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Decade After Iraq WMD Speech at U.N., Former Colin Powell Aide Lawrence Wilkerson Debates Author Norman Solomon

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Ten years ago this week, a defining moment occurred in the Bush administration's push to invade Iraq. On Feb. 5, 2003, then-Secretary of State General...

Extended Interview with Mariel Hemingway: New Doc "Running From Crazy" Tackles Family History of Suicide, Mental Illness

Democracy Now! | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Democracy Now!

The new documentary "Running From Crazy" chronicles the life of actress Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of the great novelist Ernest Hemingway. Th...

Exclusive Video: As Gitmo Turns 11, Al Jazeera's Sami Al-Hajj Speaks to Democracy Now! About 6-Year Ordeal of U.S. Detention, Torture

Democracy Now! | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Democracy Now!

On the 11th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay's use as a prison for foreign detainees, Democracy Now! airs an exclusive broadcast interview with Sami al-...

Obama's Cheney? "Assassination Czar" John Brennan Brings Legacy of Drone War and Torture to CIA Nod

Democracy Now! | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Dubbed the assassination czar, presumptive CIA nominee John Brennan has played a key role backing some of the nation's most controversial post-9/11 po...

Is Fracking Safe? Democracy Now! Hosts Debate on Controversial Natural Gas Drilling Technique As NY Moratorium May Expire

Democracy Now! | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green
Democracy Now!

The controversial use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," that is behind the country's natural gas boom has come under scrutiny in the new Hollywo...

Nursing Transparency in Former Soviet Republics

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Kenneth F. Bunting

In this email response to the director of a freedom of information NGO in the Republic of Georgia, Giorgi Kldiashvili, civic-minded and engaged Americans may see little that is new to them. But, perhaps, it will serve as a reminder about the derivation of some of our precious freedoms.

Only One Good Way to Brake Before Going Over the Debt Cliff: Reduce Wasteful War Spending!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Guns or butter is of course the real issue. It's unfortunate, all these decades after Eisenhower's warning about the pernicious, corrupting influence of the Military Industrial Complex, that we cannot count on those in Washington to heed the dangers.

The FBI vs. Occupy? Secret Docs Reveal "Counterterrorism" Monitoring of OWS From Its Earliest Days

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Once-secret documents reveal the FBI monitored Occupy Wall Street from its earliest days and treated the nonviolent movement as a potential terrorist ...

Goldie Taylor: Why I Gave Up My Gun (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

After losing both two family members to gun violence in St. Louis, and later being victimized by domestic violence, MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor pu...

Debate: After Newtown, Will Nation's Worst-Ever Grade School Shooting Spur Tougher Gun Control?

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Police say the Newtown gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, used a semi-automatic Bushmaster assault rifle, similar to the M4 carbine used by the U.S. mili...

Exclusive: Julian Assange Speaks Out on Bradley Manning Case; Lawyer Says Military Aims to "Break Him" to Give Evidence Against WikiLeaks

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

In his most extended interview in months, Julian Assange speaks to Democracy Now! about the Bradley Manning pretrial hearing from inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been holed up for nearly six months.

Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze the Path to Peace?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media
Linda Milazzo

One can't emphasize enough the unique ability media has to influence public opinion.

Live Report From Gaza City: Israeli Air Strikes Killing Civilians, Threats of Gaza Ground Invasion

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Democracy Now!

The situation has escalated since Saturday when Palestinian militants fired at an Israeli military vehicle near the Israel-Gaza border. After Palestinian militant groups agreed to an informal truce on Monday, Israel broke two days of quiet with Wednesday's attack.

Cornel West Takes Aim at Black MSNBC Hosts For Supporting Obama

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

Cornel West is no stranger to controversy, and this time his fervent slingshot is aimed at black MSNBC hosts. During an interview on "Democracy N...

Cornel West: MSNBC's Black Hosts 'Sold Their Souls' To Obama

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.13.2013 | Media

Cornel West took aim at MSNBC's black anchors in an appearance on "Democracy Now" on Friday. West made headlines when, during the interview with Am...

Amy Goodman: Multi-Tasking From KSER to Spokane

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.29.2012 | Media
Hayden Bixby

Amy Goodman spoke clearly and engagingly about topics ranging from radio to revolution, from drone wars to the death penalty. Her voice, so familiar to most of us in the audience, might have been coming from a Democracy Now! broadcast.

Watch Live: Democracy Now! Expands the Presidential Debate with Responses From Third Party Candidates in Real Time

Democracy Now! | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

While President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney face-off in a much anticipated foreign policy debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, Democracy Now!

Third Party Candidates to Join in Real Time on Democracy Now!'s Live Coverage of Presidential Debate

Democracy Now! | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off in the first presidential debate tonight, Democracy Now! will broadcast live from Denver with a special expanded presidential debate from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. ET.

Exclusive Live From 'Bainport': Illinois Workers Urge Romney to Not Outsource Their Jobs to China

Democracy Now! | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp, who has supported the encampment and fended off calls for it to be shut down, says Romney should get directly involved in the issue.

Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now! Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

When Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke attempted to interview billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson inside the Repub...

WATCH: Sheldon Adelson's Daughter Attacks 'Democracy Now' Crew

Posted 10.30.2012 | Media

A producer for "Democracy Now!" had his camera thrown to the ground by the daughter of conservative billionaire Sheldon Adelson during the Republican ...

Ex-Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell Gets Fired Up When Questioned on Vote Suppression, From '04 to Wave of ID Laws

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

We caught up with Ken Blackwell, vice chair of the Republican National Committee's platform committee, and asked him a few questions that well, got him a bit fired up.

How Karl Rove Propped Up Todd Akin With Millions, Then Immediately Cut Ties Over Rape Comment

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Republicans, from presidential candidate Mitt Romney to Karl Rove to Senate leaders, urged Akin to withdraw before a Tuesday deadline for Missouri candidates.

WATCH: Ryan Grim Talks Bain Capital's Death Squad Ties

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

On Friday morning, "Democracy Now," a nationally-syndicated independent radio and television program, covered The Huffington Post's recent report on t...

How Neo-Nazi Music and Racism in U.S. Military Influenced Wade Michael Page

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.09.2012 | Crime
Democracy Now!

In a special one-hour Democracy Now! broadcast, we examine two key influences on Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page: The neo-Nazi music scene and pervasive white supremacism in U.S. military ranks.