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BBC News is reporting that Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says all sides agree to steps to "de-escalate" Ukraine crisis, after talks in Geneva today. What are your thoughts?

Watch our discussion with scholar Stephen Cohen today and share your reflections about his analysis. 

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I am sure there should be a meeting right now within Democracy Now offices to address +Thor King issue...
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Fact: Environmental activists and land defenders are being killed at an average of two per week worldwide. 

Democracy Now! speaks with Oliver Courtney of Global Witness about the new report, "Deadly Environment: The Dramatic Rise in Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders."

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The New York City Police Department has abandoned its controversial and secretive unit that spied on the Muslim community — in mosques, restaurants, barber shops, gyms and at colleges and universities.

Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association of New York calls the unit's closure a "welcome first step," but says it will "take years to undo the trauma that the American-Muslim community has endured." 

#Muslim   #NYC   #Islam   #humanrights   #racialprofiling   #police  
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"Dropping the unit" is not enough. People need to get fired over this, and then brought up in a court on civil charges for rights violations -- and technically, felony charges for violating Constitutional law. And NO ONE should trust the NYPD ever again. I wouldn't call them to get my cat out of a tree, at this point.
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Award-winning journalist Matt Taibbi is out with an explosive new book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap." Watch his extended interview on Democracy Now! today. 

"It is much more grotesque to consider the non-enforcement of white-collar criminals when you do consider how incredibly aggressive law enforcement is with regard to everybody else," Taibbi says.

#newbooktuesday   #book   #law  
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Thank you for this segment.  It touched my 10 year-old, who watched it with me.  Now I must read the book!!
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Who is Frazier Glenn Miller?

"He is one of the best-known white supremacist activists in the country," explains Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups. "He has been active for more than 40 years in the movement." 
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he wasn't Muslim, therefore not a terrorist.
...by the way, that's sarcasm
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Should a state government be able to bar local officials from raising the minimum wage or improving worker's benefits?

Well, this is just what happened in Oklahoma. On Monday, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a new state law that prohibits localities from raising the minimum wage or requiring that employees get a certain number of sick or vacation days, either paid or unpaid.

Learn more about this story and other top news headlines today.
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+see mike When I was young father worked to pay the bill's he made enough money for 5 kids and a wife and save money. now both parents work for the man and are still falling behind on bill's and saving money. the government who over the years has allowed big business to pretty much do as they will and in the process sold its soul to the man now you have to pay for service's from the corporations but the government also you can't win you have to pay to live and still pay the mother of your child and even then they criticize you as being a deadbeat type of person don't they? I have watched this happen for 50 years   
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Do you wish you could dictate how your federal tax dollars were being spent? If so, what would you want funded with your hard-earned money?

Around the country, people are using Tax Day as a way to protest military spending. Hear why our guest today, Lida Shao, has become a war tax resister.

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Taxation with out representation , sounding familiar??? I'm Not Tea Partier ... But the truth is Americans are just cash cows for government flagrant self interests and wasteful spending ... We are not the beneficiaries of public servants for the betterment of the working and struggling masses . We are being taken by our own government in a Ponsey scheme for Wall St. bail- outs , Fanny May and Freddy Mac , ( not saving home owners /not fixing the endless foreclosures) enabling private Auto industry bailouts and finding more endless costly wars than we have reasons for . Taxes are a serious fraud on hard working families that have little or no true security and no financial safety nets . This is heartless and corrupt abuse of power . No man or family deserves to be bled like this . End TAX abuse now .
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The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes honors the reporters who took on the NSA mass surveillance story. 

Check out this special page highlighting those reports from The Guardian and The Washington Post, as well as dozens of other Democracy Now! interviews with journalists, NSA whistleblowers, scholars and Internet privacy advocates.

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