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    • Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires

      Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and more.

    • "This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster

      Bolivia is in a state of political crisis after longtime President Evo Morales resigned Sunday following what he described as a military coup. Weeks of protests have taken place since a disputed election last month. Morales announced his resignation in a televised address Sunday, shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his resignation. Bolivia's vice president also resigned Sunday, as did the head of the Bolivian Senate and the lower house. Opposition leader Jeanine Áñez, who is the second vice president of the Bolivian Senate, is claiming she will assume the presidency today. Evo Morales was the longest-serving president in Latin America, as well as Bolivia’s first indigenous leader. He was credited with lifting nearly a fifth of Bolivia's population out of poverty since he took office in 2006, but he faced mounting criticism from some of his former supporters for running for a third and then a fourth term. For more on the unfolding crisis in Bolivia, we speak with Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. His latest piece for The Nation is headlined "The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia." "This is a military coup — there's no doubt about it now," Weisbrot says.

    • Headlines for November 11, 2019

      Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns, Brazilian Former President Lula Freed from Prison, Haley Said Kelly and Tillerson Told Her to Work Against Trump, Syria: 8 Killed in Bombing in Tel Abyad, Iraq: Death Toll in Anti-Government Protests Rise to 319, Hong Kong: Police Shoot Student Protester at Close Range , Cyclone Kills 20 in Bangladesh & India; Wildfires Rage in Australia , Germans Mark 30th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall , Hundreds Protest Construction of Trump's Border Wall in Sonoran Desert , Kshama Sawant Declares Victory in Seattle City Council Race , Chesa Boudin Wins San Francisco District Attorney's Race

    • Remembering the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre When Police Shot Dead Three Unarmed Black Students

      The 1968 Orangeburg massacre is one of the most violent and least remembered events of the civil rights movement. A crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg's only bowling alley. After days of escalating tensions, students started a bonfire and held a vigil on the campus to protest. Dozens of police arrived on the scene, and state troopers fired live ammunition into the crowd. When the shooting stopped, three students were dead and 28 wounded. Although the tragedy predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and it was the first of its kind on any American college campus, it received little national media coverage. The nine officers who opened fire that day were all acquitted. The only person convicted of wrongdoing was Cleveland Sellers, a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, known as SNCC. Sellers was one of the organizers of the protest. He was convicted of a riot charge and spent seven months behind bars. He was pardoned in 1993. From Orangeburg, South Carolina, we speak with civil rights photographer Cecil Williams, who photographed the scene in the aftermath of the Orangeburg massacre. He is also the founder of the Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum here in Orangeburg.

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    • Aftershock: The Human Toll of War

      FEATURING RICHARD CAHAN – As Americans mark Veterans Day on Monday, the actual experience of soldiers in wartime is rarely explored in detail. Veterans are valorized and romanticized, sometimes pitied, and often held up on pedestals.  Now, a new book captures the experiences of World War II veterans and the war zones they fought in...

    • How Panicked are America’s Billionaires?

      FEATURING DOUG HENWOOD – With the news that former New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg is throwing his hat into the Presidential race, many are speculating that America’s billionaire class could be panicking. Bloomberg, who is a billionaire himself, is apparently running because the only centrist frontrunner among Democratic primary candidates is former Vice President...

    • Headlines: November 8, 2019

      President Donald Trump has said he has the transcript of a second phone call he had with Ukraine’s newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky from April of this year – several months before the controversial July 25th phone call that is the subject of the House impeachment inquiry. Trump says he has no problem turning over...

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    • Sunday 'Leaves of Crass' Toons

      * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.

    • Religious Freedom in Opposite World: 'BradCast' 11/8/2019

      It’s NICOLE SANDLER again guest-hosting today’s BradCast. No worries, Brad and Desi will be back in time for the next episode! We begin the show with a recap of the day’s news --- deposition transcript releases, subpoenas ignored, Roger Stone’s trial, and A Warning from 'Anonymous'… My guest today is FREDERICK CLARKSON of Political Research Associates, who [...]

    • Might Bevin Really Try to Steal KY's Gubernatorial Election from Beshear?: 'BradCast' 11/7/2019

      On today's BradCast, a close look at the scheme that Kentucky's Republican Governor may now be trying to pull off in hopes of stealing last Tuesday's election from the apparent Democratic winner. [Audio link to show follows below.] But, first up today, paper tiger Donald Trump, after vowing he'd never settle the case by New York [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - November 7, 2019

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 11,000 scientists issue dire warning on climate change; The planet just broiled through the hottest October ever recorded; Trump EPA moves to weaken water standards, again; PLUS: Honolulu and Maui County sue Big Oil over climate damages... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 [...]

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