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.
“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…
Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.
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.
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, 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.
“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.”
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]