The disaster near Santa Barbara, the site of a 1969 oil spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, comes amid a push to open the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf to oil and gas drilling. It underscores the risk presented by coastal energy development coupled with weak regulation. Image: Oil sullies the California coast near Santa Barbara following a pip […]
Immigrant and refugee rights advocates are making headway in their efforts to end the Obama administration's punitive family detention policy even as detention centers, like the privately-managed and largest center in Dilley, Texas, are set to expand. Image: A rally held earlier this month demanded the closure of the South Texas Family Residential Cent […]
Nine states, four of them in the South, hold judicial elections but don't ban judges from seeking campaign cash from people that could appear before them. Following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Florida case upholding such bans, judicial watchdogs are working to change the law in these outlier states. Image: Following a U.S. Supreme Court rul […]
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has launched a "Southern Voices" oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. The latest installment focuses on organizing for immigration reform. Image: Mayra Rangel's work with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice is deeply personal: The […]
Last week Florida became the latest among 28 states that now or will soon offer statewide online voter registration. Evidence shows such systems are less prone to fraud, more cost-effective and popular among voters and elections officials alike. Image: A growing number of states around the South and nationwide are moving to online voter registration systems […]
In this web-only conversation with journalist Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, we turn to Iraq. He recently wrote a piece for Rolling Stone titled "Forget What We Know Now: We Knew Then Iraq War Was a Joke." Taibbi wrote the piece after Jeb Bush's infamous interview on Fox News. Megyn Kelly asked Bush "knowing what we know now, would you hav […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan There is a vast military complex deep in the hills of eastern Tennessee called “Y-12.” This is where all of the highly enriched uranium is produced and stored for the production of the U.S. nuclear-warhead arsenal. It is in Oak Ridge, the city that was created practically overnight during World War II, that produced the ura […]
Today marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X . Look back at Malcolm X's life and legacy by browsing Democracy Now! coverage over the years. Below you can browse his speeches, as well as interviews with scholars, journalists, activists and his biographer Dr. Manning Marable–as well as a debate on Marable's book. Click here for a debate […]
UPDATE : Watch our interview with Dinetta Scott , mother of Sgt. James Brown. Newly released video has revealed the dying moments of an African-American active-duty soldier who checked himself into the El Paso, Texas, county jail and died while in custody nearly three years ago. Sgt. James Brown reported to jail for a two-day sentence for driving while intox […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “Pacifica Station Bombed Off Air,” read the Houston Chronicle’s banner headline on May 13, 1970. KPFT , Houston’s fledgling community radio station, had been on the air for just two months when its transmitter was blown to smithereens. “An explosion which demolished the transmitter of Houston station KPFT -FM (Pacifica Radi […]
Episode 256: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark touch on the NBA player as a father narrative being played out in the media after Steph Curry’s daughter “stole the show” at his recent post-game press conference. Coach explains why Curry has transformed into the MVP while Dwight Howard hasn’t realized his full potential. Ben Sh […]
Episode 255: BOOM! Heavy on the football talk this week as Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss Deflategate from the New England Patriots’ top players and executives knowingly cheating to the ramifications it will have on the Brady vs Montana G.O.A.T. debate. And you’ve waited all year for this...it’s “Mean” Mark Barry’s analysis of the 2015 NFL Draft!
Episode 255: BOOM! We have an awesome show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss how sports has and should play a role in the Baltimore uprising. Dave heaps praise onto John Angelos, the Baltimore Orioles’ COO, and Adam Jones, the team’s star center fielder, for their words that truly encapsulate what’s going on in the city. Daniel Roberts of Spor […]
Episode 254: BOOM! A fantastic show for you this week. Shireen Ahmed of Footybedsheets joins Dave, Coach and Mark to talk about the future of women’s soccer ahead of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Robert Silverman discusses his latest article for The Daily Beast: The NBA’s Dystopian, DNA Testing Future. If you think it’s just about finding out whether or not pl […]
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.