Image Caption: With the fourth anniversary of the BP disaster approaching, the conservation group Oceana teamed up with The Illuminator to send officials in Washington, D.C. a message against oil and gas drilling along the Atlantic coast. (Photo by Oceana/Melissa Forsyth.) With the oil and gas industry back to business as usual in the Gulf of Mexico four ye […]
Image Caption: A new study finds that reducing nitrogen dioxide exposure among people of color to levels experienced by whites would reduce mortality from the most common type of heart disease by about 7,000 deaths a year. (Photo from the National Institutes of Health via Wikipedia.) A new study sheds light on how the color of your skin influences the quali […]
Image Caption: The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission spied on activists, like these men demonstrating during a visit to Jackson, Miss. by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. A label on the photo identifies the individuals by name, residence and employer. (Photo from the Sovereignty Commission's online archives.) Mississippi's surveillance […]
Image Caption: North Carolina elected officials have joined with far-right groups such as the John Birch Society to promote a conspiracy theory about the United Nation's environmental sustainability plan for the 21st century. A new report looks at the real-world consequences of a conspiracy theory promoted by the extreme right -- and by North Carolina […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku Klux Klan, is accused of killing three people outside two Jewish community centers outside Kansas City, Kan. As he was hauled away in a […]
Read an excerpt of "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," by Matt Taibbi, who will join us Tuesday to discuss his new book that "lays bare one of the greatest challenges we face in contemporary American life: surviving a system that devours the lives of the poor, turns a blind eye to the destructive crimes of the wealth […]
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was a guest Saturday on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry," where she joined a panel discussion on voter rights, civil rights and immigrant rights under President Obama. Watch her appearance below. Obama not mincing words on voting rights Eric Holder making strides on civil rights Hunger striker speaks out on detent […]
Journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill hold a press conference in New York after winning a Polk Award for their reporting on Edward Snowden and the NSA . Greenwald and Poitras arrived in New York earlier today. It is their first time in the United States since breaking the Snowden story. See all of Democracy Now!'s coverage of the […]
Ten months ago, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. They soon began exposing a trove of secrets about the NSA and the national surveillance state. They didn't enter the United States again—until today. In this exclusive video, you can watch Poitras and Greenwald speaking for […]
The numbers from India's election are staggering: 814 million potential voters, nine stages of voting over six weeks. They are the biggest in the world. Correspondent Julie McCarthy talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the candidates vying for power.
Episode 299: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark remark on the 10th anniversary of Pat Tillman’s death highlighted by a reading of an e-mail sent to Dave from a family member of Tillman’s family and the questions that remain unanswered. Shireen Ahmed, writer and advocate focusing on Muslin women in sports, joins the show to discuss the current sitaution in Brazil in […]
Episode 298: BOOM! A fantastic show is on tap for you this week! Dave, Coach and Mark play the NCAA Hunger Games Bingo highlighted by the perfect team that illustrates the irony of the NCAA, the UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball team. Secondly, Kate Fagan of ESPNW recaps UConn’s historic undefeated season and explains what makes Geno Auriemma so special. Ben Sh […]
Episode 297: BOOM! We’ve got quite the show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark break down Boomer Esiason’s comments about Daniel Murphy missing Opening Day to be there for the birth of his child instead of having his wife get a C-Section. Dr. Alex Wilson, Cree and a professor and the director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the Universit […]
Episode 296: BOOM! It’s a fantastic show this week. In the wake of the Northwestern football team being allowed to form a union, Dave, Coach, and Mark weigh in on the long-term ramifications of the unprecedented legal decision and how it might impact college sports. Sue Hovey, former VP/Executive Editor of ESPN the Magazine, joins the show to discuss the new […]
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.