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Hypocritical Oath: Psychologists and Torture

The tenet of medicine to do no harm applies to psychologists, yet they are increasingly implicated in abusive interrogations at U.S. military detention facilities like Guantanamo.

June 01, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Guantanamo

CBS Silences General Dissent

Amy’s article recounts the view taken by CBS and other news organizations that peace activists are advocates and military generals are analysts.

Outreach at your local Wal-Mart!

Trading Secrets

Amy’s Column sheds light on the Democratic Party’s closed-door trade deals with the White House

Give ’Em Hell, Mr. Terkel

Amy’s Column celebrating the life of the great journalist, Studs Terkel, on his 95th birthday.

A Shining Light Goes Out in Africa

Amy’s column on the death of Anthony Mitchell, an AP reporter whose courage and daring will be sorely missed

Amazing Research Resource for College Students

"Students have used DN! segments on topics ranging from the U.S. refusal to sign the Kyoto treaty, to the current situation in Haiti, to the culture of surveillance in the U.S. and privacy laws, to the East Timor situation."

Voices From The Spanish Civil War

Check out Amy’s NEW column to learn more about a war whose history is rarely taught.

U.S. Frees International Terrorist

Read Amy’s column about the freeing of Luis Posada Carriles.

April 24, 2007 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Luis Posada Carriles

Democracy Now! Featured in Classrooms Around the World

"I show the class the DN! website, and show them how to use the search engine to find segments they can use as sources in their papers."

Democracy Now! Featured in Be The Media by David Mathison.

Democracy Now! is featured prominently in the upcoming book Be The Media by David Mathison:

A Learning and Teaching Tool for Educators

"I was a student-teacher last year for U.S. History and I often used the search engine for the different subjects I was going to teach."

High School Humanities Class Studies Colonialism Using Democracy Now!

"My 9th grade Humanities students have just begun a very brief study of European imperialism in Africa."

Democracy Now! is Used to Engage Student’s Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

“I have used a written interview from Democracy Now! as part of a unit on Social Change that I do in an advanced writing class."

Independent Media Educates

"Democracy Now! works especially well in teaching a unit on Media & Politics."

Education for Social Change

"Democracy Now! enhances learning and fulfills one of our student learning outcomes of helping students become responsible community members."

Democracy Now! Examines Conflict

"I teach Alternative Dispute Resolution courses."

Students Hooked on Good Journalism

"Democracy Now! combines nicely with my Sociology course material where it is easy to incorporate some of the segments into the class discussions."

Democracy Now! Has Made an Incredible Difference in the Lives of So Many Students

"I teach a large lecture course in our humanities program called Interpretation and Values."

April is National Poetry Month

Some poetry highlights from the Democracy Now! archives:
“Alice Walker reads her poem Be Nobody’s Darling”

Palestinian-American Poet Suheir Hammad*

Nuyorican Poet Pedro Pietri

Martin Espada on Pablo Neruda