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Pt. 2 of Yves Smith on $13B JPMorgan Settlement: Deal Fails to Ease Pain of Foreclosed Homeowners

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In part two of our interview with financial analyst and writer Yves Smith, we look at who wins and losses with the JPMorgan Chase settlement. While the New York Post accused the Obama administration of "robbing" JPMorgan, Smith breaks down how much the nation’s largest bank will actually have to pay. [includes rush transcript]

October 28, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, U.S. Economy, Yves Smith

READ: Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Immigration Reform and His New Book "Still Dreaming"

Read a chapter of Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s new memoir, "Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill," and watch our extended interview.

READ: "The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London"

Tune in Tuesday ahead of the elections in oil-rich dictatorship of Azerbaijan when we’ll discuss how what critics call "carbon democracies" occur in the pursuit of oil. In the meantime, read an excerpt from "The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London."

October 07, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Natural Gas & Oil Drilling, Author Interviews

Part 2: Max Blumenthal on "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"

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Part two of our conversation with journalist Max Blumenthal on his new book, "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel." [includes rush transcript]

October 04, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Israel, Israel & Palestine, Author Interviews, Max Blumenthal

Breaking: Herman Wallace Dies Just Days After Being Released from 40+ Years in Solitary

UPDATE: Angola 3 member Herman Wallace died early today, on Friday October 4, just three days after being released from prison in Louisiana after 42 years in solitary confinement.

October 01, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Prison, Solitary Confinement, Angola 3

Full Interview with Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño

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Hour-long interview on the historic Chevron lawsuit, oil drilling in the Amazon, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Ecuador’s new media law, meeting with Fidel Castro and the legacy of Hugo Chávez. [includes rush transcript]

September 26, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño

VIDEO: At U.N. General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Blasts U.S. Spying Operations

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During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff accused the United States of violating human rights and international law by spying on Brazilian companies, politicians and citizens. [includes rush transcript]

September 24, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, National Security Agency, Brazil, United Nations, Dilma Rousseff

VIDEO TIMELINE: Democracy Now! Reports on the Case of Troy Davis

Watch a video timeline of our reports on the case of Troy Davis, including our 6-hour broadcast when Georgia executed him Sept. 21, 2011, despite major questions about his guilt in the killing of off-duty police officer, Mark MacPhail. Davis maintained his innocence until his last breath.

September 20, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Troy Davis, Death Penalty

Maya Angelou, Still She Rises

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan In remembering Maya Angelou, it is important to recall her commitment to the struggle for equality, not just for herself, or for women, or for African Americans.

May 29, 2014 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, African-American History, Women’s Rights

READ: New Book, "I Am Troy Davis," Published on Second Anniversary of His Execution

Read an excerpt from the new book, "I Am Troy Davis," and watch Democracy Now! Friday for a special broadcast on the second anniversary of his execution with his sister, Kimberly Davis, the NAACP’s Ben Jealous, and activist Jen Marlowe.

September 19, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Troy Davis, Death Penalty

READ: Excerpt from Bill McKibben’s New Book "Oil and Honey"

Author, activist and write Bill McKibben of 350.org will join us Wednesday on Democracy Now! ahead of a nationwide protests to "Draw the Line on Keystone XL." Read an excerpt from his new book, "Oil and Honey: The Education of An Unlikely Activist."

September 17, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Climate Change, Environment, Author Interviews

"A Stain on the Legacy of Birmingham": 1963 Church Bombing Survivor Struggles to Pay Medical Bills

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Part two of our conversation with Sarah Collins Rudolph, who is often referred to as the "fifth victim" of the Sept. 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Rudolph’s sister, Addie Mae Collins, was killed along with three other young girls. Collins Rudolph was hit with shards of glass, lost an eye and was hospitalized for months. She is struggling to pay her medical bills. [includes rush transcript]

Journalist & Filmmaker Saul Landau, 77, Dies; Chronicled Cuban Revolution For Decades

The award-winning journalist, filmmaker, author and professor Saul Landau has died at the age of 77. He made more than 45 films and wrote 14 books, many about Cuba.

September 10, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Cuba

Interview with Forensic Expert Who Confirmed Chilean President Salvador Allende Committed Suicide

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Amy Goodman traveled to Spain in 2012 and interviewed Francisco Exteberria, the forensic specialist who exhumed the bodies of ousted President Salvador Allende and singer Víctor Jara to determine the nature of their deaths. [includes rush transcript]

September 11, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, 1973 Chilean Coup, Chile, Francisco Exteberria

Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón Tells the Story of the Arrest of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet

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In this web-only exclusive video, Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón recalls in detail how he and Spanish attorney Juan Garcés led the process that resulted in the historic arrest of General Augusto Pinochet in 1998 on torture and genocide charges. [includes rush transcript]

September 11, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, 1973 Chilean Coup, Chile, Baltasar Garzon

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Has Been "Torturing" Iran for 60 Years, Since 1953 CIA-Led Coup

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In this web-only exclusive, MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky talks about the past 60 years of U.S.-Iranian relations since the 1953 coup organized by the CIA. [includes rush transcript]

September 11, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Iran, 1953 Iran Coup, Noam Chomsky

Interview with Chilean Judge Who First Prosecuted Augusto Pinochet: "It Was the End of My Career"

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Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman interviews Chilean Judge Juan Guzmán, who chose to become the first to prosecute Augusto Pinochet. [includes rush transcript]

September 11, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, 1973 Chilean Coup, Chile, Juan Guzmán

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan
The world lost two remarkable men in May, two African Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82. Each was a witness to some of the most pivotal events of the latter half of the 20th century. They led their lives speaking truth to power, working for a better world.

May 22, 2014 |  Filed under  Columns & Articles, Civil Rights, African-American History

Chilean Judge Juan Guzmán Who Charged Pinochet With Kidnapping: Truth is First Step Toward Justice

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In 1999 Chilean Judge Juan Guzmán surprised many when he formally charged General Augusto Pinochet with kidnapping and placed him under house arrest. In this web exclusive video, Guzmán explains how "this case made me another person." [includes rush transcript]

September 11, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, 1973 Chilean Coup, Chile, Elizabeth Farnsworth, Juan Guzmán

The Pinochet File: How U.S. Politicians, Banks and Corporations Aided Chilean Coup, Dictatorship

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Part 2 of our conversation on the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup with Spanish lawyer Juan Garcés, a former personal adviser to ousted Chilean President Salvador Allende, and Peter Kornbluh, author of "The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability." [includes rush transcript]

September 10, 2013 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, 1973 Chilean Coup, Chile, Peter Kornbluh, Juan Garces