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Sex trafficking survivor Cyntoia Brown-Long talks about getting a life sentence after she killed her rapist at age 16, fearing for her life. She received clemency earlier this year and has a new memoir about her experience inside the U.S. prison system.
In Chicago, over 25,000 public school workers go on strike to demand better learning conditions for students; As many as 300,000 civilians flee northern Syria as Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues.
Turkey is heightening its military offensive in northern Syria amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops; Cities and states across the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
We spend the hour with Chanel Miller, the remarkable writer who was known to the world as "Emily Doe" for years after she was assaulted by Stanford student Brock Turner. In her memoir, "Know My Name," Miller reveals her identity and reclaims her story.
Turkey launches an assault on Kurdish-controlled northern Syria with Trump's tacit approval; What the assault means for the fledgling Rojava project; The family of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places, a Native American teenager, seeks justice for her death.
More than 700 activists with Extinction Rebellion are arrested amid a global campaign of direct action demanding climate solutions; The UAW strike enters its fourth week; Chicago teachers prepare to strike for better working conditions.
The U.S. Supreme Court hears three cases looking at whether employment nondiscrimination protections extend to LGBTQ people; The U.S. withdraws troops from Syria as Turkey prepares to invade Kurdish-controlled areas.
As an impeachment inquiry into President Trump moves ahead in Congress, we revisit a conversation with filmmaker Charles Ferguson about his documentary "Watergate" and how U.S. institutions responded to the crisis.
We look at the housing crisis in San Francisco and Trump's attacks on the city's homeless population; California is fighting back against Trump's rollback of air pollution standards; a new California bill would ban private prisons statewide.
The family of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man, hails the murder conviction of the white policewoman who killed him; police escalate violence against Hong Kong protesters; in Haiti, anti-government demonstrations call for the president's resignation.
As the impeachment inquiry into President Trump heats up and House Democrats subpoena Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, we host a debate on impeachment; in Newark, the ongoing water crisis continues.
After the release of a whistleblower complaint, Democrats are ramping up efforts to impeach Trump for pressing the president of Ukraine to investigate the Bidens; In Egypt, protesters are demanding the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Famed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses his memoir, "Permanent Record." He also responds to the Justice Department lawsuit against him and news of an impeachment inquiry into Trump, which was triggered by a whistleblower complaint.
Scores of world leaders and activists convened for talks at the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday; Celebrated writer Ta-Nehisi Coates joins us for a conversation about his debut novel, "The Water Dancer."
A roundtable discussion with youth activists in New York, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis who are organizing actions as part of the Global Climate Strike; We also speak with an Afghan teen climate activist whose visa was denied by the U.S. government.
Ahead of the mass climate strike, the secretary general of Amnesty International calls for global action against the climate crisis; We speak to former Gambian beauty queen Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who has accused former President Yahya Jammeh of rape.
Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities; 250 media outlets have banded together to improve climate coverage; Trump finalizes plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
Trump ousts national security adviser John Bolton, hawk with long history of militarization abroad; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank; In Newark, New Jersey, the water crisis continues.
We speak with 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who launched a school strike for the climate that went global. She will address the U.N. Climate Action Summit before a Sept. 20 global strike, and protest Friday at the White House.
Hurricane Dorian continues north, battering the Carolinas as rescue efforts continue in the Bahamas; the legacy of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has died at 95; prolific activist Lisa Fithian on her new book and nonviolent movements.
2020 hopefuls outline their climate plans in CNN town hall after the DNC refuses to allow full debate on the climate crisis; Nearly 2 million people in Assam, India, are at risk of being rendered stateless.
Hurricane Dorian strikes the Bahamas, where widespread floods are engulfing the islands; in the Philippines, activist Brandon Lee remains in critical condition after being shot in August; Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore enters his second month in jail.
A gunman in West Texas killed 7 and injured dozens Saturday, less than a month after the massacre in El Paso; Hurricane Dorian continues to devastate the Bahamas as it approaches Florida; pro-democracy protests enter their 13th week in China.
Democracy Now! follows humanitarian activist Scott Warren into the Sonoran Desert as he accompanies other No More Deaths volunteers on a water drop. We also speak to Alvaro Enciso, creator of the project Where Dreams Die.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York, greeted by crowds of supporters; U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspends Parliament ahead of Brexit; Remembering legendary peace activist Frances Crowe.
At least 900 refugees have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2019; Unprecedented fires in the Amazon reflect Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right policies; Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq create tensions across the Middle East.
An Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for fueling the state's opioid epidemic; Following the death of David Koch, we speak with Christopher Leonard, author of "Kochland," about how the Kochs changed the U.S. economy and politics.
A recent mysterious nuclear accident in Russia is drawing comparisons to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. As Kashmir enters its fourth week of lockdowns, we speak with a leading feminist activist about her recent fact-finding visit in the territory.
We speak with Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, a leading critic of the Trump administration's immigration policy; Fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to devastate indigenous communities and wildlife.
Eleven presidential candidates attended the first-ever Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, this week. We convene a roundtable to discuss how indigenous issues are impacting the 2020 race.
We return to the border with Alvaro Enciso, an artist who builds and places crosses in the sites where migrants have died in the Sonoran Desert. New York's Child Victims Act has allowed hundreds of victims to file cases since its enactment last week.
Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who killed Eric Garner in 2014, has been fired. We speak with Garner's daughter Emerald; Right-wing protesters are outnumbered by counterprotesters in Portland; A mass suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul kills 63.
A special broadcast from Arizona, speaking with activists leaving water and other aid for migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert and a local organization working to identify human remains near the U.S.-Mexico border.
With Trump's urging, Israel bars entry to Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib; Atlantic staff writer Vann Newkirk talks about the racist policies that dispossessed black Americans in the "great land robbery" of the 20th century.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario explains how crime and corruption in Honduras fuel migration north; Sister Helen Prejean, famous anti-death penalty activist, reacts to the Trump administration reinstating the federal death penalty.
ICE agents raid poultry processing plants in Mississippi, arresting 680 people; A new IPCC report sounds the alarm on the climate change impact on land resources; New documents reveal Monsanto's attempts to discredit critics and journalists.
As India revokes Kashmir's special status that granted it some autonomy, we convene a roundtable to discuss the implications for the region. We discuss the dangers of linking mental health issues to mass shootings.
We remember the trailblazing novelist, teacher and editor Toni Morrison, who has died at the age of 88. We speak with legendary authors and friends of Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni and Sonia Sanchez.
Gun control advocates call for an assault weapons ban and a stronger response to the latest massacres; How racist conspiracy theories fuel violence; Parents of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver describe their efforts to keep his memory alive.
Newly released video shows the dying moments of Tony Timpa, a Dallas man who died during a 2016 police encounter; We look at the history of U.S. healthcare and Big Pharma propaganda campaigns against expanding access; Greenland experiences record melts.