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BBC Apologizes To Activist Over Testy Interview

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media

The BBC has apologized for suggesting that a man who had a testy interview with one of the corporation's newscasters was himself a participant in the ...

Cornel West & Tavis Smiley on Obama: "Many of Us Are Exploring Other Possibilities in Coming Election"

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Veteran journalist Tavis Smiley and Princeton University Professor Cornel West offer a stinging critique of President Barack Obama and discuss the upcoming 2012 elections.

Human Rights Watch Calls for Bush Administration Officials to Be Tried for Torture

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! interviewed Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, about a new report calling on the U.S. government to launch a broad criminal investigation into alleged crimes of torture.

Red Cross Provided with Location of Secret Somali Prison Used by CIA on Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

According to Jeremy Scahill reveals the CIA is using a secret facility in Somalia for counterterrorism as well as an underground prison in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

Inside Greece's General Strike: Video Report From Athens as Thousands Protest Sweeping Austerity Cuts

Democracy Now! | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Democracy Now!


Why Is Amy Goodman In A WikiLeaks Cable?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.25.2011 | Media

The progressive radio and television show "Democracy Now!" discovered that it had turned up in one of the classified State Department cables released ...

Eve Ensler Responds to Case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn: "We All Need to Support the Woman"

Democracy Now! | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

On Monday, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a housekeeper, a Musl...

What Effect Will More Corporate Ads and Interrupted Programming Really Have on PBS?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

At PBS's recent annual gathering it was announced that the number and frequency of promotions for corporate sponsors would increase during a few noted programs as an experiment.

Two Sets of Rules: One For Goldman Sachs and One For the Rest of Us

Democracy Now! | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Democracy Now!

Today's announcement that Goldman Sachs received a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney has left many wondering whether any top executives will face criminal prosecution for the company's role in causing the financial meltdown of 2008.

Black Lung Blockbuster: Democracy Now Interview with Upper Big Branch Investigator on New Report (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.23.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In an in-depth interview, independent Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster investigator J. Davitt McAteer discussed his new report on Massey Energy's "systematic failure to comply with the law" on numerous levels.

WATCH: Shahien Nasiripour Says, 'The Government's Here To Play Ball'

Huff TV | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Shahien Nasiripour, Senior Business Reporter for The Huffington Post, appeared on "Democracy Now!" to discuss his recent report, "Confidential Federal...

Planned Parenthood Funding: A Religion of Control versus A Religion of Life

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

This week Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a law that will cut off about $2 million of the $3 million Planned Parenthood of Indiana receives annually in federal funds and make Indiana the first state to prohibit the use of Medicaid at Planned Parenthood.

Weekly Diaspora: What Homeland Security Looks Like After Bin Laden's Death

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Nearly a decade ago, America's War on Terror began as a manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden...

Weekly Diaspora: How Bad U.S.-Latin American Policy Fuels Unauthorized Immigration

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Too often, the immigration debate in this country ignores the role U.S. foreign policy plays in fue...

Weekly Audit: Government Shutdown Averted, But At What Cost?

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama reached an eleventh hour budget deal on Friday night,...

Can Jeff Sachs Get Us Out of Afghanistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

There are lots of folks trying to push back against the president's domestic austerity plans, and lots of folks trying to push back against the endless war in Afghanistan. But only Jeff Sachs has packaged these two together.

Weekly Mulch: Saying no to the nuclear option

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Faced with the nuclear crisis in Japan, governments around the world are confronting the vulnerabilities of ...

Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Weekly Mulch: Conservatives and Liberals Remain In Denial About Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The negative impacts of climate change are coming on more quickly than anyone expected. According to a new...

Protesting Oil, Natural Gas Drilling & Army's Psy-Ops in Afghanistan

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Democracy Now!

Here is a round-up of interviews from the March 4th edition of Democracy Now!, a daily, grassroots independent global news hour.

So When Does the Sputnik Moment Begin?

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Why do we continue to funnel money into programs like additional gas wells in the New York State watershed instead of embracing newer, cleaner programs like wind and solar?

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

Weekly Audit: A Recall Fight Brewing in Wisconsin?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of people continue their peaceful occupation of the Wisconsin state capital to prote...

"The Empire's Bagman:" Obama's Egypt Envoy Frank Wisner Says Mubarak Should Stay (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

The official U.S. response to events unfolding in Egypt remains mixed. And over the weekend, the Obama administration distanced itself from U.S. "crisis envoy" to Egypt, Frank Wisner.

Millions Against Mubarak: Democracy Now! Reports Live From Tahrir (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

More than two million people have descended on Tahrir Square in Cairo today. And Sharif Abdel Kouddous, senior producer at Democracy Now!, was there to report live.