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Cincinnati and the murder of Samuel DuBose

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

A stunning indictment has been handed down in Cincinnati, focusing attention again on police killings of people of color. This is a start for accountability and justice. Cleveland should pay attention. As the thousand people gathered there last weekend said clearly, “Black Lives Matter.”

July 30, 2015 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Police Brutality, Police, Ohio

White Police Officer Indicted for "Senseless" Murder of Sam Dubose in Cincinnati

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In Ohio, a grand jury has indicted a University of Cincinnati police officer on murder charges for shooting Sam Dubose, an unarmed African-American man. Police officer Ray Tensing fatally shot Dubose on July 19, after pulling him over for not having a front license plate.

July 30, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Police Brutality, Police

VIDEO: Full Interview with Former Honduras Pres. Manuel Zelaya, Ousted in U.S.-Backed Coup

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Watch Amy Goodman and Juan González’s entire interview with former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Hillary Clinton’s role in his ouster six years ago, and the new protest movement underway.

July 29, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Honduras, Hillary Clinton, Manuel Zelaya

Part 2: #BlackLivesMatter Founders on Immigration & the Fight for "Safety Beyond Policing"

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In part two of our conversation, the co-founders of Black Lives Matter talk about immigration, LGBT rights and their own personal experiences with hyper-policing.

July 24, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi

VIDEO: Pete Seeger on Dylan Going Electric at Newport Folk Festival: "He Was Singing a Great Song"

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In a 2004 interview, Pete Seeger responds to rumors that he tried to pull the plug on Bob Dylan’s electrified set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, 50 years ago today.

July 24, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Pete Seeger, Music, Art & Politics

A Cuban Flag Flies Again in Washington

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
On July 20, history was made in Washington, D.C., and in Havana, Cuba. As the Cuban national anthem was played, the island nation’s flag was raised over its embassy in Washington, D.C.

July 23, 2015 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Cuba

Apache Stronghold Caravan Calls to Protect Sacred Sites After Clause Slipped into NDAA Allows Mining

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Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe are fighting to preserve sacred sites in Arizona after lawmakers slipped a clause into the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow copper mining in the area.

July 17, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Native American, Arizona, Wendsler Nosie Sr., Naelyn Pike

Torture, Impunity and the American Psychological Association

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

This month, the APA released a stunning independent report that confirms what whistleblowers and dissident psychologists have maintained for close to a decade, that the APA actively colluded with the U.S. Department of Defense and the CIA, manipulating the APA’s policies, meetings and members in order to get the APA’s endorsement of the Pentagon’s torture program.

July 16, 2015 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Psychology & Torture, Torture

WATCH: Amy Goodman Discusses Donald Trump on MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner

Watch Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman discuss Donald Trump’s rising appeal on MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner.

July 14, 2015 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

RIP D’Army Bailey: Founder of National Civil Rights Museum Dies at 73; Watch the 2007 Interview

Watch the 2007 interview with D’Army Bailey, founder of the National Civil Rights Museum, who died Sunday at the age of 73.

July 14, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Civil Rights

Cybersecurity, Encryption and The Golden Age of Surveillance

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

The ability of regular people to access encryption tools has prompted the governments of both the United States and the United Kingdom to propose special access to all communications. They want a master key to everyone’s digital life.

July 09, 2015 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Internet, Domestic Surveillance, FBI

Exclusive: Extended Interview with Bree Newsome, Who Climbed Flagpole & Took Down SC Confederate Flag

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In this exclusive, extended interview, we speak with Bree Newsome, who scaled the 30-foot flagpole at the South Carolina state Capitol on Saturday and brought down the Confederate flag. We also speak with James Tyson, who helped her.

‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?’

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

Independence Day is a fitting time to reflect on the role that grass-roots organizing for social change has played in building this nation.

Chomsky: Greece Faces "Savage Response" for Taking on Austerity "Class War"

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Watch Noam Chomsky on Europe’s "savage response" to the pushback against austerity demands.

July 01, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Noam Chomsky, Greece, Noam Chomsky

"This Flag Comes Down Today": Bree Newsome Scales Flagpole, Removes SC Capitol Confederate Flag

Around 5:30am this morning Bree Newsome climbed to the top of the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol, unhooked the flag, and brought it down as police waited to arrest her.

June 27, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Race in America, Charleston Church Shooting, Protests

VIDEO: Legendary Detroit Activist Grace Lee Boggs Turns 100; Watch Never-Before-Aired Interview

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Legendary activist Grace Lee Boggs turns 100 today! Watch an interview that has never aired before about her work in the civil rights, Black Power, labor, environmental justice and feminist movements for seven decades.

June 27, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit, Grace Lee Boggs

South Carolina Gov. Haley Tried to Deny Medicaid Expansion in Challenge Before Supreme Court

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As we broadcast from Charleston, South Carolina, we look at the impact of the the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold a key provision of the Affordable Care Act with Loreen Myerson, who ran the state’s Affordable Care Act navigator project.

June 26, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Loreen Myerson

From the Vault: Amy Goodman on "The Orangeburg Massacre"

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

The largely unreported and forgotten Orangeburg Massacre happened Feb. 8, 1968, when students at South Carolina State University were protesting for access to the town’s only bowling alley and three young African-American men were killed.

June 25, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, African-American History, Race in America

‘The Perpetrator Has Been Arrested, but the Killer Is Still at Large’

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
The massacre of nine African-American worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has sent shock waves through the nation and could well blow the roof off the Confederacy.

June 25, 2015 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Charleston Church Shooting, Race in America

The New Battle of Seattle

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
As fossil-fuel corporations intensify their exploitation of the world’s oil, protesters, as well as the pope, are weighing in as never before about the catastrophic effects of climate change.

June 18, 2015 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Climate Change, Arctic