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POV: Race In America

October 30, 2007 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

2009 Polk Winners interviewed on Democracy Now!

February 16, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives

"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

January 17, 2010 |  Filed under  News

Medical Worker Outside of Port-Au-Prince: We Are Waiting For Patients That Have Yet To Arrive

Democracy Now! just received an email from a medical worker at Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot, 75 miles north of Port-Au-Prince. They have a 7 member trauma/ general surgery team but so far have received only 4 patients from Port-Au-Prince. The medical team is desperately seeking a way to inform relief organizations in Haiti that they can help treat patients.

January 17, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti

Bill Quigley: "Ten Things the U.S. Can and Should Do For Haiti"

One. Allow all Haitians in the US to work. The number one source of money for poor people in Haiti is the money sent from family and workers in the US back home. Haitians will continue to help themselves if given a chance. Haitians in the US will continue to help when the world community moves on to other problems...

January 17, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Haiti Earthquake

"The Haitian People Have Mobilized, While Foreign Aid Efforts Continue to Stall"

Port-Au-Prince-based independent journalist Ansel Herz is filing video and written reports from Haiti on his website Mediahacker.org. Ansel was interviewed on Democracy Now on Thursday

January 17, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Haiti Earthquake

"The Destruction Is Everywhere You Go": Independent Journalist Ansel Herz in Port-Au-Prince

Democracy Now! spoke with independent journalist Ansel Herz earlier tonight from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Herz says more than 100,000 people may have died in the devastating earthquake. Tune into Democracy Now! on Thursday for full coverage. Herz was interviewed by Democracy Now! producer Mike Burke.

January 13, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Haiti

"Holding Corporations Accountable for Apartheid Crimes." By Amy Goodman

A landmark class action case is under way in a New York federal court, with victims of apartheid in South Africa suing corporations that they say helped the pre-1994 regime.

January 13, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Apartheid

"Sick With Terror." By Amy Goodman

The media have been swamped with reports about the attempt to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day. When Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, now dubbed the “underwear bomber,” failed in his alleged attack, close to 300 people were spared what would have been, most likely, a horrible, violent end. Since that airborne incident, the debates about terrorism and how best to protect the American people have been reignited.

January 06, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Healthcare

Coming Up: Dr. Atul Gawande

Dr. Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and staff writer for the New Yorker magazine joins us to discuss health care reform and his new book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.

January 04, 2010 |  Filed under  Upcoming Shows

"The Poetic Justice of Dennis Brutus." By Amy Goodman

Dennis Brutus broke rocks next to Nelson Mandela when they were imprisoned together on notorious Robben Island. His crime, like Mandela’s, was fighting the injustice of racism, challenging South Africa’s apartheid regime. Brutus’ weapons were his words: soaring, searing, poetic.

December 31, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Art & Politics, Nelson Mandela

Dennis Brutus (1924-2009): South African Poet and Activist Dies in Cape Town

World-renowned South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus died in his sleep on December 26th in Cape Town. He was 85 years old.

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December 26, 2009 |  Filed under  News

"Climate Discord: From Hopenhagen to Nopenhagen." By Amy Goodman

The nonbinding, take-it-or-leave-it Copenhagen accord may be a failure, but the whole process has inspired a new generation of activists.

December 23, 2009 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles