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More than 150 days in their hunger strike, at least 45 Guantánamo prisoners are being force-fed through tubes. "It's regrettable that it's taking them putting their lives at risk to get us to pay attention, that they've been cleared for transfer, yet they're still in prison," said Col. Morris Davis, …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan A microphone and a radio transmitter in the hands of a community organizer imparts power, which some liken to the life- changing impact when humans first tamed fire. That’s why the prospect of 1,000 new community radio stations in the United States, for which …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Thirty years ago, a Catholic nun working in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans was asked if she would be a pen pal to a death-row prisoner. Sister Helen Prejean agreed, forever changing her life, as well as the debate on capital punishment in …
Watch Part 1 of Interview Sister Helen Prejean is one of the world's most well-known anti-death penalty activists. As a Catholic nun, she began her prison ministry more than 30 years ago. She is the author of the best-selling book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty …
As the Senate begins its debate on the immigration reform bill, we speak to Shena Gutierrez, whose husband was nearly killed in an encounter with Border Patrol agents. While still unconscious in the hospital, he was threatened with deportation. She explains what happened. We also speak with Andrea Guerrero, co-chair …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Edward Snowden revealed himself this week as the whistleblower responsible for perhaps the most significant release of secret government documents in U.S. history. The former CIA staffer and analyst for the private intelligence consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton spoke to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura …
Turkish riot police have forcibly removed throngs of protesters from Istanbul's Taksim Square after nearly two weeks of demonstrations. Beginning Tuesday and lasting overnight, officers fired tear gas and water cannons into a crowd of thousands of people, forcing them to disperse. Thousands of demonstrators also faced tear gas and …
On May 28, around 100 Wal-Mart workers in Florida, Massachusetts and California walked off the job for an unprecedented series of "prolonged strikes" against worker retaliation. Organizers of OUR Walmart describe the action as the longest Wal-Mart strike to date. Many of the striking workers traveled to Wal-Mart's annual shareholder …
Watch Part 1 of Interview with William Binney William Binney describes how his former agency has built a massive system to track, monitor and record phone and Internet communications of U.S. citizens and people around the world. Binney resigned from the National Security Agency in 2001 to protest growing domestic …
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of today's special on U.S. military operations in Yemen. In this web-only segment, we look at the first air strike on Yemen authorized by President Obama. On Dec. 17, 2009, the Joint Special Operations Command ( JSOC ) launched a cruise missile attack on …
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is rapidly approaching, commemorating the historic Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington. But 45 years ago, 1968, the year of his assassination, King was waging the Poor People’s Campaign to eradicate …
In this video report filed from inside Taksim Square, independent journalist Brandon Jourdan brings us the voices of union members and others who have continued to join in the protest that began nine days ago and has continued despite police violence that has left thousands injured. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan …
President Obama is set to nominate former White House aide Samantha Power to replace Susan Rice as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Power has long been a staunch advocate for U.S. intervention on moral grounds. In 2008, she appeared on Democracy Now! to debate journalist Jeremy Scahill about Kosovo, …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath has dominated the nation’s headlines. Yet, another series of explosions that happened two days later and took four times the number of lives, has gotten a fraction of the coverage. It was the worst industrial accident in …
To mark the passing of legendary protest singer Richie Havens, we are sharing his performance of "Freedom" at the massive Feb. 15, 2003, demonstration against the Iraq War, which took place in New York City as millions filled the streets around the world. You may recall the song from Havens' …
Publicado el 19 de abril de 2013 Amy Goodman El lunes fue el Día del Patriota en Massachusetts, que conmemora el comienzo de la Guerra de la Independencia de Estados Unidos en 1775 en dos batallas celebradas en ese estado. También es el día en que se celebra la maratón …
El mundo en 5 minutos April 19, 2013
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We continue our discussion with filmmaker Robert Greenwald about his new documentary, War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State_. Click here to watch Part 1 of this interview. on The film looks at four whistleblowers who had their lives practically destroyed after they went to the press …
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Monday was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, celebrating the day the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. It is also the day of the annual Boston Marathon, which will now, sadly, go down in history as yet another …
In part two of our interview with Somali human rights activist and physician, Dr. Hawa Abdi, she describes how thousands of Somalis were killed in the 1993 attack in Mogadishu that is best known for killing 18 elite U.S. special forces. She also discusses her book, Keeping Hope Alive , …