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"From Tuskegee to Guatemala Via Nuremberg." By Amy Goodman

News broke last week that the U.S. government purposefully exposed hundreds of men in Guatemala to syphilis in ghoulish medical experiments conducted during the late 1940s.

October 06, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Guatemala

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King USA

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Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman discusses upcoming midterm elections on CNN’s John King USA on Friday, October 1 at 7pm ET.

October 01, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

WATCH: Jon Stewart Gets Haiti News from Democracy Now!

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October 01, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

BREAKING...Attempted Coup in Ecuador: On the Ground Report from Sofia Jarrin

Sofia Jarrin works with the Latin American Association for Radio Education.

September 30, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Ecuador

Nnimmo Bassey wins 2010 Right Livelihood Award

The Nigerian environmentalist has been a guest on Democracy Now! on several occasions. Click for more

September 30, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Nigeria, Right Livelihood Award

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King, USA

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Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman discusses upcoming midterm elections on CNN’s John King, USA, on Wednesday, September 29th.

September 29, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

Part II..."The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration": Isabel Wilkerson Tracks Exodus of Blacks from US South

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Award-winning journalist and professor Isabel Wilkerson has spent the last decade researching why millions of African Americans decided to leave the towns and farms of the South on such a large scale during the period known as the Great Migration, which began in the 1910s and continued until the 1970s. [includes rush transcript]

September 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

"FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent." By Amy Goodman

Early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 24, FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota’s Twin Cities kicked in the doors of anti-war activists, brandishing guns, spending hours rifling through their homes. The FBI took away computers, photos, notebooks and other personal property.

September 29, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Domestic Spying, RNC 2008

Part II...Ingrid Betancourt: "Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle"

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The Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt has just published a harrowing account of her time as a hostage of FARC, the abuse she endured, and her numerous unsuccessful attempts to escape. Watch Part I of this conversation here [includes rush transcript]

September 27, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Colombia

Independent Journalist Jean Friedman-Rudovsky on "Juarez’s children: Drugs, death, and fear."

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Journalist Jean Friedman-Rudovsky traveled to Ciudad Juarez to find out how children are coping with the staggering levels of violence in the region.

September 23, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Drug War, Mexico

"Torture in Iraq Continues, Unabated." By Amy Goodman

Combat operations in Iraq are over, if you believe President Barack Obama’s rhetoric. But torture in Iraq’s prisons, first exposed during the Abu Ghraib scandal, is thriving, increasingly distant from any scrutiny or accountability.

September 22, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Iraq

"A Little Missed Sunshine." By Amy Goodman

BONN, Germany—When first lady Michelle Obama started an organic garden at the White House, she sparked a national discussion on food, obesity, health and sustainability. But the green action on the White House lawn hasn’t made it to the White House roof, unfortunately.

September 15, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Climate Change

"Sept. 11: A Day Without War." By Amy Goodman

The ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States should serve as a moment to reflect on tolerance.

September 08, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Arabs and Muslims in America, 9/11, 9/11 anniversary

"Eve Ensler: Bald, Brave and Beautiful." By Amy Goodman

Bald, brave and beautiful: Those words can’t begin to capture the remarkable Eve Ensler. She sat down with me last week, in the midst of her battle with uterine cancer, to talk about New Orleans and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

September 01, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Congo

Watch: Muslim Taxi Driver Attacked in Hate Crime Speaks Out

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New York City Taxi Driver Ahmed Sharif and his supporters hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall days after he was attacked by a passenger for being Muslim.

August 30, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Arabs and Muslims in America

"Rotten Eggs and Our Broken Democracy." By Amy Goodman

The salmonella outbreak is the most recent episode of many that point to a food industry run amok. Giant corporations, some with budgets larger than most nations, are controlling our health, our environment, our economy and increasingly, our elections.

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August 25, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Economy, Agriculture, BP Oil Spill, Environment, Food

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King, USA

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Democracy Now!'s award-winning host Amy Goodman appeared on CNN's John King, USA, on Monday, August 23rd at 7pm Eastern Time.

August 23, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King, USA

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Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman appeared on CNN’s John King, USA, on Friday, August 20th at 7pm Eastern Time.

August 23, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Race in America, Islam

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King, USA

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Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman appears on CNN’s John King, USA, on Thursday, August 19th at 7pm Eastern Time.

August 19, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Iraq, Islam

"Mosque-Issippi Burning." By Amy Goodman

While the hole at Ground Zero has yet to be filled, as billionaire developers bicker over the plans, the "news hole" that August brings has been readily filled with the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy.