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Democracy Now! Blog: Web Exclusive

Watch the rest of our interview with Tom Robbins of The Marshall Project and former Attica prisoner Antonio Yarbough about Attica's Ghosts: A savage beating, a culture beyond repair. More than four decades after the infamous Attica prison uprising, we look at the conditions inside the New York facility where three guards nearly beat a prisoner to death in 2011. Watch Part 1. AMY GOODMAN : This is Democracy Now! , democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report . I'm Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. We're continuing with part two of our discussion with Tom Robbins, who's a reporter with The ...

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This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march known as "Bloody Sunday." Tune in Monday when Democracy Now! will broadcast live from Alabama. In 2012, we interviewed Rep. John Lewis , who helped organize the Selma march as a young civil rights activist with ...
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the United States to address the pro-Israeli lobby group AIPAC and Congress, we feature Noam Chomsky's United Nations address on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People . Chomsky is Institute Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for ...
As Democracy Now! continues to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, we are joined by his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and friend, A. Peter Bailey. Both were inside the Audubon Ballroom on Feb. 21, 1965, the day Malcolm X was shot dead. Shabazz was just two years ...
Watch a recent address by Spain's Podemos Secretary General Pablo Iglesias, a political science professor and activist who could become the country's next prime minister if his anti-austerity party wins the national elections later this year. Last May, Podemos surprised many when it received 1.2 million votes and five seats ...
In Part 2 of our conversation with Peter Maass, an investigative reporter at The Intercept, he continues discussing the Obama administration’s prosecution of former North Korea expert Stephen Kim for violating the Espionage Act. Kim is one of nine such cases under the Obama administration -- twice as many as ...
February 21 marks the 50th anniversary of when Malcolm X was shot to death on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was only 39 years old. Details of his assassination remain disputed to this day. Look back at Malcolm X's life and legacy by ...
Watch Part 2 of our conversation with Rigoberta Menchú following Monday's sentencing of former Guatemalan police chief Pedro García Arredondo. He was sentenced to 90 years in prison for ordering an attack on 37 peasant activists and student organizers who were occupying the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala City to protest ...
Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives , discusses how he discovered this lost speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN : This is Democracy Now! , democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report . I'm Amy Goodman, as we turn to a story about what appears ...
In Part 2 of our interview, Diana Whitten, director of "Vessel," talks about how Brazilian women first discovered the medication misoprostol could be used to induce abortion, and how Dr. Rebecca Gomperts and her team have helped women to take the pills safely in countries where abortion is illegal. "Vessel" ...
Two days after millions marched in France to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack , Reporters Without Borders is urging the international community to protect press freedom across the globe. Lucie Morillon and Delphine Halgand of Reporters Without Borders (also known as Reporters Sans Frontières) talk about attacks ...
Art Spiegelman is renowned American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate. In 1992 he won a Pulitzer Prize for "Maus," considered one of the most important graphic novels ever published and one of the most influential works on the Nazi Holocaust. Spiegelman also founded the comics magazine RAW . In 2005, ...
We continue our interview with Stanley Cohen, a lawyer directly involved in secret talks to win the freedom of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, who argues that the U.S. government missed a chance to prevent Kassig's beheading last month by the Islamic State in Syria. Cohen is a controversial attorney ...
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Panama. On December 20, 1989, President George H.W. Bush launched Operation Just Cause to execute an arrest warrant against Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, once a close U.S. ally, on charges of drug trafficking. During the attack, the United States ...
During a press conference attended by the parents of Michael Brown, Amy Goodman asks Rev. Al Sharpton about whether authorities let parts of Ferguson burn last night. She also asks about the case of the three slain civil rights workers awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday-does that case ...
We continue our interview about Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther who a federal court has ordered to be freed after he spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement, longer than any prisoner in the United States. Woodfox and the late Herman Wallace, another prisoner of the "Angola 3," ...
Watch our extended interview with Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative. He discusses pending executions, the history of lynching, and how Rosa Parks and others inspired him to "stand with the condemned and incarcerated." His new book is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ...
Watch part two of our look at a new investigation that tells the story of seven American hikers who went on a wilderness adventure into polar bear country in Canada’s Arctic tundra — and faced a harrowing attack. Scientists say climate change is greatly impacting polar bear habitat. We speak ...
In 2009, Matthew Hoh became the first State Department official to resign protest from his post in Afghanistan over U.S. policy. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matthew Hoh was deployed twice to Iraq. In part two of our conversation, we speak with Hoh about what happened after he blew ...
Matt Taibbi talks briefly about First Look Media, the new independent journalism project funded by Pierre Omidyar. Earlier this year, Taibbi was hired to start a web magazine called The Racket , which would focus investigative reporting on Wall Street and the corporate world. Last week, Omidyar announced Taibbi had ...