Image Caption: This Bureau of Ocean Energy Management map shows the area of the Atlantic that the Obama administration has said it will open to seismic testing for oil and gas reserves. Environmentalists and others have condemned the Obama administration's decision to open up the Atlantic to seismic testing for oil and gas reserves, blaming political p […]
Image Caption: While Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteers focused on political rights, their organizing work offers important lessons for unionists. While Mississippi Freedom Summer focused on political rights, the organizing holds plenty of lessons for unionists -- and some carried those lessons into the labor movement. read more […]
Image Caption: A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds the South has considerable room for improvement when it comes to the well-being of children. A new report looks at the well-being of children by state and finds that those living in Appalachia and the South are facing especially difficult conditions, including growing poverty and economic in […]
Image Caption: Border Patrol agents in Texas rescue an Salvadoran woman and her daughter from the Rio Grande River. (Photo by Border Patrol Agent Carl Nagy. To see the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's photo gallery of children at the border, click here.) The Central American children pouring across the U.S. border are fleeing shocking levels of vio […]
Image Caption: Super PACs and other outside groups spent more than $2.6 million in North Carolina's 2014 primaries, according to data compiled at FollowNCMoney.org. A new Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies analysis finds that super PACs and other outside groups spent more than $2.6 million targeting state races in North Carolina's 2014 pr […]
Watch part 2 of our discussion with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University and the World Bank's former chief economist. Watch/Listen to part 1: Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Hails New BRICS Bank Challenging U.S.-Dominated World Bank & IMF AMY GOODMAN : This is Democracy Now! , democracynow.org, The War an […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas put a prominent, public face on the immigration crisis this week when he was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas. After a number of hours and a national outcry, he was released. He first revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant three years ago in […]
A Swedish court today upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He is wanted in Sweden for questioning on allegations of sexual misconduct, though no charges have been filed. For a detailed account of today's court hearing visit Rick Falkvinge's live blog . Earlier this month, Democracy Now! traveled to London to interview Assa […]
Legendary jazz bassist and composer Charlie Haden died on Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 76. Watch him discuss his music and politics in this September 1, 2006 Democracy Now! interview. We speak with legendary bass player, composer and political activist, Charlie Haden. In the late 1950s he played in Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet which c […]
Chilean hip-hop artist and musician Ana Tijoux joins us in studio to perform some of her songs and talk about the political themes behind them. Tijoux was born in France in 1977 to parents who were jailed and later fled Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. "Hip-hop is the land of the people that don't have a land," she says. Tijou […]
Inclusion on a terrorism screening list can keep people off planes, block noncitizens from entering the United States and subject people to greater scrutiny at airports, border crossings and traffic stops.
Episode 311: BOOM! Dave’s back in the driver’s seat this week and has an incredible show lined up for you. Dave basks in his year-long prediction of LeBron James heading back to Cleveland and he, Coach, and Mean Mark, discuss athletes -- specifically NBA players -- and what it means to be politically active. The debate continues with a reaction to John Feins […]
Episode 310: BOOYA! Dave’s on vacation so Coach Kevin McNutt, “Mean” Mark Barry and D.C. Dan are taking over this week! He and mark touch on a variety of subjects from the MLB All-Star game to the top-5 Fantasy Football QBs. Dave checks in from the road to dissect the worst 24-hours in Brazilian soccer history and Coach throws a buffet of topics at him from […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.