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Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/7 through our website and podcasts.
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  1. As Trump Touts "Made in America" Week, Indonesian Workers Toil Away Making Ivanka Trump Apparel
    While President Trump is promoting "Made in America" week, we turn now to look at a recent investigation by The Guardian that revealed workplace abuse, grueling production targets and deplorably low pay at an Indonesian factory that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump's label. Many of the female workers at the factory in West Java say the pay is so low that they live in constant debt and can't afford to live with their own children. We speak to journalist Krithika Varagur in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.
  2. Sen. McConnell Plans Vote on Repealing Obamacare Despite Lacking Enough Support from GOP Senators
    Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced the Senate will vote next week on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement—even though the bill currently lacks enough Republican support to pass. McConnell's announcement came after President Trump invited all 52 Republican senators to the White House for lunchtime talks aimed at reviving stalled efforts on healthcare.
  3. Has Jared Kushner's Failed Deal with Qatar Fueled Trump's Stance on Gulf Diplomatic Crisis?
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding his probe to include President Donald Trump's business activities, as well as those of his associates, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner. We examine how Kushner tried but failed to get a half-billion-dollar bailout from Qatar. Is that failed deal influencing Trump's handling of the Gulf diplomatic crisis? We speak with Ryan Grim of The Intercept. His piece is titled "Jared Kushner Tried and Failed to Get a Half-Billion-Dollar Bailout from Qatar."
  4. Criminalizing Critics of Israel: Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers of BDS
    U.S. lawmakers are seeking to criminally outlaw support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. If a proposed bipartisan law is passed, backers of BDS could face up to 20 years in prison and a million-dollar fine. We speak to Rabbi Joseph Berman of Jewish Voice for Peace and Ryan Grim of The Intercept. His latest article is titled "U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel."
  5. Headlines for July 21, 2017
    Bloomberg: Special Counsel Investigating Trump-Russia Business Ties, The Independent: Over 40,000 Civilians Died in Battle for Mosul, Iraq, Civil Liberties Groups Decry Bills to Criminalize Boycotting Israel, Senate Committee Advances Nomination of Christopher Wray as FBI Chief, Justice Department to Revive Civil Asset Forfeitures by Police, Senate Bill Would Reform Money Bail System, Another Kalief Browder? Bronx Teen Seeking Trial Languishes at Rikers, Senate Confirms Judge John K. Bush, Who Compared Abortion to Slavery, ExxonMobil Fined $2M for Russia Sanctions Breach Under CEO Tillerson, Activists Demand End to U.S. Support for Bloody Philippines Drug War, Poland: Protests Erupt as Ruling Party Moves to Control Courts, Morocco: Demonstrators Defy Protest Ban to Demand Reforms, Two Dead, Hundreds Injured as Earthquake Strikes Off Turkish Coast, Report: Trump to Name Coal Industry Lobbyist as EPA 2nd-in-Command, Haitian Immigrant Jean Montrevil Remains Free After ICE Check-in
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