2014-10-27 14:16:54

Democracy Now! October 27, 2014

On today's episode of Democracy Now!

The governors of New York and New Jersey are facing federal pressure to reverse new quarantine rules on medical workers returning from West Africa. Under the policy, arriving passengers with a risk of Ebola exposure will be placed in a 21-day quarantine. White House officials lobbied New Jersey Gov.

The World Health Organization says nearly 5,000 people have now died from Ebola out of 10,000 known cases. But the actual death toll may be significantly higher in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three worst-hit countries. The virus is now threatening Ivory Coast, which shares a border with Guinea and Liberia.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a bill that critics say tramples the free speech rights of prisoners. The "Revictimization Relief Act" authorizes the censoring of public addresses of prisoners or former offenders if judges agree that allowing them to speak would cause "mental anguish" to the victim. The measure was introduced after one of the state’s most famous prisoners, journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, delivered a pretaped commencement address for graduating students at Vermont’s Goddard College earlier this month. The speech was opposed by the widow of Daniel Faulkner, the police officer who Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has criticized the new measure, calling it "overbroad and vague," and unable to "pass constitutional muster under the First Amendment." Speaking to Democracy Now! from prison, Abu-Jamal says that "by signing that bill into law, [Gov. Corbett] has violated both of his oaths as governor and as an attorney."

Democracy Now! Ebola Free Speech TV Healthcare Mumia Abu Jamal Tom Corbett

Politics

The Thom Hartmann Program

The End Of Net Neutrality is The Start Of Fascism

The End Of Net Neutrality is The Start Of Fascism

Democracy Now!

FCC Moves to Gut Net Neutrality, Ignoring Public Support & Laws Upholding Equal Internet Access

FCC Moves to Gut Net Neutrality, Ignoring Public Support & Laws Upholding Equal Internet Access

The David Pakman Show

ANOTHER Trump Staffer Caught Making Fun of Trump's Idiocy

ANOTHER Trump Staffer Caught Making Fun of Trump's Idiocy

The David Pakman Show

Fox News Reporter Blocked From Investigating Trump Russia

Fox News Reporter Blocked From Investigating Trump Russia

Related

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 11/22/17

Democracy Now! 11/22/17

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 11/21/17

Democracy Now! 11/21/17

Democracy Now!

The Uncounted: New York Times Finds US Airstrikes Kill Far More Iraqi Civilians Than Pentagon Admits

The Uncounted: New York Times Finds US Airstrikes Kill Far More Iraqi Civilians Than Pentagon Admits

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 11/20/17

Democracy Now! 11/20/17