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  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:50:57 +0000: Trump's DOJ Demands Personal Info on 1.3M Visitors to "DisruptJ20" Inauguration Protest Website - Democracy Now!
    The Justice Department is demanding web hosting provider DreamHost turn over 1.3 million IP addresses of people who visited the website DisruptJ20.org, which was used to organize the protests against President Trump's inauguration. The Justice Department is also seeking names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and other information about the owners and subscribers of the website. More than 200 protesters were arrested during the Inauguration Day protests and are now facing decades in prison on trumped-up charges. We are joined by Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His group is assisting DreamHost in its opposition to the government’s search warrant.
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:28:28 +0000: Nephew of Fascist Who Marched in Charlottesville & Former Neo-Nazi on Confronting Racists - Democracy Now!
    We feature Part 2 of our discussion with a former neo-Nazi and the nephew of a white supremacist who marched in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protest. Christian Picciolini is co-founder of Life After Hate, a nonprofit helping people disengage from hate and violent extremism. He was a leading neo-Nazi skinhead gang member and far-right extremist in the 1980s and 1990s. We also speak with Jacob Scott, the nephew of Peter Tefft, who was disowned by his father, Pearce Tefft, in a letter published in a local newspaper. Scott discusses what it means for the family to speak out.
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:13:00 +0000: Anne Frank Center: Trump's Personal Twitter Account Amplifies Hate and Should Be Suspended - Democracy Now!
    President Donald Trump continues to face outrage over his response to last weekend's deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where racism and anti-Semitism were on clear display. We speak with Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, which is calling on Twitter to suspend Trump's personal account, after branding him an accomplice to domestic terrorism.
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000: Headlines for August 18, 2017 - Democracy Now!
    "We Are Not Afraid": Thousands Take to Streets of Barcelona After Van Attack Kills 14 People, After Barcelona, Trump Revives Debunked Myth of Executing Muslims with Bullets Dipped in Pigs' Blood, From GOP Senators to Murdochs, Criticism of Trump Grows, Trump Praises "Beautiful" Confederate Statues as Protests Escalate, In Wake of Charlottesville, ACLU Rethinks Defending Armed Hate Groups, Report: U.S.-Led Airstrikes Kill 59 Since Monday in Raqqa, Despite Protests from China, U.S. & S. Korea to Stage Massive Joint Military Drill, Three Hong Kong Student Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced to Jail, Settlement Reached In Landmark Torture Suit Against Psychologists, Racial Gerrymandering Ruled Unconstitutional in Texas, KKK Members Who Worked as Prison Guards Convicted of Plotting to Kill Black Prisoner, ExxonMobil Escapes Responsibility for Role in Massive Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Spill, Solidarity on the Gridiron: White NFL Player Embraces Teammate Giving Black Power Salute, NBA Star Kevin Durant on Trump: "I Don't Respect Who's in Office", Resistance Grows in Puerto Rico over Dumping of Toxic Coal Ash
  • Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:54:01 +0000: "Vile, Hateful & Racist": A Fargo Family Disowns White Supremacist Relative After Charlottesville - Democracy Now!
    One of the participants in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was a man named Peter Tefft. He was outed by the Twitter group "Yes, You're Racist," which had been posting screenshots of participants in an effort to expose them. His father, Pearce Tefft, has come out and publicly denounced his white supremacist son in an open letter published in The Forum, a newspaper in Fargo. The letter read, in part, "I, along with all of his siblings and his entire family, wish to loudly repudiate my son's vile, hateful and racist rhetoric and actions. We do not know specifically where he learned these beliefs. He did not learn them at home." We speak with Jacob Scott, the nephew of Peter Tefft.