The executive director of New York City's New Sanctuary Coalition has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ravi Ragbir is a nationally known immigrant rights activist whose wife and daughter are US citizens. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ravi has lived in the United States for 27 years, but he faces deportation because of a 2002 wire fraud. On Thursday morning, Ravi was taken into custody, sparking a peaceful protest that was met with police violence. Police arrested 18 people including members of the New York City Council. Democracy Now's Renée Feltz was there.
In its first act to shield California from the Trump administration's repeal of regulations, the state's water board has prepared its own rules protecting wetlands and other waters.
With about 19 million viewers watching, the demonstration of solidarity at Sunday's Golden Globe awards ceremony offered the largest platform to address sexual violence since the #MeToo movement began on social media.
Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minster Erna Solberg in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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