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Watch part 2 of our conversation with Sheldon Krimsky, editor of The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk . He is a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, as …
We continue our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lichtblau about his new book detailing how America became a safe haven for thousands of Nazi war criminals. Many of them were brought here after World War II by the CIA , and got support from then FBI Director J. Edgar …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan There is a database housed in Arkansas with your name in it ... that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. It’s one of the growing components of an aggressive drive across the …
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan Oil is the source of so much pain in the world. Around the globe, wherever oil is extracted, people suffer a constellation of injuries, from coups and dictatorship to pollution, displacement and death. Pipelines leak, refineries explode, tankers break up and deep-sea drill rigs …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “We apologize for the inconvenience. The Marketplace is currently undergoing regularly scheduled maintenance and will be back up Monday 10/7/3013.” You read it right, 3013. That was the message on the homepage of the New York state health insurance exchange website this past weekend. …
Part two of our conversation with journalist Max Blumenthal on his new book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel . Blumenthal looks at life inside Israel and the Occupied Territories. Watch Part 1 of interview here. AMY GOODMAN : I'm Amy Goodman, with Juan González. Our guest is Max …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan After close to 42 years in solitary confinement, Herman Wallace is free. Wallace is dying of liver cancer, with days if not hours to live at the time of this writing. In a stunning legal ruling, Judge Brian A. Jackson of the U.S. District …
Watch our full hour-long interview with Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño on the historic Chevron lawsuit, oil drilling in the Amazon, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Ecuador's new media law, meeting with Fidel Castro, the legacy of Hugo Chavez and more. AMY GOODMAN : This is Democracy Now! , democracynow.org, The …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Last week, far out in the Arctic Ocean, the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise approached a Russian oil-drilling platform and launched a nonviolent protest, with several protesters scaling the side of the platform. They wanted to draw attention to a dangerous precedent being set. The …
During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff accused the United States of violating human rights and international law by spying on Brazilian companies, politicians and citizens. "Tampering in such a manner in the lives and affairs of other countries is a breach of international …
Part two of our conversation with Wall Street Journal national security correspondent Adam Entous. He discusses his latest article, "U.S. Decided Not to Horse-Trade with Russia on Assad." Entous writes: "President Barack Obama's 15 seconds of face time with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, while American and Russian warships …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.” So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square. He was speaking about the crisis in Syria, as President Barack …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Welcome to the nuclear renaissance. Entergy Corp., one of the largest nuclear-power producers in the United States, issued a surprise press release Tuesday, saying it plans "to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The station is expected to …
As part of today's national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we continue our discussion with Associate Producer Richard Kaplan of the rarely seen Oscar-nominated documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis. Largely made from …
On Friday we aired part of an audio recording of Todd Ashker, one of 79 prisoners on hunger strike in California since July 8. In this extended audio , he describes how he evolved from violence to a peaceful hunger-strike protest to call for better conditions. Ashker went to prison …
Watch the complete interview conducted Wednesday by independent journalist Alexa O'Brien with Pfc. Bradley Manning's attorney, David Coombs-his first time speaking to the media after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison, and ahead of Manning's gender transition announcement Thursday. Portions of this interview aired Thursday on Democracy Now!. …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” wrote the late historian Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States.” These words were included in a statement by Pfc. Bradley Manning, read by his …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan As the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington approaches, commemorating that historic gathering where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech, it is important to recall the extent to which King was targeted by the government's domestic …
Trailblazing journalist Helen Thomas, who reported on every U.S. president since John Kennedy, has passed away at age 92. We look back at her 2009 and 2007 interviews on Democracy Now!. In 2009 she talked about how she would have asked then-President Bush, "why do you continue to support the …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, it is timely to reflect on his life, spent fighting for equality for people of color who long suffered under South Africa’s apartheid regime. Mandela was arrested in 1962, a year before Martin Luther King Jr. …