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What Are the Dakota Access Pipeline Builders Trying to Keep Secret?

An independent inspection is needed immediately to determine whether construction is continuing in defiance of an official order.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 READ MORE


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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: What the Intelligence Report About Russian Influence Really Reveals

On this week’s episode, journalists Abby Martin and Ben Norton join Hedges for a wide-ranging discussion about troubling shifts they’ve noticed away from fact-based reporting and governance.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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



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



Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

Trump’s finger on the nuclear trigger is a terrifying prospect. The anti-nuclear movement needs to go on high alert to make sure that trigger never gets pulled.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 READ MORE


After Legislative Coup, North Carolina Can No Longer Be Considered a Democracy, Report Says

The state is an “atrophying democracy, a semi-democracy, a pseudo-democracy, a place where democracy is on the decline,” says Electoral Integrity Project founder Andrew Reynolds.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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



A Victory at Standing Rock—for Now

Cold weather, police violence and government promises won’t deter the water protectors. Although the Dakota Access pipeline has been halted, these demonstrators are not leaving Cannon Ball, N.D., until the project is dead.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE



Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony

The Sahrawis, the indigenous population native to the Western Sahara region, are in a protracted struggle for independence, and face terrible human rights violations by Morocco.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE



The World Is Worried About Donald Trump, the Climate Denier

The implications of a Trump administration were discussed at the United Nations climate change summit. Fortunately, the fate of the planet is not in the hands of one man. It’s up to movements everywhere to save it.

Posted on Nov 17, 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



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


What We Know So Far About the Hillary Clinton Campaign’s Leaked Emails

Lee Fang of The Intercept, co-author of the article “Memo Shows What Major Donors Like Goldman Sachs Want From Democratic Party,” discusses what are largely confirmations about Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street, fossil fuels and more.

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein ‘Debates’ Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Democracy Now! gave Stein the opportunity to respond to the same questions put to Clinton and Trump in what Politico described as “the ugliest debate in American history.”

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Ajamu Baraka ‘Debates’ Mike Pence and Tim Kaine

Democracy Now! gave Baraka a chance to respond in real time to questions put to the Republican and Democratic nominees’ running mates during their face-off this week.

Posted on Oct 7, 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


Ralph Nader: Calling a Third-Party Candidate a Spoiler Is the Same as Saying ‘Shut Up’

People from outside the major parties who are pursuing elected office are exercising their First Amendment rights. Calling them spoilers is “political bigotry” that Americans should never tolerate, the activist says.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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



Standoff at Standing Rock: Even Attack Dogs Can’t Stop the Native American Resistance

The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty.

Posted on Sep 8, 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


Glenn Greenwald: Regardless of Trump, Journalists Must Do Their Homework and Investigate Clinton

Donald Trump has become “such a kind of dangerous presence on the American landscape that a lot of people have become afraid of doing their jobs and scrutinizing his opponent,” the Intercept co-founder told “Democracy Now!”

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks: Have Some Faith in Bernie Sanders’ ‘Our Revolution’

Uygur urged Sanders supporters who are disappointed with the announcement of the senator’s new organization to trust the group’s leaders unless they betray their core principles.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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



The Liberty Bell and the Democratic Party: A Tale of Two Fractures in Philadelphia

Cheers and applause filled the Wells Fargo Center. While thousands went wild, several hundred, well, just went.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges and Robert Reich Debate the Future of the Progressive Movement (Video)

Hedges and Reich appear on “Democracy Now!” to debate whom progressives should support now that Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Terror, Tennis Balls and Tamir Rice

At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, a large contingent of Indiana State Police, riot cops and police on horseback was deployed to contain 15 women and one man from Code Pink and their 500 tennis balls.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 READ MORE



Videotaping a Crime Is Not a Crime

Citizens who provide video evidence of police brutality are doing a public service. Police harassment of those citizens has to stop.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE



Iraq War, Based on Lies, Rages On

In the wake of the Chilcot Report, there should be a serious effort to hold leaders like George W. Bush and Britain’s Tony Blair accountable for the ongoing death and destruction in Iraq and beyond.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE


Meet the Trans Women Making History as Major-Party Primary Winners

“The only thing that should matter is, can you do the job? Nothing else,” says Colorado’s Misty Plowright, a military veteran who ran as a Democrat.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Supreme Court Makes Herstory

With hundreds of abortion restriction bills in play around the country, this week’s landmark victory in a Texas battle over the issue is cause for celebration, but not rest.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE


Senate Moves to OK Bill Establishing ‘Colonial Control’ Over Puerto Rico

Lawmakers are likely to approve the creation of a board to manage the island territory’s crippled economy.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Thomas Frank: The U.S. Economy Will Get Worse Under Hillary Clinton

As Clinton exploit fears of a Trump presidency to gain the favor of American voters, author Thomas Frank reminds “Democracy Now!” audiences of the “class solidarity between the kind of people that fill Democratic administrations these days” and “the people on Wall Street.”

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Let’s Learn From Australia: Semi-Automatic Weapons Bans Work

About 10 days before he committed the single largest shooting massacre in modern U.S. history, Omar Mateen walked into the St. Lucie Shooting Center, in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and bought an AR-style semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE



An End to Impunity for Dictators—and Their Backers—Makes the World Safer

It was a bad week for dictators, and a good one for international justice.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Takes High School Detention to a New Level

In January, Wildin Acosta left his home to go to school but never made it. He was thrown to the ground and arrested by agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He has been in detention ever since.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE


Nearly 40,000 Verizon Strikers Complete Sixth Week of Biggest U.S. Labor Action in Years

A Verizon tech and a rep of one of the unions leading the strike tell “Democracy Now” about the unvetted scabs the company is using to complete the strikers’ work and that it exaggerates the wages it pays.

Posted on May 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Breaking Free: A Rising Tide of Climate Resistance

It has become increasingly clear that it is the younger generation that will save us all.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE


Brazil’s Interim President Takes Power With Conservative All-White, All-Male Cabinet

Brazil’s former vice president assumed the role of interim president Thursday after the country’s Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff.

Posted on May 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Obama Should Heed Hiroshima’s Survivors

As we left the memorial, Koji Hosokawa told us to stop. He looked us in the eye and told us not to forget the victims.

Posted on May 11, 2016 READ MORE



Rest in Peace, Dan Berrigan—Just as You Lived

Daniel J. Berrigan lived his life true to his calling, literally practicing what he preached.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE


Behind the Scenes at ‘Rising Up With Sonali’

Get a glimpse of the two-woman operation behind “Rising Up With Sonali,” the daily radio and television show hosted by Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar and broadcast online and on KPFK.

Posted on May 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Amid Media Megamergers, a Mosaic of Community Media Thrives

There is a hunger for authentic voices—not the same handful of pundits circulating through all the media networks who know so little about so much, explaining the world to us and getting it so wrong.

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 READ MORE


Seymour Hersh on Sanders and Clinton: ‘Something … Amazing Is Happening in This Country’

The veteran progressive journalist acknowledged on “Democracy Now!” that “it’s going to be very hard for a lot of the people who support Sanders to support Hillary Clinton” and explained why he’s excited about what’s ahead in American politics.

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’

The “Democracy Now!” host explains why pundits are getting coverage “so wrong” and outlines what needs to change.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Harriet Tubman and the Currency of Resistance

What better tribute to her lifetime of struggle could there be than to place her image into the hands of hundreds of millions of people?

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE



Tom Hayden Article Endorsing Hillary Clinton Produces a Flood of Angry Responses

The progressive activist declared himself “a Bernie supporter” in September, but now he’s backing the former secretary of state in the California Democratic primary.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE


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