Tag Archives: Democracy Now

DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing

When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.

DN! Noam Chomsky on Trump and Survival and in Conversation with Harry Belafonte

“Where resides the rebel heart?” Without the rebellious heart, without people who understand that there’s no sacrifice we can make that is too great…

DN! Robert Reich: Like a Tyrant, Trump Is Deploying 7 Techniques to Control the Media (Video)

“Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,”

Greg Palast | The Election was Stolen – Here’s How

Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

North Dakota Charges Journalist Amy Goodman for Exercising Her First Amendment Rights

Goodman, a reporter for the independent news program, can be seen on news footage from Sept. 3 documenting the clash between protesters and private security personnel with guard dogs at a Dakota Access construction site, including footage showing people with bite injuries and a dog with blood on its mouth.

Glenn Greenwald: Regardless of Trump, Journalists Must Do Their Homework and Investigate Clinton (Video)

Giving a demonstration of the kind of scrutiny he wants his colleagues to practice, Greenwald asked why the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars in donations from Saudi Arabia and other tyrannical states in the Persian Gulf.

DN! | Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges (Video)

The real question is what do we do right now? And what do we do to mobilize and organize a lot of people out there who, right now, are not mobilized and organized and how do we keep the energy building?

Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-land’ (Video)

Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”, argues that the 24/7 Trump coverage is ruining the election.

DN! VIDEO | Black Lives Matter Activist: Bill Clinton’s Defense of “Superpredator” Policies Dehumanizes Us

Abdullah: I think what [Clinton’s] really neglecting is the policies that bring crack cocaine into inner cities in the first place, the policies that create unemployment and underemployment in the first place, and then the policies that he initiates, that then go ahead and further oppress and repress communities.

VIDEO | Noam Chomsky: The United States, Not Iran, Poses Greatest Threat To World Peace

“The former Republican Party has now become a “radical insurgency” that’s abandoned parliamentary politics.” By Democracy Now Mint Press News  September 23, 2015    In a speech Saturday at The New School in New York, Noam Chomsky explained why he believes the U.S. poses the greatest threat to world peace. “[The United States] is a rogue state, […]

▶ DN! | “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison”: After Year in Jail, Former State Senator Condemns Mass Incarceration

[Smith] chronicles his experience in his new book, “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America’s Prison Crisis,” which he calls “a scathing indictment of a system that teaches prisoners to be better criminals instead of better citizens.”

▶ DN!: Are Journalists and Activists Safe Anywhere in Mexico? Protests Erupt over Killing of 5 in Mexico City

DN!: Espinosa, who worked for the leading news magazine Proceso, was killed by gunmen alongside human rights activist Nadia Vera and three other women in an apartment in Mexico City Friday.

Amy Goodman: An Act of Protest, Not Sabotage, at the Birthplace of the Bomb

Goodman: It was there, in the pre-dawn hours of July 28, 2012, that three “Plowshares” peace activists, including an 82-year-old nun, penetrated the facility’s myriad security systems and got to the heart of the complex, the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility, or HEUMF. They spray-painted messages of peace on the wall, poured blood, hammered on the concrete and were arrested.

Evergreene Digest: 1968 and the Invention of the American Police State

Baltimore’s 1968 Holy Week Uprising was quite different from the events of this week. But the response to it helped set the stage for Freddie Gray. Juan González on Walter Scott Shooting: When Will the Police Killings of Black Males Stop? Daniel Denvir, City Lab / The Marshall Project Apr 30, 2015 | Many have […]

Robert Naiman | Rep. Keith Ellison: Postpone Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Call your representative and urge him or her to sign the Ellison letter calling for the Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to Congress to be postponed. The Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121, and you can report your call here. If you absolutely can’t get to a phone, you can take action here.

▶In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

  Editor’s Note: On November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.) Democracy Now! re-broadcast Noam Chomsky’s speech to the U.N and the dialog that followed in regard to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict .Today Rise Up Times posts these three videos of Professor Chomsky speaking about Israel/Palestine  conflict and solutions in honor of International Day of Solidarity with […]

Chart: Inventory of weapons supplied to Israel by the United States

 Editor’s Note: The U.S. provides Israel $8.5 million* in military aid each day, while it gives the Palestinians $0** in military aid. An October 2013 Washington Report article “A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: $130 Billion,” by Shirl McArthur, puts the cumulative total even higher. According to this report, the Obama Administration gave […]

“This Award Is for Snowden”: Greenwald, Poitras Accept Polk Honor for Exposing NSA Surveillance

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Video Report  April 14, 2014 In their first return to the United States since exposing the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance operations, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras were honored in New York City on Friday with the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting. Over the past 10 months, Poitras and […]

▶ DN! Exclusive: Inside the Army Spy Ring Attempted Entrapment of Peace Activists, Iraq Vets, Anarchists

Editor’s Note: Far-reaching implications included terrorist charges for Republican National Convention activists in Minnesota, including the RNC 8. More details have come to light showing how the U.S. military infiltrated and spied on a community of antiwar activists in the state of Washington. Democracy Now! first broke this story in 2009 when it was revealed […]

▶ “It Was Time to Do More Than Protest”: 1971 Burglars Who Exposed FBI Spying Reveal Their Names

Amy Goodman interviews the people who discovered Cointel-Pro, the FBI’s secret spying program that targeted antiwar activists and African Americans in the 1970s. Editor’s note: Two videos are included here, Parts 1 and 2 of the interview, so they are not the same information even though the top picture is the same. PART 1 PART […]