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Mike Davis: As Workers Face Dangerous Conditions Amid Reopening, We Need Unions & Medicare for All22/05/2020
“A volcanic rage is rapidly rising to the surface in this country,” says historian Mike Davis, “and we need to harness it to defend and build unions, ensure Medicare for all, and knock the bastards off their gilded thrones.”
Democracy Now! 2020-05-22 Friday22/05/2020 Duration: 59min
Authorities arrest a third White man for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery; We speak with renowned Indian journalist P. Sainath; As all 50 states partially reopen this weekend, historian Mike Davis says, "Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell."
Democracy Now! 2020-05-21 Thursday21/05/2020 Duration: 59min
We get an update from Bangladesh, where a cyclone threatens a camp, home to 1 million Rohingya refugees, and look at COVID-19's threat to refugees across the globe; a new report finds 1 million children face death from the pandemic's secondary impacts.
Democracy Now! 2020-05-20 Wednesday20/05/2020 Duration: 59min
Reverend William Barber calls for a Mass Poor People's Assembly on June 20; New York City shuts down its subways overnight, removing people who rely on the trains for shelter; a largely immigrant public elementary school fights demolition in New Jersey.
Democracy Now! 2020-05-19 Tuesday19/05/2020 Duration: 59min
States begin to reopen even as U.S. deaths from the coronavirus top 90,000; The pandemic batters journalism, with at least 36,000 media workers experiencing layoffs, furloughs or pay cuts since the start of the outbreak.
Democracy Now! 2020-05-18 Monday18/05/2020 Duration: 59min
How will the pandemic end, and how will the world look when it's over? We spend the hour with renowned medical historian Frank Snowden, author of the new book "Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present."
Democracy Now! 2020-05-15 Friday15/05/2020 Duration: 59min
Amid the pandemic, calls grow to halt deportations to Guatemala and Haiti; the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that may shape the outcome of future presidential elections; we look at voting by mail and whether democracy can survive the pandemic.
Democracy Now! 2020-05-14 Thursday14/05/2020 Duration: 59min
Is the coronavirus pandemic generating a mental illness crisis? We talk to psychology professor and writer Andrew Solomon; Renowned palliative care specialist Dr. Diane Meier on the pandemic's impact on families when loved ones must battle COVID alone.
Democracy Now! 2020-05-13 Wednesday13/05/2020 Duration: 59min
We spend the hour with author and journalist Naomi Klein looking at the emerging "pandemic shock doctrine," lawmakers' calls for more surveillance and how Big Tech stands to profit from the coronavirus outbreak.
Democracy Now! 2020-05-12 Tuesday12/05/2020 Duration: 59min
Two Sioux tribes defy the South Dakota governor's orders to remove coronavirus checkpoints; 70 of the first 100 coronavirus deaths in Chicago were Black people; We speak with Adriana Gallardo about a ProPublica report on New York City essential workers.
Democracy Now! 2020-05-11 Monday11/05/2020 Duration: 59min
Black and Brown communities are disproportionately targeted and policed in New York City's coronavirus response, and protests are banned; A Trump Death Clock billboard goes up in Times Square to mark the toll of government inaction.