With voter registration deadlines looming in many states, a network of more than 2,000 groups launches an initiative to sign up voters for November. Image: With voter registration deadlines looming, a network of more than 2,000 groups kicks of National Voter Registration Day to sign up and mobilize voters for the November 2014 elections. Appreciate this pos […]
In the largest union vote in the country this year, 86 percent of passenger service agents voted in a favor of a union that will cover 14,500 workers, more than half in the South. Image: American Airlines passenger service agents Cassandra Rosenbach, Sherri Chatmon, and Lisa Cooper pose at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The agents' pro-union vote, […]
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in New York City on Sept. 21 for the biggest climate protest in U.S. history, preceding the start of the U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. 23. The gatherings come as the cost of climate change-related disasters is climbing -- especially in the South. Image: The largest protest march against climate change in […]
The South is the country's fastest-growing region, and transplants from elsewhere may be changing the region's political leanings. Image: In the four Southern states with close Senate races, the Democratic candidate is polling strongest in North Carolina, which is also the only state among the four where more U.S.-born newcomers were from the Nort […]
Homeless men were bused to a public hearing on fracking in western North Carolina to boost the appearance of support for the controversial drilling technique. The men were wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the name of the N.C. Energy Coalition, a front for big oil and gas interests. Image: Homeless men were bused to a public hearing on fracking in western No […]
Ahead of the People's Climate March, Neil Young has shared with Democracy Now! an acoustic recording of his new song, "Who's Gonna Stand Up." We will be airing the song during our 3-hour special broadcast live from the march on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT . Watch at DemocracyNow.org. Who's Gonna Stand Up Protect the wild, […]
Extended web-exclusive interview with Naomi Klein about her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate . Watch Part 1 & Part 2 of our extended interview with Naomi Klein. AMY GOODMAN : This is Democracy Now! , democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report . I'm Amy Goodman, with Juan González. Our guest for the hour is Naomi Klein, j […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the U.N. climate negotiation process. “You have been negotiating all my life,” student activist Anjali Appadurai said as she addressed the formal climate negotiations in Durban, South Afric […]
Note : On Thursday award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein joined us for the hour to discuss her new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate." This kicked off Democracy Now! coverage of the People's Climate March in New York City, part of a global mobilization in advance of a U.N. special session on climate change. T […]
Amidst national outrage over police brutality across the country, we look at a new film that documents police shootings and the consequences of mass incarceration in upstate New York. The Throwaways focuses on the idea that certain lives in our society are considered disposable. It follows activist and filmmaker Ira McKinley, a former felon, as he seeks to d […]
Episode 319: BOOM! Dave’s writing a book on Jim Brown with the great Jim Brown, so Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan have taken over the show once again! They debate how much criticism Jameis Winston really deserves. SLAM Senior Editor Tzvi Twersky joins the guys to discuss the 2014 FIBA World Cup and tells you why the New Orleans Pelicans could surprise a lot of pe […]
Episode 318: BOOM! Dave, Mark, and Coach cover the biggest story in sports and politics -- even bigger than the NFL itself -- the Roger Goodell denial of seeing the Ray Rice video. Dave explains what he has learned from how insensitive everyone has been to Janay Palmer to the victims of domestic violence. Super Bowl Champion and Houston Radio Host Ted Johnso […]
Episode 317: KABOOM! The NFL Season is finally here! David Steele of Sporting News and author of Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith, joins Dave, Mark, and Coach to preview the entire season! From how the NFL has handled the Ray Rice ordeal to Wes Welker’s suspension and Michael Sam signing on to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad. Finally, get […]
Episode 316: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark delve into the Josh Gordon suspension and answer the question: Should he be allowed to play? Author Steve Almond details why he wrote Against Football: A Reluctant Manifesto as they discuss if it’s right or wrong to watch football knowing what it does to players’ brains. Finally […]
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.