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Media Coverage of Manchester Victims Should Be a Model for All Young Victims of War

As we process the suicide bombing in England, we should brace for another wave of innocent casualties, this time in Yemen, the target of U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombardment.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE


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Economist Joseph Stiglitz on Trump’s Budget: ‘It Doesn’t Make Any Economic Sense’

The Nobel Prize-winning economist joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss the president’s $4.1 trillion budget, which was unveiled Tuesday.

Posted on May 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors

What if he were held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong into climate catastrophe?

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE


Washington State Attorney General to Trump: ‘You Can’t Tweet Your Way Out of a Courtroom’ (Video)

Attorney General Bob Ferguson discusses the legal proceedings surrounding President Trump’s second travel ban with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

Posted on May 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Voting Rights Activists Alarmed by Trump’s ‘Commission on Election Integrity’ (Video)

In an interview with Democracy Now!, journalist Ari Berman labels the newly created group “a voter suppression commission.”

Posted on May 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Glenn Greenwald on ‘Shocking’ Comey Dismissal

In a new five-part interview on Democracy Now!, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist also discusses the need for an independent investigation into the 2016 election and the future of U.S.-Russia relations.

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop

Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE



In North Carolina, Pigs Don’t Fly but Their Feces Do

There are 10 million people in North Carolina, and 9 million hogs. Judging by the smell, the hogs are winning. Or, rather, the giant corporate factory hog farms are.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE


Chomsky on GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Video)

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman asks the social critic and linguist to elaborate on his views about the Republican Party, North Korea and more.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



May Day March Planned as Trump Stokes Fear Among Immigrants

If the past is any predictor, millions across the United States will march May 1 in defense of immigrant rights and against the president’s increasingly draconian policies.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE


Is This the ‘Worst Moment in American-Russian Relations’ Since the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Stephen Cohen (pictured, left), professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics and contributing editor at The Nation, analyzes the relationship between the U.S. and Russia.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power

As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid for unchecked state violence here at home.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE


Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism, Maintains Russia Was Not WikiLeaks’ Source (Video)

The founder of WikiLeaks discusses his organization’s role in the 2016 election, America’s current political climate and more in a Democracy Now! interview.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Does the U.S. Attack Against Syria Violate International Law? (Video)

President Donald Trump shocked the world by ordering a missile strike in Syria. Not everyone thinks the American military action was justified.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



50 Years Later, a Speech by King Has Lessons for a President

As the Trump administration attempts to swell the Pentagon budget and gut social programs, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech remains chillingly relevant.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 READ MORE


Noam Chomsky Assesses Trump’s First 75 Days: ‘One Crazy Thing After Another’ (Video)

The acclaimed author and political commentator talks about Russia, nuclear disarmament, Trump’s Cabinet and ways the administration is turning America “into a laughingstock.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale

Unless you are reading this column in a good old print newspaper, odds are your internet service provider knows what you are up to.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE


U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Iraq Among Deadliest in Region Since 2003

Amy Goodman and Juan González of Democracy Now! and reporter Chris Woods examine recent attacks across the Middle East and the lack of mainstream media coverage.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is Staged With the Help of Media Working as Propaganda Machines (Video)

In an illustrated clip for Al-Jazeera English, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman explains the linguist’s theory on the five filters of the mass-media machine that manufacture Americans’ consent.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Facing Famine, 20 Million People Need Food, Not Bombs

President Trump’s response to the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II is to slash aid, bar refugees and expand the military.

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 READ MORE



‘A Day Without a Woman’: The Global Strike and Growing Movement Against Donald Trump

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for more than a century, but this year’s worldwide day of action had an added sense of urgency.

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 READ MORE



A Double-Transplant Cancer Survivor Takes On Trump Over Obamacare

Among the guests in the chamber during the president’s first address to Congress was Ola Ojewumi (pictured), a remarkable 26-year-old.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 READ MORE



The U.S. Rejected Would-Be Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make a Similar Error Now

What words of wisdom might Anne Frank offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban?

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE



Resistance Proves Effective as Andrew Puzder, Michael Flynn Are Forced Out

“When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” These oft-quoted words attributed to Gandhi played out in Washington, D.C., this week.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE



Silenced Twice by the Senate, Coretta Scott King’s Words Live On

Sen. Elizabeth Warren made history Tuesday by quoting another history-making woman’s 1986 letter to a Senate segregationist.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE



Frederick Douglass: Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

The good news: Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the renowned abolitionist. The bad news: Trump doesn’t seem to realize that Douglass is dead.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE



Standing Rock Sioux to Trump: ‘Creating a Second Flint Does Not Make America Great Again’

It will take more than the stroke of the president’s pen to quash the vigorous resistance to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE


Donald Trump Is Creating ‘a Framework in Which Authoritarian Leaders Assert More Power’

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, analyzes the president-elect’s troubling attitude toward the media.

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



30 Years Later, the Senate Should Reject Jeff Sessions Again

The arc of U.S. history is on full display as the peaceful transition of power takes place between the administrations of President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump.

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE



Obama, Deporter in Chief, Should Pardon the Undocumented

President Obama can use his immense power of the presidential pardon to de-escalate the war on immigrants, which otherwise threatens to get immeasurably worse under Donald Trump. 

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 READ MORE


Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte Talk About Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, the KKK and More (Video)

The two activists shared a platform on Dec. 4 in New York, where they joined Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now!

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Journalism Icon I.F. Stone’s Words Ring Truer Than Ever in ‘All Governments Lie’

The documentary makes a strong case, with input from a starring lineup of left-leaning investigative reporters, in support of a theme that keeps repeating.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE


Did a Dakota Access Pipeline Guard Carry an AR-15 Into Peaceful Protests?

Demonstrators in North Dakota are still reeling from last Thursday’s peaceful protests that led to the arrests of over 140 people. New video footage from that day shows a security contractor wielding an AR-15 rifle “attempting to infiltrate a group of water protectors.”

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Filmmaker-Activist Josh Fox on Pipeline Standoff: ‘Where the Fuck Is Hillary Clinton Right Now?’

By Kasia Anderson

The director, playwright and climate activist was wondering why the presidential candidate wasn’t anywhere near the contested grounds where the clash over the Dakota Access pipeline appeared to be at a critical point.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



As Stakes Rise, 83 Dakota Pipeline Protesters Are Maced and Arrested

Saturday’s events follow reports of escalating police abuse at protest sites, including beatings and unnecessary strip searches of those detained.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges, Eddie Glaude’s Democracy Now! Debate: Which Candidate Should Win Progressives’ Votes?

Should progressive voters adopt different strategies in swing states versus, say, blue states? Princeton University’s Eddie Glaude makes room for that possibility in this Democracy Now! debate with Chris Hedges, while Hedges decisively does not.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



On Strip Searches and Press Freedom in North Dakota

Attempts to criminalize and humiliate nonviolent land and water defenders—and to arrest journalists—should not pave the way for the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Are There Any Heroes Left?

It’s been a rough few months, and it’s not as though the conclusion of this presidential election cycle is going to usher in a fresh wave of optimism. Still, some Truthdig readers held in high regard a few figures and/or topics that made news in recent days.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman Dropped in Vindication for Press Freedom (Video)

North Dakota has dismissed riot charges issued after the Democracy Now! host reported on security guards assaulting nonviolent Dakota Access pipeline protesters in September. By filing the charges in the first place, “the state’s attorney was attempting to stop journalism,” Goodman said.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE


Amy Goodman Explains Decision to Turn Herself In to North Dakota Authorities (Video)

What had the journalist been doing at the Dakota Access pipeline protest? Her job.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Striking Prisoners Are Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe Closer to Justice

Right now, under some of the most repressive circumstances that exist in the United States, a national movement is growing for prisoners’ rights.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE



North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime

The Dakota Access pipeline story is critical to the fate of people and the planet. It’s about climate change—and about indigenous rights conflicting with corporate and government power.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



North Dakota Charges Journalist Amy Goodman for Exercising Her First Amendment Rights

At a Dakota Access pipeline site, the “Democracy Now!” host documented use of vicious guard dogs by private security personnel in clashes with protesters. Authorities have charged her with trespassing.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



Dakota Access Pipeline Security Agents Attack Protesters With Dogs and Mace (Video)

Democracy Now! provides video and photos of a private security team urging dogs to bite Native American protesters.

Posted on Sep 4, 2016 READ MORE



In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup Is No Game

The Brazilian Senate voted 60-21 on Wednesday to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Remarkably, most of those who voted to oust her are themselves under investigation for corruption.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 READ MORE


In Impeachment Trial, Dilma Rousseff Makes Defiant Final Plea to Salvage Brazil’s Democracy (Video)

The Brazilian president is about to be impeached by a corrupt Senate. As the country’s media attempt to make the move seem legitimate, journalist Glenn Greenwald explains why Rousseff is right that the entire proceedings are a threat to democracy.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Climate Change and the 1,000-Year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attributed to climate change, storms, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes all are expected to become more frequent and more severe as the planet warms.

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 READ MORE


Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: ‘We’re Standing Up and We’re Saying, “No More” ’

More than 1,000 Native American activists have traveled to Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Now the fight continues in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



For Future Summer Olympics, Climate Change Is No Game

A report just published in the British medical journal The Lancet suggests that by the year 2085, almost all of the cities that could host the Summer Games will be too hot for outdoor events.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



The Voting Rights Act, 2.0

This new generation of Jim Crow-style laws is facing federal court challenges, and they are being thrown out or significantly weakened, one by one.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE


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