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Midwestern Towns Sue Manufacturer of Atrazine Weedkiller

Sixteen Midwestern towns and cities have sued the manufacturer of a popular weedkiller over drinking water contamination. Atrazine has been banned in the European Union since 2004 but here in the United States about 80 million pounds of Atrazine is used each year. A recent study found that the weedkillers can turn male frogs into females.

See our earlier segment on Atrazine and the EPA

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"Domestic Violence: A Pre-Existing Condition?" By Amy Goodman

March is Women’s History Month, recognizing women’s central role in society. Unfortunately, violence against women is epidemic in the United States and around the world.

March 03, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Domestic Violence

Wall Street Journal

"Cracking Down on Fracking." By Amy Goodman

Mike Markham of Colorado has an explosive problem: His tap water catches fire.

February 24, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Natural Gas & Oil Drilling

Philadelphia Inquirer

Los Angeles Times

"Obama’s Nuclear Option." By Amy Goodman

President Barack Obama is going nuclear. He announced the initial $8 billion in loan guarantees for construction of the first new nuclear power plants in the United States in close to three decades.

February 17, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Nuclear Power

POV: Race In America

2009 Polk Winners interviewed on Democracy Now!

"Haiti, Forgive Us." By Amy Goodman

Haiti has suffered a massive blow, an earthquake for which its infrastructure was not prepared, after decades—no, centuries—of military and economic manipulation by foreign governments, most notably the United States and France.

February 10, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti

Oscar Nominees Include Docs on China Earthquake, Burma and Pentagon Papers

Nominations have been announced for the 82nd annual Academy Awards. In the documentary category, three films featured on Democracy Now! in the past year received nods:

* China’s Unnatural Disaster

* The Most Dangerous Man in America

* Burma VJ

February 03, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Academy Awards, Oscars

"Howard Zinn: The People’s Historian." By Amy Goodman

Howard Zinn, legendary historian, author and activist, died last week at the age of 87. His most famous book is “A People’s History of the United States.”

February 03, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (1922–2010)

Howard Zinn, one of the country’s most celebrated historians and author of the seminal work A People’s History of the United States, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Santa Monica, California. He was 87. Over the years, Zinn was a frequent guest on Democracy Now!

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January 27, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Howard Zinn

“Let the Haitians In.” By Amy Goodman

The devastating toll of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti continues to mount. Most efforts to rescue people from the rubble have ended. More than 150,000 people have been buried, some in makeshift graves near the ruins of the homes where they died, but many in unmarked, mass graves at Titanyen, the site of massacres during previous dictatorships and coups.

January 27, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti

"Tè Tremblé—The Haitian Earth Trembled." By Amy Goodman

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Tè tremblé is Haitian Creole for “earthquake.” Its literal translation: “The earth trembled.” After the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, the stench of death is everywhere.

January 20, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti

Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! Reporting From Haiti

Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Elizabeth Press from Democracy Now are in Haiti reporting on the devastating earthquake. Tune in Tuesday for a report from Amy. For the latest updates visit the Democracy Now! Twitter page and Sharif’s Twitter page.

January 18, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Haiti, Haiti Earthquake

Video: On the ground Reports from Jacmel, Haiti

The epicenter of Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was located halfway between the capital city of Port-au-Prince and the port city of Jacmel, 25 miles away, on the southern coast of the country. The city was heavily damaged in the quake but the extent of the loss of life or destruction is not yet known. Film students at the the Cine Institute, located in Jacmel, are filing reports and posting them to Vimeo. See their work here