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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

Democracy Now! is Sharper on Miro

Miro is a high-resolution way to get Democracy Now! on the internet. Learn more about Miro and subscribe to the Democracy Now! channel.

September 18, 2008 |  Filed under  Outreach Success Stories

"Wall Street Socialists"

The financial crisis gripping the U.S. has the largest banks and insurance companies begging for massive government bailouts. The banking, investment, finance and insurance industries, long the foes of taxation, now need money from working-class taxpayers to stay alive. Taxpayers should be in the driver’s seat now. Instead, decisions that will cost people for decades are being made behind closed doors, by the wealthy, by the regulators and by those they have failed to regulate.

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September 18, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

Democracy Now! in Canada

The number of stations carrying Democracy Now! has currently reached a total of 39, including Quebec, Alberta and Nunavut. Find out more about the outreach efforts happening in Canada today!

September 17, 2008 |  Filed under  Outreach Success Stories

Peace and Social Justice activists bring DN! to Evanston, Illinois

Peace and Social Justice activists in Evanston, Illinois had been stymied for years when they approached Evanston Community TV requesting that it air Democracy Now. But with persistence and dedication they were finally able to get Democracy Now! on the air. Read their story and learn how you can work to get Democracy Now! in your city.

September 17, 2008 |  Filed under  Outreach Success Stories

"The Party Police"

The Democratic and Republican national conventions have passed, but controversy surrounds how they were funded and how they were run.

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September 11, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

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

"Why We Were Falsely Arrested"

Government crackdowns on journalists are a true threat to democracy. As the Republican National Convention meets in St. Paul, Minn., this week, police are systematically targeting journalists.

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September 03, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, RNC 2008

"Poverty Is the Real Scandal"

Former Sen. John Edwards was supposed to speak in Denver at the Democratic National Convention, but he had an affair. Will the Democrats now forget about his signature issue?

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August 28, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Cheney, Bush and Habbush"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on a book tour, where she is being hounded by activists and questioned about her pledge that "impeachment is off the table." She responded on the TV talk show "The View," "If somebody had a crime that the president had committed, that would be a different story." Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind may have provided the evidence she doesn’t want to see.

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August 21, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Don’t Cage Dissent"

Open opposition, the right to challenge those in power, is a mainstay of any healthy democracy. The Democratic and Republican conventions will test the commitment of the two dominant U.S. political parties to the cherished tradition of dissent. Things are not looking good.

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August 14, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, RNC 2008

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

"Threats, Lies and Audiotape"

With no end in sight in Afghanistan and Iraq, military recruiters must be prevented from using desperate and aggressive measures to lure our nation’s young people—the poorest and most vulnerable—into the line of fire.

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August 07, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

‘It’s a Global Election’

Amy Goodman reports from the Baltics: "When I arrived in Estonia last week—a former Soviet republic that lies just south of Finland—everyone had an opinion on Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin."

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July 30, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Who’s Paying for the Conventions?"

The nominating conventions have become elaborate, expensive marketing events, but most people don’t know the extent to which major corporations fund them, pouring tens of millions of dollars into a little-known loophole in the campaign-finance system.

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July 24, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Don’t Drink the Nuclear Kool-Aid"

While the presidential candidates trade barbs and accuse each other of flip-flopping, they agree with President Bush on their enthusiastic support for nuclear power.

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July 17, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Nuclear Power

"Colombia: Celebrate the Release, Not the Regime"

It is fantastic to see Ingrid Betancourt free, but the celebration of her release should not be confused with celebration of the Colombian government.

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July 10, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

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

"It’s Not the Man, It’s the Movement"

I was on a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado this week when Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter asked me, “Is Obama a sellout?” The question isn’t whether he is a sellout or not—it’s about what demands are made by grass-roots social movements of those who would represent them. The question is, who are these candidates responding to, answering to?

July 03, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles

"Funny Man in an Unfunny World"

The world lost one of its great comedians this week with the death at age 71 of George Carlin. Carlin had a career as a stand-up comic that spanned a half-century, in which he continually broke new ground, targeting those in power with his wit and genius.

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June 26, 2008 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles