers who understood and institutional design that would protect our liberties, our right to say what we think and to worship as they pleased to be free from the secret police that night, to have the dignity that comes with having those who were going to govern you have to ask for your consent but if we were blessed with that and we believed we were endowed via our creator with those rights, it c
LINKTV
Apr 14, 2014 8:00am PDT
quote the george polk awards ceremony friday, poitras and greenwald were joined by their colleagues you and mccaskill of "the guardian" and barton gelman of "the washington post," who share the award with them. this is laura poitras followed by glenn greenwald in their acceptance speeches. >> i am incredibly honored to be
LINKTV
Apr 15, 2014 8:00am PDT
quote , glenn greenwald, you and mccaskill, and barton gelman. the group also won a george polk journalism award last week. in a statement, snowden honored the journalist involved saying -- and those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!,
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Apr 14, 2014 8:00am PDT
quote states until this past friday when they flew from berlin to new york to accept the george polk award for national security reporting. they flew and not knowing if they would be detained or subpoenaed by the u.s. government. in january, the director of national intelligence james clapper described analysts working on the nsa story as a compass is." in february, mike rogers, chair of the house intelligence committee, accused glenn greenwald of selling stolen goods are reporting stories on the nsa documents. greenwald and poitras were accompanied by an aclu attorney,
LINKTV
Feb 19, 2014 8:00am PST
quote glenn greenwald and three other journalists won the george polk award for the reporting on the nsa. greenwald said the court ruling makes it clear the top british spy agency was monitoring "the communications of myself, david, and/or the guardian." he said -- in venezuela, right-wing opposition leader leopoldo lÓpez
LINKTV
Oct 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
from usc named george lucas had a title that read like a license plate, "thx 1138." a film with striking imagery, it perplexed studio executives. he later made "star wars." the first feature of a filmmaker from nyu named martin scorsese was picked up by an independent who changed its title and put it in local theatres. it didn't last long. he later made "goodfellas." steven spielberg, francis ford coppola, brian depalma. though their early work was not mainstream hollywood, their later work would ultimately represent what hollywood did best, with works like "e.t.," "the godfather," and "the untouchables," blockbusters. we are going to look at a band of filmmakers who thought they could change the world, and they did. "the film school generation." (whizzing of rockets) (music playing) (screams) don't try it. buddy, look, the lady obviously doesn't want -- look, creep, you want a knuckle sandwich? (narrator) in the beginning, however, only two things distinguished them from old hollywood. they have beards, and they almost all went to film school. (steven spielberg) i never went to
LINKTV
Jul 16, 2013 8:00am PDT
george zimmerman following his acquittal? we will speak with ben jealous about the case in the first post all comments of the juror a trayvon martin's friend rachel jeantel. then we go to egypt or seven people died and over 260 were winded last night between clashes -- were wounded last night in clashes. >> we do not kneel for anyone and we do not respond to pressure from anyone. of course the rule of the people is more important in any visit or representative and more important in any state or it of course i reject the visit of the american representative because they are the reason for the military to. >> we will speak with democracy kouddous inf abdel cairo. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. crow tests against the acquittal of george zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed african-american teenager trayvon martin continued across the country monday. in los angeles, at least 13 people were arrested overnight as police accused some protesters vandalizing cars, breaking windows, and setting fires. t
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Apr 14, 2014 8:00am PDT
compasses. they flew in for the george polk awards. we will play their acceptance speeches and a news conference that followed. then we will be joined by matthieu aikens who won a george polk award as well for his rolling stone piece, "the a-team killings." >> the torture and action additional killings i wrote about in the story is routine among the afghan security forces we have trained. we're leaving behind a gangster state. >> all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. three people have been killed in shootings at two jewish facilities in kansas. a former member of the ku klux klan is accused of opening fire inside a jewish community center and an assisted-living home in the town of overland park. the suspect reportedly yelled ler" upon his arrest. the police chief said the attack is began to investigate it as a hate crime. >> i caution everyone to understand suspects are people of interest. this gentleman is in his 70's. he is a white male. he has a beard. outside of that, there's not a whole lot i can confi
WHUT
Aug 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
also speak to the author of "bush's brain: how karl rove made george w. bush presidential." this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. we are breaking with convention. i'm amy goodman. hurricane is it had made landfall in southern louisiana as it heads toward louisiana on the seventh anniversary of hurricane katrina. the category 1 storm is producing winds of 80 miles per hour and is expected to bring heavy flooding. it will mark the most serious test of the rebuild levees in the seven years since katrina. at least 200,000 people have lost our throughout the gulf coast area and some 50,000 were slated to evacuate new orleans. on tuesday, president obama warned of the potential of major damage from flooding. >> as we prepare for isaac to hit, i want to urge all residents of the gulf coast to follow directions of officials, including, if they tell you, to evacuate. we are dealing with a big storm and there could be significant flooding and damage across a large area. now is not the time to tempt fate. now is not the time to dismiss official warnings. you need
LINKTV
Sep 29, 2014 8:00am PDT
remembrance of jacob george, and afghanistan war veteran and peace activist who took his own life earlier this month. george cofounded the afghan veterans against the war committee, part of iraq veterans against the war. in 2011, he and fellow veteran brock mcintosh returned to afghanistan to meet with young afghan peace activist. mcintosh remembers george bonding with the 15-year-old wasan boy who, like george, a farmer. together, they discussed "the absurdity of poor farmers being sent to kill poor farmers while people are starving." mcintosh said. george was also a musician who biked around the united states playing music for peace. in 2012, at the nato summit in chicago, he was among the veterans who hurled their military medals for the nato summit gave in an act of protest against the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> my name is jacob george, from arkansas. i met veteran of the war. i have one word for this global war on terrorism decoration, and that is shame. jacob george spoke openly about his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and with getting v.a. counselors to
LINKTV
May 11, 2016 3:00pm PDT
writing fellow at the nation institute. in miami, florida, we're also joined by george mallinckrodt, a psychotherapist, author, and human rights activist. he is a whistleblower who lost his job after reporting on abuse of his patients in the dade correctional institution's transitional care unit in 2011. his book is called, "getting away with murder: a true story." we welcome you both to democracy now! eyal press talk about how you discovered this story in particular cases inside the florida prison. >> i discovered the story through people like george mallinckrodt, and various other counselors and psychotherapists who worked at his present you just mentioned, the dade correctional institute. what interested me, in the abstract, these are people who worked in the mental health ward. when they saw abuse, they have a duty to report it. that is part of the basic medical ethics. yet they are in reality beholden to the guards for their own safety and security, for their ability to do their jobs. so i wrote about various people in that ward, personnel, who witnessed the abuse and felt stif
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Aug 31, 2017 8:00am PDT
will go to houston and port arthur texasas for the latest. we will speak with george about the crucial questions hurricane is not being asked about. another suspect in the brutal beating of deandre harris. he has been arrested. why has it taken so long when the beating was caught on film? we will speak with the reporter who interviewed deandre. >> there was all of this chaos going around. i felt myself getting hit. every time i got up, i lost consciousness and fell. and tooks picked me up me over ththere so i can g get . amamy: all that and more, comimg up. welcome to democracy now, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. in texas, tropical storm harvey made a seconond landfall wednesy near the border with louisiana, bringing more rain and catastrophic flooding to the gulf coast as the death toll from the unprecedented storm rose to at least 38. on thursday, the city of port arthur, texas, which is 100 miles east of houston was completely under water. flooding even forced the city to evacuate one of its own shelters set up for people who had fled their home
WHUT
Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
advocate senator george mcgovern dies of the age of 90. we will speak with stephen vittoria about his film, "one bright shining moment: the forgotten summer of george mcgovern." as well as his latest project, the new documentary, "long distance revolutionary: a journey with mumia abu-jamal." >> [indiscernible] >> and no way out. freed american hiker shane bauer rights, "solitary in iran nearly broke me. then i went inside america's prisons." >> i spent seven months in a prison cell. i thought this was one be better than it is. this is one of eight in a pod. a little over 11 by 7 feet, smaller than any i have ever inhabited. >> shane bauer was held in solitary confinement in iran for four months, now his written a major exposÉ on shocking conditions of solitary confinement inside the u.s.. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in san rafael, broadcasting from the community media center. both the u.s. and iran are denying claims of having reached an agreement in principle for direct one-o
LINKTV
Jun 6, 2016 3:00pm PDT
boxing license. 1974, mohammed ali reclaimed the world heavyweight title defeating george foreman in what was known as the rumble in the jungle, a historic boxing match. this is a clip from the documentary, "whwhen we were kingngs." >> i live in america, i was a slave 400 years ago. amy: mohammed ali --muhammad ali grew increasingly involved in world affairs. my name and the name of all muslims in america, i declare support for the palestinian struggle to deliberate their h homeland and oust zionist invaders. 1990, he traveled to baghdad and met with saddam hussein against the wishes of the u.s. governmement. of 50ured the release americans being held by the iraqi government. we will be joined by two guests. ishmael is the educator, writer, thectivist who wrote complete mohammed ali, recipient of the macarthur genius award and we will be joined by elizabeth alexander, poet and former chair of african studies, african-american studies at yale university. she is the author of the poem narrative written from the perspective of mohammed ali. she is the poet who in 2009 poem one inaugural
LINKTV
May 12, 2016 8:00am PDT
ratner filed the first lawsuit against george w. bush on behalf of guantanamo prisoners. six years later, he won a landmark case at the supreme court against the bush administration. today we speak with his family and friends and hear michael in his own words. >> this is no time for compromise, no time for political calculations. us,oward zinn admonishes the job of thinking people not to be an aside of the executioners. remindsin nation prize us all that the job for each of us is not to be an aside of the executioners. amy: all that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. brazil's senate has voted to suspend president dilma rousseff immediately and begin impeachment proceedings against her on accusations of tampering with accounts to hide a budget shortfall. the 55 to 22 senate vote followed more than 20 hours of debate. one politician described it as the "saddest day for brazil's young democracy." vice president michel temer will assume the presidency during rousseff's suspension. temer himself has been implicate
PBS
Apr 3, 2015 12:00pm PDT
gay rights activist george takei. >> the lgbt buying power, as well as our allies, as well as -- you know, i maintain the majority of americans are good, decent people. and they will not tolerate this kind of abuse of the legal process. amy: and we will get the latest from kenya, where 147 university people, mainly university students were killed when , militants stormed their campus on thursday. all that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. after eight days of talks in switzerland, iran and world powers have reached a framework agreement on curbing iran's nuclear program for at least a decade. in return, the united states and europe plan to lift economic sanctions on iran. as part of the deal, iran must reduce the number of its centrifuges that can be used to enrich uranium into a bomb by more than two-thirds. it also has to redesign a power plant so it cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium and be subject to regular international nuclear inspections. the parties must now reach a final agreement by june 30. pres
PBS
Feb 15, 2016 12:00pm PST
trump accused george bush of lying to invade iraq. all of that and more coming up. , welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. supreme court justice antonin scalia has died at the age of 79. for nearly 30 years, scalia was the leading conservative force on the bench, known among other things, for his opposition to the voting rights act, gay rights, to support for gun rights. he died saturday at a hunting resort in west texas. president obama, who has 11 months remaining in his term, said he will nominate someone to fill the empty seat. myi plan to fulfill constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. these are responsibilities that i take seriously, as should everyone. but bigger than any one party, they are about our democracy. amy: senate republicans are bound to block president obama from filling scilly supreme court seat. the next justice could tilt the balance
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Oct 31, 2017 3:00pm PDT
tweeting yesterday after his former campaign adviser george papadopoulos, it was announced he pled guilty to lying to the fbi. we'll speak with marcy wheeler, who sasays "george papadopopou's indictment is very, very bad news for attorney general jeff sessions." then democracy now! goes to puerto rico o where the app is investigating the $300 million contract between puerto rico's electrical power company in the tiny montana-based company whitefish named for the hometown of interior secretary ryan zinke. >> it truly is unnerving that anple can just swindle entire population when they are at its most vulnerable. amy: as puerto rico moves to cancel its contract with whitefish, wheels big with san juan mayor carmen yulin cruz about the reresponse to trump's attack and her v vision for the island's recovery. >> power is in just about the power grid. it is also about the ability that the puerto rican people may have in the years to come e to ensure there is appropriate economic developing an equally divided amongst all this 78 municipalities. amy: all that and more, coming up. welcome t
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Mar 31, 2015 3:00pm PDT
come back, we'll go to florida. we will be joined by former senator george mitchell, who is the former envoy under president obama to the middle east. we will talk about iran and israel. stay with us. ♪ [music break] amy: this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. aaron: as historic talks have reportedly closed ahead of the deadline, the israeli government oppose the deal. it emerged that israelis spied on the talks, and now the proposed terms are even worse than thought. speaking on sunday, netanyahu appeared to put out the axis of evil moniker. prime minister netanyahu: this deal bears out all of our fears. the access is very dangerous to humanity, and this must be stopped. aaron: he refers to the swiss town where the nuclear talks are taking place, apparently putting the u.s. inside of the access that netanyahu opposes, along with the five other world powers negotiating with iran. amy: netanyahu's comment was the latest in an escalating standoff with the white house over its mideast policies. president obama and other top officials have vo
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Dec 23, 2014 3:00pm PST
, vice president cheney, donald rumsfeld, george tenet, do you think these men should be charged with crimes against humanity? >> i believe that the challenge of now, the challenge of the past decade is to resuscitate our institutions, for them to be able to do the accountability functions required by the law. of lawe restore the rule by holding those who gave the order accountable, not the people does not the burger flippers at the bottom, not middle-management, but the chain of command from the top. we have not done what the law requires. >> we want to thank you for being with us, nathaniel raymond, research ethics advisor for physicians for human rights. he is also a researcher at the harvard school of public health. we will link to his report, "doing harm: health professionals' central role in the cia torture program." go to democracynow.org. when we come back, we will be joined by colonel wilkerson to talk about who should be held accountable. stay with us. ♪ [music break] >> "to the unknown man," , this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goo
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Jun 4, 2014 3:00pm PDT
mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of dr. george tiller. >> i would prefer personally to have a challenging, stimulating, emotionally and spiritually rewarding career that is short rather than have a long one that is filled with mediocrity, feeling as if you don't make any difference to people. >> we will speak with dr. cheryl chastine, medical director and primary abortion provider at the south wind women center, which opened last year. each week she travels from chicago to wichita to provide 's former in dr. tiller clinic. she is faced a barrage of anti-choice arrest meant. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. announcedilitary has a probe of the circumstances surrounding army sergeant bowe bergdahl's disappearance in afghanistan that led to his five-year capture. he was freed over the weekend in a prisoner swap with the taliban. despite winning the freedom of the loan known you as prisoner of war, the deal has come under republican attack amidst reports or doll voluntarily left his base after gro
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Jul 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
florida versus georgia zimmerman, the verdict, we jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> the verdict is in britain george zimmerman is acquitted for the shooting death of trayvon martin, an unarmed african-american teenager in florida. the verdict sparked protests around the country. >> we still today want justice. >> we still today want justice. >> and we will not be satisfied until justice is obtained. >> and we will not be satisfied until justice is obtained. ofwe will speak with some those in the streets and to the reverend jesse jackson as well as philip agnew, head of the dream defenders, a coalition of young people of color in florida, formed after trayvon martin's death. 2013 and beyond, it is in europe propelled by black and brown youth in our formative years criminalized, marginalized , cast aside and forgotten. we found strength in our struggles, determination. we are good kids growing up in bad states. >> all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. thousands of protesters have taken to the streets ac
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May 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, that is what you have to hire for. the governor of the state of alabama. george asked me -- >> to this is bull connor. >> tell your friends when you leave here -- leave it alone. they are going to handle this situation. just leave it alone. you know? washington, bobby socks and his brother the president -- [laughter] they would give anything in the world if we had some trouble here. if we don't have any trouble, we can beat them at their own game. --freedom, freedom >> all right. >> the activities which have taken place in birmingham over the last few days, to my mind, mark the nonviolent movement coming of age. this is the first time in the history of our struggle that we have been able literally to tell the tale. in a real sense, this is the full film and of a dream, for i've always felt that if we in ourill the jails witness to freedom it would be a magnificent expression of the determination of the negro and a marvelous way to lay the whole issue before the conscience of the local and national community. i think in a real sense, this birmingham movement is one of the most insp
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Mar 31, 2016 12:00pm PDT
was being aggressive. amy: talk about the marissa alexander case. it became famous after george zimmerman killed trayvon martin. there was a woman who had been abused and explain what happened to her, facing 20 years in prison, versus what happened to george zimmerman. victoria: marissa alexander was a florida mother of three. she had just given birth to her baby nine days earlier. she was estranged from her husband, but because they had a baby together, he was at her house. she went to the bathroom. he looked at her phone. which is something that abusers do. they want control. phone,e looking at your monitoring your e-mails. he looked at her phone and noticed she had sent baby photos to her ex-husband. when she came out of the bathroom, he attacked her. he shoved her against the wall, he tried to strangle her, she escaped and fled into the garage and she meant to get in her car and drive away. she realized she had forgotten her keys and cell phone in the house in her hurry to get away from him. so she had no choice but to reenter the house. she was in florida, she had a registe
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May 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
years ago today, abortion provider dr. george tiller was shot dead while attending church in wichita, kansas. women'sion is about hopes, dreams, potential. abortion is a matter of survival for women. >> george tiller's former colleague julie burkhart will join us from his former clinic, which shoot reopened last month, four years after his murder -- which she reopened last month, four years after his murder. nobel peace laureate some african archbishop desmond tutu and others are calling on president obama to release oscar lopez rivera. >> after more than 30 years, oscar lopez rivera is in prison tryingrime of conspiracy to free his people from injustice. >> all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. of sectarian violence in iraq is continuing with at least 33 people killed on thursday. according to the united nations, more than 500 people were killed in iraq this month while more than 700 died may april, marking the bloodiest month there in nearly five years. starting today, a ban on cars bearing certain types
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Dec 16, 2015 3:00pm PST
wars in the middle east and enlarging the u.s. military. and returning to the policies of george w. bush. >> george w. bush made mistakes but he did adjust. i blame obama for isil, not bush. i miss george w. bush, i wish you were president. we would not be in this mess. amy: the debates were held at sheldon adelson's casino in las vegas. we will get response from bob hebert of demos, zed jilani of the intercept, professor steven zunes and arun kundnani, author of "the muslims are coming: islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic war on terror." all that and more, coming up. ♪ welcome to democracy now, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the nine leading republican presidential candidates squared off last night in las vegas at the venetian casino, owned by republican billionaire backer sheldon adelson. it was the first debate since donald trump shook up the race by proposing to ban muslims from entering the united states. trump has gained an all-time high in a recent national poll. as he criticized the obama administration's wars in the middle east tuesday
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Oct 27, 2016 3:00pm PDT
, director of the middle east and islamic studies program at george mason university. then we take a look at undercover firsthand account of border militias -- loooosely organized networks of armed men -- who sometimes collalaborate with border patrol agents on their missions to catch undocumented immigrants. >> i was surised to see how much the border patrol was cooperating. to be inside of that world and see the ways these guys are talking about hunting mexicans. and then to see federal law enforcement, not only tolerate them, butind of use them in a certain n way. amy: mother jones senior reporter shane bauer joins us to tell the story of how he went undercover in california, arizona, colorado, to report on the right-wing militia movement, which surged under president obama. all of that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. at least 22 people, mostly children, have reportetedly died in a an airstrike e on a schooln the rebel-held syrian provincece of idlibib. ththe syrian obsbservatory for n rights saiaid the b
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Feb 20, 2015 12:00pm PST
george w. bush or george h.w. bush, or both. the list includes two of george w. bush's secretaries of homeland security, tom ridge and michael chertoff, and two of his former cia directors, porter goss and michael hayden. other key figures tapped from his brother's administration include john negroponte, who served as ambassador to iraq and the first director of national intelligence, paul wolfowitz, a key architect of the 2003 iraq war, and george w. bush's national security advisor stephen hadley. all three worked for both bush presidents. but speaking wednesday, jeb bush said he is his own man. >> for the record, one more time, i love my brother and i love my dad -- i actually love my mother as well. i hope that is ok. i admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had to make, but i am my own man in my views are shaped, on thinking and my own experiences. >> another name on jeb bush's list include former assistant secretary of state roger noriega, a key figure in the overthrow of haitian president jean-bertrand aristide under george w. bush. meanwhile, hi
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Jun 10, 2015 12:00pm PDT
solitary confinement. will he actually be freed? we will speak with his attorney george kendall, as well as robert king, who spent 29 years in solitary confinement. he was released in 2001. and we will hear albert woodfox in his own words. >> i thought that my cause, then and now, was noble therefore they could never break me. they might end me a little bit and caused me a lot of pain, and even take my life, but there will never be able to break me. amy: all of that and more coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration is considering a plan to increase u.s. presence in iraq is sending up to 500 more military personnel and establishing a new military base in anbar province. the new forces would help train iraqi forces and retake the city of vermont, which fell to the self described islamic state last month. we will have more on iraq after headlines. a federal appeals court has upheld harsh antitrust provisions in texas, threatening to leave texas with fewer than 10 abortion clinics. when the sweeping anti-choic
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Jun 15, 2012 8:00am PDT
finds that two-thirds of americans blame his republican predecessor, george w. bush, for the downturn. >> many economists say more jobs could be created by generating more consumer demand. well, a new bill introduced by illinois democratic rep jesse jackson, jr. aims to do that -- by increasing minimum wage for the first time since 2007. he said it could generate tens of billions of dollars in spending by poor families and workers almost immediately. congressmember jackson recently introduced the catching up to 1968 act of 2012. it draws its name from the idea that the federal minimum wage would be $10.55 an hour now if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. instead, it's $7.25. while the bill has about 20 co- sponsors, so far president obama has yet to endorse it, despite a campaign promise he made in 2008. his poverty agenda included a pledge to "raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011" so that "full-time workers can earn a living wage that allows them to raise their families and pay for basic needs such as food, transportation, and housing." when pro
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