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  • Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:45:42 +0000: Major Victories for Climate Movement, But Global Chaos Grows: Roundtable with Leaders on What's Next - Democracy Now!
    After a summer of extreme weather around the world, we host a roundtable discussion with environmental leaders on next steps: Lindsey Allen, executive director of the Rainforest Action Network; Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network; and May Boeve, executive director of 350 Action, the political arm of the climate organization 350.org.
  • Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:32:24 +0000: Urban Conflagration: Fire Scientist on Climate Change & What Makes California's Wildfires Different - Democracy Now!
    California wildfires have killed at least 42 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, scorching more than 200,000 acres—roughly the size of New York City. The blazes are the deadliest since record keeping began. As global temperatures continue to rise, we'll look at the link between fires and climate change with Max Moritz, fire research scientist based at UC Santa Barbara.
  • Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:12:36 +0000: Fearing Deportation, Immigrants Fleeing California Wildfires Avoid Shelters & Face Homelessness - Democracy Now!
    As catastrophic wildfires in California kill at least 42 people and leave thousands of homes and businesses in ruins, many of the area's 20,000 undocumented immigrants have had no sanctuary from the flames, with some sleeping on beaches in order to avoid federal agents at shelters. This comes as far-right media outlets like Breitbart are falsely reporting that an undocumented immigrant was arrested in connection to the fires. Police said there is no indication the man had anything to do with the wildfires. We speak with Alegría De La Cruz, deputy county lawyer of Sonoma County, and Juan Hernandez, executive director of the La Luz Center in Sonoma, California.
  • Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000: Headlines for October 20, 2017 - Democracy Now!
    Without Uttering "Trump," Obama & George W. Bush Denounce President, Trump to Visit China, Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines & South Korea, California: Deadly Wildfires Cause $1 Billion in Insured Losses, One Month After Maria, Millions in Puerto Rico Still Without Power, Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein: "I Knew", Army Soldiers Tasked with Preventing Sexual Assault Are Instead Charged with Rape, Spain to Trigger Article 155, Suspending Catalonia's Autonomy, Colombia: Community Leader José Jair Cortés Assassinated in Nariño, Argentina: Thousands Protest as Body Is Found Near Site of Activist's Disappearance, Standing Rock: Judge Sentences 2 Water Protectors to Jail Time
  • Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:49:38 +0000: Guantánamo Prisoners on Hunger Strike Say Guards Threatened to Kill Them by Stopping Force-Feeding - Democracy Now!
    Guantánamo Bay detainees who are on hunger strike have accused officials of a sudden change in practice that could result in them starving to death, as doctors threaten to stop force-feeding them and are no longer monitoring their medical condition. We speak with Clive Stafford Smith of Reprieve, which represents eight of the 41 Guantánamo detainees. Reprieve is urging supporters to join a solidarity hunger strike with the detainees. Among those participating are British Labour Party MP Tom Watson, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, comedian Sara Pascoe, director Mark Rylance and French-born actress Caroline Lagerfelt.