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08:15 min | 10 months ago

"wong gonzalez" Discussed on Charger Chat

"The question. Move it on now. To Daniel a wallen. Certified for it. Not at all. Oh. That's separate shot you. Okay, okay, so like, who do you think the single biggest edition will be from players coming back from injury? And who's the wide receiver versus quarterback matchup this week, you're most excited for, all right, kid later I do. I think I'm most excited to see Justin Jones back from injury. I don't know, it's just like, there's a lot of expectation, a lot of I think free agency moves here before the trade deadline, but not fridge, but trade moves before the deadline is dependent on how he plays. So I'm excited to see how he does. And then I don't know. I feel like we have two number one receivers, you know? So it's like whoever whoever they tried to double, I'm excited to see how the other one does. I think it's just like a picker poison type of attack for us. You know, it could be a good answer is your former high school teammate. He's not a cornerback. He is a linebacker. Kyle did play with the van noy in high school. Yeah. So give us a report. What do we know? How long have you been out of high school now? How did he do that? What did he bench? He just thought he's really good. Obviously, he plays for the Patriots. I think he's won two super bowls, yes, dead, but it was always fun to watch him play. I hope he plays ball and they get smoked by us, but yeah, that'll be a good matchup to see how he does in coverage against our tied ins and Austin Eckler because he plays he plays in a linebacker, but yeah, I don't know. I'm just excited to see because bell check is a defensive guy. That's who he is. To see who he decides to take away whether that begin in a mic and who he allows to make big boys. So it's always fun to see who they're going to try to take away and you know right away by the statute who they who they decided to take away. Yeah. Yeah, because they just recently let go of Stefan Gilmore, who was a cornerback, one of their main cornerbacks for quite a while. So it'll be interesting to see who they have protecting either Keenan or Mike. But I'm actually more excited to see drew trank will come back because I think he brings so much more to the team. He brings that leadership mentality as well as just that linebacker position. We've got to get, you know, I love Neiman and I love romp and Ogden, but man we need one of those guys back in there and tranquil. I think it's going to be that big help. I'm just going to let's just make this a buffet. I'll just say not that early. We'll do all three of them. Let's get let's do it. Bring them all down. All right, so there you go, Dan. Appreciate you asking the question. Always good to hear from you. We move it on now to Juan Gonzalez. Certified fresh, who asked the question how might you have an improvement would have Justin Jones back B? Also does the coaching staff eat something we're not seeing with Meryl? He's looked pretty solid against the run. I think we're all thinking it's going to be a big upgrade to get Justin Jones bag. I think that that's what the consensus was. He was penciled in to be a starter, you know, before he got hurt. So, you know, you would only assume that, right? Right. I mean, because I feel like marrow played in this game against Baltimore, right? You got limited. They're not playing them very much, and I'm not sure. Why? Well, he had three snaps against the Raiders, and then I don't even he probably had something similar. So it's like two or three or something small. Yeah, to say that he's had a great defense against the run. We just don't know. His sample size is so small. I feel like it's almost like a tyrant Johnson situation where we saw the guy flash in a couple of plays that in our mind, that's what's burned in and we think he's this great player that's going to make the world of difference. When in reality, it might, that might not be the case. I love this story of forest Meryl. I hope you get some more opportunities. But there is a reason why he was an undrafted free agent, and there's a reason why he's not playing a lot. Our coaches aren't just saying, hey, we're not going to play you even though we know that you would be revolutionary for our defense. We are the key to unlocking this whole defensive off, though. I'm going to put you in my back pocket until I'm already out. Yeah, and believe me, I've been thinking like, hey, give him a shot. What we have is not good. How much worse could it possibly get? Right, so give him a shot and let's see if he can get the job done, but yeah, I don't know. I mean, I feel like Justin Jones is the reason we didn't go after free agents in the off season. You know what I mean? We all thought, okay, we're shifting to this three, four. We need different guys in there. And we didn't go after anyone. This whole off season because of Justin Jones is what it seems like. So it has to be a huge step up from what our coaching staff believes. So we'll see. We'll see if it pays off. There you go. Wong Gonzalez, thank you for asking the question, let's move it on now to coach Lago. Who asks the question? First off, shadow to my dude, efrain a Barca for CC gang hookup on ticks for this weekend. First time taking the wife eat a SoFi Stadium. Second, what key on each DNO is most important to exact revenge on the paths from the embarrassment of last year. Caleb I. They often is easy Herbert's got a cook, like herbs just gotta be the Patriots didn't see Herbert last year. They saw they saw something else. And last week, we didn't see Herbert. So let's see some Herbert. See some see some Herbie. Hollywood Herbert. And anytime anytime you play Mac Mac Jones type a rookie quarterback, you want to get pressure on him. You want to see what he does when you get in his face and force him to make throws that are not comfortable. Close up that pocket, make it, what did I say? No, it's not what you said. It just made me think there is a photo floating around. I think it's I'm pretty. I'm 99% positive. It's a Mac Jones. And he's got this like frightening look on his face like trying to throw the ball and it's just like, oh, it's just, oh, it's just like delicious so good. Obviously, yeah, I think he's not prepared at least not from that picture. For that kind of pressure from some of the defenses. And so if our defense can be fully healthy, getting some of these guys back, obviously should make a big key difference in winning against the patch. So 100%. And hey, Efron. Thanks for taking care of coach Lago. I appreciate that. That's right. Sisi gang, hooking each other up. Love it. Thank you, coach Lago for asking the question, moving on now to oaky doggy. Who asked the question? Do you think special teams is where we may have to win the game against the pass, and do you think staley has Herbert in his office reviewing defenses just like Bill Belichick did with Tom Brady all those years ago? Yeah, I think special teams is where we got our ass kicked last year against the Patriots. We had like a blocked punts returned kicks. Yeah. It's just like we talked about with the difference between our game against the ravens and the bangles against ravens is momentum. We had none because of special teams in that game last year. So 100%, I think we kicked the ball through the end zone every single kick off. If we have the opportunity and we take these and you just nullify special teams, don't let them be a difference maker. Don't let it charge of the game because we're just not there. We don't have that yet. We're not gonna have win games on special teams. That's just not what our team is right now. So we just need to try to nullify it somehow and go and beat the Patriots on.

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"wong gonzalez" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

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08:03 min | 1 year ago

"wong gonzalez" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"One of Cuomo's accusers former aide Lindsey boylan vowed to sue and condemn Cuomo's victim blaming in a statement she said quote it's a tragedy that so many stood by and watch these abuses happen adding quote my hope always has been that this will make it safer for other women to report their own harassment and abuse she said. The resignation takes effect in two weeks after which lieutenant governor Cathy hoko will replace him becoming the first woman governor of New York. The New York State judiciary committee is still looking into whether impeachment is possible. Meanwhile Cuomo could still face criminal and civil charges. He's also under investigation for covering up nursing home deaths early in the pandemic. As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to trend upwards in the United States Hawaii is the latest state to impose new measures including limiting the number of people permitted at social gatherings and events. Oregon is restoring a statewide indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people amidst the delta surge. In neighboring Washington state the immigrant justice group Larry's estancia is warning of a full blown COVID outbreak at the northwest detention center in Tacoma where over 170 cases have been reported since June the group is calling on Congress to end the Biden administration's inhumane policy of transferring and locking up asylum seekers. Meanwhile in Texas two judges ruled to temporarily allow local officials and two counties to require masks and schools and other public buildings despite Republican governor Greg Abbott's attempts to ban mask mandate statewide. In international news 6 Mexican states have been placed on the highest pandemic alert level as cases surge and vaccinations lag. Bangladesh has begun vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Cox's bazaar the world's largest refugee settlement amidst mounting cases nationwide. In Afghanistan the Taliban has now seized control of 9 provincial capital since Friday. Hundreds of Afghan soldiers have reportedly surrendered at the Kunduz airport sealing the Taliban's control over the city after they captured it over the weekend. Meanwhile Russian media is reporting Taliban fighters have also taken control of Afghanistan's borders with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Afghanistan's acting finance minister quit and left the country. The UN says there have been more than 1000 civilian casualties over the past month including the death of at least 27 children. Nearly a quarter of a million people have been internally displaced since May all this as uncertainty also looms and ongoing peace talks in Doha and with just weeks left before the U.S. completes its withdrawal. In Ethiopia as the months long conflict and the Tigray Region continues to escalate . UNICEF is sounding the alarm on the disastrous conditions faced by children. More than 100 children reportedly killed in recent attacks at least a 160,000 others are facing famine like conditions. Meanwhile Amnesty International reports hundreds of women and girls into gray have been raped subjected to sex slavery and mutilation by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops. This comes as the Ethiopian prime minister abiy Ahmed is urging eligible residents to join the armed forces as the government continues to fight rebels into gray and surrounding regions. Last week the Ethiopian government threatened to deploy its entire defensive capability against the tigray people's liberation front which now also entered the afar and regions. In Britain U.S. lawyers are presenting their case in a preliminary hearing challenging court's decision to halt the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States under the espionage act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. In Algeria at least 42 people have been killed as wildfires blaze through several rural areas burning homes and forests to the ground. At least 25 soldiers who battled the inferno are among the dead. The interior ministry suggested arson was to blame for dozens of active fires in the country as some survivors condemned the government for failing to respond to the unfolding disaster. As you see there are fires everywhere. We have not seen the government here. We do not have a state. The people is the government. Long live the members of the civil protection teams. Record breaking wildfires continue to rage across the globe from Greece to Siberia to the western United States. Meanwhile Chile says climate fueled record breaking decades long drought is causing devastation to agriculture and water levels. Chile recently approved a measure to limit private control of water supplies and enshrine access to water as a human right. In immigration news the Biden administration is being sued over the unsafe conditions faced by unaccompanied migrant children at two holding facilities in Texas. Children and teens detained at fort bliss army based narrow El Paso and oil workers camp in the city of pecos have reported abuse medical neglect prolonged detention and being subjected to mental distress. Their attorneys are demanding the Biden administration immediately release them arguing the U.S. government is violating the 1997 Florida settlement agreement which established legal requirements regarding the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. In other news from Texas the Republican ruled House of Representatives voted to authorize the arrest of Democrats who fled Texas last month to block the passage of sweeping voter suppression laws. The Texas House speaker then signed civil arrest warrants for 52 democratic legislators those who have already returned to Texas could be subject to arrest or forcibly return to the state capital in order to establish a quorum. The U.S. Postal Service has finalized its contested plan to slow down some first class deliveries as part of its efforts to slash spending. Postmaster general Louis DeJoy a Trump appointee announced the ten year plan in March opponents say the move will disproportionately impact small businesses middle and low income people as well as seniors and that the risks aren't justified by what's expected to be a low financial return. Meanwhile USPS is paying $120 million over the next 5 years to a major logistics contractor called XPO Logistics DeJoy previously served as an executive at XPO and continues to have financial ties with his whole company. And the Australian government's agreed to pay some $280 million in reparations to indigenous people who are forcibly separated from their families as children. From the early 1900s to the 1970s over a 100,000 indigenous children were ripped from their families and communities known as the stolen generation and sent to so called boarding schools as they Australian government enforced a program aimed at eradicating indigenous culture while some indigenous advocates welcome reparations. They fear history is repeating itself as indigenous children are still far more likely to be removed from their homes and placed under state custody than non indigenous children in Australia. And those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org the Warren peace report. I made me Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez a New Brunswick New Jersey. Taiwan. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners.

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"wong gonzalez" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

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08:40 min | 1 year ago

"wong gonzalez" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"All of this later in the show with Congress member ro Khanna. Disgrace New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he's resigning after months of mounting scandals and one week after the release of attorney general letitia James damning report which found Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women. Cuomo refused to take responsibility for his criminal acts as he announced his resignation. In my mind. I've never crossed the line with anyone. But I didn't realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. One of Cuomo's accusers former aide Lindsey boylan vowed to sue and condemn Cuomo's victim blaming in a statement she said quote it's a tragedy that so many stood by and watch these abuses happen adding quote my hope always has been that this will make it safer for other women to report their own harassment and abuse she said. The resignation takes effect in two weeks after which lieutenant governor Cathy hoko will replace him becoming the first woman governor of New York. The New York State judiciary committee is still looking into whether impeachment is possible. Meanwhile Cuomo could still face criminal and civil charges. He's also under investigation for covering up nursing home deaths early in the pandemic. As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to trend upwards in the United States Hawaii is the latest state to impose new measures including limiting the number of people permitted at social gatherings and events. Oregon is restoring a statewide indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people amidst the delta surge. In neighboring Washington state the immigrant justice group Larry's estancia is warning of a full blown COVID outbreak at the northwest detention center in Tacoma where over 170 cases have been reported since June the group is calling on Congress to end the Biden administration's inhumane policy of transferring and locking up asylum seekers. Meanwhile in Texas two judges ruled to temporarily allow local officials and two counties to require masks and schools and other public buildings despite Republican governor Greg Abbott's attempts to ban mask mandate statewide. In international news 6 Mexican states have been placed on the highest pandemic alert level as cases surge and vaccinations lag. Bangladesh has begun vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Cox's bazaar the world's largest refugee settlement amidst mounting cases nationwide. In Afghanistan the Taliban has now seized control of 9 provincial capital since Friday. Hundreds of Afghan soldiers have reportedly surrendered at the Kunduz airport sealing the Taliban's control over the city after they captured it over the weekend. Meanwhile Russian media is reporting Taliban fighters have also taken control of Afghanistan's borders with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Afghanistan's acting finance minister quit and left the country. The UN says there have been more than 1000 civilian casualties over the past month including the death of at least 27 children. Nearly a quarter of a million people have been internally displaced since May all this as uncertainty also looms and ongoing peace talks in Doha and with just weeks left before the U.S. completes its withdrawal. In Ethiopia as the months long conflict and the Tigray Region continues to escalate . UNICEF is sounding the alarm on the disastrous conditions faced by children. More than 100 children reportedly killed in recent attacks at least a 160,000 others are facing famine like conditions. Meanwhile Amnesty International reports hundreds of women and girls into gray have been raped subjected to sex slavery and mutilation by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops. This comes as the Ethiopian prime minister abiy Ahmed is urging eligible residents to join the armed forces as the government continues to fight rebels into gray and surrounding regions. Last week the Ethiopian government threatened to deploy its entire defensive capability against the tigray people's liberation front which now also entered the afar and regions. In Britain U.S. lawyers are presenting their case in a preliminary hearing challenging court's decision to halt the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States under the espionage act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. In Algeria at least 42 people have been killed as wildfires blaze through several rural areas burning homes and forests to the ground. At least 25 soldiers who battled the inferno are among the dead. The interior ministry suggested arson was to blame for dozens of active fires in the country as some survivors condemned the government for failing to respond to the unfolding disaster. As you see there are fires everywhere. We have not seen the government here. We do not have a state. The people is the government. Long live the members of the civil protection teams. Record breaking wildfires continue to rage across the globe from Greece to Siberia to the western United States. Meanwhile Chile says climate fueled record breaking decades long drought is causing devastation to agriculture and water levels. Chile recently approved a measure to limit private control of water supplies and enshrine access to water as a human right. In immigration news the Biden administration is being sued over the unsafe conditions faced by unaccompanied migrant children at two holding facilities in Texas. Children and teens detained at fort bliss army based narrow El Paso and oil workers camp in the city of pecos have reported abuse medical neglect prolonged detention and being subjected to mental distress. Their attorneys are demanding the Biden administration immediately release them arguing the U.S. government is violating the 1997 Florida settlement agreement which established legal requirements regarding the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. In other news from Texas the Republican ruled House of Representatives voted to authorize the arrest of Democrats who fled Texas last month to block the passage of sweeping voter suppression laws. The Texas House speaker then signed civil arrest warrants for 52 democratic legislators those who have already returned to Texas could be subject to arrest or forcibly return to the state capital in order to establish a quorum. The U.S. Postal Service has finalized its contested plan to slow down some first class deliveries as part of its efforts to slash spending. Postmaster general Louis DeJoy a Trump appointee announced the ten year plan in March opponents say the move will disproportionately impact small businesses middle and low income people as well as seniors and that the risks aren't justified by what's expected to be a low financial return. Meanwhile USPS is paying $120 million over the next 5 years to a major logistics contractor called XPO Logistics DeJoy previously served as an executive at XPO and continues to have financial ties with his whole company. And the Australian government's agreed to pay some $280 million in reparations to indigenous people who are forcibly separated from their families as children. From the early 1900s to the 1970s over a 100,000 indigenous children were ripped from their families and communities known as the stolen generation and sent to so called boarding schools as they Australian government enforced a program aimed at eradicating indigenous culture while some indigenous advocates welcome reparations. They fear history is repeating itself as indigenous children are still far more likely to be removed from their homes and placed under state custody than non indigenous children in Australia. And those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org the Warren peace report. I made me Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez.

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"wong gonzalez" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

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29:17 min | 1 year ago

"wong gonzalez" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"To save lives. Today our movement moved mountains she said. During an interview on CNN Bush responded to the temporary moratorium extension. I'm elated and I'm overwhelmed. You know because just the thought that so many people right now millions of people you know will not be forced out on the streets. Meanwhile democratic Congress member is sheet of tlaib is calling on House Democrats to return recent contributions from real estate tycoon George Marcus who recently donated $1 million to the House majority pack just weeks before democratic lawmakers failed to extend the eviction moratorium. The COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia has topped a 100,000 after authorities reported 1700 new deaths today Indonesia's death toll has doubled since May. Meanwhile in Japan Tokyo has set yet another record for COVID cases reporting over 4100 new infections today in the Olympics host city. Here in the United States Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis is rejecting calls to impose a mask mandate as the state set a new record with over 11,500 hospitalized COVID patients. Doctors say 95% of the patients are unvaccinated. Louisiana has reinstated an indoor mask mandate as its hospitals also struggled to treat a record number of COVID patients. American academy of pediatrics reports 72,000 children in the United States tested positive for COVID last week and 85% increase over the previous week. The academy estimates less than 2% of children infected require hospitalization. Here in New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will soon require proof of vaccination to dine indoors go to the gym or attend indoor entertainment events. In other COVID news The New York Times reports the Food and Drug Administration is moving towards fully approving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine by September. Meanwhile former president Barack Obama has announced plans to significantly scale down his 60th birthday bash this weekend at the family's $12 million state in Martha's Vineyard due to the spread of the delta variant. President Biden and the entire democratic congressional delegation of New York is calling on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after an independent investigation concluded Cuomo had violated state and federal law by sexually harassing 11 women including 9 current or former government employees. On Tuesday New York State attorney general letitia James released her 165 page report after conducting a 5 month probe. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. On Tuesday governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations and rejected calls to resign. Members of the New York State assembly are now moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. The governors of New Jersey Pennsylvania Connecticut and Rhode Island also issued a joint statement calling for Cuomo to resign. We'll have more on this story after headlines. In election news Chantal Brown has defeated Nina Turner Bernie Sanders former campaign co chair in a closely watched special democratic primary to fill the seat of Marsha fudge in Ohio's 11th congressional district. Brown is the chair of the cuyahoga county Democratic Party. She'd received the backing of many establishment Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Congress member James Clyburn as well as the democratic majority for Israel PAC which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the race Nina Turner was endorsed by senator Sanders congressman Alexandra casio Cortez and other progressives in a statement Tuesday night Turner said quote we didn't lose this race the evil money manipulated and maligned this election. In Ohio's 15th congressional district the Trump backed coal lobbyist Mike Carey won the Republican primary defeating ten others. In Afghanistan at least 8 people died Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in a heavily secured area of Kabul outside the villa of Afghanistan's defense minister who was not home at the time. The BBC reports it was the first major bombing in Kabul and over a year. It comes as Taliban fighters are attempting to seize three provincial capitals Kandahar Herat and Lashkar gah. The United Nations report it's at least 40 civilians have been killed in Lashkar gar in 118 wounded over the past day according to The Associated Press the Taliban now controls 9 of the ten districts in Lashkar God despite repeated U.S. air strikes to slow their advance the Afghan army has urged civilians to leave the city before the army launches a major counterattack against the Taliban. Meanwhile Human Rights Watch has accused the Taliban of summarily executing soldiers police and civilians who've been detained during its recent offensive ahead of the U.S. Military withdrawal which is scheduled to conclude by the end of July of August. In Greece thousands of people have fled their homes as wildfires rage uncontrollably in the northern suburbs of Athens amidst Greece's worst heat wave in decades. Greek firefighters are battling 81 forest fires across the country as temperatures soar to a 116°F. Meanwhile more than 16,000 people have been evacuated in Turkey which has been struggling to contain scores of fires over the past week. Police in Ukraine have opened a murder investigation after Belarusian activist was found dead nearest home in Kyiv. Of body was found Tuesday hanging from a tree in a park. Shef was a vocal critic of the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and helped provide refugee to Belarusians who fled the city. The country. Lebanon is marking one year since the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut killed 218 people injured 7000 and destroyed or damaged 300,000 homes. Lebanon is now facing its worst economic crisis in history. Meanwhile no one in the political leadership has been held accountable for leaving over 2700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer unattended at Beirut's port. A new report by Human Rights Watch implicates senior Lebanese officials for failing to protect the public. Culpability for the explosion still rests with those officials who knew the ammonium nitrate was being stored at the port and an unconscionable and dangerous manner and failed to do what was within their authority and under their responsibility to secure or remove it. Abraham racy has officially become Iran's new president. He's a conservative cleric and protege of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. On Tuesday he vowed to fight U.S. sanctions. Pursue the lifting of tyrannical sanctions but we will definitely not allow people's financial ability and the economy to be impacted by. Sanctions to outsiders wishes. In Texas a federal judge has temporarily blocked Republican governor Greg Abbott from carrying out an executive order that restricted asylum seekers to traveling only with law enforcement officials and directed state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of transporting migrants immigrant justice organizations and others have often helped transport asylum seekers who are released from custody to their final destination. Abbott's executive order is blocked until next week when another hearing is scheduled. And Missouri's Republican governor Mike parson has pardoned the wealthy white St. Louis couple who brandish guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters who match by their mansion last year. Mark and Patricia mccloskey were originally charged with felonies but later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. And those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report. I made me Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez and New Brunswick New Jersey. Hi one. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. Well in New York governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women including touching and kissing them without consent and making inappropriate remarks. Those are the findings of a 5 month investigation led by the office of New York attorney general letitia James who announced the results of the probe on Tuesday. These interviews and pieces of evidence. Reveal a deeply disturbing yet clear picture. Governor Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state laws. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. Further the governor and his senior team took actions to retaliate against at least one former employee for coming forward. With our story her truth. Governor Cuomo's administration fostered a toxic workplace. That enabled harassment and created a hostile work environment. Where staffers did not feel comfortable coming forward with complaints about sexual harassment due to a climate of fear. And given the power dynamics. Hours after the report's findings were announced governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations. He rejected calls to resign saying his habits were part of the way he was raised. As he spoke pictures on the screen showed him embracing people. I do it with everyone. Black and white young. And old. Straight and LGBTQ. Powerful people. Friends strangers people who I meet on the street. One of the 11 women accusing Cuomo of sexual misconduct. His former aide Charlotte Bennett demanded his resignation Tuesday. And an interview on CBS News with neuro Donal Bennett was asked about Cuomo saying in a statement. He'd asked Ben at questions he doesn't normally ask people because she's a survivor of sexual assault. I think he. Still thinks that victim blaming is an effective. Means to negate the facts but I think it's just more embarrassing for him than it is actually effective. The governor admitted that he asked you questions that he doesn't normally ask people because you told him you are a survivor of sexual assault. Do you think he's gaslighting you? Absolutely. The entire New York democratic congressional delegation is now calling a Cuomo to resign as well as President Biden who was asked about his longtime political ally on Tuesday. Are you now calling on him to resign? Yes. And if he doesn't resign do you believe he should be impeached and removed from office? Let's take one thing at a time. I think he should resign. Members of the New York State assembly are moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. This probe was civil not criminal but the district attorney and Albany has requested the materials from the report and encourage other survivors to come forward. For more we're joined by two guests Julia Salazar is New York State senator for the 18th district and Sochi noica is director of the New York working families party. They co wrote a piece for jacobin earlier this year headlined Andrew Cuomo's reign is over. Now it's the left turn. We welcome you both to democracy now. So much has happened in the last 24 hours with the release of this report again. It is civil not criminal but now the Albany prosecutor is looking into possibly bringing criminal charges. Your state senator Julia Salazar. Can you talk about what's happening in this legislative body and impeachment would happen in the assembly. And what's different about for example the impeachment of Clinton or the impeachment of Trump that in according to New York State law Cuomo would have to step aside during the trial and lieutenant governor would become the governor. But talk about all of the charges in your reaction to the report. Yes. So several months ago the office of the state attorney general letitia James. Began the investigation which concluded with the report that her office issued yesterday but concurrent with the attorney general's investigation has been the investigation in the state assembly that was also initiated in the spring an impeachment investigation in order to ultimately produce articles of impeachment which have not been drafted yet but the state assembly is looking at not only the sexual harassment allegations against governor Cuomo which have been substantiated in the attorney general's report but additionally the investigation is focused on the governor's office concealing the deaths of many New Yorkers in nursing homes due to COVID-19 in part as a result of an order that was issued by the Department of Health in 2020 during the peak of the pandemic. They're also looking at the governor's potential misuse of public funds of state funds in service of his $5 million book deal which he secured in the peak of the pandemic as well. They are looking at additional allegations against the governor and any one of these alone would potentially be grounds for impeachment and including any one of the 11 plus allegations sexual harassment allegations that have been substantiated. But it really doesn't look good for governor Cuomo. When the assembly drafts articles of impeachment and votes a simple majority is needed in the assembly in order for the impeachment process to move on to the Senate in which case there would be a high court of impeachment which includes all sitting senators except for the Senate majority leader due to the Senate majority leader being second in line of succession. And the 7. Judges on the state's highest court the Court of Appeals and that would make up the impeachment court which would need a two thirds majority in order to impeach governor Cuomo and remove him from office. Senator Salazar what is your personal reaction to the report especially the findings of the toxic work environment that the governor had in his office which for many politicians there was a toxic environment throughout state government as a result of Andrew Cuomo's methods of operation and you personally have witnessed some of that. Could you talk about that? The the report is devastating and it is disturbing and unfortunately it's not surprising to anyone who has spent time in Albany. The governor has threatened people. There are numerous reports about this. He is threatened members of the press. He has threatened legislators. I personally as a state legislator have always sought to avoid direct interactions with the governor out of out of fear. A lot of legislators are in constant fear of retaliation by the governor if they speak out against his political agenda or speak out about his behavior and so unfortunately this is unsurprising to those of us in Albany and there were many of us as early as February and March who have been calling for the governor to be impeached and for him to resign which are not mutually exclusive of course. We still are demanding that the governor resign and that we move forward with an impeachment trial. I wanted to ask. Of the working families party the assembly obviously has to take up articles of impeachment but Carl hasty the speaker of the assembly is not exactly as not exactly been a profile encouraged in the past. What's your expectation to ask how this will unfold in the assembly? Thank you Juan. I think what we've heard and what we've seen from assembly leaders across political stripes up and down different geographic quarters of New York State is that assembly members are saying with one voice we must proceed with impeachment. And so speaker he sees someone who does really listen to and look to his members that unequivocal and clear demand must be heard and met as senator sellers are said governor Cuomo resigned and being called to resign does not negate the responsibility that the assembly has to take for this charge of impeachment the list of violations that the governor has undertaken over the past two years is a stain on New York's history. We have to move forward and the assembly must hold on to the power that they have and move forward to remove the governor from office as swiftly as possible. I wanted to. Comment on the front page of the times. It has a banner headline Cuomo urge to quit after damaging report. And then it quotes the women. In their own words some of those 11 women from the 165 page report that was issued by letitia James the attorney general. But the report was carried out by two very well respected prosecutors particularly well versed in issues of sexual assault and sexual abuse. It starts with executive assistant number one. I knew I could feel them pushing my body against his and definitely making sure he could feel my breasts up against his body and was doing it in a way that I felt was obviously uncomfortable for me and he was maybe trying to get some sort of personal satisfaction from it. A trooper number one. And this is particularly significant. His security detail a woman on a security detail saying I remember just freezing being in the back of my head. I'm like oh how do I say no politely? Because in my head if I said no he's going to take it out on the detail. And now I'm on the bad list. She went on to talk about how he had touched her from her chest down to her private parts. He would run in his hand along his body. And then there's Charlotte Bennett the former top aide to mister Cuomo saying the way he was repeating you were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed over and over again while looking at me directly in the eyes with something out of a horror movie it was like he was testing me. And then Lindsey boylan who is the former state economic development official who said I've been sexually harassed throughout my career but not in a way where the whole environment was set up to feed the predator. And this and every interaction I had with the governor and the culture felt like it was all to feed the predator. Let me go to Charlotte Bennett who I quoted before who told CBS News anchor nor O'Donnell that the governor repeatedly made inappropriate comments during colluding questions about her experience as a sexual assault survivor. He asked me if age difference mattered he also explained that he was fine. With anyone over. 22. And how old are you? I'm 25. What were you thinking? As he's asking you these questions. I thought he was trying to sleep with me. The governor's trying to sleep with me. And. I'm deeply uncomfortable. And I have to get out of this room as soon as possible. That interview conducted in March. Julia Salazar the overall climate. And what was known in the legislature I mean this kind of open secret because the point of several of the women was that it wasn't just him it was what they all made possible in the repercussions against them. You yourself a sexual assault survivor. In your case it was quite public. And you accuse the spokesperson for the former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He ultimately was forced to resign. Yes it's really disturbing as a sexual assault survivor to witness this play out but an additionally as a legislator we're familiar with the culture of fear that governor Cuomo has created an Albany Charlotte is absolutely right and very courageous in speaking out about her own experience. The culture that governor Cuomo has created protects him and it just perpetuates this cycle. People are fearful of him are fearful of being retaliated against and it also creates a culture in which people are loyal to him and are complicit in perpetuating this behavior and covering it up. I know in my own experience I was essentially coerced into publicly speaking about. Being sexually assaulted when it was during my state Senate campaign in 2018. When a hostile reporter from the daily mail contacted me and said that they knew about it and they were going to publish it. And I then was forced to speak about it publicly and thankfully several other women within an hour of me having to speak about being sexually assaulted by the spokesperson for this really prime minister they came forward and they said this man is a sexual predator. We've had our own experiences with him and it wasn't long after that a matter of months before he was forced to resign. But I really as someone who had not originally planned at the time to ever speak publicly about what had happened to me I really admire the people the workers the women Charlotte who had the courage to speak out on their own volition. So that other women would be empowered to do so as well. And I'd like to ask. About this whole issue of the. Of the the role of the media in propping up and making Andrew Cuomo sort of a national hero during the COVID pandemic the worst days of the COVID pandemic the tendency of the media for instance to portray his battles with Bill de Blasio as two competing egos what responsibility to the media have for all of these years basically not really delving into this. The autocratic nature of governor Cuomo. You know it's really been a series of disappointing revelations. Obviously during the darkest moments of the pandemic Americans were desperate for a counter force to president Trump's blustering incompetence and governor Cuomo presents it himself as prince charming and the media and Americans and so many of us ate it up. But this is also recognizing years and years of a governor who led through fear and through austerity and through exclusion and through bullying this the way that they put forward those things as leadership signs of leadership his team often speaks to his bullying ways his yelling his diminishing comments as signs of leadership. But what is clear now is that they're actually the other side of an abuser's coin. What he does on the outside to exclude to shame to silence his opponents what we see is that behind closed doors and in the shadows he uses those very same leadership traits to abuse to prey on and to sexually harass those are components of his leadership quality and we can not extol them in public and we see the very real ways in which his bravado is actually abuse. And what would it mean? If he was forced if he either resigns or forced step down can you talk a little about Sochi? Lieutenant governor Kathy hoku. Oh we need to usher in a post Cuomo moment. We need a full transformation of New York State that's both in terms of policies governor Cuomo and is an administration has overseen the largest housing crisis overdose crisis in the New York's history. We have failed to fully fund education until this year when progressives took over the budget. So it's both the policies that very much affect working people's lives which have to happen under a new governor with progressive aims but it's also the style of governing. There is a whole new bench of leadership represented by people like state senators Julia Salazar who know that we have to govern in a different way. We've seen a parade of New York leaders leave and disgrace whether it's corruption or harassment or other unethical dealings we need a new page a brand new page in the state and I'll start with a progressive governor. Kathy hokke did step out and condemn the governor's behavior yesterday after many many months of us knowing that the governor was guilty of the very very clear facts or put on the table. And so I think we need a new page in your history that will start with a new governor that's committed to progressive ideals that will put New Yorkers first. I will not build a government of fear and protectionism to really just prop up their own political career. I want to thank you for being with us director of the New York working families party and Julia Salazar who is a New York State senator 18th district. We'll link to your piece in jacobin that you wrote earlier this year Andrew Cuomo's reign is over. Now it's the left's turn. Next up we look at how President Biden has partially reinstated the eviction moratorium after mass protests and we'll look at the infrastructure Bill why some are saying progressives in Congress.

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"To save lives. Today our movement moved mountains she said. During an interview on CNN Bush responded to the temporary moratorium extension. I'm elated and I'm overwhelmed. You know because just the thought that so many people right now millions of people you know will not be forced out on the streets. Meanwhile democratic Congress member is sheet of tlaib is calling on House Democrats to return recent contributions from real estate tycoon George Marcus who recently donated $1 million to the House majority pack just weeks before democratic lawmakers failed to extend the eviction moratorium. The COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia has topped a 100,000 after authorities reported 1700 new deaths today Indonesia's death toll has doubled since May. Meanwhile in Japan Tokyo has set yet another record for COVID cases reporting over 4100 new infections today in the Olympics host city. Here in the United States Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis is rejecting calls to impose a mask mandate as the state set a new record with over 11,500 hospitalized COVID patients. Doctors say 95% of the patients are unvaccinated. Louisiana has reinstated an indoor mask mandate as its hospitals also struggled to treat a record number of COVID patients. American academy of pediatrics reports 72,000 children in the United States tested positive for COVID last week and 85% increase over the previous week. The academy estimates less than 2% of children infected require hospitalization. Here in New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will soon require proof of vaccination to dine indoors go to the gym or attend indoor entertainment events. In other COVID news The New York Times reports the Food and Drug Administration is moving towards fully approving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine by September. Meanwhile former president Barack Obama has announced plans to significantly scale down his 60th birthday bash this weekend at the family's $12 million state in Martha's Vineyard due to the spread of the delta variant. President Biden and the entire democratic congressional delegation of New York is calling on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after an independent investigation concluded Cuomo had violated state and federal law by sexually harassing 11 women including 9 current or former government employees. On Tuesday New York State attorney general letitia James released her 165 page report after conducting a 5 month probe. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. On Tuesday governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations and rejected calls to resign. Members of the New York State assembly are now moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. The governors of New Jersey Pennsylvania Connecticut and Rhode Island also issued a joint statement calling for Cuomo to resign. We'll have more on this story after headlines. In election news Chantal Brown has defeated Nina Turner Bernie Sanders former campaign co chair in a closely watched special democratic primary to fill the seat of Marsha fudge in Ohio's 11th congressional district. Brown is the chair of the cuyahoga county Democratic Party. She'd received the backing of many establishment Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Congress member James Clyburn as well as the democratic majority for Israel PAC which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the race Nina Turner was endorsed by senator Sanders congressman Alexandra casio Cortez and other progressives in a statement Tuesday night Turner said quote we didn't lose this race the evil money manipulated and maligned this election. In Ohio's 15th congressional district the Trump backed coal lobbyist Mike Carey won the Republican primary defeating ten others. In Afghanistan at least 8 people died Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in a heavily secured area of Kabul outside the villa of Afghanistan's defense minister who was not home at the time. The BBC reports it was the first major bombing in Kabul and over a year. It comes as Taliban fighters are attempting to seize three provincial capitals Kandahar Herat and Lashkar gah. The United Nations report it's at least 40 civilians have been killed in Lashkar gar in 118 wounded over the past day according to The Associated Press the Taliban now controls 9 of the ten districts in Lashkar God despite repeated U.S. air strikes to slow their advance the Afghan army has urged civilians to leave the city before the army launches a major counterattack against the Taliban. Meanwhile Human Rights Watch has accused the Taliban of summarily executing soldiers police and civilians who've been detained during its recent offensive ahead of the U.S. Military withdrawal which is scheduled to conclude by the end of July of August. In Greece thousands of people have fled their homes as wildfires rage uncontrollably in the northern suburbs of Athens amidst Greece's worst heat wave in decades. Greek firefighters are battling 81 forest fires across the country as temperatures soar to a 116°F. Meanwhile more than 16,000 people have been evacuated in Turkey which has been struggling to contain scores of fires over the past week. Police in Ukraine have opened a murder investigation after Belarusian activist was found dead nearest home in Kyiv. Of body was found Tuesday hanging from a tree in a park. Shef was a vocal critic of the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and helped provide refugee to Belarusians who fled the city. The country. Lebanon is marking one year since the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut killed 218 people injured 7000 and destroyed or damaged 300,000 homes. Lebanon is now facing its worst economic crisis in history. Meanwhile no one in the political leadership has been held accountable for leaving over 2700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer unattended at Beirut's port. A new report by Human Rights Watch implicates senior Lebanese officials for failing to protect the public. Culpability for the explosion still rests with those officials who knew the ammonium nitrate was being stored at the port and an unconscionable and dangerous manner and failed to do what was within their authority and under their responsibility to secure or remove it. Abraham racy has officially become Iran's new president. He's a conservative cleric and protege of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. On Tuesday he vowed to fight U.S. sanctions. Pursue the lifting of tyrannical sanctions but we will definitely not allow people's financial ability and the economy to be impacted by. Sanctions to outsiders wishes. In Texas a federal judge has temporarily blocked Republican governor Greg Abbott from carrying out an executive order that restricted asylum seekers to traveling only with law enforcement officials and directed state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of transporting migrants immigrant justice organizations and others have often helped transport asylum seekers who are released from custody to their final destination. Abbott's executive order is blocked until next week when another hearing is scheduled. And Missouri's Republican governor Mike parson has pardoned the wealthy white St. Louis couple who brandish guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters who match by their mansion last year. Mark and Patricia mccloskey were originally charged with felonies but later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. And those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report. I made me Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez and New Brunswick New Jersey. Hi one. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. Well in New York governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women including touching and kissing them without consent and making inappropriate remarks. Those are the findings of a 5 month investigation led by the office of New York attorney general letitia James who announced the results of the probe on Tuesday. These interviews and pieces of evidence. Reveal a deeply disturbing yet clear picture. Governor Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state laws. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. Further the governor and his senior team took actions to retaliate against at least one former employee for coming forward. With our story her truth. Governor Cuomo's administration fostered a toxic workplace. That enabled harassment and created a hostile work environment. Where staffers did not feel comfortable coming forward with complaints about sexual harassment due to a climate of fear. And given the power dynamics. Hours after the report's findings were announced governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations. He rejected calls to resign saying his habits were part of the way he was raised. As he spoke pictures on the screen showed him embracing people. I do it with everyone. Black and white young. And old. Straight and LGBTQ. Powerful people. Friends strangers people who I meet on the street. One of the 11 women accusing Cuomo of sexual misconduct. His former aide Charlotte Bennett demanded his resignation Tuesday. And an interview on CBS News with neuro Donal Bennett was asked about Cuomo saying in a statement. He'd asked Ben at questions he doesn't normally ask people because she's a survivor of sexual assault. I think he. Still thinks that victim blaming is an effective. Means to negate the facts but I think it's just more embarrassing for him than it is actually effective. The governor admitted that he asked you questions that he doesn't normally ask people because you told him you are a survivor of sexual assault. Do you think he's gaslighting you? Absolutely. The entire New York democratic congressional delegation is now calling a Cuomo to resign as well as President Biden who was asked about his longtime political ally on Tuesday. Are you now calling on him to resign? Yes. And if he doesn't resign do you believe he should be impeached and removed from office? Let's take one thing at a time. I think he should resign. Members of the New York State assembly are moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. This probe was civil not criminal but the district attorney and Albany has requested the materials from the report and encourage other survivors to come forward. For more we're joined by two guests Julia Salazar is New York State senator for the 18th district and Sochi noica is director of the New York working families party. They co wrote a piece for jacobin earlier this year headlined Andrew Cuomo's reign is over. Now it's the left turn. We welcome you both to democracy now. So much has happened in the last 24 hours with the release of this report again. It is civil not criminal but now the Albany prosecutor is looking into possibly bringing criminal charges. Your state senator Julia Salazar. Can you talk about what's happening in this legislative body and impeachment would happen in the assembly. And what's different about for example the impeachment of Clinton or the impeachment of Trump that in according to New York State law Cuomo would have to step aside during the trial and lieutenant governor would become the governor. But talk about all of the charges in your reaction to the report. Yes. So several months ago the office of the state attorney general letitia James. Began the investigation which concluded with the report that her office issued yesterday but concurrent with the attorney general's investigation has been the investigation in the state assembly that was also initiated in the spring an impeachment investigation in order to ultimately produce articles of impeachment which have not been drafted yet but the state assembly is looking at not only the sexual harassment allegations against governor Cuomo which have been substantiated in the attorney general's report but additionally the investigation is focused on the governor's office concealing the deaths of many New Yorkers in nursing homes due to COVID-19 in part as a result of an order that was issued by the Department of Health in 2020 during the peak of the pandemic. They're also looking at the governor's potential misuse of public funds of state funds in service of his $5 million book deal which he secured in the peak of the pandemic as well. They are looking at additional allegations against the governor and any one of these alone would potentially be grounds for impeachment and including any one of the 11 plus allegations sexual harassment allegations that have been substantiated. But it really doesn't look good for governor Cuomo. When the assembly drafts articles of impeachment and votes a simple majority is needed in the assembly in order for the impeachment process to move on to the Senate in which case there would be a high court of impeachment which includes all sitting senators except for the Senate majority leader due to the Senate majority leader being second in line of succession. And the 7. Judges on the state's highest court the Court of Appeals and that would make up the impeachment court which would need a two thirds majority in order to impeach governor Cuomo and remove him from office. Senator Salazar what is your personal reaction to the report especially the findings of the toxic work environment that the governor had in his office which for many politicians there was a toxic environment throughout state government as a result of Andrew Cuomo's methods of operation and you personally have witnessed some of that. Could you talk about that? The the report is devastating and it is disturbing and unfortunately it's not surprising to anyone who has spent time in Albany. The governor has threatened people. There are numerous reports about this. He is threatened members of the press. He has threatened legislators. I personally as a state legislator have always sought to avoid direct interactions with the governor out of out of fear. A lot of legislators are in constant fear of retaliation by the governor if they speak out against his political agenda or speak out about his behavior and so unfortunately this is unsurprising to those of us in Albany and there were many of us as early as February and March who have been calling for the governor to be impeached and for him to resign which are not mutually exclusive of course. We still are demanding that the governor resign and that we move forward with an impeachment trial. I wanted to ask. Of the working families party the assembly obviously has to take up articles of impeachment but Carl hasty the speaker of the assembly is not exactly as not exactly been a profile encouraged in the past. What's your expectation to ask how this will unfold in the assembly? Thank you Juan. I think what we've heard and what we've seen from assembly leaders across political stripes up and down different geographic quarters of New York State is that assembly members are saying with one voice we must proceed with impeachment. And so speaker he sees someone who does really listen to and look to his members that unequivocal and clear demand must be heard and met as senator sellers are said governor Cuomo resigned and being called to resign does not negate the responsibility that the assembly has to take for this charge of impeachment the list of violations that the governor has undertaken over the past two years is a stain on New York's history. We have to move forward and the assembly must hold on to the power that they have and move forward to remove the governor from office as swiftly as possible. I wanted to. Comment on the front page of the times. It has a banner headline Cuomo urge to quit after damaging report. And then it quotes the women. In their own words some of those 11 women from the 165 page report that was issued by letitia James the attorney general. But the report was carried out by two very well respected prosecutors particularly well versed in issues of sexual assault and sexual abuse. It starts with executive assistant number one. I knew I could feel them pushing my body against his and definitely making sure he could feel my breasts up against his body and was doing it in a way that I felt was obviously uncomfortable for me and he was maybe trying to get some sort of personal satisfaction from it. A trooper number one. And this is particularly significant. His security detail a woman on a security detail saying I remember just freezing being in the back of my head. I'm like oh how do I say no politely? Because in my head if I said no he's going to take it out on the detail. And now I'm on the bad list. She went on to talk about how he had touched her from her chest down to her private parts. He would run in his hand along his body. And then there's Charlotte Bennett the former top aide to mister Cuomo saying the way he was repeating you were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed over and over again while looking at me directly in the eyes with something out of a horror movie it was like he was testing me. And then Lindsey boylan who is the former state economic development official who said I've been sexually harassed throughout my career but not in a way where the whole environment was set up to feed the predator. And this and every interaction I had with the governor and the culture felt like it was all to feed the predator. Let me go to Charlotte Bennett who I quoted before who told CBS News anchor nor O'Donnell that the governor repeatedly made inappropriate comments during colluding questions about her experience as a sexual assault survivor. He asked me if age difference mattered he also explained that he was fine. With anyone over. 22. And how old are you? I'm 25. What were you thinking? As he's asking you these questions. I thought he was trying to sleep with me. The governor's trying to sleep with me. And. I'm deeply uncomfortable. And I have to get out of this room as soon as possible. That interview conducted in March. Julia Salazar the overall climate. And what was known in the legislature I mean this kind of open secret because the point of several of the women was that it wasn't just him it was what they all made possible in the repercussions against them. You yourself a sexual assault survivor. In your case it was quite public. And you accuse the spokesperson for the former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu..

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"To save lives. Today our movement moved mountains she said. During an interview on CNN Bush responded to the temporary moratorium extension. I'm elated and I'm overwhelmed. You know because just the thought that so many people right now millions of people you know will not be forced out on the streets. Meanwhile democratic Congress member is sheet of tlaib is calling on House Democrats to return recent contributions from real estate tycoon George Marcus who recently donated $1 million to the House majority pack just weeks before democratic lawmakers failed to extend the eviction moratorium. The COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia has topped a 100,000 after authorities reported 1700 new deaths today Indonesia's death toll has doubled since May. Meanwhile in Japan Tokyo has set yet another record for COVID cases reporting over 4100 new infections today in the Olympics host city. Here in the United States Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis is rejecting calls to impose a mask mandate as the state set a new record with over 11,500 hospitalized COVID patients. Doctors say 95% of the patients are unvaccinated. Louisiana has reinstated an indoor mask mandate as its hospitals also struggled to treat a record number of COVID patients. American academy of pediatrics reports 72,000 children in the United States tested positive for COVID last week and 85% increase over the previous week. The academy estimates less than 2% of children infected require hospitalization. Here in New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will soon require proof of vaccination to dine indoors go to the gym or attend indoor entertainment events. In other COVID news The New York Times reports the Food and Drug Administration is moving towards fully approving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine by September. Meanwhile former president Barack Obama has announced plans to significantly scale down his 60th birthday bash this weekend at the family's $12 million state in Martha's Vineyard due to the spread of the delta variant. President Biden and the entire democratic congressional delegation of New York is calling on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after an independent investigation concluded Cuomo had violated state and federal law by sexually harassing 11 women including 9 current or former government employees. On Tuesday New York State attorney general letitia James released her 165 page report after conducting a 5 month probe. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. On Tuesday governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations and rejected calls to resign. Members of the New York State assembly are now moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. The governors of New Jersey Pennsylvania Connecticut and Rhode Island also issued a joint statement calling for Cuomo to resign. We'll have more on this story after headlines. In election news Chantal Brown has defeated Nina Turner Bernie Sanders former campaign co chair in a closely watched special democratic primary to fill the seat of Marsha fudge in Ohio's 11th congressional district. Brown is the chair of the cuyahoga county Democratic Party. She'd received the backing of many establishment Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Congress member James Clyburn as well as the democratic majority for Israel PAC which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the race Nina Turner was endorsed by senator Sanders congressman Alexandra casio Cortez and other progressives in a statement Tuesday night Turner said quote we didn't lose this race the evil money manipulated and maligned this election. In Ohio's 15th congressional district the Trump backed coal lobbyist Mike Carey won the Republican primary defeating ten others. In Afghanistan at least 8 people died Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in a heavily secured area of Kabul outside the villa of Afghanistan's defense minister who was not home at the time. The BBC reports it was the first major bombing in Kabul and over a year. It comes as Taliban fighters are attempting to seize three provincial capitals Kandahar Herat and Lashkar gah. The United Nations report it's at least 40 civilians have been killed in Lashkar gar in 118 wounded over the past day according to The Associated Press the Taliban now controls 9 of the ten districts in Lashkar God despite repeated U.S. air strikes to slow their advance the Afghan army has urged civilians to leave the city before the army launches a major counterattack against the Taliban. Meanwhile Human Rights Watch has accused the Taliban of summarily executing soldiers police and civilians who've been detained during its recent offensive ahead of the U.S. Military withdrawal which is scheduled to conclude by the end of July of August. In Greece thousands of people have fled their homes as wildfires rage uncontrollably in the northern suburbs of Athens amidst Greece's worst heat wave in decades. Greek firefighters are battling 81 forest fires across the country as temperatures soar to a 116°F. Meanwhile more than 16,000 people have been evacuated in Turkey which has been struggling to contain scores of fires over the past week. Police in Ukraine have opened a murder investigation after Belarusian activist was found dead nearest home in Kyiv. Of body was found Tuesday hanging from a tree in a park. Shef was a vocal critic of the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and helped provide refugee to Belarusians who fled the city. The country. Lebanon is marking one year since the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut killed 218 people injured 7000 and destroyed or damaged 300,000 homes. Lebanon is now facing its worst economic crisis in history. Meanwhile no one in the political leadership has been held accountable for leaving over 2700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer unattended at Beirut's port. A new report by Human Rights Watch implicates senior Lebanese officials for failing to protect the public. Culpability for the explosion still rests with those officials who knew the ammonium nitrate was being stored at the port and an unconscionable and dangerous manner and failed to do what was within their authority and under their responsibility to secure or remove it. Abraham racy has officially become Iran's new president. He's a conservative cleric and protege of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. On Tuesday he vowed to fight U.S. sanctions. Pursue the lifting of tyrannical sanctions but we will definitely not allow people's financial ability and the economy to be impacted by. Sanctions to outsiders wishes. In Texas a federal judge has temporarily blocked Republican governor Greg Abbott from carrying out an executive order that restricted asylum seekers to traveling only with law enforcement officials and directed state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of transporting migrants immigrant justice organizations and others have often helped transport asylum seekers who are released from custody to their final destination. Abbott's executive order is blocked until next week when another hearing is scheduled. And Missouri's Republican governor Mike parson has pardoned the wealthy white St. Louis couple who brandish guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters who match by their mansion last year. Mark and Patricia mccloskey were originally charged with felonies but later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. And those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report. I made me Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez and New Brunswick New Jersey. Hi one. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. Well in New York governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women including touching and kissing them without consent and making inappropriate remarks. Those are the findings of a 5 month investigation led by the office of New York attorney general letitia James who announced the results of the probe on Tuesday. These interviews and pieces of evidence. Reveal a deeply disturbing yet clear picture. Governor Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state laws. The independence investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. Many of whom were young women. By engaging in unwanted groping kisses. Hugging and by making inappropriate comments. Further the governor and his senior team took actions to retaliate against at least one former employee for coming forward. With our story her truth. Governor Cuomo's administration fostered a toxic workplace. That enabled harassment and created a hostile work environment. Where staffers did not feel comfortable coming forward with complaints about sexual harassment due to a climate of fear. And given the power dynamics. Hours after the report's findings were announced governor Cuomo defended himself against the allegations. He rejected calls to resign saying his habits were part of the way he was raised. As he spoke pictures on the screen showed him embracing people. I do it with everyone. Black and white young. And old. Straight and LGBTQ. Powerful people. Friends strangers people who I meet on the street. One of the 11 women accusing Cuomo of sexual misconduct. His former aide Charlotte Bennett demanded his resignation Tuesday. And an interview on CBS News with neuro Donal Bennett was asked about Cuomo saying in a statement. He'd asked Ben at questions he doesn't normally ask people because she's a survivor of sexual assault. I think he. Still thinks that victim blaming is an effective. Means to negate the facts but I think it's just more embarrassing for him than it is actually effective. The governor admitted that he asked you questions that he doesn't normally ask people because you told him you are a survivor of sexual assault. Do you think he's gaslighting you? Absolutely. The entire New York democratic congressional delegation is now calling a Cuomo to resign as well as President Biden who was asked about his longtime political ally on Tuesday. Are you now calling on him to resign? Yes. And if he doesn't resign do you believe he should be impeached and removed from office? Let's take one thing at a time. I think he should resign. Members of the New York State assembly are moving ahead with plans to draft articles of impeachment. This probe was civil not criminal but the district attorney and Albany has requested the materials from the report and encourage other survivors to come forward. For more we're joined by two guests Julia Salazar is New York State senator for the 18th district and Sochi noica is director of the New York working families party. They co wrote a piece for jacobin earlier this year headlined Andrew Cuomo's reign is over. Now it's the left turn. We welcome you both to democracy now. So much has happened in the last 24 hours with the release of this report again. It is civil not criminal but now the Albany prosecutor is looking into possibly bringing criminal charges. Your state senator Julia Salazar. Can you talk about what's happening in this legislative body and impeachment would happen in the assembly. And what's different about for example the impeachment of Clinton or the impeachment of Trump that in according to New York State law Cuomo would have to step aside during the trial and lieutenant governor would become the governor. But talk about all of the charges in your reaction to the report. Yes. So several months ago the office of the state attorney general letitia James. Began the investigation which concluded with the report that her office issued yesterday but concurrent with the attorney general's investigation has been the investigation in the state assembly that was also initiated in the spring an impeachment investigation in order to ultimately produce articles of impeachment which have not been drafted yet but the state assembly is looking at not only the sexual harassment allegations against governor Cuomo which have been substantiated in the attorney general's report but additionally the investigation is focused on the governor's office concealing the deaths of many New Yorkers in nursing homes due to COVID-19 in part as a result of an order that was issued by the Department of Health in 2020 during the peak of the pandemic. They're also looking at the governor's potential misuse of public funds of state funds in service of his $5 million book deal which he secured in the peak of the pandemic as well. They are looking at additional allegations against the governor and any one of these alone would potentially be grounds for impeachment and including any one of the 11 plus allegations sexual harassment allegations that have been substantiated. But it really doesn't look good for governor Cuomo. When the assembly drafts articles of impeachment and votes a simple majority is needed in the assembly in order for the impeachment process to move on to the Senate in which case there would be a high court of impeachment which includes all sitting senators except for the Senate majority leader due to the Senate majority leader being second in line of succession. And the 7. Judges on the state's highest court the Court of Appeals and that would make up the impeachment court which would need a two thirds majority in order to impeach governor Cuomo and remove him from office. Senator Salazar what is your personal reaction to the report especially the findings of the toxic work environment that the governor had in his office which for many politicians there was a toxic environment throughout state government as a result of Andrew Cuomo's methods of operation and you personally have witnessed some of that. Could you talk about that? The the report is devastating and it is disturbing and unfortunately it's not surprising to anyone who has spent time in Albany. The governor has threatened people. There are numerous reports about this. He is threatened members of the press. He has threatened legislators. I personally as a state legislator have always sought to avoid direct interactions with the governor out of out of fear. A lot of legislators are in constant fear of retaliation by the governor if they speak out against his political agenda or speak out about his behavior and so unfortunately this is unsurprising to those of us in Albany and there were many of us as early as February and March who have been calling for the governor to be impeached and for him to resign which are not mutually exclusive of course. We still are demanding that the governor resign and that we move forward with an impeachment trial. I wanted to ask. Of the working families party the assembly obviously has to take up articles of impeachment but Carl hasty the speaker of the assembly is not exactly as not exactly been a profile encouraged in the past. What's your expectation to ask how this will unfold in the assembly? Thank you Juan. I think what we've heard and what we've seen from assembly leaders across political stripes up and down different geographic quarters of New York State is that assembly members are saying with one voice we must proceed with impeachment. And so speaker he sees someone who does really listen to and look to his members that unequivocal and clear demand must be heard and met as senator sellers are said governor Cuomo resigned and being called to resign does not negate the responsibility that the assembly has to take for this charge of impeachment the list of violations that the governor has undertaken over the past two years is a stain on New York's history. We have to move forward and the assembly must hold on to the power that they have and move forward to remove the governor from office as swiftly as possible. I wanted to. Comment on the front page of the times. It has a banner headline Cuomo urge to quit after damaging report. And then it quotes the women. In their own words some of those 11 women from the 165 page report that was issued by letitia James the attorney general. But the report was carried out by two very well respected prosecutors particularly well versed in issues of sexual assault and sexual abuse. It starts with executive assistant number one. I knew I could feel them pushing my body against his and definitely making sure he could feel my breasts up against his body and was doing it in a way that I felt was obviously uncomfortable for me and he was maybe trying to get some sort of personal satisfaction from it. A trooper number one. And this is particularly significant. His security detail a woman on a security detail saying I remember just freezing being in the back of my head. I'm like oh how do I say no politely? Because in my head if I said no he's going to take it out on the detail. And now I'm on the bad list. She went on to talk about how he had touched her from her chest down to her private parts. He would run in his hand along his body. And then there's Charlotte Bennett the former top aide to mister Cuomo saying the way he was repeating you were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed over and over again while looking at me directly in the eyes with something out of a horror movie it was like he was testing me. And then Lindsey boylan who is the former state economic development official who said I've been sexually harassed throughout my career but not in a way where the whole environment was set up to feed the predator. And this and every interaction I had with the governor and the culture felt like it was all to feed the predator. Let me go to Charlotte Bennett who I quoted before who told CBS News anchor nor O'Donnell that the governor repeatedly made inappropriate comments during colluding questions about her experience as a sexual assault survivor. He asked me if age difference mattered he also explained that he was fine. With anyone over. 22. And how old are you? I'm 25. What were you thinking? As he's asking you these questions. I thought he was trying to sleep with me. The governor's trying to sleep with me. And. I'm deeply uncomfortable. And I have to get out of this room as soon as possible. That interview conducted in March. Julia Salazar the overall climate. And what was known in the legislature I mean this kind of open secret because the point of several of the women was that it wasn't just him it was what they all made possible in the repercussions against them. You yourself a sexual assault survivor. In your case it was quite public. And you accuse the spokesperson for the former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu..

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"Other related charges down South Carolina, a judge sentenced Nathaniel Roland to life in prison for murdering and kidnapping University of South Carolina students amount that Joseph sent in March 2019 twenty-one-year-old. Josephson wage got into the Killer's car. After mistaking it for an Uber and was later found dead in the woods. Democratic party donor. And political activist said, Buck has been found guilty on nine felonies, including running a drug house and injecting to gay, black men with methamphetamine who then died of an overdose twenty-six-year-old. Hemel General more died in 2017 and 55 year old Timothy Dean died. In 2019 Buck was arrested two years ago after Thursday and overdosed on methamphetamine at his apartment that man survived black. Lgbtq + activists and the family members of the men who died had four months when calling on prosecutors wage to file criminal charges against Buck accusing him of being a sexual predator. Bucks face is a mandatory minimum sentence of twenty years in prison with a maximum life sentence. A new Augusta gation by the Associated Press revealed a number of Ku Klux Klan members are working inside the Florida Department of Corrections. The Revelation came as part of an investigation into a Face-Off KKK plot and 2015 to murder a black man. The murder was planned as revenge for a fight in which a black person or Warren Williams, bit a whiteguard Thomas Driver. The FBI am able to stop the plot instead staging the murder after an informant. Infiltrated, the terror group, tens of thousands of Americans are believed to belong to extremist white supremacist groups include a clan. The FBI said such groups, represent the greatest domestic Terror threat here in the United States. A propublica study. Found that immigration prosecutors are continuing to deport people who are not considered a threat to Public Safety. Despite abiding Administration, policy instructing them, to postpone or drop such cases, but the policy is carried out at the prosecutor's discretion, making it difficult to challenge. This comes as immigrant Justice Advocates are denouncing the by the administration for the growing number of jailed immigrants and asylum-seekers. As of mid-july over 27,000, people are being held in ice jails, as advocates warned, detentions have nearly doubled under Biden. The closely-watched Democratic Congressional Primary in. Ohio to fill the seat of our ships. I just less than a week away. The race pits Nina Turner who served as Bernie Sanders campaign co-chair against shonto Brown. The chairwoman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic party and Tuesday the women's March through its support behind Nina, Turner and it's first ever electoral endorsement. It came one day after Warrensville. Heights, councilmember Walter Stewart, announced he was switching his home from brown to Turner. Need attorney is the one that's going to take us and who has the vision, the know how the experience and and and she has a sincere apology and hard to carry us forward. Over the weekend. Congressmember Alexandria. Ocasio-cortez campaigned in Ohio for Nina Turner who also just picked up the endorsement of Colin. Remember, Jamie Raskin. Chantelle, Brown has received the backing of Hillary Clinton and the Congressional Black Caucus, political action committee and in a special election in Texas. Yesterday, voters rejected a trump endorse candidate and elected another Republican state. Representative Jake ellzey to the US House, elves, Iran and anti-immigration campaign and called himself a Reagan Republican here. I'm Susan right? The Widow of the former Congress member Ron, right who died this year from covid-19 leaving open his seat in Texas is 6 congressional district and those are some of the headlines that says democracy Now dead. Christine, now. Org the War and Peace report. I'm Amy Goodman in New York joined by democracy. Now, co-hosts Wong Gonzalez in New Brunswick, New Jersey, hi want. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners took us across the country and around the world. Well, the House of Representatives select committee investigating the January 6th and direction at the Capitol Hill. That's first hearing Tuesday and took testimony from for police officers, who were attacked, by Trump supporters, while defending the capital, the Committees made up of seven, Democrats and two Republicans Liz Cheney, and Adam kinzinger, both of whom volt impeach Trump for his role in investigating the assault on the capitol last week. House, minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, pulled all his recommended committee members. Five of them after house Speaker. Nancy Pelosi took two of his picks US Capitol, Police Sergeant, Aquino Grinnell spoke first during the Insurrection, he was beaten with a flagpole and attacked with chemical. Spray Canal is a dead. An immigrant who served in the US Army in Iraq. What we were suggested that they was like something from a medieval battle, we fought hand-to-hand inch by inch to prevent an invasion of the cap off violent content on subverting, our democracy Democratic process, my fellow officers and I were committed to not letting any writers reach, the capital. It was for April long. In Desperate struggle. The writers attempted to breach, the capital were shouting from San Jose. Pick the right side. We want Trump. I believe her officer screaming in agony and pain. Just an arm length from me. How do you know that time? That was officer Hodges. And he's here today to testify. I too was being crushed by the writers I could feel myself losing oxygen and recall, thinking to myself, this is how I'm going to die. Defending the sanctions, US Capitol Police Sergeant actually no good nail testifying Tuesday before the house select committee investigating the January 6th Insurrection of the capital. During his testimony ganal reference DC, metropolitan police department officer Daniel Hodges. Who also testified at the hearing describing, how Trump supporters almost crushed him to death on my left was a man with a clear red shield stolen direct assault, he slammed it against me and with all the way to the body pushing behind him draft him, my arms were pinned and effectively useless trapped against either shield on my left of the door frame on a run. With my posture renting me know, functional strength or freedom of movement. I was effectively defenseless and gradually sustaining injury from the increasing pressure of the mob. Directly in front of you. A man sees the opportunity of my vulnerability. Grab the front of my gas masks and used to beat my head against the door. He switched to pulling it off my head, the straps stretching against my skull and stick my neck. He never enter uttered. Any words, I recognized, but opted instead for guttural screams. I remember him foaming at the mouth. He also put his cellphone as well so they had both factions free to assault me. Eventually, he succeeded in stripping away, my gas mask in a new Rush of exposure to CS in OC. Spray had me the mob of terrorists were coordinating. Their efforts. Now shouting heave off as a synchronized pushing their weight forward. Crushing me further against the middle door frame, the man in front of me, grab my baton that I still held in my hands and my current stayed. I was unable to retain my weapon. He bashed me off and faced with it. Rupturing my lip and adding additional injury to my skull. That was DC. Metropolitan police department officer, Daniel Hodges and this is Mike for known who is also an officer with the dog. Cotton police chief suffered a heart attack after.

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"Neighbor kalida black charity by dame may arsena. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report I made Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez and New Brunswick New Jersey haiwan. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our lists and viewers across the country and around the world. When we begin today's show in Cuba which mark the 68th anniversary of the 1959 Cuban revolution Monday after rare anti government protests broke out on the island earlier this month denouncing the economic crisis during the pandemic and reports of government repression. The shortage of resources comes after a decades long U.S. embargo and catastrophic U.S. sanctions. Last week the Biden administration imposed new sanctions on Cuba's defense minister and the interior ministry with President Biden warning this is just the beginning. This comes as Mexico announced they'll send ships with food and medical supplies including syringes oxygen tanks and mass to Cuba. Mexican president dries Manuel has over Laura addressed the U.S. Monday. Rather than blocking we should all help. It is not conceivable that in these times they want to punish an independent country with a blockade. I think that President Biden must make a decision about it. It is a respectful call from no point of view of interference. But must separate the political from the humanitarian. Meanwhile U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken joined foreign ministers from 20 countries in a statement Monday condemning the arrest of protesters in Cuba. And this comes as Cuban Americans and their supporters held dueling protests in Washington D.C. in recent days. Some called for the U.S. to put more pressure on Cuba's government while others condemned the U.S. blockade and support for protesters in Cuba. This is code pink's madea Benjamin. Why don't they come out and say they love the protesters and Columbia or the protesters in Honduras? Saudi Arabia protest. Madi a Benjamin spoke at a protest outside The White House Sunday along with members of the puente Samoa or bridges of love project who marched 1300 miles from Miami Florida. For more we go to Washington D.C. to speak with one of the organizers. Carlos lazo is a Cuban American activist who led the march to D.C. meeting with people along the way. And we're joined by William Leo Grande whose latest piece in the nation with Peter corn blew his headline now is the time for Biden to restaff the Havana embassy. Leo grand is co author of back channel to Cuba the hidden history of negotiations between Washington and a Professor of government the school of public affairs at American university. We welcome you both to democracy now. Carlos lazo let's begin with you. You have just finished this massive March 1500 miles from Miami to Washington D.C.. Why? Well in 2020. Trump impose more sanctions to the Q one people because. During the pandemic during that time a year ago we pedaled 3000 miles from Seattle to Washington D.C. asking president Trump to lift those sanctions at least temporarily because a pandemic. We are right to this and president Trump did nothing on the contrary. He imposed more sanctions. He even prevent the sending remittance through Western Union. But President Biden at that time he was a candidate. He said that he would leave the sanctions on the families that he will go back to the Obama policies and we support President Biden during his campaign because we trust his war. And we find that after he got the president he didn't he did nothing. After 7 months he did nothing. He just postponed and postponed what he said that he will relieve the Q one families. And we get tired of waiting and waiting and we decide to march from Washington from Miami to Washington D.C. to call the attention of the American people and to call the attention of everyone about how on human and unfair are these sanctions. And we depart from Miami on the 27 of June and right here on Sunday the 25th of July. And Carlos wanted to ask you what was the reaction when you started the march in Miami? Who joined it? And what was the reception you got along the way? Well in Miami we start the march after the caravan the Cuban Americans performed there every month every year of the month. Every Sunday we have a caravan and so far the caravan have 203 hundred people asking for the lifting of the sanctions to the Q one people to let you on families. Those caravans unfortunately have not report in Miami but they happen in the calle ocho a three. They have every month. The reaction of the American people and we met with people from different backgrounds from people against Democrats African Americans Latinos anglos everyone. And we didn't find one person who said that it was okay to blockade families. We didn't find one person that said that it was okay. Not allowing to send remittances during the pandemic. We didn't find just one person. We went through Florida we stop in different walking in different cities. We went through Georgia. We talked to different people there different organizations Democrats Republicans as I said. And nobody everybody agreed that the embargo should be lifted. And especially during the pandemic humanitarian. Perspective should be applied here. What was interesting about this trip that we did was that we were trying to educate the people about the blockade about the embargo and about how these mainly affect Q one families and Q one families in the United States Q one families in Cuba. But we found we find out that there are no use one blockade talking to those communities. We get also educated. We went to amid with African American farmers in Georgia and we learned about the lack of opportunities that they have the lack of support with Lawrence the lack of government support and we find out that there were more than one blockade no years of blockade to Cuba but many. Communities in the United States suffer also from a type of blockade and we are joining forces here. We are learning from each other and at the same time doing a coming front to fight with all these inequities and injustices. And proof of that is that the event that we had in front of The White House the 25th of July where Q one Americans American from all background from many different organizations join us asking President Biden to honor his war leave.

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"Neighbor kalida black charity by dame may arsena. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report I made Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host Wong Gonzalez and New Brunswick New Jersey haiwan. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our lists and viewers across the country and around the world. When we begin today's show in Cuba which mark the 68th anniversary of the 1959 Cuban revolution Monday after rare anti government protests broke out on the island earlier this month denouncing the economic crisis during the pandemic and reports of government repression. The shortage of resources comes after a decades long U.S. embargo and catastrophic U.S. sanctions. Last week the Biden administration imposed new sanctions on Cuba's defense minister and the interior ministry with President Biden warning this is just the beginning. This comes as Mexico announced they'll send ships with food and medical supplies including syringes oxygen tanks and mass to Cuba. Mexican president dries Manuel has over Laura addressed the U.S. Monday. Rather than blocking we should all help. It is not conceivable that in these times they want to punish an independent country with a blockade. I think that President Biden must make a decision about it. It is a respectful call from no point of view of interference. But must separate the political from the humanitarian. Meanwhile U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken joined foreign ministers from 20 countries in a statement Monday condemning the arrest of protesters in Cuba. And this comes as Cuban Americans and their supporters held dueling protests in Washington D.C. in recent days. Some called for the U.S. to put more pressure on Cuba's government while others condemned the U.S. blockade and support for protesters in Cuba. This is code pink's madea Benjamin. Why don't they come out and say they love the protesters and Columbia or the protesters in Honduras? Saudi Arabia protest. Madi a Benjamin spoke at a protest outside The White House Sunday along with members of the puente Samoa or bridges of love project who marched 1300 miles from Miami Florida. For more we go to Washington D.C. to speak with one of the organizers. Carlos lazo is a Cuban American activist who led the march to D.C. meeting with people along the way. And we're joined by William Leo Grande whose latest piece in the nation with Peter corn blew his headline now is the time for Biden to restaff the Havana embassy. Leo grand is co author of back channel to Cuba the hidden history of negotiations between Washington and a Professor of government the school of public affairs at American university. We welcome you both to democracy now. Carlos lazo let's begin with you. You have just finished this massive March 1500 miles from Miami to Washington D.C.. Why? Well in 2020. Trump impose more sanctions to the Q one people because. During the pandemic during that time a year ago we pedaled 3000 miles from Seattle to Washington D.C. asking president Trump to lift those sanctions at least temporarily because a pandemic. We are right to this and president Trump did nothing on the contrary. He imposed more sanctions. He even prevent the sending remittance through Western Union. But President Biden at that time he was a candidate. He said that he would leave the sanctions on the families that he will go back to the Obama policies and we support President Biden during his campaign because we trust his war. And we find that after he got the president he didn't he did nothing. After 7 months he did nothing. He just postponed and postponed what he said that he will relieve the Q one families. And we get tired of waiting and waiting and we decide to march from Washington from Miami to Washington D.C. to call the attention of the American people and to call the attention of everyone about how on human and unfair are these sanctions. And we depart from Miami on the 27 of June and right here on Sunday the 25th of July. And Carlos wanted to ask you what was the reaction when you started the march in Miami? Who joined it? And what was the reception you got along the way? Well in Miami we start the march after the caravan the Cuban Americans performed there every month every year of the month. Every Sunday we have a caravan and so far the caravan have 203 hundred people asking for the lifting of the sanctions to the Q one people to let you on families. Those caravans unfortunately have not report in Miami but they happen in the calle ocho a three. They have every month. The reaction of the American people and we met with people from different backgrounds from people against Democrats African Americans Latinos anglos everyone. And we didn't find one person who said that it was okay to blockade families. We didn't find one person that said that it was okay. Not allowing to send remittances during the pandemic. We didn't find just one person. We went through Florida we stop in different walking in different cities. We went through Georgia. We talked to different people there different organizations Democrats Republicans as I said. And nobody everybody agreed that the embargo should be lifted. And especially during the pandemic humanitarian. Perspective should be applied here. What was interesting about this trip that we did was that we were trying to educate the people about the blockade about the embargo and about how these mainly affect Q one families and Q one families in the United States Q one families in Cuba. But we found we find out that there are no use one blockade talking to those communities. We get also educated. We went to amid with African American farmers in Georgia and we learned about the lack of opportunities that they have the lack of support with Lawrence the lack of government support and we find out that there were more than one blockade no years of blockade to Cuba but many. Communities in the United States suffer also from a type of blockade and we are joining forces here. We are learning from each other and at the same time doing a coming front to fight with all these inequities and injustices. And proof of that is that the event that we had in front of The White House the 25th of July where Q one Americans American from all background from many different organizations join us asking President Biden to honor his war leave.

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"The bottom of my heart. Very much a racist remarks to Sharp, rebuke, Washington, congressmember. Pramila jayapal tweeted quote, if Amazon paid its workers fairly and did not fight unionization workers would not be funding. The expense of how long the Billionaire's. They would be taking care of their families and living dignified and fulfilling lives. She also noted that the 11-minute joyride cost over two point, five million dollars, a minute log, Yes, it's time to tax the risks. She said, meanwhile Democratic Congress member. Earl blumenauer of Oregon is proposing a tax on commercial space. Flights that have no scientific value. Space exploration isn't a tax free holiday for the wealthy said, the Portland congressmember others. Drew attention to the environmental impact of recreational space exploration with author and former labor. Secretary Robert Rice tweeting that the Billionaire's rocket launch emitted 200 to 300 tonnes of carbon dioxide per writer. Trump adviser and longtime Ally. Tom Barrack was arrested Tuesday and charged with failing to register as a foreign agent for the United. Arab Emirates conspiracy obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI. The New York Times reported Barracks real estate company. Received some 1.5 billion dollars in investments from the UAE and Saudi Arabia between Trump's 2016 nomination and mid 2019 Barak was chair of Trump's inauguration committee disgraced Hollywood. Mogul Harvey Weinstein, was extradited from New York to California, where he'll face rape charges into Los Angeles Court, Weinstein. Who's already serving a 23 year sentence for for, for sex crimes? In New York is charged in, multiple cases of rape, involving actors and models at Los Angeles hotels. South Carolina, State University is forgiving the loans of 2500 former students who had to stop their studies due to financial hardship. The historically black University said it would, nearly ten million dollars of student loans with stimulus money from the cares act and American Rescue plan. Black students are disproportionately hit by the school debt crisis and the new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that Americans. Now have over one hundred, forty billion dollars in unpaid medical bills off to collection agencies, the figures nearly twice as high as the most recent data from several years ago but the country's total medical debt is even higher as a hundred forty billion. Dollars does not include bills directly to Health Providers or credit card debt, from medical expenses, republican-run states that chose not to expand Medicaid. Through the Affordable Care Act, have the highest debts, and there's just some of the headlines. Says democracy. Now, democracynow.org, The War and Peace report. I'm Amy Goodman in New York with democracy. Now, co-hosts Wong Gonzalez in New Brunswick, New Jersey, haiwan, Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. In the United States covid-19 cases have tripled over the past month. As the highly contagious Delta. Very rapidly spreads across the country particularly in areas with low vaccination rates covid-19 have increased by nearly 50% over the past week off cases, arising in all 50 states. The Centers for Disease. Control says, the Delta variance is now responsible for 83% of covid-19 cases in the US. This is CV joint director, dr. Rochelle walensky there is a clear message that is coming through. This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. While the overall Cove numbers are far lower than last winter, public health, experts, fear the nation's fight against the pandemic is heading in the wrong direction. On Monday, President Biden urged, everyone. Eligible to get vaccinated dead. Your unvaccinated. You are not protected so please please get back soon vaccinated and now it works. It's safe. It's free choice. It's convenient. New federal Day released. Today shows life, expectancy in the United States drop by a year-and-a-half in 2020 due to the page. Damik the largest drop since World War two black, and light. Next Community saw the largest declines. Meanwhile covid-19 cesare also surging across the globe Indonesia's. Took it over a thousand deaths a day for the past five days and France. And number of new cases, has jumped by 150% over the last week, South Korea and Thailand have both reported record numbers of new infections. We're joined Now by Ed Yong science writer at the Atlantic. He recently won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for his coverage of the pandemic. His most recent piece is titled, Delta is driving away. Through Missouri and congratulations on your Pulitzer. This piece is so important. As people hail the end of the pandemic, you're diving right into the pandemic right now in one looking at one state, looking at Missouri, tell us what you found. So, I talked to folks who work in Southwest Missouri, which is really the epicenter of this current Surge. And, you know, things are bad. I think things are much worse than people might real life realized, one of the major hospitals in Springfield have acquired as many cases in just five weeks, as it previously did in five months, a testament to how quickly, the Delta verion can spread through a community that has largely unvaccinated in Springfield Greene County. Only 40% of people have been vaccinated and in many of the surrounding counties that figure is slower than 20%. The this is all causing immense distress for health care workers, who are once again, overwhelmed once again, exhausted they have been fighting this pandemic for coming on to a year-and-a-half now with barely any breaks and now they're suffering. The the moral distress of seeing yet another surge actually worth. Send the previous ones. But at a time when vaccines are readily available, when people should be able to very easily protect themselves. And at a time, when so much of the u.s. wage has moved on from the pandemic. As you say, 1 + bottle Chief told me, you know, New York has been throwing the ticket red tape parade for its Health Care Heroes, while hours are knee-deep in Producers have it. Doctor fauci is cringing at home as in Boston are gay. Very difficult to social existence. Now, we're talking about Wisconsin, where the positivity rate has gone up in the last three weeks from age. Nine to two point to 2.5% tripled in, just the last three weeks and a state that has only 48% of its people fully vaccinated. So we spoke to assume that maybe about thirty thousand of those people outside that that Arena last night were not vaccinated your. What do you think is the responsibility of sports officials or local political Leaders with Gatherings.

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"Every Amazon employee and every Amazon Customer, cuz you guys paid for all this. And so, I'm seriously for every Amazon Customer out there and every Amazon employee. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Very much a racist remarks too sharp rebuke, Washington, congressmember. Pramila jayapal tweeted quote, if Amazon paid its workers fairly and did not fight unionization workers would not be funding. The expense of how long the Billionaire's, they would be taken care of their families and living dignified and fulfilling lives. She also noted that the 11-minute joyride cost over two point, five million dollars, a minute log, Yes, it's time to tax the risks. She said, meanwhile Democratic Congress member. Earl blumenauer of Oregon is proposing a tax on commercial space. Flights that have no scientific value. Space exploration isn't a tax free holiday for the wealthy said, the Portland congressmember others. Drew attention to the environmental impact of recreational space exploration with author and former labor. Secretary Robert Rice tweeting that the Billionaire's rocket launch emitted 200 to 300 tonnes of carbon dioxide per writer. Trump adviser and longtime Ally. Tom Barrack was arrested Tuesday and charged with failing to register as a foreign agent for the United. Arab Emirates conspiracy obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI. The New York Times reported Barracks real estate company. Received some 1.5 billion dollars in investments from the UAE and Saudi Arabia between Trump's 2016 nomination and mid 2019 Barak was chair of Trump's inauguration committee disgraced Hollywood. Mogul Harvey Weinstein was extracted from New York to California where he'll face rape charges into Los Angeles Court, Weinstein. Who's already serving a 23 year sentence for for, for sex crimes? In New York is charged in, multiple cases of rape, involving actors and models at Los Angeles hotels. South Carolina, State University is forgiving the loans of 2500 former students who had to stop their studies due to financial hardship. The historically black University said it would, nearly ten million dollars of student loans with stimulus money from the cares act and American Rescue plan. Black students are disproportionately hit by the school debt crisis and the new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that Americans. Now have over one hundred, forty billion dollars in unpaid medical bills off to collection agencies, the figures nearly twice as high as the most recent data from several years ago but the country's total medical debt is even higher as a hundred forty billion. Dollars does not include bills directly to Health Providers or credit card debt, from medical expenses, republican-run states that chose not to expand Medicaid. Through the Affordable Care Act, have the highest debts, and there's just some of the headlines. Says democracy. Now, democracynow.org, The War and Peace report. I'm Amy Goodman in New York with democracy. Now, co-hosts Wong Gonzalez in New Brunswick, New Jersey, haiwan, Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. In the United States covid-19 cases have tripled over the past month. As the highly contagious Delta. Very rapidly spreads across the country particularly in areas with low vaccination rates covid-19 have increased by nearly 50% over the past week off cases, arising in all 50 states. The Centers for Disease. Control says, the Delta variance is now responsible for 83% of covid-19 cases in the US. This is CV joint director, dr. Rochelle walensky there is a clear message that is coming through. This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. While the overall Cove numbers are far lower than last winter, public health, experts, fear the nation's fight against the pandemic is heading in the wrong direction. On Monday, President Biden urged, everyone. Eligible to get vaccinated dead. Your unvaccinated. You are not protected so please please get back soon vaccinated and now it works. It's safe. It's free choice. It's convenient. New federal Day released. Today shows life, expectancy in the United States drop by a year-and-a-half in 2020 due to the page. Damik the largest drop since World War two black, and light. Next Community saw the largest declines. Meanwhile covid-19 cesare also surging across the globe Indonesia's. Took it over a thousand deaths a day for the past five days and France. And number of new cases, has jumped by 150% over the last week, South Korea and Thailand have both reported record numbers of new infections. We're joined Now by Ed Yong science writer at the Atlantic. He recently won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for his coverage of the pandemic. His most recent piece is titled, Delta is driving away. Through Missouri and congratulations on your Pulitzer. This piece is so important. As people hail the end of the pandemic, you're diving right into the pandemic right now in one looking at one state, looking at Missouri, tell us what you found. So, I talked to folks who work in Southwest Missouri, which is really the epicenter of this current Surge. And, you know, things are bad. I think things are much worse than people might real life realized one of the major hospitals in Springfield, how acquired, as many cases in just five weeks as it previously did in five months, a testament to how quickly, the Delta verion can spread through a community that has largely unvaccinated in Springfield Greene County. Only 40% of people have been vaccinated and in many of the surrounding counties that figure is slower than 20%. The this is all causing immense distress for health care workers, who are once again, overwhelmed once again, exhausted they have been fighting this pandemic for coming on to a year-and-a-half now with barely any breaks and now they're suffering. The the moral distress of seeing yet another surge actually worth. Send the previous ones. But at a time when vaccines are readily available, when people should be able to very easily protect themselves. And at a time, when so much of the u.s. wage has moved on from the pandemic. As you say, 1 + bottle Chief told me, you know, New York has been staring the ticket red tape parade for its Health Care Heroes while hours are knee-deep in Producers have it. Doctor fauci is cringing at home as in Boston are gay. Very difficult for social injustice gods. Now, we're talking about Wisconsin, where the positivity rate has gone up in the last three weeks from age. Nine to two point to 2.5% tripled in, just the last three weeks and a state that has only 48% of its people fully vaccinated. So we spoke to assume that maybe about thirty thousand of those people outside that that Arena last night were not vaccinated your. What do you think is the responsibility of sports officials or local political Leaders with Gatherings.

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"We are Where that the extremists politicians who are suppressing and stealing our ability to vote are the same politicians who deny living wage has refused to expand, health-care exploit immigrants in lgbtqia people and women. And so we March leyna Bloom has made history by becoming the first trans model to do here on the cover of the Sports Illustrated. Swimsuit Issue on Monday Bloom tweeted quote, This Moment heels. A lot of pain in the world. We deserve this moment, we have waited million years to show up as survivors and be seen as full humans. Filled with wonder. She said, meanwhile, Luke Prokop has become the first active player in the National Hockey League to come out as gay, the Nashville, Predators drafted the nineteen-year-old player last year and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy. Now democracynow.org The War and Peace report. I mean Me Goodman in New York, joined by democracy. Now, co-hosts Wong Gonzalez a New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hi Juan Jaime and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world off. When we begin Today's Show with the shocking findings of the Pegasus project and international collaboration of 17 media organizations that investigated the Israelis cyber surveillance company and a sober up the NSO group manufactures and sells Advanced spyware to governments called Pegasus that can secretly infect a mobile phone and harvest its information. The khumbu it claims its spyware is meant to Target terrorists, and criminals. But data leaked to the Pegasus project suggest several countries, use the powerful cyber-espionage tool to spy on activists politicians, dissidents and journalists. The Consortium analyzed leak data set of 50,000 phone numbers that allegedly belong to Persons of Interest to nso's wage. Customers a sample show, dozens of cases of successful and attempted Pegasus infections reporting also revealed a massive wave of attacks by NSO groups, customers on iPhones, potentially affecting thousands of Apple, users worldwide. And one of the most shocking findings, the Pegasus project reported the Israeli government allowed in a. So to continue to do business with Saudi Arabia mean even after the Saudi journalist and dissident, Jamal khashoggi was assassinated in 2018 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in a minute. We'll speak with the the Secretary General of Amnesty International and one of the lead reporters on the Pegasus project but first this is a PBS Frontline report that follows Washington Post reporter Dana priest. One of the more than eighty journalists working on the Pegasus project as she traveled to Turkey and verify if Pegasus have been used to surveil khashoggi, his fiancee tge. Gives the report was coordinated by the journalism. Non-profit, forbidden stories with technical support from Amnesty International Security. Lab from October 2nd, 2018. A journalist Jamal khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in turkey and never came back out around. The time of his murder, a powerful, spyware may have bought a used to survey his family life and its journalists all essential been attacked twice, my way. Developers by these really.

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05:39 min | 1 year ago

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"Of whom are Jewish. A Moroccan court, has sentenced independent journalist, Omar down to six years in prison, he was arrested last year on, what press Freedom Advocates call retaliatory. Charges for years. Ronnie has been targeted by Moroccan authorities for his reporting on corruption and human rights away. Last year, I missed the international revealed Moroccan authorities had hacked his phone using Pegasus spyware from the Israeli company. NSO group will have more on Pegasus and I am I speaking to the Secretary General of Amnesty International after headlines. A Florida man, who took part in the January 6th Insurrection has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison took a hot chickens was filmed wearing a trump2020 tee shirt and carrying a trump flag on the floor of the US Senate. After Trump supporters, attacked the capital and effort to disrupt counting of electoral fraud It's Hodgkin's just the first capital ride are convicted of a felony to be sentenced Federal prosecutors had asked for an 18-month sentence. Meanwhile House minority leader. Kevin McCarthy has recommended five Republicans to serve on the select committee investigating the January, 6th and selection, all five voted against impeaching Trump after the riot. Three of the Republican lawmakers, Jim Jordan of old age in banks of Indiana and Troy nehls of Texas also voted to overturn the 2020 election in Oregon. The bootleg fire has grown to over three hundred fifty thousand acres. It's the largest wildfire in the United States this year and the third largest in the history of Oregon. There are now eighty fires burning in thirteen States, including seven other. Large fires wage in Oregon in Minnesota authorities. Arrested indigenous leader, Winona, Laduke. And at least six other water protectors Monday during a protest at the show, River against the mbridge. 93 tar, Sands pipeline in Washington, DC over 100 women were arrested Monday outside the Supreme Court during a protest calling for voting rights and economic Justice. Those arrested included the Rev list. They do Harris co-chair of the Poor People's campaign who helped organize the women's moral March. We are Where that the extremists politicians who are suppressing and stealing our ability to vote are the same politicians who deny living wage has refused to expand, health-care exploit immigrants in lgbtqia people and women. And so we March leyna Bloom has made history by becoming the first trans model to do here on the cover of the Sports Illustrated. Swimsuit Issue on Monday Bloom tweeted quote, This Moment heels. A lot of pain in the world. We deserve this moment, we have waited million years to show up as survivors and be seen as full humans. Filled with wonder. She said, meanwhile, Luke Prokop has become the first active player in the National Hockey League to come out as gay, the Nashville, Predators drafted the nineteen-year-old player last year and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy. Now democracynow.org The War and Peace report. I mean Me Goodman in New York, joined by democracy. Now, co-hosts Wong Gonzalez a New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hi Juan Jaime and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world off. When we begin Today's Show with the shocking findings of the Pegasus project and international collaboration of 17 media organizations that investigated the Israelis cyber surveillance company and a sober up the NSO group manufactures and sells Advanced spyware to governments called Pegasus that can secretly infect a mobile phone and harvest its information. The khumbu it claims its spyware is meant to Target terrorists, and criminals. But data leaked to the Pegasus project suggest several countries, use the powerful cyber-espionage tool to spy on activists politicians, dissidents and journalists. The Consortium analyzed leak data set of 50,000 phone numbers that allegedly belong to Persons of Interest to nso's wage. Customers a sample show, dozens of cases of successful and attempted Pegasus infections reporting also revealed a massive wave of attacks by NSO groups, customers on iPhones, potentially affecting thousands of Apple, users worldwide. And one of the most shocking findings, the Pegasus project reported the Israeli government allowed in a. So to continue to do business with Saudi Arabia mean even after the Saudi journalist and dissident, Jamal khashoggi was assassinated in 2018 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in a minute. We'll speak with the the Secretary General of Amnesty International and one of the lead reporters on the Pegasus project but first this is a PBS Frontline report that follows Washington Post reporter Dana priest. One of the more than eighty journalists working on the Pegasus project as she traveled to Turkey and verify if Pegasus have been used to surveil khashoggi, his fiancee tge. Gives the report was coordinated by the journalism. Non-profit, forbidden stories with technical support from Amnesty International Security. Lab from October 2nd, 2018. A journalist Jamal khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in turkey and never came back out around. The time of his.

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06:34 min | 1 year ago

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"Are counted Homeland Peru needs children to rescue her him. Thanks to everyone of you. Thank you for showing solidarity off. Have to be respectful of the popular will. And I will be the first to enforce the will of the Peruvian people here, and there will go to Peru off the broadcast. The Biden Administration, says it's recovered. Millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid by the colonial pipeline company to hackers after a ransomware attack last month, the Cyber attack left. Colonial unable to Bill, its customers prompting. The company to shut down fuel shipments across the East Coast. The FBI says it seized a Bitcoin wallet used by the Eastern Europe. Based hacking gray Dark Side to collect Colonial pipelines payment. The news came as the bite Administration, suggested it might take military action to stop ransomware attacks. This is Commerce. Secretary Gina. Raimondo. Speaking Sunday with ABC's, George Stephanopoulos should be contemplating military action. Even if these are private not government entities, As I said, all options are on the table, this is a top priority and all of us in the cabinet and National Security Council are focused on and considering all possible consequence. Just this week. When the president meets with Putin and other world leaders, this will be at the top of the agenda ransomware. Tax regularly Target School District government agencies. A lot of small businesses, one recent talking to Massachusetts Hospital, exposed patients, sensitive medical, and financial information. In another attack hackers released, a trove of internal documents from the washing wage in DC police department, thousands of websites and smartphone apps, went dark around the world for about an hour this morning after a major Network failure, those Services quickly restored in most places. The outage was linked to a problem with the cloud service, provider, fastly, New Jersey governor. Phil Murphy said Monday, he has ordered the Edna off And state, women's prison to close over its history of abuse, Murphy's surprise announcement came as New Jersey officials. Released a partially redacted report, detailing, sexual abuse, exploitation, physical, violence, and excessive force against women, prisoners by prison guards, and civilians. Staffers Governor Murphy said, the report's findings, left him deeply Disturbed and disgusted. The buyback stration will defend former President Trump against a defamation lawsuit brought by Jean Carol, who accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s, in a court filing with a federal appeals court. New York, the Biden justice department, argued Monday that Trump could not be sued for defamation because Trump's rape accusation denial was done in his official capacity as President Bush. Meanwhile, a bipartisan Senate investigation is concluded security and intelligence failures led to the January Sixth Sense, erection at the US Capitol. The 95-page report. Make snowmen wage Trump's role and inciting the violence. And in Alabama 1100, coal miners, have entered the second month of their strike, against the warrior met Coal Company. Six years ago, the minors accepted a huge pay cut in order to help their company emerge from bankruptcy. Now, they say warrior met his failing to repay them as it rakes and hundreds of millions of dollars. In Revenue, the workers went on strike April 1st, after rejecting a contract, proposal, they say offered to little in wages and benefits. Last month 11 of the Striking miners were arrested as they blocked strikebreakers from entering their work site. We don't feel like we breaking the law in this country is trying to spot around people and their families over there Lobby. And I'll do whatever it takes for this young right here off of the United Mine Workers says, there have been three separate cases of vehicular assault on picketing workers by persons working for warrior met coal in recent days. And those are some of the headlines. This is democracy democracynow.org. The quarantine report. I'm Amy Goodman in New York joined by democracy. Now, co-hosts Wong Gonzalez in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hi Juan, Hi, Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. Well, over 100 water protectors were arrested Monday in northern Minnesota, in the largest Act of Civil Disobedience to date to hold the Enbridge line, 3 pipeline, if Chrome plated the pipeline will carry more than 750,000. Barrels of Canadian tar-sands Oil, a day through indigenous land and fragile. Ecosystems endangering lakes rivers and often spends the day of action began when over a thousand water protectors blockaded a pipeline Pump Station, North of the town of Park. Rapids Minnesota protesters are calling on President Biden to shut down the pipeline indigenous activist and lawyer, Tara houska helped organize the protests together. No, no sacrifice zones. There are no sacrifice people, all of our Lives, all of our land, all of our water. And yet here again, we see some of the most vulnerable people in this place who were on the front lines, black brown indigenous, young queer, all these people who are typically unrepresented and those decision-making choices yet, here we are. And here, all of our accomplices together to our house. Got also spoke on a live stream from the construction site for the pipeline, which has already 60% built. We love Water, Press exit is incredible. They're amazing, they're out here on the front lines. Defending this beautiful beautiful territory and took their bodies using their agencies and their hearts using their minds, using their power to stand up for something more. We have treaty rights that were guaranteed for this place. They're in violation of that. They're in direct violation of their own laws and we are not trespassing. We are This Is Our Land, this is our territories. Remember just trespassing, just like all the.

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"Seller. Speaking Monday. This board has done explaining anything to these people. Playing investigator with our constituents ballots and Equipment, paid for with real people's tax dollars. Peoples ballots and money are not make-believe wage. It's time to be done with this craziness and get on with our County's critical business and immigration news. A new report by the American civil liberties. Union says Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ice, did close to nothing to prevent covid-19 outbreaks inside immigrant jails and it's even concealed the number of people in its custody hospitalized during the pandemic. A total of over fourteen thousand people have tested positive for covid-19 while in ice custody officially. Nine people have died of covid-19 jails but several others died shortly after they're released. This comes it's over. 20,000. Immigrants are currently jailed by Ice a jump from just under 15,000 people at the end of the Trump Administration and a letter signed by birth in 30 house Democrats congressmember Alexandria, ocasio-cortez writes quote, we are in a moment of racial Reckoning in this country with communities across the country, calling for an end to mass incarceration and rage policing. It's time to end the car sir of approach to immigration which relies on the same flawed system. She said, Spanish authorities have apprehended about 5,000 refugees who swam from Morocco to the Spanish Enclave of SATA in North Africa. Monday among them were about fifteen hundred children, a Spanish government. Spokesperson said person died in the attempt. Meanwhile, the German humanitarian Aid group. See, I says, rescued, at least 330 refugees in recent days as they attempted the perilous journey, across the Mediterranean to Thursday, Poverty and violence in their homelands and in El Salvador, transgender leaders took to the streets of the capital San Salvador Monday to Mark the International Day against transphobia, biphobia and homophobia, off-centered demand, the Salvadoran government and act protections for the trans Community. This is trans activists Brittany Garcia. People were marching to demand them legislative assembly debate, and prove the law on gender identity. It's about a change of name and gender in our identity documents. This identification is the door to accessing our social economic political and cultural rights in the country. Trans people don't exist in El Salvador, El Salvador and Guatemala, and Honduras are among the most violent countries for Trans and all lgbtq people. And those are some of the headlines. This is democracy. Now, democracynow.org, the quarantine report. I'm Amy Goodman in New York with democracy. Now, co-hosts Wong Gonzalez, a New Brunswick, New Jersey I want off Hi, Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. The death toll in Gaza has reached 213. As Israel continues to attract the besieged area by air Land and Sea. Using us made war planes in. U.s. made bombs Health officials in Gaza, say the dead includes sixty-one children 36 women over forty, six hundred Palestinians have been injured the United Nations says fifty eight thousand Palestinians have been displaced. Meanwhile the death toll in Israel stands 11:00 from rocket attacks fired from Gaza, Palestinians across gods of the West Bank and Israel are staging a general strike today in the West Bank. Israeli forces of fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Bethpage on Monday President Biden, expressed his support for a ceasefire and Gaza during a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, but Biden stopped short of directly, demand wage Israel Halton to Salt, despite growing pressure from Congress where over two dozen Democratic senators have backed an immediate cease-fire after Biden's. Call Israel continued its attached Gaza which is now entered its ninth day at the United Nations, the United States. Once again blocked the UN Security Council from backing a cease-fire Israel is the largest shipping of US military aid. Receiving some three point, eight billion dollars a year in recent weeks, abide Administration approved to sell of $735 million dollars in precision-guided weapons to Israel, but housed Foreign Affairs. Committee chair Gregory Meeks is expected to ask for the sale to be delayed to give lawmakers more time to review it. Israel has relied heavily on us made weapons during its assault. Israel, reportedly used g, b, u 31 bomb made by Lockheed Martin to bring down a high-rise building on Saturday, which housed the offices of New Jersey. The media Outlets, including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Israel's also facing increasing criticism for targeting, doctors and health clinics on Monday. In Israeli strike wage damage, the only covid-19 laboratory in Gaza on Sunday, a massive Israeli airstrike killed, dr. Ayman Abbas, aloof who headed the coronavirus response that shifa hospital birth is largest hospital. He and two of his teenage children died in an Israeli bombing of the residential area of Gaza City, that killed a total of 30 people. Another prominent doctor from Chicago hospital, lean elul, one of the only neurologists in Gaza was killed in an air strike on his home. Israel's also bomb many of the roads leading to shifa hospital making it harder for ambulances to bring patients. According to the World Health Organization Israeli strikes and shelling have damaged at least 18 Hospitals and Clinics. We're joined Now by two Palestinian log. Doctors joining us for the West Bank. City of Ramallah is dr. Mustafa barbuti. He's a member of the Palestinian Parliament, head of the Palestinian medical Relief Society who has been leading efforts to manage the pandemic in the West Bank and Gaza and in Gaza, we're joined by doctor Russia to protect her safety. Doctor rushes asked, we only use her first name and not show her, face off Russia, let's begin with you. You are at Ground Zero in Gaza, you knew the doctors who were killed. You can you start off by describing the situation on the ground? Yes, hello, thank you for allowing me to speak about how how we like these days in Gaza. I would like to submit the humanitarian aspect of each as a physician and CC. And as a mother that Miss. First of all, you can imagine that you are then probably stepping up an hour. If you got, if you, if you were money, unless you are walking in a city and there is no single part. In this appears, not targeted prevention will bring the box even the streets. Walking be born people on bike, on motorbikes and the car. And most even the beach there is Jerome, the this office, whatever, whatever, you can see why you are, what you are working. And any city is has been targeted and this is actually it's awful and.

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06:44 min | 1 year ago

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"Long march by Latricia Brom, this is democracy. Now, democracynow.org, the quarantine report. I'm Amy Goodman a New York joined by a democracy. Now, co-hosts Wong Gonzalez in New Brunswick, New Jersey, haiwan, Hi, Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. What we begin today, show in Gaza, where Israeli airstrikes have killed at least twenty six, Palestinians, including nine children as tension in the region, escalate sharply over the past day in one attack seven members of a single family in Gaza died. Including three children mean, walk over seven hundred Palestinians were hurting Jerusalem and the West Bank by Israeli Security Forces Monday. Hundreds were injured. When Israeli forces storm, the Alexa mosque, the third holiest site in Muslim, Hamas responded by firing hundreds of rockets into Israel. No deaths were reported. But police said, over two, dozen people were injured, Mas leader. Ismail haniyeh Warner rocket attacks. Will continue until Israel stops, quote all scenes of terrorism and aggression in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa. Mosque unquote, the tension in Jerusalem has been mounting for weeks as Panthers. Finian's have been protesting Israel's plans to forcibly evict dozens of Palestinians in the shape of Juran, neighborhood of Jerusalem, to give their homes to Jewish settlers a court hearing on the eviction. Scheduled for Monday was postponed. The United Nations has described the plan to fiction as a possible War crime. In Gaza families, have started to bury the dead after Monday's. Airstrikes survivors, describe the airstrikes killing young children. And that's what happened here is we were sitting outside the house waiting for a star, the breaking of the fast, only eight month old, child was killed Muhammad who's getting married in five days after eat was killed. How was this the kids fault? Girls between the ages of seven and nine have been killed. How was this? Their fault? We were just sitting outside the house, waiting for the call. To prayer is really knesset member of my TV's blamed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the violent escalation, which comes as Netanyahu is fighting for his political life. Here's somebody is responsible for this spinning. His name is Benjamin, Netanyahu American Minister open at 10 a.m. and we are here. They stand off and he kept him occupied sitting and the march today is celebrating that we make sure we're joined Now by two guests, Illinois is in Jerusalem and Israeli political activist and editor of the Hebrew language news site, local call a member of Excellence executive board and join us from Gaza City, Rashi serani award-winning human rights lawyer. Director of the Palestinian Center for human rights and Gaza. He's the 2013 right, livelihood, award Laureate. He's on the executive wage. Word of the International Federation for human rights received the Robert F Kennedy human rights award in nineteen ninety one, he was also twice, named an, Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. Raja, let's go to you first and Gaza. What the latest numbers we have 26, people Palestinians have been killed among them. A number of children. Can you describe the scene down on the ground? Thank you, Amy, and it's very hard. It's very tough. It's bloody, it's leaking black situation in less than 24 hours, I mean, this Harvest of life and injuries and destruction, it's unprecedented. And and this remind us just and what has happened? 2014, 2012 and 2008. But this time, I mean it seems it's much more tougher than it has been before, Israel. I mean, Dominican fairly Gaza and they are bumping. They then stopped since yesterday till this moment and every moment, I mean this situation became more skate more. And we are having more killings, more injuries, more civilian targets, bombed and the day of the storm. Unfortunately, as you off The civilians and the civilian targets and that's the real Warriors. As if God just need that we have the occupation off. We we have that blockade for the last fourteen years, which paralyzed our entire life, we have that pandemic and now I mean we are have this Force war waged against God's on civilian Targets in the eye of the storm once. And again Israel do flagrantly will lead off International feature and blue which is there to protect civilians at the time of War, they didn't respect that neither in Gaza nor in Jerusalem or a Chevy garage or in the any Palestinian territories. This is real in new brand of apartheid unprecedented much, much worse than South Jersey. Got used to do. Raja Rani. I wanted to ask you what, from your perspective, prompted, this latest round of attacks, a clearly over the last four years, during the Trump Administration. And there was an effort by the United States to sort of further marginalized the Palestinian question and the, and the Palestinian, the Israeli. Occupation. What in your home in your perspective, led to this new round of of attacks by Israel. Well I mean this is very right-wing government and prime minister Netanyahu competing how he can be the most wrong extremist. I mean in Israel and and that's what why he is investing and trying his best to suppress Opress more and more Palestinians and too long to do.

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06:21 min | 1 year ago

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"I talked about how in this book, you know boss is not the absence of Despair. I feel hopeful and devastated at the same time, but part of how I am able to generate that. Hope over and over again is by coming back to my purpose, but my purpose is to build power for my communities and I want to help activate and Inspire other people to do the same. And I'm wondering in terms of reaching other sectors that previously had not been read. When you see things like the National Basketball Association of printing black lives matter on the hardwood floor of the NBA championship game. But when you see other corporations at the same time adopting black lives matter as a slogan should have any concerns about the possible co-optation of capitalist America of this movement that only a few years ago or was regarded by most of the establishment as a fringe movement down, you know, I think it's important for us to remember that change is not linear and one of the things that I've been privy to over this last year is that there are real reckonings happening in every sector across this nation and throughout the globe. Of course when this movement breaks into the mainstream it absolutely dead. The potential to be symbolized and in some ways co-opted by corporations who you know want to use the language of black lives matter, but don't actually want to make black lives matter, but I think we should also seen ways in which people have pushed it a lot farther in the case of the NBA and the WNBA these players use their platform to educate millions and millions of people who watch them for entertainment on the politics that were happening around them that is significant. These players have organized themselves to turn Arenas into voting areas for people to go knowing that in their communities, right that the places where people can access their vote are shrinking so they have expanded that that is important. And so I think we've got both sides to this right off the symbolism and the substance and what I'm seeing more and more of is people with large platforms that they're usually using for Paula for products use those platforms for politics and that dog It represents a concrete shift that we should be celebrating and applauding at least you know, we are speaking to you one week before election day. The election actually is a whole situation as we've heard something like sixty three million people have voted maybe the to say the least smash every record in terms of voter participation in every different group and I'm wondering in these last minutes we have if you can talk about the significance of people voting participating at a time where people may have in the past chosen not to they don't feel that can represent all of their views. But also what happens next when you have if Joe Biden wins continually saying he won't end fracking hasn't endorsed the green New Deal putting down defunding the police what role movements play there and if President Trump continues in office whether he was Winds were not it's an important question and I'll add here that I think a few things are necessary. So number one I get it. I mean for people who are disappointed in the way that this democracy is failing us and has failed us. You're absolutely right, you know coming from black communities. What I know is that Franklin even though black people are the strongest base of the democratic party that time and time again, black people's concerns and needs have not been addressed. But the only way that that shifts is by black people and other communities right getting organized and using their vote as a form of protest using their vote as a form of of of being able to exercise power down and you know, my friend Richard Robinson from color of change always says that you know, you know, you have power if people are afraid to disappoint you well right now people are not afraid to disappoint us, but I think that could actually Just in this election cycle with a massive turnout. It really shows what the mandates are for the future of this nation and certainly our work doesn't end there. We have to work to transform how this system functions. We are seeing the impacts of a clear and strong and focused movement who has been focused on building power for the last three decades now here they are and they are fighting for the house. They're fighting for the Senate. They're fighting for the last one third of State houses throughout the country and they are also fighting for the Supreme Court and they're fighting for the White House. They are not all aligned on everything not all of their elected officials represent everything that they care about but because they have come together with a clear goal. We are now seeing the the impacts of their level of organization. We're seeing the impacts of their ability to build the kind of infrastructure that is needed to take the power that they want. And so I think for us moving forward. Are some questions laying in front of us certainly, I've been disappointed by positions that Joe Biden has taken on and he was not my first choice my second choice my third choice and not even really my choice. But here we are. The contest is now between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and Donald Trump and Mike Pence but much bigger than that. The contest is about whether or not we are able to have free and fair elections in this country. And this contest is about what is going to be the future of this country and frankly that doesn't just play out at The Ballot Box 10 pack is going to be played out by movements. And so that is why this book is so important it helps give us tips and tools about how to build the kinds of movements that can last and that can win at least your guards. Are we want to thank you so much for being with us principle of black features lab co-founder of supermajority and black lives matter Global Network her new book the purpose of power how we come together when we fall apart. I'm Amy. Goodman is Wong Gonzalez..

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