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"The GMO Deception": Sheldon Krimsky on How BigAg & the Government Is Putting Your Food At Risk

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Part 2 of our conversation with Sheldon Krimsky, editor of "The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk."

October 31, 2014 |  Filed under  Events, GMO, Food, Author Interviews, Sheldon Krimsky

Part 2: Eric Lichtblau on “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men”

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We continue our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lichtblau about his new book detailing how America became a safe haven for thousands of Nazi war criminals. Many of them were brought here after World War II by the CIA, and got support from then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

October 31, 2014 |  Filed under  Events, FBI, Author Interviews, Eric Lichtblau

FRIDAY–"The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men"

On Friday, we will interview Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau about his new book, "The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men." Read the prologue.

October 30, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, FBI, National Security Agency, Author Interviews

The Republicans’ Profane Attack on the Sacred Right to Vote

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan There is a database with your name in it ... that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. It’s one of the components of an aggressive drive across the U.S. by Republicans to stop many Americans from voting.

October 30, 2014 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Voting

VIDEO: Extended Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal on New Pennsylvania Law Restricting Prisoners’ Speech

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Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks with Democracy Now! about Pennsylvania’s new law that authorizes the censoring of public addresses of prisoners or former offenders if judges agree that allowing them to speak would cause "mental anguish" to the victim.

October 24, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Prison, Mumia Abu-Jamal

READ: “GMO Deception” What You Need to Know about Corporations and Govt. Agencies Putting Us at Risk

As voters in Oregon and Colorado will head to the polls next week to decide if they support labeling laws for genetically modified organisms, on Tuesday we will be joined by Sheldon Krimsky to discuss his new book, "The GMO Deception."

October 27, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, GMO, Food

VIDEO: From Ferguson to NYC, Protesters Mark National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

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"From Ferguson to NYC, Stop Police Brutality" was the chant by parents of police victims and their allies who marked a national day of protest.

October 23, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Police Brutality, Police, New York

VIDEO TIMELINE: NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s Revelations on Democracy Now!

Scroll through our video timeline to see all of our coverage of whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the reporting he fueled that exposed the "National Security Agency’s massive surveillance state.

VIDEO: Detroit Residents Meet with United Nations Officials, Demand Moratorium on Water Shutoffs

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Democracy Now! was in Detroit this weekend when residents impacted by water shutoffs met with United Nations officials who are visiting to investigate possible human rights violations.

October 21, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Detroit, Water, Human Rights

THURSDAY: Laura Poitras on Her New Edward Snowden Documentary, "CitizenFour"

Watch the trailer for "CitizenFour," the new documentary about Edward Snowden, directed by Laura Poitras, who joins us Thursday. Watch past interview on Democracy Now! about how she faced harassment from U.S. agents long before she helped expose NSA spying.

October 22, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, National Security Agency, Edward Snowden

Ebola Czar? We Need a Surgeon General

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan

The United States now has an Ebola czar. But what about a surgeon general? The gun lobby has successfully shot down his nomination — at least so far.

October 23, 2014 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Education, Academic Freedom, Colorado, Students

Pan-Africanist Scholar Ali Mazrui Dies at 81; Watch 2009 Democracy Now! Interview on Obama Election

The renowned Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui has died at the age of 81. For nearly half a century, he was considered an intellectual giant in African studies. In 2009, he appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the election of Barack Obama.

October 16, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Africa, Obama, Ali Mazrui

Actor Jesse Williams Joins Ferguson October: This is a Basic Desire Not to Be Killed with Impunity

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When Democracy Now! was in St. Louis to report on Ferguson October, we spoke with Grey’s Anatomy actor and activist Jesse Williams, who joined thousands in calling for police accountability and justice for Michael Brown.

October 13, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Michael Brown, Police Brutality, Police, Jesse Williams

READ: Excerpt from James Risen’s New Book "Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War"

Read "Pallets of Cash," an excerpt from the new book by New York Times investigative reporter James Risen, and watch our extended interview.

WATCH: Noam Chomsky Speaks at United Nations, Q&A With Amy Goodman

Watch Amy Goodman moderate an audience Q&A session following a lecture by MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky on the prospects on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event is hosted by United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

October 14, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Gaza, Israel & Palestine, Palestine

Cornel West: President Obama Doesn’t Belong on Any Shirt with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X

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In part two of our interview, Dr. Cornel West compares the legacy of President Obama to another Nobel Prize winner, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

October 06, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, African-American History, Cornel West

Malachi: Musical Act Mecca Normal Pays Tribute to Antiwar Activist Who Died by Self-Immolation

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Eight years ago, a Chicago musician, archivist and activist named Malachi Ritscher died after setting himself on fire to protest the war in Iraq. A traveling art exhibit is now paying tribute to his life. We speak with the band Mecca Normal who wrote the song, "Malachi."

October 08, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Iraq, Art & Politics, Jean Smith, David Lester

We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes — but not in the Middle East.

October 16, 2014 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Ebola, Healthcare

Ferguson October: Youth Organizers Plan Weekend of Resistance 2 Months After Death of Michael Brown

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In the wake of the police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, activists in Ferguson, Missouri, are calling on people to join them this weekend — from October 10 to 13 — for a national protest against police racial bias and violence against black and Latino communities.

October 07, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Police Brutality, Michael Brown, Tef Poe, Tory Russell, Ashley Yates

Remembering Poet-Playwright-Activist Amiri Baraka, Born 80 Years Ago Today

A leading force in the Black Arts Movement, Amiri Baraka was born Everett LeRoi Jones 80 years ago today on Oct. 7, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey. Baraka died in Newark on January 9 at the age of 79.

October 07, 2014 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, African-American History