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12/07/20 12/07/20 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from new york, this is democracy now! 1.5 senate debates were held in georgia sunday night ahead of the state's runoff election which will decide who controls the u.s. senate. in one debate, the richest senator in the united states, republican kelly loeffler, sparred with the reverend raphael warnock. in the other debate, republican
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senator david perdue refused to take part, so democratic challenger jon ossoff stood on stage alongside an empty podium. >> it is a strange situation to be asking a question of a sitting united states senator who is not here to debate as he asks for the votes of the people to be reelected. amy: the debates came a day after president trump held a rally in georgia and called on georgia's republican governor brian kemp to overturn the election but kemp refused to do so. we will go to georgia for the latest. all that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now!,, the quarantine report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. is heading towards 15 million confirmed cases of covid-19 as daily cases are averaging close to 200,000.
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the reported death toll has topped 282,000 with hospitalizations now over 100,000. experts warn the grim figures do not yet account for spikes related to thanksgiving travel. hospitals and the 911 emergency call system are being stretched to the breaking point as frontline health workers scramble to care for patients. in california, san francisco and four other bay area counties proactively went into a strict lockdown sunday to prevent more infections, even though the area does not yet meet governor newsom's threshold for a full lockdown. under the new order, businesses, including hair salons and spas, theaters, museums, sports venues, and bars, must close. restaurants will be limited to take-out and delivery.
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nearly 85% of california residents will now be under stay-at-home orders through christmas. in news from washington, d.c., president trump announced sunday his personal lawyer rudy giuliani tested positive for covid-19. he was reportedly admitted to a d.c. hospital. in immigration news, over 1000 unaccompanied refugee children in u.s. custody have tested positive for covid-19 since march. in econominews, e labor department's job report released friday showed u.s. job growth slowed significantly in november, with 245,000 jobs added last month -- less than half the jobs added in october. this comes as a bipartisan group of senators say they are hopeful they will reach an agreement on a new stimulus bill very soon. a series of stimulus programs keeping millions of americans and small businesses afloat are set to expire in the coming weeks if lawmakers fail to pass new legislation.
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globally, coronavirus cases have now topped 67 million and 1.5 million known deaths. in iran, authorities have extended measures including curfews and travel restrictions as the death toll went past 50,000 over the weekend. south korea is tightening its restrictions as cases spike, limiting gatherings, and ordering gyms and karaoke bars to close. argentina's senate has approved what's being called a millionaire's tax -- a one-off levy on around 12,000 of the richest citizens that will raise $3.7 billion to help the government respond to the coronavirus crisis and buoy the country's economy. bahrain has become the second cotry to approve the pfizer-biontech vaccine after the u.k., where the first doses of the vaccine are set to be administered starting tuesday. meanwhile, moscow began
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distributing its sputnik shot to clinics this weekend and said it is rolling out its nationwide voluntary vaccination program this week. and indonesia has received its first shipment of a chinese-manufactured coronavirus vaccine from sinovac biotech. in india, the astrazeneca-oxford university vaccine could be available for purchase by march according to a major manufacturer, in the first indication that covid-19 vaccines will become available in the private market in some places. the world health organization's director general said the coronavirus vaccines must be treated as public goods. >> we simpl cannot accept a world in which the poor and marginalized are trampled by the .ich and powerful
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this is a global crisis and the solutions must be shared equitably as global public goods, not as private commodities that widen inequalities. amy: the world health organization is also warning against complacency in other public health measures as vaccines start to roll out, emphasizing "vaccines do not equal zero covid." in georgia, two senate debates were held sunday night ahead of georgia's january runoff election, which will decide who controls the u.s. senate. in the first debate, senator david perdue refused to take part, so democratic challenger jon ossoff stood on stage along side and into podium. in the second debate, republican senator kelly loeffler sparred with democratic challenger reverend raphael warnock. loeffler refused to admit trump
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lost the november election. on saturday, trump held a campaign rally in georgia with perdue and loeffler. trump spent most of the rally falsely claiming that he had won. he also attacked georgia's republican governor brian kemp. earlier on saturday, trump called kemp to urge him to call the republican-led state legislature back into session so it could appoint trump-supporting electors essentially to overturn the election. kemp refused to do so. we'll have more on georgia after headlines for the rest of the broadcast. joe biden's team will start receiving intelligence briefings from the pentagon starting today as the presidential transition gets further underway. biden is also set to meet for the first time with the white house chief vaccine adviser moncef slaoui this week. meanwhile, biden has tapped california attorney general
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javier becerra to lead the department of health and human services. becerra has filed at least 100 lawsuits against trump, including his immigration and environmental policies. he led the fight, alongside 20 other states and washington, d.c., to defend the affordable care act as it was being attacked by trump and the republican party. he has also voiced support for medicare for all in the past. becerra previously served as a los angeles congressmember and was the first latinx to serve on the ways and means committee. and in congress, democrats voted for new york congressmember gregory meeks to become the new chair of the house foreign affairs committee. he will be the first african american in the role. meeks beat out texas congressmember joaquin castro, whom many progressives were backing. environmental and labor advocates have called out meek'' staunch support of free trade deals, including the colombia free trade agreement.
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activists say meeks worked with colombian politicians tied to right-wing paramilitaries to push a pro-corporate agenda. in a major victory for immigrant rights, a federal judge friday ordered the trump administration to fully and immediately restore daca, deferred action for childhood arrivals, in its original form. this means some 300,000 young people will be able to apply to daca for the first time. it also restores work authorizations to two years and will make it easier for applicants to travel abroad before their application is approved. friday's order comes over three years after trump moved to end the landmark program in 2017, throwing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and their families into uncertainty. since it was passed in 2012, daca has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented
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people who were brought to the united states as children. the house of representatives voted friday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and to expunge nonviolent convictions for marijuana-related offenses. the more act also authorizes a 5% sales tax on marijuana products to be reinvested in community grants and programs including job training, legal aid, and substance abuse treatment for communities who were disproportionately targeted by the war on drugs. this is california congressmember barbara lee, who co-sponsored the bill, speaking on the house floor ahead of friday's vote. >> black and brown people are targeted more frequently than white americans despite equal rights post additionally, prison sentences for black and brown people are more likely to be lengthier than white people. black men pursue sentences over 30% longer than white men. and nearly 80% of people in
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federal prisons for drug offenses are black or latino. amy: the trump administration announced it was pulling the majority of its 700 soldiers from somalia, though many will remain stationed in the region, where the pentagon says they will continue to fight the presence of al-shabaab. some local leaders have condemned the timing of the move, which comes not just in the last weeks of trump's presidency, but ahead of parliamentary elections in somalia this month and presidential elections in february. drone strikes in somalia have increased significantly under trump. critics have argued counterterrorism operations in the region are conducted without proper accountability and amnesty international has accused the u.s. of concealing civilian killings as part of al-shabaab raids. in peru, lawmakers have repealed a highly contested agricultural law following five days of
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demonstrations and roadblocks led by farmworkers across the country and after at least one person was killed thursday when police opened fire on protesters. on friday, peru's newly appointed interim president alejandro sagasti sent a bill to congress revoking the law, which sought to increase agricultural exports and give exporters tax breaks. farmworkers said it benefited corporations while slashing their wages and worsening working conditions. mourners gathered saturday for the funeral of ali abu aliya, a palestinian teenager who was killed by israeli forces friday. israeli soldiers shot the teen in the stomach during a protest in the occupied west bank. palestinian officials called the act a war crime. the european union delegation to the palestinians called for a full investigation, tweeting -- "children enjoy special protection under international law. how many more palestinian children will be subject to the
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excessive use of lethal force by the israeli security forces?" in yemen, at least eight civilians were killed and 13 others injured thursday in an artillery attack on an industrial compound in the port city of hodeidah. yemen's saudi-backed government blamed houthi rebels for the deaths. the latest fighting in yemen has exacerbated the world's worst humanitarian crisis, where the united nations warns about 80% of yemen's 30 million residents are in need of assistance. world food program director david beasley said friday that yemen tops the list of nations at risk of famine due to war, disease, and the climate crisis. >> we are now looking literally at 2021 bei the worst humanitarian crisis year since the beginning of the united nations. we have to prioritize the icebergs in front of the titanic. we have got to get priority to
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famine destabilization and migration. amy: beasley predicts a record 235 million people will need humanitarian aid next year, a 40% increase from 2020. the world food program will receive the nobel peace prize on thursday. international human rights day. in venezuela, president nicolas maduro has claimed victory in parliamentary elections. turnout was unusually low at just over 30% after opposition leader juan guaido called for a boycott of the election. maduro is calling on incoming president joe biden to abandon the u.s.' interventionist agenda in venezuela and drop all sanctions. back in the united states in ohio, activists are demanding justice for casey christopher goodson, jr., a 23-year-old black man who was fatally shot friday by a franklin county
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sheriff's deputy outside goodson's home in columbus. family members say goodson was carrying a subway sandwich and was returning from a dentist office when he was shot in the back three times by the sheriff's deputy. authorities had been searching for a suspect in the area friday afternoon when they say a man allegedly drove by waving a gun. it prompted deputies to confront them. they later said they recovered a handgun but did not say where it was found. family members say goodson had a concealed carry permit for a handgun. they are demanding the release of bodycam footage, police reports, and for an independent autopsy and investigation. in minnesota, indigenous-led water protectors have launched a series of direct actions against the construction of enbridge's line 3 pipeline, which would carry more than 750,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day through
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fragile ecosystems -- endangering lakes, rivers, and wild rice beds. activists say the pipeline violates treaties signed by the u.s. in 1854, 1855, and 1867. this is anishinaabe water protector dawn goodwin of the white earth reservation, who held a sit-in protest in the path of a pipeline construction crew on friday. the supreme law of the land. and make a water protectors are also sounding the alarm over thousands of out-of-state workers brought into work on construction at the pipeline, warning they may add to a massive covid-19 outbreak that is already overwhelming hospitals in ruled in minnesota. and those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!,, the quarantine report.
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when we come back, we go to georgia where there were 1.5 debates that took place on sunday head of the runoff election, which will decide who controls the u.s. senate. stay with us. ♪ [music break]
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amy: "corrido de arca," a ballad written and performed in houston years ago, dedicated to the longtime activist maria jimenez who died last week at the age 70 after a struggle with cancer. jimenez came to houston from mexico with her parents when she was a girl and became an influential immigrant and women's rights activist as a proud chicana. she was also known for starting arca -- the association for residency and citizenship of america, of the american friends service committee -- after part of the immigration control and reform act of 1986 was revoked and nearly 400,000 immigrants faced deportation. through her organizing, many of them instead became politically-engaged citizens.
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one of the people she mentored was harris county judge lina hidalgo, who won an upset victory in 2018 to become the first woman and latina elected to the powerful position. this is democracy now!,, the quarantine report. i'm amy goodman. we begin today's show in georgia where 1.5 debates were held sunday night ahead of the 5 runoff election which will decide who controls the u.s. senate. today is the last day for new voters to register in georgia. in the most closely watch debate of the night, republican senator kelly loeffler sparred with democratic challenger reverend raphael warnock. loeffler is the richest senator in the country and was appointed to her seat in january. she refused to say that
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president trump lost the election. >> it is unfortunate the focus is on a debate about who won the election with this process is still playing out and president trump has every right to every legal recourse, but we also have to make sure that georgians know we have a process that works, that their vote is counted, no illegal votes are counted. amy: senator loeffler repeatedly reverendher challenger warnick -- seamus never said his name without prefacing it by saying radical liberal raphael warnock. but warnock, who is the pastor of the historic ebenezer baptist kings,pastor by the pushed back. >> it is clear to me my opponent is going to work hard spending millions of dollars of her own money trying to push a narrative about me because she has clearly decided that she does not have a
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case to be made for why she should stay in that seat. i do not want to defund the police and kelly loeffler knows that, for she keeps saying this because she wants to distract from her own record. the truth of the matter is, where it left up to her, georgians would not have received the 600 dollars of expanded unemployment insurance. and they have not seen any relief in months and she is not done anything -- she has done nothing to provide relief for ordinary people, to folks i'm sitting across the state who are in pain in the middle of this pandemic. amy: reverend or not contrasted how he grew up in the projects with his opponent, senator loeffler, accused her abusing her position for personal gains saying she publicly play down the pandemic but sold stocks earlier this year after receiving a coronavirus briefing. receive the private
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briefing regarding the coronavirus pandemic, you jumped millions of dollars of stock in order to protect your own investments. then weeks later when there came an opportunity to give ordinary georgians an extra $600 of relief, you said you saw no need and called it counterproductive. why do you think it is counterproductive to help ordinary georgians in the middle of a pandemic? close thank you for that question because i had been completely exonerated. those are lies perpetrated by the left-wing the. georgia senateer debate that took place last night, well, only one candidate showed up. this is how the debate began. >> the candidates are in for but occult order come democrats on media production company that investigates corruption, organized crime, and
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workrooms for international news organizations. republican david purdue has served in the u.s. senate since 2015. he sat on the board of five major corporations before his election and cofounder purdue partners, a global trading company. senator purdue declined to participate in this debate and is represented by an empty podium. amy: this marks the second time republican senator david perdue has refused to debate jon ossoff. he also pulled out of the final debate prior to the november election after ossoff described him as a crook. perdue is facing increasing scrutiny over trading stocks of companies overseen by committees he sits on in the senate. "the new york times" revealed last week purdue has traded stocks, bonds, and mutual funds nearly 2600 times over the past six years -- by far the most of any u.s. senator. he sometimes reported 20 or more
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transactions in a single day. the sunday night debates came one day after president trump traveled to valdosta, georgia, for a campaign rally with perdue and loeffler. it was trump's first public rally since losing the election, but trump spent most of the rally falsely claiming that he had won. he also attacked georgia's republican governor brian kemp. earlier on saturday, trump called kemp to urge him to call the republican-led state legislature back into session so it could appoint trump-supporting electors to the electoral college, essentially to overturn the election. kemp refused to do so. to talk more about georgia, we are joined by three guests. carol anderson, professor at emory university and the author of "white rage: the unspoken truth of our racial divide."
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her most recent book is "one person, no vote: how voter suppression is destroying our democracy." she is joining us from atlanta. we are also joined by democratic state representative bee nguyen georgia. of georgia. her district includes atlanta. and cliff albright is with us cofounder and executive director , of black voters matter and a 2020 soros equality fellow. cliff albright had a watch party last night for the debate. about.s much to talk professor anderson, let's begin with you. quite an active weekend for the whole country to watch in georgia since georgia will determine the balance of the u.s. senate. if both democrats were to win these races in the runoffs on january 5, the u.s. senate would be 50/50 republican-democrat
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--h the vice president kamala harris -- being the tiebreaker. but what happens still remains to be seen. so there were 1.5 debates this weekend, last night. david purdue did not attend his, so it was jon ossoff alone and the highly contentious debate lefler.warnock and talk about what you watched this weekend. of lies.hed a sies with soundbites without any kind of depth to try indefine reverend warnock ways that would resonate with a bert of evidence. in coup, anempt
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attempt toverthrow an election. the weakness of purdue and loffler in challenging that. askedn when loffler is point blank about the election, she sayswell, it doesn't matter. it is not about who one. yes, it is. what we're are seeing as she w casting aspersionsut there, this is the lie of vot fraud that the repubcans have sown for decades. and it is now really takingoot in a mostorrific, horrific way . and it is a live. it is designed torican citizenship. the right to vote for afran
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americans, for asian americans, for hispanics. that is what i saw this weekend. ,my: set representative nguyen if you can talk about the significance of what is taking place in your state and what is at stake, both statewide and also nationally? eyes are on georgia. we know the country is watching as and watching the response to our elections. as dr. carol anderson said, the trump administration, backs by other republicans across the state of georgia, with the exception of our governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of ste, are pushing forward the conspiracy theories. they are pushing forward lies about the election with no substantiated evidence. we just had rudy giuliani last week in which she brought forward witnesses who did not understandhe complity of georgia election laws, who did
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not have any evidence to back up their claims, and they separated the secretary of state from that hearing so there was no opportunity to respond and refute these arguments that have already been refuted nationally, have alrea been refuted in our state. that resulted in increased death rates for election workers and to two of our sitting senators who push forward the truth, pushed back on giuliani's team. and what we're seeing is a referendum on the new trumpet administration the last four years who have wreaked havoc, and georgia voters are tired of that. this country is tired of that. what we are also seeing is the last four years come the trump administration has sanctioned violence and encouraged violence. and we are saying those threats play out in real time and the culmination of the pandemic play out in these rallies. giuliani was just diagnosed with covid yesterday.
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he has put every single one of the senators in the room at risk , there without a mask. the rabbinic people there without a mask. we have two sitting senators who deny there is a pandemic and continue to allow the president to push these lies that undermine our democracy. amy: if you could go more into what do you mean the two senators, purdue and loeffler -- loeffler was n elected, she was appointed by kemp -- who she refused to backup versus trump in the debate? but what do you mean, what are they saying about coronavirus ofre there is like a doll the country a major surge in georgia? >> they're not really saying anything. the fact purdue did not show up at the debate yesterday is indicative of his leadership in georgia. [indiscernible] hey have not followed science. they have held rallies without
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social distancing, without telling supporters to wear masks. we're sick the results, people coming in close proximity with each other in large gatherings happening, they have not pushed forward a seamless package. you mentioned earlier americans are waiting for another roundfoe constituency reject every single week telling me they have not even received unemployment that they filed for many months ago. people are getting sick. they're losing their cars. working families need our senator to respond going to follow science come to show them they understand what it means when we have a public pandemic that is ravaging us economically. as these two senators understood that this was going to be an issue and instead of informing the public, they took advantage of that information and used it to trade their stocks.
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that is not the type of representation we need hereseldn history to the last time senator david perdue debated jonter thie him again. this is? the speaking to purdue in debate in late october. >> continue to demean yourself dresses, with their conduct. first you are lengthening my nose in attack ads to remind everybody that i'm jewish. you when that did not work, started calling me some kind of islamic terrorist. and when that did not work, started calling me a chinese communist. it is ridiculous. amy: so, setepresentative nguyen, this pretty much blew him off the stage for the rest of the debate. he also called him a criminal
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and said whether it is him or his handlers in washington, is it really worth selling your soul he said for doing what was happening? representative nguyen, if you could talk about the significance of what he was saying? >> auto stuff has called purdue has caught up purdue. he is seeking the truth about the sitting senator who is racist, who does have a htory -- not pushing forward any policies solutions. he is ready to take health care ay from americans during a pandemic. he has no policy issues to stand behind. in fact, when ossoff was visiting a small business, one that is black-owned, who has done a tremendous job expanding
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their entrepreneurship, produce response was to make fun of ossoff revisiting this business. these are small businesses in the state of georgia we need support economically, need us to uplift the small businesses. quite frankly, i don't know if any americans on either side of the aisle who support demeaning and belittling a small business. it just shows how out of touch senator perdue is withorking georgians. amy: you mentioned death threats against state legislators. youourself, state representative nguyen, have a fascinating background. you are the daughter a bit and these immigrants come in the first bit means-american state representative. your family went on to help settle the syrian refugee family in 2015. can you talk about how your own life story infor what you do
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today and your response to the politics of georgia and the divisions right now? >> absolutely. my life story informs me on policies, informs me on humidity, quite frankly. when my parents fled, they did so in the middle of the night on a boat. at that time, was president , being accepted into america. it was a republican governor who opened his state and said, we will accept as many refugees as we can into the state of iowa. that bipartisan spirit is absent in today's politics. growing up in a state ke georgia, and part of what we called the new south, coalition of black, brown, asian, young folks, progressive folks who want to see a state and a country that embraces diversity and understands that cultural
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differences in what we contribute ask our country unique and special. and that is what makes america great, quite frankly. we have been battling the last four years the rise of white supremacy and nationalism, which we have no has always existed in this country, but when it is endorsed by somebody who is at the highest sitting office, who was pushed forward this idea of violence against people and threatening people where this has become the norm, it is a time and a place where being in georgia is critically important as the world is watching us and how to respond. very disappointed in my colleagues who have not spoken up against the violence being directed toward two sitting senators come secretary of state and his wife, to the governor. it is unacceptable. it is not how want to live in this country. ands being pushed by trump he has enabled this to re to
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the surface. and we need to grapple with what that means for our country and for our state and how we can move forward, because we can't take this anymore. it is literally endangering the lives of people who are just doing their jobs, or just trying to make this country a better place for everybody. to thewant to go election manager you talked about. again, the state leadership of georgia is republican. the said election manager gabe sterling come the secretary of state, and of course brian kemp, the governor. i want to go to gabe sterling who made this emotional plea last week around the republican leadership of our country, around president trump and giuliani -- who was just they are now tested positive for vi c nosed with, none of them was he wearing a mask.
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this is gabe sterling. >> mr. president, it looks like you likely lost the state of georgia. we are investigating. there's always the possibility. i get it, of the right to go to the court. what you don't have the right to do is stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence. somebody is going to get hurt. somebody is going to get killed. amy: that was gabe sterling. i want to go back to the debate that took place last night. in august, the players with the wnba's women's basketball league atlanta dream, urged fans to elect the democratic candidatete raphael warnock. senator kelly loeffler is the co-owner of the franchise. several players arrived at the league's coronavirus bubble in florida wearing black t-shirts that read "vote warnock" in white letters. the action came after loeffler slammed the wnba's racial
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justice initiative for the 2020 season, saying any alignment with the black lives matter movement sends a message of exclusion as they seek to defund the police. this is debate panelist lisa rayam questioning loeffler. >> you've called the black lives matter meant fascist. you have alienated members of your own basketball team by talking about that stance or taking that stance, rather. is that still your view tonight after seeing and hearing how it hits home with so many people personally? >> the life of every african-american is important and there is no place for racism in this country. but there are organizations whose number one goal is to defund the police. and we know that hurts minority communities more than anyone, and we had to stand with our men and women of law enforcement. amy: carol anderson, can you talk about this constant refrain
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of senator loeffler as she would continually attack reverend warnock? >> yes. this defund the police, radical leftist, leftist radical, defund, those are like putting basein the water for a that is feeling, as trump said, victimized. they are victims. but the real problem here is whistle,s aacist dog and that is what we have to understand. it is deliberately misunderstanding web black lives matter is really all about. to wipe that away the same way that called martin luther king a communist. it is what she was doing to reverend warnock yesterday.
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what this is about is what she did not deal with was eight minutes and 46 seconds, george knee on his neck. withler will not deal that. she will not deal with seven bullets in the back of cob blake. she will not deal with basic no-knock warranthat ended up killing breonna taylor. so this is what black lives matter is talking about, is the use of state violence against black people. instead, she engages in these dog whistles that are designed to create thiservor for holding back the supposedly black mask that will overturn everything, overturn the american dream. it is marketing -- racist
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marketing 101. amy: we're going to gotta break and come back to this discussion and we will be joined by cliff albright, who is suing the georgia secretary of state. his organization. likeulling mething 200,000 voters off the voter rolls. carol anderson is a professor at emory university. georgia representative bee nguyen is in the representative of georgia. and we will be joined by cliff albright. stay with us. ♪ [music break]
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amy: this is democracy now!,, the quarantine report. i'm amy goodman. we continue to discuss what took place in georgia this weekend,
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head of the january 5 runoff senatorial elections. sunday's debates for georgia's senate candidates fell on the eve of the registration deadline today for georgians who want to vote in the special runoff election on january 5. yes, that deadli is today, monday, december 7. this comes after georgia repuican secretary of state raffensperger repeated his demand that president trump stop promoting conspiracy theories about a stolen election saying trump's rhetoric is fueling violent threats against election officials. >> this is exactly the kind of language that is at the base of growing reat envirment for eltion workers who are simply doing their jobs. amy: that is what president trump did this weekend in georgia, continued to deny that biden had won the elections, continued to attack the republican leadership of georgia -- which in the past he had always supported -- she even
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made a call to the republican governor brian kemp before he thatto the rally demanding he have the legislature choose trump allied-electors for the electoral college to overturn the will of the people. georgia voter for the first time in years nearly pork the joe biden. for more we are joined by three with cliffll begin albright, cofounder and executive director of black voters matter. we thank you so much for being with as. are suinggly, you cash organization, along with the number of organizations, are saying the secretary of eight of georgia. explain why. you for having me. in 2019, really each year, georgia has done a series of voter purges. in 2019, we discovered there
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were 200,000 who were purged allegedly because they had moved who had in fact not move. their address is had not change. the problem is the secretary of state used an illegal vendor, used a nonofficial source for the address to send out the notification they used to verify whether or not folks had moved and then when i did not get a response, they use that to purge people. we argued there was really only one vendor, one official way to check those addresses and if theyad done so, they would have seen those folks had not moved, that you hundred thousand had not moved, so they were purged illegally. when we sent out postcards to notify these voters they had been purged and they need to detect the registration status, out of 100,000 we sent out, we only got back a couple hundred, which means the vast majority of those addresses using the official vendor actually made it to the people it was supposed to
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make it too. that is the basis of our lawsuit. at the end of the day, this election is gone into election recount, it should not have even been close. the suppression taking place, we don't want it to be viewed as a profile -- still a large-scale voter intimidation. amy: explain further. how is he intimidating voting rights organizations? >> just as an example, in the past week, even as he and his staff have been saying things like somebody is going to get hurt, they've also announced their investigating organizations that do voter registration, putting our dear friends at the new georgia project, which has been a target of the secretary of state
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lawsuit. we have to recognize it is nice to say, hey, mr. president, somebody's going to get hurt, there's going to get violence. but when you leave this kind of propaganda, voter fraud taking place, whether it is coming out 's mouth or elsewhere, you push the narrative yet these organizations out there that are doing these nefarious activities, that are bringing people into the state and having people vote illegally, when you do that kind of soft narrative or soft insight of violence, it has the se impact of what trump is saying. and that is been going on in this day for far too long. has hisg roethlisberger hands dirty with. amy: i went to go to saturday's rally that trump held in his speechth much of
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focusing on the november presidential election results. he repeated voter fraud in the election and called for sweeping barriers to voting access in the future. pres. trump: we need to pass includingeferendum, voter id. is that so bad? residency verification, like we live in the country, we live in the state. upizenship confirmation was they want to say, oh come he doesn't have to be a citizen. you have to see what is voting. are you citizen? no. speak no english. amy: can you respond to this, cliff albright? and talk about the effect this is having in georgia and who has to register by today -- of course, regular voters, for example, vote in november, they are registered so they don't have to register, but what do people have to do and when can they start voting for the january 5 senatorial runoffs?
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close a couple of ways for me to respond to trump's comment. on the one hand, the simplest answer is obviously he is making things up. this is hatemongering. these are all the things we know. the other way i answer that question, honestly, amy, you know what? if you wants to come to georgia come on. if he was to do his hate rallies, go on. what he's doing in part is for all those voters who were celebrating the fact we beat him and we turned and flipped georgia but maybe they could come ok, did my job in november, i don't have to get as involved in the runoff election -- if there are folks thinking about that, black voters in particular, guess what? he is reminding us how important this runoff election is. came tomind, i think georgia 3:04's leading up to the general elections, and that did not work out too well, so if he
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wants to come and do this kkk rally, fine. the other answer, terms of voter registration deadline, today is the deadline and we are encouraging everybody to register, encouraging folks who are already registered to get 10 other people to register because everybody has a role to play and being an organizer and getting folks registered. 23,000 i think it is 18-year-olds, just turning 18 between november 3 and january for step we have been targeting outreach to them. formerly incarcerated folks who have a right to vote. anyone who is not yet registered, today is the deadline and we are encouraging everyone to go and encouraging everyone to take the registration status. we want people to be newly registered but even if you are ready register, check your registration status so we can make sure there is no funny business going on and you know what your accurate pulling place
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is. we are doing this across the state. we are in different counties a acrosst georgia the state where on a daily basis we have partners going out reminding people about the voter registration deadline and not only can they be voting by mail right now, but starting next monday, december 14, early voting starts in georgia. amy: professor carol anderson, your moves recent book "one : how votervote suppression is destroying our democracy," do you hold up more hope and can you talk about the effect of the president of the united states continually alleging voter fraud, continually saying as he did on saturday night, again saying he actually won the electio
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trump as he is not an aberration, he is the culmination. he is the culmination of decades holleringublican's voting fraud of creating the theater of voting fraud a means to justify massive voter suppreio as a mes to justify voter id with the state legislures are identifying ids that african-americans don't thosehe access point to the ballot box. in terms of shutting down polling stations, terms of creating the imagery aga -- you heard him talking about all of these noncitizens voting. do you speak english? well, the voting rights act has language that deals with communities that have sizable
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non-english speaking american citizens and that states are to be responsive to the population by printing the ballots in that language as well as having pull workers and election folks there who can help in that language. so what you hear -- amy: 10 seconds. >> xenophobic, to undermine americanemocracy. amy: carol anderson, thank you for being with us, professor and author of "one person, novo," of black albright voters matter and representative bee nguyen. we're going in with bryan stevenson, founded equal justice initiative. he was one of human rights defenders who won this right livelihood award last thursday. this was his acceptance speech. >> in a country that has the
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highest rate of incarceration in the world. i work against a system that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent. we work to overturn this horrific era of mass incarceration in america that has been brought about by the politics of fear and a grade in too many places across the world , being governed by people who preach fear and anger in fear and anger are the essential ingredients of oppression and abus we need a community of people to stand up against --hat is what human rights work is about for me. challenging these conditions that have been so brutal, so toxic come so critically unfair. there are thousands of innocent ople in our jails and prisons and we're going to continue fighting for them. i am the descendent of one of the 12 million africans who were abducted, kidnapped, trafficked to this continent 400 years ago. my great-grandparents were enslaved. they had tdo of the bondage and horrors of slaveryn this
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nation. and y they persevered. they had a hope. they had a commitment to freedom and equality. i'm standi in front of jars. behind me they represent the thousands of like people who were lynched in america. these were collected at sites from across america for a century. africaamericans were brutalized, pulled t of their homes, being, bloodied, torched, alleged in a nation where lawlessness rain. and e child of people born into jim crow. my parents were humiliated and denigrated by those signs that "colored."" and our nation is not confronted those injuries. abegin my edation and colored school. i would not be your today of lawyers had not come into our community and made it possible for me to go to high school and college and law school. . hinton and i still live in a nation where there is a esumption of dangerousness and
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guilt, the burden of black and brown people. we have been under the streets trying to confront this legacy of racial inequality that continues to contaminate our nation. we are not yet free. we have not dealt with this horrific narrative. my great-grandparents we enslaved and had to deal with bondage. the greatest victimization was this narrative that was created during slavery that black people are not as good as white people, that blackre less human, less involved, less deserving, less capable. that narrative is the narrave we are fighting against. i am in montgomery, alabama. a community where a generation ago people put on their sunday best to protest the fight for equality and justice. they knew they would get bloodied and battered and beaten, but they went anyway. i stayed on the shoulders of people who did so much more with so much less. and because of them, i am determined that we must keep fighting. because of them, ielieve that
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we must stand up even when people say sit down. we must speak even when people say be quiet. wherever human rights are being violated, wherevery justice can be found, wherer inequality can be seen, there's to be a community of peopl who fight. i am honored to be among that community and receive this recognition today for that fight. thank you very much r doing what you've done fome but more than that, for all of e people around the world sufring from inequality and injustice. thank you for recognizing the importance of our struggle. amy: bryan stevenson's winner of this year's right livelihood award. awarded last thursday. to see the full ceremony, you can go to as thed to often "alternative novell" this thursday, the nobel peace prize will be given to the world food program. of course, we will be covering up. a very happy birthday to igor
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