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11/22/16 11/22/16 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] juan: : from pacicifica, thisiss dedemocracy now! g generation,past it was a white country designed for ourselveses and our posteri. it is ourr creation.n. it is ouour inheritance, and it belongs to us. juan: as hundreds of white suprememacists celebrate dononad trump's victctory, some e raise their r arms in traditional nazi salute. we'll look at the growing
so proclaimed alt-right movement in the united states. then there is growing resistance to trump's vow to detain and deport millions of people from the united states. mayors from new york to chicago to seattle say they will refuse to cooperate even as trump promises to cut funds from so-called sanctuary cities. meanwhile, the movement is growing for a sanctuary campus.. make e our school is into eric campus. and also protect the financial aiaid and their ability to work. juan: we'll speak with several immigration activists. we will hear from the father of three u.s. children facing deportation. and we'll look at a sweeping new report that reveals ties to slavery and the displacement of the native americans at one of the country's top colleges -- 250-year-old rutgegers universi all that and more, coming up.
welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i am juan gonzalez, in for amy goodman. amy is on assignment. president-elect donald trump released a youtube video monday outlining how he plans to immediately withdraw from the transpacific partnership, promotote oil and gas extraction in the united states, and roll back r regulations. mr. trtrump: i have asked myy transition team to develop a listst of executive actitions wn take on day one to restore our laws and bring back k our jobs. it is about time. these include the following -- on trade, i'm goining to issueua notification of intent to withdraw from the transpacific partrtnership. insteaead, we will negotiate fa, bilateral trade bibills thatat g jobs and indndustry baback onto
american s shores. on energrgy, i will cancel job killing rerestrictionsns on the production of amamerican energy, includuding shale e energy and n coal, creaeating many y millionf high-paying jobs. that is whatat we want. that i is what we h have beenn waititing for. on r regulatioion, i will l fore a rolole wch says f for every oe nenew regutionon, two old regulations must be eliminated. juan: despite trump's focus on creating more jobs in the united states, an investigation by the "washington post" reveals how trump and the republican-controlled congress are, in fact, drafting up plans to eliminate government jobs and erode worker protections. among a few of the proposed changes that could affect federal workers are hiring freezes, cutting worker benefits and pensions, and eliminating automatic raises to keep pace with inflation. meanwhile, trump's release of the youtube video monday as he -- video came as he met with top
corporate television anchors and executives, including lester holt, charlie rose, george stephanopoulos, wolf blitzer, martha raddatz, and david muir at trumpmp tower. the meeting was off the record, and the anchors and reporters who attended it have refused to comment on it. but leaked details about the meeting suggest trump chastised the journalists for their coverage during the campaign, which he has complained was biased against him. the networks have also been criticized for giving trump an overwhelming amount of free exposure early in the campaign in order to boost ratings. erik wemple of the "washington post" criticized the networks for agreeing to the off the dust agreeing to the terms of the off the record meeting saying -- monday, "they learned nothing over past 18 months of covering trump." trump is slated to meet with editors and reporters at the "new york times" building today. suddddenly, it was canceled in a tweet earlier today. the united nations is warningg nearly 1 million syrians are living under siege, double the number last year. the vast majority, 850,000
people, are being besieged by syrian government forces. on monday, u.n. aid chief stephen o'brien said civilians trapped in besieged eastern aleppo, whwhere the final hospitalals have been destroyedy sysyrian government bombing, are facicing annihilation. this is o'brien. >> i call on all with influence -- that is the phrase and diplomatically required to use -- but you know around this table and beyond who you are, to do their part to end the senseless cycles of violence once and for all. to putan end to the slaughter house that i is aleppo. juan: in j japan, thousands were ininstructed to o evacuate frorm fukushima a monday afteter a 7.4 magnitude earthqhquake triggered fears s of a tsunamimi hitting e area and the fukushima nuclear power plant. the tsunami advisory was lifted early this morning, and officials say the power plant was not damaged by the quake. in 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the same area,
killing 20,000 people and causing the world's worst nuclear disaster since chernobyl. hundreds of rohingyas have arrived in bangladesh monday after fleeing violence and the destruction of their homes in neighboring myanmar. rohingyas are muslims who have long faced persecution and violence in myanmar, including being denied citizenship. in recent weeks, the myanmar military has killed as many as 100 rohingya civilians, sparking hundreds more to flee into neighboring bangladesh. human rights watch says more than 400 rohingya homes have also been burned. these are two rohingya refugees, speaking after they arrived in bangladesh. >> military killed my husband. set fire to our house, so we did not get any help to save us. we fled overland and have come here. >> as we cannot tolerate their
tortures, we as a group crossed the river by boat at night. 4:00 we entered banangladesh. juan: in minneapolis, 21-year-old activist sophia wilansky is in critical condition and has been undergoing a series of surgeries after reportedly being hit by an concussion grenade during the police attack against water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline in north dakota sunday night. sunday's attack at standing rock included police firing rubber bullets, mace canisters, and water cannons in subfreezing temperatures. the standing rock medic and healer council reports as many as 300 people were injured in the attack, with the injuries rangnging from hypothermia to seizures to loss of consciciousness s to impaired vn asas a result of beingng shot a rubber b bullet in t the face. water r protecto sayay aleast 26 people w were evacuauated from e areaea by ambulalances and hospitalized. sophia wilansky was s evacuated
and airlifteted to a m minneapos hospital. after hours of surgery, she posted on facebook early this morning that her arm has not been amputated, but she will not know for another week whether amputation might be required. the morton county sheriff's department is claiming the police are not responsible for her injury. wilansky is from new york city and has organized against the construction of pipelines, including the aim spectra pipeline in new york and across the east coast. a prayerer vigilil is slated for 4:00 em -- 4:00 today outside p.m. the hennepin county medical center in minneapolis. a new investigation by the guardian reveals self-induced abortions may be on the rise in the united states as women struggle to access abortion services amid a wave of anti-abortion restrictions imposed in recent years. since 2008, online searches for information on how to induce one's own abortion nearly doubled across the united
states. another study suggests more than 4% of women in texas -- that's at least 100,000 women -- have tried to self-induce their own abortion. the guardian investigation also draws on emails sent by women in the united states to the dutch organization women on web, which provides abortion drugs in countries where the procedure is banned outright. despite abortion being legal in the u.s., the group received hundreds of emails from women across the country last year alone. one women in missouri wrote that she had gone to the state's only abortion clinic but "the protestors shamed me into going back. i'm not a citizen and its a little scary coz i feel very lonely." many wrote they could not afford an abortion. another woman wrote -- "i cry and pray every night that the lord take this child from me somehow." in news on climate change, scientisists are warning unprecedentedly high temperateses in the ararctic are preventing ice from freezing and may lead to record low levels of
sea ice at the north pole. scientists say the air temperature is a staggering 35 degrees fahrenheit above average. rutgers university research professor jennifer francis said -- "these temperatures are literally off the charts. there is nothing but climate change that can cause these trends." meanwhile, bolivian president evo morales has declared a state of emergency as residents of la paz and other major cities struggle with extreme water shortages amid bolivia's worst drought in a quarter century. on sunday, protesters gathered outside the chinese embassy to protest mining projects they say are exacerbating the water scarcity. scientists say the retreat of bolivian glaciers caused by global warming is also responsible for the lack of water, as 2 million people in the area rely on glacier melt as their water supply. this is bolivian president evo morales.
>> the current supreme decree declares a state of national emergency due to the droughts and water shortage in different regions of the national territory provoked by adverse climate phenomenon. therefore, due to the supreme decree, mayors, governors, and national government have the obligation to mobilize economic resources to meeeet a human rigt -- thahat is water. juan: and in new haven, connecticut, yale college dean jonathan holloway has announced he's leaving yale to become the provost of northwestern university next year. holloway is the first african american dean in yale's history. he was at times at the center of racial justice protests by students on campus last year, with many students of color looking to holloway for leadership and with some
criticizing him for not doing more on racism on the campus. he said he was not leaving yale because of the protests, saying instead -- "even though the protests were profoundly uncomfortable and at times heartbreaking, i'd rather be at a place where the students cared enough to speak up and take action." and those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i am juan gonzalez, in for amy goodman. amy is on assignment. we begin today with a look at movement in the united states that calls itself the alt-right. on monday, a video was leaked from an alt-right conference that took place over the weekend in washington, d.c., where hundreds gathered to celebrate donald trump's victory. in the video, alt-right leader richard spencer recites s nazi propaganda in original german, as some attendees raise their arms inn the traditional nazi salute. >> hail trump. hail our people.e.
hail h hail victory. striverr,e is to be a the crusader, and explore and a conqueror. we build, we produce, we go up word. and we recognize central light of american race relations. we do not exploit other groups. fromn't gain anythingng their presence. ththey need uss and not the othr way around. was, untitil this p past generation, a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. it is our crereation. itit is ourur inheritance. and itit belongs to us. that is alt-right leader richard spencer speakiking over the weekend. when asked by the "new york times" about donald trump, spencer said -- "i do think we have a psychic connection, or you can say a
deeper connection, with donald trump in a way that we simply do not have with most republicans." leaders of the alt-right movement have been emboldened since trump's election, particularly since he named steve bannon to become his chief strategist after first being his cacampaign managerer. bannon is the former head of the right-wing outlet, news outlet, breitbart media. well, for more we are joined by deborah lipstadt, a jewish historian and the dorot professor of holocaust studies at emory university. when asked about bannon's appointment, shehe told politico -- "i find that the most depressing of almost anything i've heard thus far." lipstadt is also the subject of a feature film now in theaters called "denial," which is based on a court case in which she was sued by a leading holocaust denier. welcome to democracy now! professor, can you hear me?
juan: this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm juan gonzalez, in for amy goodman. deborah lipstadt is the dorot professor of holocaust studies at emory university. the film "denial," based on the court case in which she was sued by a leading holocaust denier, is currently in theaters. she joins us now to discuss the growing alt-right movovement. welcome to democracy now!, professor. >> thank you for having me. juan: tell us about your concerns, especially, first, about the appointment of donald
trump of steve bannon as his strategist. >> let m me say at the outset, i do not know steve bannon personally. i know very little of him personally. so i have no idea if his personally racist or any of his personal feelings. but whwhat i do know is that he has facililitated the rise of alt-right -- maybee not the ris, but the entry of alt-right into more of the mainstream through breieitbart news. that, he has a longer record than just that, but i will poioint to one example whih was the fifinal ad that the trup campaign put out and he was either campaign manager or strategist -- he was a top person of the campaign. the final ad with donald trump's voice in the background talkingg ababout globalal interests, takg control of our economy, they
work for people who don't care about you, they have their own interests, he saw four people on the screen -- hillary clinton and george soros, janet yellen and lloyd blankfein. juan: if i can, let's go to that ad. we have a clip of it here so our viewers and listeners can see and hear what you're talking about. this is the ad. >> the establishment has of dollars at stake in this election. for those who control the levers of powower in washington and for those dust the global special interest, they partner with thesese people and don't have yr goodod in mind. the e litical esestablishmhmentt is trying to stop usus is the se group responsible for our disastrorous trade deals.. massive,e, illegalal immigratio, and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry.
the political establishment has brought about the destrtructionf our factoriries and ouour jobs they flee to mexico, to c china, and d to other c countries all arouound the world. ththe globalal power structure t is resesponsible f for the ecocc decisions that hahave robbed our working-class, strippeped our coununtry of its well,l, and put of amoney into the pockets handful of large of a handful of large corporations and political entities. one code that was the ad. it was an extended ad. your response to that, professor? we're having problems with her again. in response to the ad, something greenblatt, the ceo of the anti-defamation league tweeted -- "whether intentional or not, the images and rhetoric in this ad touch on subjects that anti-semites have used for ages.
this needs to stop. in the final days before the election, tensions are extremely high. it's a time when all candidates need to be especially responsible and bid for votes by offering sincere ideas and policy proposals, not by conjuring painful stereotypes and baseless conspiracy theories." that was the anti-defamation league. we are again having problems with the connection to emory university. we would like to go to this other clip of howard dean who is running for chair of the democratic national committee, a position he has held previously. he spoke with canada's ctv about donald trump and his picks for senior officials. >> is a complicated guy. he appoints original person that is much more conservative than i -- his senior advisers are a nazi.
we turn now to a sweeping new report that reveals ties to slavery and the displacement of the native americans at one of the country's top colleges.we tw report that reveals ties to slavery and the displacement of the native americans at one of the country's top colleges. the findings about 250-year-old rutgers university were published in a new book, "scarlet and black, volume 1: slavery and dispossession in rutgers history." it reveals the history of some of the institution's founders, presidents and trustees as slave owners, anti-abolitionists and participants in slave trading. the report, which is the culmination of eight months of research that spanned the mid-18th through mid-19th centuries, also brings out of the shadows those whose slave labor laid the foundation of the university. rutgers new brununswick chancelr richard edwards said of the findings -- afraid to lookok at ourselves ad our early history. we are a large public university that is one of the most diverse in the country and we think we need to understand our history and not be ashamed of it, but to
and not be ashamed of it, but to be able to face it in a forthright way." the project was part of an initiative by edwards and the committee on enslaved d and disenfrancnchised populations in rutgers history, which grew out of a meeting with a group of students concerned about imimproving the racial and cultural climate on campus. rutgers is one of several colleges and universities across the united states now grappling with their historical ties to slavery, including georgetown, yale, and harvard. for more we are joined by marisa for more we are joined by marisa fuentes, associate professor of women's & gender studies and history at rutgers. she is director of research for the team that produced "scarlet and black." welcome to democracy now! >> she is director ofof research fr the team that produced "scarlet and black." welcome to democraracy now! >> thank you so much. juan: tell us firsof a all how this p project originated and wt you attempted to cover in your research. that has not already become public. >> part of yoyour introductction
confronted w with the reality of this person. juan: the daday after the recent election, you tweeted "i feel like i'm in complete morning today." can you u talk about thehe resne of the elelection on yourr camp? understand student protest of late? can you talk a about the reactin on c campus of the election?
>> therere's s a large student walkout lalast week,k, wednesda, and the stutudents from all over campus -- rutgers is a spreadout, whether it is differerent campuses in a largee area. students gatathered and a rallyn the marched downtown anand largy shut down the city of new brunswick in the traffic. there are definitely a l large group of students who are very, veryry concernrned about t the , about what a t tmp presidency means to them, to their families , their safafety. we havave actually had some graffiti on campus ththat is targeting undocumented popopulations and populatitionsf , we are going to deportrt you, and really hatefu, hateful graffiti.
so t the students are actually, and rightly so, fearful of their safety and certatain they have gotten, as we have all gotten, the reportrts of the violence against pepeople of color and te muslim population. so i think there''s definitely tension. and i think the students and faculty are calalling for the university to sort of take a stand on this issue him a whether it means having a century campus where undocumeed students can feel safe and protected by the institututn, or really makakinga ststatement a against hatate sph and violencece. juan: professosor, we have to leave it there. associatentes professor of women's & gender studies and history at rutgers university. she is dirirector of research fr the team that produced "scarlet and black, volume 1: slavery and dispossession in rutgers history." her first book is "dispossessed lives: enslaved women, violence and the archive."
juan: como dios manda "as god sends" by la santa cecilia. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm juan gonzalez, in for amy goodman. amy is on assignment. we turn now to look at the growing resistance to president-elect donald trump's vow to detain and deport millions of people from the
united states. during the presidential campaign , trump vowed to end sanctuary cities that protect undocumented immigrants. funding forlock century cities. we block the funding. no more. cities end the sanctuary that have resulted in so many needless deaths. cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars and we will work with congress to pass legislation to protect assist federal authorities. juan: since his election victory, trump has maintained his promise, telling "60 minutes" he will immediately deport some 3 million people once in office. but mayors from new york to chicago to seattle say they will refuse to cooperate. this comes as a memexican immigrant who is the father of three u.s.-born children has
sought sanctuary from deportation in a philadelphia church and called on president obama to stop his deportation and others. the day before he was slated to be deported, javier flores made the choice to go into sanctuary. before then he had been detained for 16 months in the pike county detention center. he says he was charged with reentering the country after he received bad legal advice about how to regularize his residence status. in this video interview shared with democracy now!, flores sits with his five-year-old son junior, who saw him arresteded , during the home raid that sent him to detention, and was recently diagnosed with ptsd. >> this is all very sad. he was recently diagnosed with ptsd by the time i was detained at the pipe county detention center, and my oldest daughter, she had to get therapy for 10 days.
i have threeee u.s. citizen children. i made the decision to go into sanctuary for my children and for my family. juan: meanwhile, students at as many as 100 colleges and universities across the united states held protests last week demanding their schools become sanctuary campuses. trump vowed to immediately deport up to 3 million people. during his campaign, trump also said he'd reverse president obama's executive orders, which include the program daca -- deferred action for childhood arrivals -- which has shielded 750,000 young people from deportation. well, for more, we are joined by three guests. here in new york, denise vivar is a member and former president of the lehman dream team, the first undocumented student club at the city university of new york or cuny. she drafted the petition for one of its campuses, lehman college, to be a sanctuary cacampus. in philadelphia, olivia vazquez a recipient of daca -- deferred action for childhood arrivals --
and a youth organizer at the immigrant rights group juntos. with her is miguel andrade, also with juntos. he is an immigration paralegal who has been working with the philadelphia mayor's office to declare philadelphia a sanctuary city, or 4th amendment city. i want to welcome you all to democracy now! i woululd like to start with miguel andrade. what is it precisely philadelphia promising to do in terms of creating sanctuary city? >> thank you so much for having me. basically, what philadelphia stands for is the fourth of them is that he is our mayor must recently announced, is that a sickly immigration and local law enforcement will no longer be working in conjunction. what was happening before with dust was if someone was undocumented in connection with local law enforcement, they were handing them over to immigration, to ice.
basically what the community worked for and fought for in so many localities around the country was that we wanted to break that tie because we were seeing there was a lot of fear and mistrust from immigrant communities to local law enforcement and people were not coming forward and reporting when they were victims of crime or when they were witnesses to a crime. what sanctuary city is, or a fourth amendment city, basically, a city will not hand over somebody who is undocumented over to immigration unless immigration provides a judicial warrant. we want the federal government to actually go out on the streets and do the work that needs to be done instead of relying a local police officers to do their work for them. juan: what do you expect will be the response of the city as a trump administration begins to attempt to cut off federal funds, as the president-elect has vowed to do? >> that is a good question.
we were in a meeting last night that was held by the office of immigrant affairs here in philadelphia and the city is ready to stand by its immigrant community. we know it is immigrant communities that has made our cities flourish and grow and prosper. it is also about protecting the human rights of our community. it is not just immigrant rights or a legal issue, but a human rights issue. we need to protect our communities and we need to see that everybody is a human being. immigration is not just a legal issue. it is a human issue. juan: : olivia vazquez, you area 750,000ipient, one of young people who have temporary relief as a result of president obama's executive order. president-elect trump has said he will prioritize deportations of people who have been convicted of felonies. that was indeed indicate he is not running to go after the daca young folks. but if he does resend the
executive order, what does that mean for you? >> good morning. thank you for having me. so i think, in my case, like everyone else, it will mean that a lot of us will probably not be able to work. a lot of us support our families . we need drivers license to drive around. but we also know that the community is ready to resist. we know it is going to take time for him to revoke daca and we know our communities will try to fight as hard as we can to keep it. , you havese vivar been leading the movement to create a sanctuary campuses. student protests around the country last week. talk about your petition, what you're trying to do at lehman college in the bronx. >> i started the petition after
president elect trump the kim the nominee -- became the nominee for presidential. many of the students were worried. it was not just they were worried for themselves, but many of them were worried for their parents, worried that the fact that daca, that he vowed to revoke daca, and they did not know what their campuses were going to do for them. it was the uncertainty of not knowing what the future holds. many of them have to plan their lives in two years because that is how much protection daca grant the students. and many are so frustrated and don't know what the future could be about. it made me frustrated and it may be overwhelmed and made me angry that i decided to write a petition to lehman college president so he could proclaim lehman college as a sanctuary wills -- which means ice
not be allowed on campuses. they will not be allowed to conduct raids on students. since we do not know what a donald trump presidency means for daca students, they are in the system, many are afraid that they will use it for mass deportations. we want our campuses to protect us. bit about me a little yourself. are you undocumented yourself and where did you come from originally? i am not undocumented. my family and i migrated to the u.s. when i was seven years old. from mexico. i recently received my green , which is granted to victims of violence. i was undocumented for 14 years. it is just been a year since i received my green card. i don't believe that your visa
should be the way people fix their status is. is the climate among your fellow students, especially those who are undocumented since the election? >> many are worried , especially atcuny where we do not receive financial aid. many of the scholarships apply not only for daca, but there are restrictions like yet to be graduated from high school to qualify for it or you have to be a transfer student from a community college. many were worried that their work permit by not allow them to work. cuny is one of the most affordable public universities in the u.s., without the work permit, means they have to focus on education and now the fear of deportations which really affects their mental health. , i want tol andrade
ask you in terms of the dissipation of faith groups in the movement on sanctuary cities in philadelphia -- that is the center of the quakers who have always been involved in the sanctuary movement for years, what has been the participation of the churches and other institutions as well? seenr many years we have faith institutions have been very strategic and very willing to participate and help marginalize people in this country, specifically in immigrant communities. i think it is also -- i heard one of the local pastors say when we were having a meeting maybeot many years ago, 2000 years ago, there was another empire trying to tear apart families. it is people who are driven by faith to keep the family unities together and to protect the human rights of people. we've seen that so many people have been n coming up from faith
communities to support communities and to offer sanctuary, which is what we're seeing here in philadelphia w wh javier flores. juan: i want to go back to javier flores, seeking sanctuary in the arts strtreet united methodist church in philadelphia. -- arch street united methodist church in philadelphia. >> we have overcome so much. we have risk their lives for better future for our children. i think it is worth it to key fighting, to keep moving forward will defeatday we all of the obstacles and be free with our family. juan: miguel andrade, the importance of this particular this first test case of javier what are you hoping to accomplish in support of him? javier comes in a long line of people sort of taking up an act of resistance against the oppression of systemic systems turn part our families. javier has said himself he is
demeaning president obama to end his deportation, to put it moratorium on the other deportations happening to the immigrant communities out here. and dismantle and disassemble the deportation machine that this administration has sort of built and maintained. for many people in the immigrant committed to, president obama will be going down in history as the deporter-in-chief and he needs to address this and know that he is still our president right now, even though we're president-elect trump. obama needs to dismantle the deportation machine before handing it over to somebody who has run a campaign based on summit xenophobia and raracism. juan: olivia vazquez, a daca recipient, a message to fellow daca recipients and other college students as trump assumes the presidency? >> so i think that my message would be that to stand up and
fight back as we chant on the streets. thisnk more than ever election has brought a lot of communities together. we know the immigrant community is not the only one under attack. we know we also have our black brothers and sisters under attack and muslim brothers and sisters were lgbt communities, women are being under attack. so as we say, i think it is time now that all of us unite and stand up and fight back, fight for our rights, fight for our freedom. juan: ok. i want to thank you all, denise vivar, student organizing for things where he campus at cuny, olivia vazquez and miguel andrade in philadelphia with juntos, the group t that is working that sanctuary city and campuses there. that does it for today show. we will be celebrating democracy thiss 20th anniversary
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