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New Mayor de Blasio: New York Can't Be "Exclusive Domain of the One Percent"
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: Democracy Now!
In his inaugural address, de Blasio focused on his campaign pledge to tackle what he called "a tale of two cities," a growing gap between rich and poor.
Plea to End Deportations Heard Nationwide as Activist Interrupts Obama's Speech on Immigration
Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
An interview with Ju Hong, Korean immigrant rights activist, who questioned Obama at his recent SF talk.
Police Worldwide Criminalize Dissent, Assert New Powers in Crackdown on Protests
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Protesting is a fundamental human right. Why do governments see it as a threat?
"Undocumented and Unafraid": 30 Immigrants Detained Crossing Into U.S. at Border Protest
Posted on: Oct 7, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
"We were all just trying to go back home, because we all fear going back to Mexico."
Decoding Obamacare: A Guide to New Healthcare Marketplaces Designed to Help 48 Million Uninsured
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
As Republicans try again to block implementation, the major part of the Affordable Care Act is about to take effect.
Protest or Piracy? Greenpeace Activists Remain Jailed in Russia After Boarding Arctic Oil Rig
Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Thirty Greenpeace activists remain jailed in Russia facing possible piracy charges after they attempted to board Russia’s first Arctic offshore oil rig.
New York City Poised to Elect Its Most Progressive Government in 50 Years
Posted on: Sep 13, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
An end to the billionaire centrist politics of Bloomberg.
Glenn Greenwald: Growing Backlash Against NSA Spying Shows Why U.S. Wants to Silence Edward Snowden
Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Congress is holding its second major public hearing on the National Security Agency’s bulk spying.
Did U.S. Gov’t Lie about TWA Flight 800 Crash? Ex-Investigators Seek Probe as New Evidence Emerges
Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Seventeen years ago, TWA Flight 800 crashed off Long Island, killing all 230 people aboard. Mechanical failure was cited as the cause, but experts coming forward want a re-investigation.
NSA Whistleblowers: "All U.S. Citizens" Are Targeted by Surveillance Program, Not Just Verizon Customers
Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
The Obama administration's blanket surveillance affects everyone.
Prosecutors Seek 75-Year Sentence for U.S.-Backed Guatemalan Dictator Ríos Montt in Genocide Trial
Posted on: May 12, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Montt is charged with overseeing the slaughter of more than 1,700 people in Guatemala’s Ixil region after he seized power in 1982.
Robert Greenwald Exposes the War on Whistleblowers and the Rise of Our National Security State
Posted on: Apr 21, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
A new film directed by Robert Greenwald looks at four whistleblowers who had their lives practically destroyed after they went to the press with evidence of government wrongdoing.
There Is a Battle Raging Over What America Will Look Like in 21st Century
Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: Democracy Now
It's about who is allowed to be in this country, and who gets to call themselves an American.
Survivor Zerlina Maxwell Defies Racist Death Threats After Speaking Out on Fox News
Posted on: Mar 15, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Maxwell discusses her ordeal and her refusal to be silent in the face of the threats against her.
The New Pope's Disturbing Past -- Revealing Francis's Ties to Abduction of Priests
Posted on: Mar 14, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Expert Horacio Verbitsky exposes the new pope's questionable history.
Hugo Chavez, R.I.P. - Leader Broke Venezuela Out of America's Imperial Orbit, Threw Neoliberal 'Economics' in the Trash
Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Hate crimes against perceived Muslims, which jumped 50% in 2010 largely as a result of anti-Muslim propagandizing, remained at relatively high levels for a second year in 2011, according to the FBI’s new national hate crime statistics.
Former Catholic Priest on "The Pope’s War" and Clergy's Child Molestation
Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Matthew Fox says the Catholic Church has "become a viper’s nest. It’s really sick, what’s going on."
48 Arrested at Keystone Pipeline Protest as Sierra Club Lifts 120-Year Ban on Civil Disobedience
Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
The action came before a rally planned for Sunday on Washington’s National Mall, which organizers have dubbed "the largest climate rally in history."
Why Obama's 2nd Term Should Be All About Taking on MLK's Anti-Poverty Crusade
Posted on: Jan 17, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Tavis Smiley offers a roadmap for Obama... to follow in Martin Luther King's footsteps
Matt Taibbi on Just How Screwed Americans Were By the Bailout
Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: Democracy Now
In a new article, Taibbi argues the government did not just bail out Wall Street, but also lied on the financial sector’s behalf.
Matt Taibbi & Bill Black: Obama's New Treasury Secretary a 'Failure of Epic Proportions'
Posted on: Jan 11, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Taibbi and Black dissect the career of Jack Lew, who has been a cheerleader for the financial industry at the public's heavy expense.
The FBI vs. Occupy: Secret Docs Reveal "Counterterrorism" Monitoring of OWS from Its Earliest Days
Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: Democracy Now
The FBI agents coordinated with businesses, local police agencies and universities.
Matt Taibbi: You Can Go to Prison for Pot, While Big Banks Get Away With Laundering Drug Cartel Cash
Posted on: Dec 13, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
The banking giant HSBC has escaped indictment for laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and groups linked to al-Qaeda.
Oliver Stone on the Untold U.S. History from the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama’s Drone Wars
Posted on: Nov 18, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
In a new series, Stone explores the disconnect in U.S. history between what's officially reported and what actually happened.
Matt Taibbi Dishes on the "Biggest Insider Trading You Could Ever Imagine"
Posted on: Jul 19, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
Sixteen international banks are accused of rigging a key global interest rate used in contracts worth trillions of dollars.
Playwright Tony Kushner Hails Obama’s Support for Same-Sex Marriage: "I Felt the Earth Move"
Posted on: May 10, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
In an historic announcement, President Obama has become the first U.S. president to support same-sex marriage. We get reaction from acclaimed playwright and activist Tony Kushner.
Who's Buying Your Election? New FCC Ruling Requires Broadcasters to Post Data On Ad Purchases
Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
A new ruling by the FCC requires broadcasters to post political advertisement data online, making it easier for the public to see who is buying those ads.
Whistleblower: The NSA is Lying -- The U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails
Posted on: Apr 20, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
NSA whistleblower William Binney believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than President George W. Bush.
Cop in Fatal Shooting of Ex-Marine Kenneth Chamberlain Was Sued in 2008 Racism Case
Posted on: Apr 5, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
The alleged shooter, Officer Anthony Carelli, is due in court later this month on an unrelated 2008 police brutality case.
Racially-Motivated Killing the Media Missed? NY Police Called Out on Medical Alert Shoot Dead 68 Year Old Black Veteran
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
Kenneth Chamberlain is looking for answer as to why his father was shot by police, who yelled racial slurs before breaking down his door and opening fire.
One Billion Rising: V-Day’s Eve Ensler Launches Global Day of Action, Dance Against Women’s Violence
Posted on: Mar 2, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales speak with Eve Ensler, founder of V-Day, the global movement to end domestic violence, and the playwright behind "The Vagina Monologues."
Gasland Director Josh Fox: Obama's Support for Natural Gas Drilling 'A Painful Moment' for Communities Exposed to Fracking
Posted on: Feb 2, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
Fox talks with Democracy Now following his arrest Wednesday while trying to film a Congressional hearing.
On MLK Day: How a Racist Criminal Justice System Rolled Back the Gains of the Civil Rights Era
Posted on: Jan 15, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
For Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Democracy Now! hosts a discussion of mass incarceration among African-Americans and how it has created a new Jim Crow era.
"Confidence Men" Author Ron Suskind Responds to Obama Administration's Fiery Denials About Financial Crisis
Posted on: Sep 23, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Ron Suskind's book has elicited harsh reaction from the White House since it was published. The authors tells his side.
Former Senator Bob Graham Urges Obama to Reopen Investigation into Saudi Role in 9/11 Attacks
Posted on: Sep 15, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
New information has emerged about the possible role of prominent Saudis in the 9/11 plot, and former Florida Senator Graham says it's big.
"Poverty Is the Problem" With our Public Schools, Not Teachers' Unions
Posted on: Aug 26, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Education expert Diane Ravitch and New York schoolteacher Brian Jones discuss the real problems with--and real solutions for--our public school system.
Protesters Face Trial on One-Year Anniversary of Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law
Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Among those facing misdemeanor civil disobedience charges is Rev. Peter Morales, who discusses why he was arrested and the troubling raids of Latino neighborhoods.
Israel Passes Sweeping Anti-Boycott Law, Making a Form of Nonviolent Activism Illegal
Posted on: Jul 26, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Israel has passed a law outlawing citizens from advocating for boycotts against any Israeli person or entity. The law is drawing criticism as an attack on freedom of speech.
Bill Moyers Discusses Independent Media and Fighting Back Against Unbridled Corporate Greed and Power
Posted on: Jun 8, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Legendary journalist Bill Moyers discusses the transformation of democracy from a citizens' to a consumer society and the importance of non-corporate media.
Seymour Hersh: Despite Intelligence Rejecting Iran as Nuclear Threat, U.S. Could Be Headed for Iraq Redux
Posted on: Jun 3, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!
Seymour Hersh says the US might attack Iran based on distorted estimates of Iran's nuclear and military threat -- just like it did with Saddam in Iraq.
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