Thousands Protest in AZ as Trump Threatens Govt Shutdown over Border Wall & Defends C’ville Remarks

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In a campaign rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, Donald Trump repeatedly defended his response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville as thousands of protesters who had gathered outside were attacked by police with tear gas and pepper balls.

State Dept. Official Who Quit in 2009 over U.S. War in Afghanistan Speaks Out on Trump’s Troop Surge

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Donald Trump has announced plans to escalate the U.S. war in Afghanistan—already the longest war in U.S. history. While Trump offered few specifics during his prime-time address Monday night, he has reportedly already signed off on a plan to send about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

Dick Gregory In His Own Words: Remembering the Pioneering Comedian and Civil Rights Activist

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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.

Anne Frank Center: Trump’s Personal Twitter Account Amplifies Hate and Should Be Suspended

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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.

Exclusive: Stonewall Jackson’s Great-Great-Grandsons Call for Removal of Confederate Monuments

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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.

Meet the College Student Who Pulled Down a Confederate Statue in Durham & Defied White Supremacy

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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.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: I Would Like to See Donald Trump Resign & Leave White House

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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.

Survivor of White Supremacist Attack in Charlottesville: There’s No Question, This was Terrorism

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The “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend erupted into violence, resulting in three deaths. Today’s Democracy Now! hosts a discussion on the aftermath, the implications and official responses to the events.

On Guam, Resistance Grows to U.S. Military Presence as N. Korea Threatens Missiles Off Island’s Coast

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The front page of Guam’s Pacific Daily News reads “14 Minutes!” That’s how long it would take missiles fired from North Korea to reach the U.S. territory in the western Pacific if there is an escalation of the threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea.

Why Is U.S. Threatening War with North Korea Instead of Pushing for Negotiations?

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The war of words between the U.S. and North Korea continues to intensify, with North Korea threatening to strike the U.S. territory of Guam, while Defense Secretary General Mattis warned North Korea’s actions could result in the “destruction of its people.”

Forget Russia. Is Provoking a Nuclear War with North Korea Grounds for Impeachment?

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Tension between the U.S. and North Korea escalated sharply Tuesday after Donald Trump suggested he was prepared to start a nuclear war, threatening to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea. Hours later, North Korea threatened to strike the U.S. territory of Guam in the western Pacific.

Meet the Senior Federal Official Blowing the Whistle on Trump’s Suppression of Climate Science

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Is the Trump administration trying to silence government scientists from working or talking about climate change? According to news reports, as many as 50 senior Interior Department officials have been reassigned since Ryan Zinke became head of the department.