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Democracy Now! 2023-06-01 Thursday
Headlines for June 01, 2023; Artificial Intelligence “Godfathers” Call for Regulation as Rights Groups Warn AI Encodes Oppression; “Turning His Back on Student Debtors”: Biden’s Debt Deal Ends Freeze on Loan Payments for Millions
Democracy Now! 2023-05-31 Wednesday
Headlines for May 31, 2023; A Dirty Debt Deal: Biden Blasted for Backing Fast-Track Approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline; Supreme Court Guts Clean Water Act as Conservative Justices Side with Polluters and Developers; Ugandan Rights Activist: U.S. Conservatives Exported Anti-LGBTQ Hate That Led to “Kill the Gays” Law; Erdoğan Reelected to 5 More Years in Turkey as His Government Grows More Authoritarian & Nationalist
Democracy Now! 2023-05-30 Tuesday
Headlines for May 30, 2023; Debt Deal Raises Military Spending & OKs WV Pipeline While Introducing New Work Rules for Food Stamps; “King: A Life”: New Bio Details Extensive FBI Spying & How MLK’s Criticism of Malcolm X Was Fabricated
MLK Biographer Jonathan Eig on King's Early Life, Radicalization & How Racism Still Kills
In Part 2 of our interview with journalist Jonathan Eig about his new book, King: A Life, the first major biography of the civil rights leader in more than 35 years, he talks about King’s early life and father; King’s formerly enslaved grandparents; the FBI’s push for him to abandon colleagues who were communists; and his opposition to the Vietnam War and launch of the Poor People’s Campaign just before he was killed. “We need to remember the radical words he spoke, and not just the safe ones,” Eig says.
In Part 1, we looked at how the book draws on unredacted FBI files, as well as the files of the personal aide to President Lyndon Baines Johnson, to show how Johnson and others partnered in the FBI’s surveillance of King and efforts to destroy him, led by director J. Edgar Hoover. Eig also interviewed more than 200 people, including many who knew King closely, like the singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte. The book has also drawn attention for its revelation that King was less critical of Malcolm X than previously thought.
Democracy Now! 2023-05-29 Monday
Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn Lead Call at Belmarsh Tribunal
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