In a special broadcast today, Democracy Now! remembers legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who passed away on Saturday in Washington, D.C., at the age of 84.
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. The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling on Twitter to suspend Trump’s personal account, after branding him an accomplice to domestic terrorism.
As Donald Trump faces growing outrage over his response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Democracy Now! hosts an exclusive interview with the great-great-grandsons of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. At least 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy can be found in public spaces across the country.
A crowd of activists toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday. As the crowd shouted “We are the revolution,” a college student named Takiyah Thompson climbed up a ladder, looped a rope around the top of the Confederate Soldiers Monument in front of the old Durham County Courthouse and then pulled the statue to the ground.
The nation continues to grapple with the fallout from this weekend’s violence after a Nazi sympathizer drove into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19. Donald Trump finally condemned white supremacists on Monday for the bloodshed this weekend, after initially failing to directly blame the group.