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The Digital Dog Ate Our Civil-Liberties Homework: 'It's Just the Way It Is'

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.09.2015 | Media
Norman Solomon

Of all the excuses ladled out for the Obama administration's shredding of the Fourth Amendment while assaulting press freedom and prosecuting "national security" whistleblowers, none is more pernicious than the claim that technology is responsible.

A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Dave Pruett

You don't have to know much about the "trade" deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be more than a little suspicious.

Valentine's Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Breakups and Diamonds

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For Valentine's Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archives to bring you these 20 stories. 1. Love Has No Color Just two years ago, a group of...

Nations Defined by Agreement Rather Than Geography: Is This the Next Major Social Phenomenon?

Terry Mollner | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Terry Mollner

Why should you or I have to wait until enough Republicans or Democrats join us in a majority for us to get done anything we think wise? Why don't we just get together with like-minded people and do it ourselves in the private sector?

WATCH LIVE: Thousands Take To The Streets For The People's Climate March

Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

More than 100,000 people are expected to take to the streets in New York City today for the long-awaited People's Climate March. But if you're not in ...

Video: Glenn Greenwald Criticizes NPR for Relying on CIA-Linked Firm in Report on Impact of Snowden Leaks

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.13.2014 | Media
Democracy Now!

In his latest article for The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald takes a highly critical look at a story by NPR's counterterrorism correspondent, Dina Temple-Raston, which aired on Morning Edition earlier this month.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Gen. Jim Jones Didn't Disclose Industry Ties Before Testimony at Keystone XL Hearing

Steve Horn | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The irony of it all: Jones may have drawn more attention to his testimony by not disclosing his ties than he would have by being transparent about them up-front, as required by the House.

President Obama Takes My Advice and Utilizes His Pardon Power

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Anthony Papa

President Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates convicted for non-violent drug offenses involving crack cocaine. He also granted pardons to 13 others.

A Drone Warrior's Torment: Ex-Air Force Pilot Brandon Bryant on His Trauma From Remote Killing

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Democracy Now!

Why has former U.S. Air Force pilot and drone operator Brandon Bryant decided to speak out? Bryant served as a sensor operator for the Predator pro...

Glenn Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence Critics of NSA Domestic Surveillance?

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

The Obama administration has announced it will keep 19 diplomatic posts in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, due to fears of a...

Glenn Greenwald Reveals He's Spoken To Snowden

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media

Glenn Greenwald told "Democracy Now" on Monday that he has spoken to Edward Snowden since the NSA leaker took temporary asylum in Russia, and that Sno...

Jeremy Scahill Excoriates Media Over Bradley Manning

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Media

Jeremy Scahill tore into media coverage of the Bradley Manning trial on Tuesday, saying it had been, by and large, "shameful." Manning was convicte...

Jeremy Scahill Condemns White House Over Freed Journalist

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media

Jeremy Scahill blasted the Obama administration on Thursday for its opposition to the release of Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison....

Cornel West: "Obama Is A Global George Zimmerman"

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For a response to President Obama's comments on the acquittal of George Zimmerman and racism in the United States, Democracy Now! speaks with Dr. Corn...

Video: Extended Interview with "The Act of Killing" Director Joshua Oppenheimer

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Democracy Now!

Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of a groundbreaking new documentary "The Act of Killing," appears on Democracy Now! for a 45-minute interview. The fi...

VIDEO: On His 95th Birthday, the Story of Nelson Mandela's Struggle Told Outside His Old Soweto Home

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Democracy Now!

As the world marks the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and a beloved symbol of the country's struggle to end apartheid, longtime South African activist Trevor Ngwane takes Democracy Now! on a tour of the township of Soweto.

"That Woman Is Worth Paying Attention To": Medea Benjamin Explains Why She Disrupted Obama's Speech (Video)

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Less than 24 hours after she interrupted President Obama's first major counterterrorism address of his second term, CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin...

WATCH: Jeremy Scahill Blasts Obama Over Drones

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Media

Journalist Jeremy Scahill criticized the Obama administration on Thursday's "Democracy Now" over its recent admission that it has killed at least four...

Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark Decries Government's "Big Brother" Seizure of AP Phone Records

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media
Democracy Now!

The Associated Press says the U.S. Department of Justice has secretly obtained a trove of journalists' phone records in what its chief executive calle...

Are the FBI and IRS Secretly Reading Your Email Without a Warrant?

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Democracy Now!

The American Civil Liberties Union has obtained documents revealing that the FBI and IRS may be reading emails and other electronic communications of ...

Big-Ag Afraid of Its Reflection, Seeks Ag-Gag Bill for Protection

Food Politic | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Is it up to the consumer, the farmer, or the state to determine what constitutes animal cruelty? Abuse is inherent in the making of the factory farm, and it's the publics' right to see it, and decide if they can stomach the level at which it's happening.

As Obama Shuns Hearing, Yemeni Says U.S. Drone War Terrifying Civilians, Empowering Militants

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Democracy Now!

Six days after the U.S. bombed his village, Yemeni activist Farea al-Muslimi testified on Capitol Hill about the terror of the U.S. drone wars. Al-Mus...

While Millions Rush to Meet Deadline, Tax Resisters Continue Longstanding Refusal to Fund War

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Today is April 15th, Tax Day, when millions of Americans scramble to file their income taxes on time. It's also a day when people across the country a...

A Gun In Every Home? Residents of Nelson, Georgia Debate New Law Mandating Forced Ownership of Firearms

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

City council members in Nelson, Georgia, voted unanimously to require heads of households to own guns and ammunition on Monday. The so-called Family P...