PART 2: Banned from Giving Valedictorian Speech, Gay H.S. Student Receives Congressional Recognition
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.
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."
On the 90th anniversary of the birthday of Malcolm X, view our extensive archive of Macolm X speeches and related interviews.
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.
Witness to an Extreme Century: Robert Jay Lifton Reflects on Decades of Work on Holocaust, Hiroshima
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.
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."
"Your children are being put back in the ground before they’ve even lived yet," rapped Baltimore poet, Grim Jackson, during a rally Sunday calling for justice for Freddie Gray.
Watch full press conference by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby when she announced charges against six police officers. "To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America, I heard your call for 'no justice, no peace.'"
As independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announces his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, we continue our conversation with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, author of the new book, "Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015."
"Police Brutality Has No Borders": Parents of Missing Mexican Students on State Violence in the U.S.
"Here in the United States, they are killing students, especially the African Americans, the same as in Mexico," said Anayeli Guerrero de la Cruz, sister of one of the 43 missing Mexican students.
Many events marking the end of the Vietnam War are being organized by the Pentagon, but this weekend longtime antiwar activists will join youth organizers for a major conference in Washington, D.C., called "Vietnam: The Power of Protest. Telling the Truth. Learning the Lessons."
Watch Democracy Now! Thursday when we will interview Tom Hayden about his new book, "Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters," and discuss the historic normalization of diplomatic relations with the United States.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to Run for President, Focused on Inequality, Climate, Corporate Power
On Thursday Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will announce his plans to seek the 2016 presidential nomination on the Democratic ticket. Watch his interviews on Democracy Now!
Parents of 43 students missing in Mexico for seven months traveled to the United States to ask President Obama to stop funding Mexico’s drug war. We are joined by relatives of three of the students in our New York City studio.
We play excerpts of "Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll" and speak with Mol Kagnol, guitarist and founding member of Cambodia’s first surf guitar band, Baksey Cham Krong, who lost 20 members of his family under the Khmer Rouge.
PART 2: Nelson Denis on the U.S. Persecution of Puerto Rican Independence Leader Pedro Albizu Campos
Watch our extended interview with Nelson Denis, author of "War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony," and see excerpts of Pedro Albizu Campos’ 1950 speech made shortly before he was arrested.
Listen to our extended interview with Khalifah al-Akili, who is featured in the new film "(T)ERROR" about FBI sting operations that target innocent Americans.
Watch our extended interview with lawyer Steve Downs, of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, about one of the most baffling cases in the so-called war on terror, the story of Aafia Siddiqui.
A mailman from Florida landed a tiny personal aircraft known as a gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in a protest to demand campaign finance reform. Doug Hughes was carrying letters to every member of Congress calling for them to address corruption.
Mothers at a family detention center Texas say are on a second hunger strike despite threats of being separated from their children. They want bond hearings so they can be free while seeking asylum.