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07/29/19 07/29/19 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from new york, this is democracy now!w! >> donalald trump has tweeeetede than 43,000 times. he hasas insulted thousands of peoplele, manyny different typef people. but when he tweets about infestation, it is about black and brown people. amy: president trump is facing widespread condemnation after describing baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." trump's racist remark came in an attack on congressman elijah cummings, one of the most prominent afrirican-american
lawmakers in washington. we will go to baltimore for response. then to russia where a leading opposition figure has been hospitalized after possibly being poisoned in jail. this came as police in moscow arrested nearly 1400 opposition protesters in the largest crackdown in a decade. >> i came because i want opposition candidates were being blocked from taking part in the election to be allowed to do so. it is a big problem because there are very few were the faces to it represent our interests. i am here for freedom of speech and choice. amy: and we will look at a historic protest in colombia held to condemn the surge of lethal attacks on indigenous and environmental leaders in recent years. >> stop with the systematic murder of men and women, of indigenous people, of afro
colombians, farmers, and students. right - -- who the are defending their right to live on the territories, for biodiversity to be respected. amy: all that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. baltimore residents are to thing the city after president from described baltimore as a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess as he engaged in a twitter attack against house oversight chair elisha cummings, one of the most prominent african-american lawmakers in washington. trump tweeted that cummings' district is "considered the worst in the usa" and "no human being would want to live there." trump's attacks came after fox news ran a story about baltimore and after cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the mexican border. an editorial in the baltimore sun saturday was titled "better to have a few rats than to be one."
on saturday, cnn anchor victor blackwell choked up on air when discussing t trump's comments about his hometown. >> the president says about --gressman cummings district amy: blackwell chokes up. want tono humanan would live there. you know who did, mr. president? i did. from the day i was brought home from the hospital to the day i left for college, and a lot of people i care about still do. ,here are challenges, no doubt but people are proud of their community. amy: vicictor blackwell noted tt trump frequently used the dehumanizing word "infested" when describing people of color. we'll have more on this story after headlines. in northern california, gunmen killed three people and wounded at least 15 others at the annual
gilroy garlic festival the sunday. gunman was also killed at the scene by police, who say they are on the hunt for a second suspect. one of the victims of sunday's attack was a six-year-olold boy. meanwhile, in new york city, at least onone person died and another 11 werere injured aftera shooting at a popular block party in brownsville, brooklyn, saturday. the annual summer event draws people to the neighborhood from out of state for m musical performances and otherer fefestivities. police say they are looking for two suspects. in a 4-5 ruling, the supreme court friday allowed trump to move ahead with the use of $2.5 billion of military funds to build his wall on the u.s.-mexico border after he declared a national emergency in february. last month, a federal judge halted the move, saying trump does not have the authority to circumvent congress to appropriate the funds required for construction. in a statement, the aclu responded by saying -- "border communities, the environment, and our constitution's separation of powers will be permanently harmed should trump get away with pillaging military funds for a xenophobic border wall congress denied."
meanwhile, in a surprise move, the trump administration and the guatemalan government signed what the white house says is a safe third country agreement friday, despite widespread condemnation of the plan by human rights experts and injunctions by a guatemalan court that halted the agreement court that halted the agreement from going ahead without approval from congress. the agreement would require asylum-seekers who journey through guatemala en route to the united states to apply for asylum in guatemala instead of at the u.s.-mexico border. it would primarily affect hondurans and seven torrents. the signing of the deal took place following threats from trump last week to impose tariffs and other penalties on guatemala. legal challenges are expected in both the u.s. and guatemala. on saturday, hundreds of guatemalans gathered outside the presidential palace protesting the agreement and demanding the resignatation of president jimmy morales. president trump announced that sunday dan coats, the director of national intelligence, has resigned. coats and trump have clashed over mueller's investigation and trump's frequent attacks on
intelligence a agencies. earlier this month, coats appointed shelby pierson as a new election security czar. trump said he would nominate texas congressman and staunch ally john ratcliffe to replace coats. trump was reportedly pleased by ratcliffe's questioning during last week's house judiciary hearing with robert mueller, in which ratcliffe tells the former special counsel, "nowhere does it say that you were to conclusively determine donald trump's innocence or t that the special counsel report should determine whether or not to exonerate him." brazil's far-right president jair bolsonaro threatened journalist glenn greenwald with possible imprisonment saturday following recent reporting by greenwald's news websitete the intercept implicating justice minister sergio moro in a possible plot to smear and convict former brazilian president luiz inacio lula da silva. speakingng to a reporter, bolsonaro said greenwald could not be deported because he was married to a brazilian but that he might be imprisoned instead. journalists and press freedom activists blasted bolsonaro's threats and greenwald responded via twitter -- "conontrary to w what the preset
says, he is not yet a dictator. he doesn't have the power to order people to stop. to detain someone, you need to present evidence t to a court showing that a crime was committed. that evidence does not exist." to see our interview with the pulitztzer prize winning glenn greenwald on the intercept's expose of sergio moro and the "operation car wash" scandal, go to democracynow.org. in more news from brazil, government data shows that -- the assault came as new government data shows that deforestation in amazon is dramatically increased since bolsonaro took office, losing more than 1300 square miles of forest cover, a 39% increase over the same period last year. the drastic change is due to bolsonaro's rolling back of regulations and punitive measures on illegal logging. in may, a group of former brazilian environment ministers warned, "we're facing the risk of runaway deforestation in the amazon." one former minister said that
brazil was becoming an exterminator of the future. in moscow, police responded to an opposition protests saturday by arresting nearly 1400 people and beating back demonstrators with batons. the protest was organized to denounce the recent barring of opposition candidates from running in an upcoming election for moscow city council and followed a similar protest a week earlier which brought out an estimated 20,000 people. meanwhile, one of russia's most prominent opposition figures, alexei navalny, has been hospitalized after reportedly suffering an acute allergic reaction in jail. he was arrested wednesday and sentenced to 30 days in jail. navalny's doctor said he may have been exposed to some toxic agent. we'll have more on the protests in russia later in the broadcast. and hong kong, police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets against pro-democracy protesters at a mass demonstration that shook the semi-autonomous territory for the eighth straight week. police say they arrested 49 protesters sunday. protests started to demand the
withdrawal of an extradition bill that would have sent people from hong kong to mainland china to face charges, but demands quickly grew for the resignation of hong kong's leader carrie lam, an investigation into violence against demonstrators and pro-independence reforms. in afghanistan, at least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded sunday after suicide bombers targeted the offices of a leading vice presidential candidate in the capital kabul. the blasts preceded an hours-long gun battle that saw more than 150 civilians forced toto evacuate a four-s-story ofe building. no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted amrullah saleh, afghanistan's former intelligence chief and running mate to president ashraf ghani, who's seeking another term in elections s scheduled for september 28. in libya, the yuan backed government of national accords as an attack by renegade general saturday killed five medical workers and wounded seven others at a field hospital outside tripoli, the latest deadly assault on libya's capital city by forces loyal to former libyan general who already controls
much of the eastern libya. in bahrain, a 22-year-old activist died sunday after taking part in protests against the execution of two men despite calls from human rights groups and the united nations to halt their killings. the young man's cause of death is unknown though activists say there were clashes with police there were clashes with police during saturday's protests. local authorities have said he died of natural causes. the two executed men were convicted in a mass trial on terror charges last year but human rights experts say confessions were obtained through torture. speaking to al jazeera, a bahraini activist linked the timing of the executions to the recent announcement of the u.s. government that it was reinstating the federal death penalty. maryam alkhawaja said -- "gulf states always feel they need a green light to commit the violence they commit. if the u.s. is going to start federal executions again, the bahrain government feels it has the green light to do the same." meanwhile, in britain, an acactivist who staged a prototet agaiainst the exututions fdaday night on the roooof of the bahraini embassy in london,
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an uversy. he w one of oswho pres osi colombian ss to the united stat home in washingtgt, d.c. luis gilbemullo, welco democra! can youxpinhy you're t t stree friand were o in yo country combia proteing e aths moran00 activ in colombiar last two yes? >> good d inmy, thk yofor th oortunity to step to the s, a rityans we em last ju 26, including here in whingn where under the leadershf the combi n rights committee here in -hington we we to expss because of tgef the kiingssocial leaders in comb. move eirenaonalnthatds t
mmuny. st of e leadthate vinmental ads, commuty ts.rsleadghng ananwhat hapd to mar moved e untry. allentotree to re say we e support the lears, soly withocads,ndgainst assassinations ando callg for theonsciousne of lbin society a the intenana immunity. -- colbi sociend olence that has been. affecting thenit'r a longime d couny's that nt to bencded are mmunity erfor pee cae thosare couny's that need bic
servrves from the stete-- educion, health, justice, t aco dece js.ortutyo have isshyany cties afro combians and indius a demandinghe governme t implent pease agreementecse thiis e bause this is commy's to be integrated e deep dividef ll me et whos kling the actist socialeader the envirmeal? thrighng psident of the untry clclmsurdeave opped. we're talng about more tn 400 the last w ars since theea accwasied. people are ing kied cause theyreemannghe basic ghts. particulahe r thave their itories.e free
causus only one mb, amy, at what is h i combia partiin ter in coloma, obig laowners havike 50% t land. rur0% othe entire nd in lomb belgs 2f oducve unit -- belgso .4% produun. inlity hh. thiss onne e. so these ldeemanding accendfo emple the stusuotheurtmata coiao cceslanoid and basi s svis, as id. mething th ihaeninis crteinombibeusf
hose whore conct to tottsoal lders aoery oid implemtationth peacpress. this is wh we are ful implentatif e peace procs. anindditioto that, t end the killgs osocial l lde. it is noreasthnus of killingsech thesethehe avoidis preous. llings is so ful plentation of t peace process. the peace procs has some provisn pro soc aders. fopl tre's a national e coy.aleaders in conved regly bn has b n cugovernment. c y you tk about thle the u utetates in its
pport r lon vernme this goebackays, just rump. the ro of f ths. and ao u.s. corporatiti u ha bn rtular concerned abouq dendi e use of monsant herbicide to deroy coca cps. ell, it is very important say the.s. veme has bnsuorng thf this srted witama adminiraon. however, there's s lot presre und t trump odministrationo go bk emis o onoca eraon thouyi atttion tohe prisio the peace agreemt. rrgornnt b bk tohe umatn with rndup t
eradice coca imany are. this figatn lrea bay constitutionalcou's. the nstution court ruhey d o weeko. what we are yi ithe aroac is an s to bbannedcolombia beuse oe n health, enviro an'realking ab spring withupn s tmazon sin. 're tking about theprin couny'in those areas colombian indigenousmunies,ur unieit is not efctive. in 26 d 20 w the coloia fat aasf the
size of rhode islane at rhodeslann the un st. xiultivaon so to adate onarea o coca,oueed to arou5 ctorof ca. tirnk iat reg inclatn of united fumation th roundup is w. amy: ocoserounp nsantore facingve la i t unid states arnd p get sick using roundup rdy hcide's. can lkrom colao jair bsonaro's brazil as he thats to and wt effect thisas on pele of colombia ell,shg on for the azon, his effor t
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bolsonaro ia er of imate cha memberf s cabin, d e' promong aol olicy to increase the exploitaon, increase the lgi in the on basinand that i cating ously a climate for creasi dramaticall deforestation ama this is ver irresponsible r the enti regio analso in addition hat, weakeng thimplementionf districtrotect the rhtof orories,f indige commies,s,f roescein couniies torote t vital ecosystem of eir world. terms the unite wereiting t unite atndntrieso define two, to reall
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we celebrad the entire d ware very happy. we celebrad e en cause icrible, ase said. he ia le model for the entire cmuty in cocoloia rticularlyur committees, ndigenous scendents r,ural comnities. the hope to in toy andlso as the ro mel t show that onlyim t have -- thth will fa obacles, but it is possible. headissie. th entircolombia celebrad his is momen pri f lombia for the lin erican reg we vy happy and celeing. amy: luiuilbtourlo, twice governor and fr
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