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Exclusive: Extended Interview with Bree Newsome, Who Climbed Flagpole & Took Down SC Confederate Flag

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In this exclusive, extended interview, we speak with Bree Newsome, who scaled the 30-foot flagpole at the South Carolina state Capitol on Saturday and brought down the Confederate flag. We also speak with James Tyson, who helped her.

Chomsky: Greece Faces "Savage Response" for Taking on Austerity "Class War"

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As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe’s "savage response" to the pushback against austerity demands.

July 01, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Noam Chomsky, Greece, Noam Chomsky

"This Flag Comes Down Today": Bree Newsome Scales Flagpole, Removes SC Capitol Confederate Flag

Around 5:30am this morning Bree Newsome climbed to the top of the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol, unhooked the flag, and brought it down as police waited to arrest her.

June 27, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Race in America, Charleston Church Shooting, Protests

VIDEO: Legendary Detroit Activist Grace Lee Boggs Turns 100; Watch Never-Before-Aired Interview

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Legendary activist Grace Lee Boggs turns 100 today! Watch an interview that has never aired before about her work in the civil rights, Black Power, labor, environmental justice and feminist movements for seven decades.

June 27, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit, Grace Lee Boggs

South Carolina Gov. Haley Tried to Deny Medicaid Expansion in Challenge Before Supreme Court

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As we broadcast from Charleston, South Carolina, we look at the impact of the the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold a key provision of the Affordable Care Act with Loreen Myerson, who ran the state’s Affordable Care Act navigator project.

June 26, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Loreen Myerson

From the Vault: Amy Goodman on "The Orangeburg Massacre"

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The largely unreported and forgotten Orangeburg Massacre happened Feb. 8, 1968, when students at South Carolina State University were protesting for access to the town’s only bowling alley and three young African-American men were killed.

June 25, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, African-American History, Race in America

Charleston Shooting Updates: Suspected Gunman Charged With 9 Counts of Murder

Police have released the mug shot of the gunman accused of shooting dead nine people attending Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

June 18, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Charleston Church Shooting

WATCH: Four Perspectives on Race and Identity in the Wake of the Rachel Dolezal Controversy

Highlights from our discussion on Rachel Dolezhal & race featuring Stacey Patton, Lacey Schwartz, Linda Martín Alcoff and Jelani Cobb.

June 17, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Race in America

WATCH: Yes Men Protest Shell Oil Drilling by Sharing Snow Cones from "Last Icebergs of North Pole"

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Democracy Now! was there when culture jamming activist group The Yes Men protest Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic by handing out ancient shaved ice from the "remnants of the last icebergs of the North Pole."

June 15, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

From the Vault: People’s Historian on How Magna Carta Provisions Are Violated in Guantánamo Bay

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Watch Amy Goodman’s 2005 interview with people’s historian Peter Linebaugh about the Magna Carta’s history and how it relates to the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay.

June 15, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Guantanamo, Peter Linebaugh

UPDATE: Court Extends Stay Blocking Release of Albert Woodfox, Held 42 Years in Solitary Confinement

A stay has been extended on a federal judge’s order to immediately release Louisiana prisoner Albert Woodfox, the longest-serving U.S. prisoner in solitary confinement.

June 12, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Angola 3, Prison, Solitary Confinement

Remembering Ornette Coleman: "A Visionary" Jazz Legend

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The pioneering saxophonist Ornette Coleman has died at the age of 85. In 2006 we spoke to one his closest musical associates, the bassist Charlie Haden, who died last year.

June 11, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

International Archives Day: Meet the Archivist Behind Democracy Now! and Watch a Rare MLK Speech

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Today is International Archives Day and this year’s theme is "Democracy." Meet our Archives Manager and watch our interview with Yvonne Ng, senior archivist for WITNESS, a group that trains and supports people using video in their fight for human rights.

June 09, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Archive, Human Rights

TUESDAY: The Story of 30 Greenpeace Activists Arrested in the Arctic for Trying to Stop Oil Drilling

When the crew of the Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' scaled a Russian oil platform, their protest was met with brutal force. On Tuesday legendary ship captain Pete Willcox will join us to tell the story, as Shell now prepares to drill in the U.S. Alaskan Arctic.

PART 2: Banned from Giving Valedictorian Speech, Gay H.S. Student Receives Congressional Recognition

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Watch our extended interview with Evan Young, 2015 valedictorian of Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Longmont, Colorado. His principal prevented him from delivering his graduation speech in which he planned to out himself as gay.

June 01, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, LGBT, Gay Rights, Colorado, Students, Evan Young

Matt Taibbi on the Journalist & Politician Cheerleaders for Iraq War, Then & Now

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In this web-only conversation with Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, we turn to Iraq. He recently wrote a piece for Rolling Stone titled "Forget What We Know Now: We Knew Then Iraq War Was a Joke."

May 21, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Iraq, Media Analysis, Matt Taibbi

Remembering Malcolm X on His 90th Birthday

On the 90th anniversary of the birthday of Malcolm X, view our extensive archive of Macolm X speeches and related interviews.

May 19, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Malcolm X

Shocking Video: Texas Soldier Dies After Telling Jail Guards He Couldn’t Breathe 20 Times

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Newly released video captures the final moments of an active-duty soldier who died after self-reporting to an El Paso, Texas jail in 2012 for a two-day sentence for driving while intoxicated. Sgt. James Brown told guards he couldn’t breathe at least 20 times, as they piled on top of him, carried him to an infirmary, and placed a mask over his face.

May 15, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Prison, Police Brutality

Witness to an Extreme Century: Robert Jay Lifton Reflects on Decades of Work on Holocaust, Hiroshima

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For the past five decades, Robert Jay Lifton has written extensively on the psychological dimensions of war, from the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima to doctors who aided Nazi crimes to nuclear war.

May 07, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Nagasaki, Robert Jay Lifton

Ex-U.N. Official John Dugard: Israel’s Crimes are "Infinitely Worse" Than in Apartheid South Africa

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As Palestine joins the International Criminal Court, former U.N. Special Rapporteur John Dugard talks about how an apartheid case could be brought against Israel in the ICC. "I’m a South African who lived through apartheid," Dugard said. "I have no hesitation in saying that Israel’s crimes are infinitely worse than those committed by the apartheid regime of South Africa."

May 06, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Gaza, Israel & Palestine, South Africa, John Dugard

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