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"Cancun, Climate Change and WikiLeaks." By Amy Goodman

CANCUN, Mexico—Critical negotiations are under way here in Cancun, under the auspices of the United Nations, to reverse human-induced global warming.

December 08, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Thousands from Cancún"–Mass March Planned by Via Campesina Against U.N. Climate Talks


A large protest march is being planned today in Cancún organized by La Via Campesina and other groups. Alfredo Acedo, a spokesperson for UNORCA, described what is being planned. [includes rush transcript]

December 07, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Cancún Climate Summit, Climate Change

Anti-Capitalist Bloc Marches in Streets of Cancún to Protest U.N. Climate Talks


Protesters took to the streets of Cancún on Monday night to demonstrate against the U.N. COP16 talks. More than 150 demonstrators with the anti-capitalist bloc marched from the Via Campesina camp, where they are staying, through the streets and main thoroughfares in Cancún. [includes rush transcript]

December 07, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Cancún Climate Summit, Climate Change

Maude Barlow: With Only Market-Based Solutions on the Table "The Continued Destruction of the Earth...Can Go on Quite Happily"


Maude Barlow is an author, activist, and the former senior adviser on water to the United Nations. She is in Cancún to speak with other civil society organizations about the relationship between water and climate change and the need for climate justice. [includes rush transcript]

December 06, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Cancún Climate Summit, Climate Change

Bill McKibben: WikiLeaks Cables Confirm U.S. "Bullying and Buying" of Countries during COP15 Was Worse than Realized


McKibben is the founder of and the winner of the 2010 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Democracy Now! caught up with him at the Cancún Climate Conference over the weekend. [includes rush transcript]

December 06, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Cancún Climate Summit, Climate Change, WikiLeaks

"WikiLeaks and the End of U.S. 'Diplomacy.'" By Amy Goodman

WikiLeaks is again publishing a trove of documents, in this case classified U.S. State Department diplomatic cables. The whistle-blower website will gradually be releasing more than 250,000 of these documents in the coming months so that they can be analyzed and gain the attention they deserve.

December 01, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, WikiLeaks, Spain

Noam Chomsky on the Economy, U.S. Midterm Elections, Climate Change, Haiti, and More


Noam Chomsky is a Professor Emeritus at MIT, where he taught for over half a century. He is author of dozens of books. His most recent is Hopes and Prospects_. [includes rush transcript]
Watch Part I of this conversation

November 30, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Noam Chomsky, WikiLeaks

"The Health Insurance Industry’s Vendetta Against Michael Moore." By Amy Goodman

Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, makes great movies but they are not generally considered “cliff-hangers.” All that might change since a whistle-blower on the “Democracy Now!” news hour revealed that health insurance executives thought they may have to implement a plan “to push Moore off a cliff.”

November 24, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Michael Moore, Healthcare

Amy Goodman Interviewed on National Public Television in Argentina

Amy Goodman was interviewed by Visión Siete Internacional in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which aired Nov. 20.

Click here to watch the interview.

November 22, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Plays Excerpt of Democracy Now! Interview With Health Insurance Whistleblower Wendell Potter on Industry’s Attack on Michael Moore’s "Sicko"


Following our interview with Wendell Potter, the former chief spokesman for CIGNA, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann invited Potter on his show to discuss the health insurance industry’s attack on Michael Moore and his film SiCKO.

November 18, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News, Healthcare, Michael Moore

"A Cry From Argentina: 'Close Guantanamo.'" By Amy Goodman

"Gitmo is going to remain open for the foreseeable future," said an unnamed White House official to The Washington Post this week. For guidance on the notorious U.S. Navy base in Cuba, President Barack Obama should look to an old naval facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

November 17, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Argentina, Guantanamo

"Push Michael Moore Off a Cliff:" Health Insurance Whistleblower Wendell Potter Details How the Industry Attacked Michael Moore’s Film Sicko


When Academy Award-winning film director Michael Moore announced he would be making a documentary about the American healthcare system in 2004, it put the health insurance industry on high alert. [includes rush transcript]

November 16, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Healthcare, Author Interviews, Michael Moore

88.7 "La Tribu"–Buenos Aires, Argentina


More than 200 stations in Latin America air Democracy Now! headlines in Spanish. We recently received a wonderful video from 88.7 Radio La Tribu in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Check it out.

November 15, 2010 |  Filed under  Your Community Media

Economist Ha-Joon Chang on the G20 Summit, Currency Wars and Why the Free Market is a "Myth"


Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of the forthcoming book 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism. His previous book was titled Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. [includes rush transcript]

November 12, 2010 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Economy

"Obama in the Company of Killers." By Amy Goodman

If a volcano kills civilians in Indonesia, it’s news. When the government does the killing, sadly, it’s just business as usual, especially if an American president tacitly endorses the killing, as President Barack Obama just did with his visit to Indonesia.

November 10, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Indonesia

Juan Gonzalez: NYC Schools chancellor Joel Klein won’t be missed

You could tell the Joel Klein era was ending long before Mayor Bloomberg made it official on Tuesday.

November 10, 2010 |  Filed under  News, Education, Charter Schools

"Rich Media, Poor Democracy." By Amy Goodman

As the 2010 elections come to a close, the biggest winner of all remains undeclared: the broadcasters. The biggest loser: democracy.

November 04, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Election 2010, Media Policy, Media Analysis

TONIGHT: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King USA at 7pm EST

Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman will appear on CNN’s John King USA on Friday, October 29 at 7pm EST.

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

"War Should Be an Election Issue." By Amy Goodman

Just days away from crucial midterm elections, WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website, unveiled the largest classified military leak in history.

October 27, 2010 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, WikiLeaks

WATCH: Amy Goodman on CNN’s John King USA


Democracy Now!’s award-winning host Amy Goodman discusses upcoming midterm elections on CNN’s John King USA on Tuesday, October 26.

October 26, 2010 |  Filed under  D.N. in the News