Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the world's busiest transit hubs, but the nearby, predominantly African-American community lacks public buses to get around. Next month they'll vote on a sales tax to fund bus service -- but opponents are raising the specter of crime. Image: Jessica Jarrett of Georgia STAND-UP holds up a s […]
A lack of upward mobility for young people is a bigger problem in the South than in any other U.S. region, according to a new report from MDC, a North Carolina-based research nonprofit that focuses on reducing poverty and addressing structural inequity. Image: A new report from MDC says Southern communities need to create an "infrastructure of opportun […]
This fall, two immigrant-support organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina are joining forces to reach out to Latino and Asian voters in the city to make their voices heard. Image: A voter outreach effort undertaken by two immigrant-support organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina seeks to amplify the voices of immigrant communities in the city and the s […]
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether a strict voter ID law that opponents say is racially discriminatory will be enforced during this year's election in Texas. Image: Voting rights advocates filed an emergency petition this week seeking to have the U.S. Supreme Court block a Texas law that requires voters to show photo IDs like this one, whi […]
In the first election since the end of North Carolina's judicial public financing program, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals candidates have raised nearly three times the amount of individual contributions as they had in recent elections -- and much of that money is coming from those with matters before the courts. Image: Supreme Court candidates Eric […]
Scroll through our video timeline to see all of our coverage of whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the reporting he fueled that exposed the National Security Agency's massive surveillance state. This timeline begins in June 2013, but Democracy Now! was on the story as early as April 2012 , when we spoke with NSA whistleblower William Binney, who estimate […]
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan “Don’t make history a mystery” read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colo. High-school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as “JeffCo,” have been walking out of class en masse this past week, protesting the planned censorship of the district’s Advanced Placement (AP) United States history […]
"From Ferguson to NYC , Stop Police Brutality," was the chant by parents of police victims and their allies who marked the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation. Democracy Now! was there when hundreds gathered in Manhattan for a rally and march, as similar demonstrations took pl […]
On Thursday, we will interview award-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras about her new film about surveillance, "CitizenFour." Click here to watch the trailer. Poitras played a key role in connecting National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to Glenn Greenwald and the reporters for The Guardian and The Washington Post who publis […]
This video was produced by former Democracy Now! fellow Messiah Rhodes. Democracy Now! was in Detroit this weekend when residents impacted by water shutoffs met with United Nations officials who are visiting to investigate possible human rights violations. "I started to document the scene, and I said in a really strong voice, loud voice, 'You not g […]
Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It's all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipate […]
Episode 323: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark discuss the Jameis Winston autograph scandal and tell us which famous athlete from his hometown is turning his back on the Florida State quarterback. They then speak to Charles Modiano and Chantal DeVaughn about a protest at the St. Louis Rams Monday Night Football Game that ESPN refused to cover. Finally, our […]
Episode 322: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark delve into the recent news out of Ferguson, Missouri and the the protests that occurred at a St. Louis Cardinals game. The fellas debate the merit of guilt by association and explain how sports truly are a mirror of society at large. Finally, it’s hockey season! Seriously, it started! Geoff Millard, Edge of Spo […]
Episode 321: BOOM! Dave illustrates why Steve Smith of the Baltimore Ravens makes him love professional sports. Shereen Ahmed, VICE Sports writer, covers the ridiculous FIBA rule preventing players from wearing anything on their head. Finally, Brian Frederick, author of “Upset! How Sports Fans Beat the NFL and Ended the Sports Blackout Rule” details how fans […]
Episode 320: BOOM! Dave is back in studio, and he’s bringing a packed showed with him. Today, Coach, Mean Mark, and Dave are joined by NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith to hear his take and response on all of the wrongdoings that have recently occurred in the NFL. They also try connect the dots between head injuries and the abuse that has put a cloud […]
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.