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Associated Press: "Reporters arrested at GOP convention: No charges"

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Charges will be dropped against journalists who were arrested during the Republican National Convention protests and cited with unlawful assembly.

September 19, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Anjali Kamat’s New Column: "Change We Can Believe In?"

Democracy Now! producer Anjali Kamat writes, "To all those for whom America has represented generations of racial injustice, the election of America’s first Black president marks the beginning of a new era...But unless the inspired millions who brought him to power continue to believe their demands matter and insist on holding him accountable each step of the way, it will be Obama’s corporate and hawkish friends who determine the domestic and foreign policies of the coming administration and our collective future."

November 10, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Anjali Kamat

Press Coverage of the Right Livelihood Award

Amy Goodman, first journalist to win the "Alternative Nobel"

October 02, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Nobel Peace Prize

"Incarceration Now!": NPR’s On The Media Interviews Amy Goodman

Around 800 people were arrested during the four day Republican National Convention earlier this month. Dozens were reporters, and one was Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, who argues the arrests have a chilling effect on journalists.

September 26, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Broken Promises, Broken Laws, Broken Lives." By Amy Goodman

Federal authorities are investigating whether officials of the government south of the border participated in a citizen’s kidnapping and torture—Canadian authorities, that is, investigating the possible role of U.S. officials in the “extraordinary rendition” of Canadian citizen Maher Arar.

June 16, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Current (Public TV/Radio Newspaper) reports on the arrests of Democracy Now! producers at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul

Videos of the Sept. 1 arrests of Democracy Now! producers in St. Paul, Minn., spread chilling evidence that police were making no distinction between the protestors outside the Republican National Convention and working journalists covering their activities.

September 19, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, RNC 2008

Media Coverage on the Arrest of Amy Goodman and Two Democracy Now! Producers

Links to video and articles about the arrest of Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar.

September 18, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Freedom of the Press, RNC 2008

Amy Goodman Interviewed for NOW on PBS about RNC Arrests

Amy Goodman discusses her arrest, the arrests of her colleagues, police response to demonstrators, and freedom of the press at the Republican National Convention.

September 08, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, RNC 2008

"The Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Framing the Narrative." By Amy Goodman

They called it "Operation Sea Breeze." Despite the pleasant-sounding name, Israel’s violent commando raid on a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships, which left nine civilians dead, has sparked international outrage.

June 09, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Gaza, Israel & Palestine, Gaza Flotilla

Lawmaker Calls on Pentagon to Explain Promotion of Threat-Wielding Recruiter After Democracy Now! Broadcast

Rep. Gene Green (D–TX) is calling on the Pentagon to explain why a military recruiter was given a promotion despite being found to have illegally threatened a teenage boy with jail time if he decided to go to college instead of joining the military. The recruiter was eventually promoted to head a different recruiting station. Green sent the letter questioning Kelt’s new job after his Wednesday appearance on Democracy Now!

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August 08, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Democracy Now!–live from Aspen, CO

Democracy Now! and Free Speech TV team up with Aspen Public Access Channel, Grassroots TV, for historic national broadcast.

July 03, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Inspired by Gaza Blockade, Roger Waters Records New Version of "We Shall Overcome"

British musician Roger Waters of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd sings a new version of "We Shall Overcome" in a music video cut to footage from the upcoming documentary, "Roadmap to Apartheid."

Watch the full video

June 09, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Gaza, Art & Politics

Amy Goodman on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews

Amy Goodman on MSNBC’s Hardball, discussing the women’s vote in the 2008 election.

June 16, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and "Decadent Acts" pledges to donate portion of show proceeds to Democracy Now!

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is an environmentally friendly theatre that strives to produce 'theatre for a cause,' This year, some of the proceeds from one of the festival’s shows, “Decadent Acts”, will be donated to Democracy Now!.

June 04, 2010 |  Filed under  Outreach Success Stories

Amy Goodman on the Importance of Independent Bookstores

I think the diversity of ideas, religions, and opinions in this country is our glory, is the strength of the U.S. And I think that’s why independent bookstores, which are the sanctuaries of that diversity of opinion, are just so important. They are our intellectual watering holes.

Click here to read full interview

May 27, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"In Memory of All That Is Lost." By Amy Goodman

NEW ORLEANS—The anger is palpable across the Mississippi Delta. As the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser, almost a mile underwater, continues unabated, the brunt of this, the largest environmental catastrophe in United States history, is rolling onto the coast, impacting the ecology, the economy and entire ways of life.

June 02, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, BP Oil Spill

Democracy Now! Honored At Webby Awards

Democracy Now! has been selected as an Official Honoree at the 12th Annual Webby Awards in three categories: News, Political and Podcast.

May 07, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Interview: At Least 15 Dead After Israel Attacks Gaza-Bound Aid Flotilla

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza strip. Dubbed the Freedom Flotilla, the ships were aiming to break Israel’s 3-year blockade of Gaza. At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops attacked the lead ship in the convoy–the Turkish "Mavi Marmara"–early Monday morning. The attack happened in international waters, 75 miles off the coast of Israel and Gaza. We reached Adam Shapiro in New York a few hours after the attack. He’s a board member of the Free Gaza movement, one of the groups that coordinated the Freedom Flotilla. His wife Huwaida Arraf is the chairperson of the Free Gaza movement and is on the flotilla.

May 31, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Gaza Flotilla

Amy Goodman on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS

Amy Goodman appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show Thursday on PBS discussing her new book. Watch excerpts of the interview.

May 01, 2008 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

"Alleged Chicago Torturer’s Overdue Day in Court." By Amy Goodman

​Abu Ghraib has nothing over Chicago. Forty years ago, Jon Burge returned from Vietnam, joined the Chicago Police Department and allegedly began torturing people.

May 26, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Police Brutality, Torture