Part 2 of our conversation with Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz, author of the new book, "Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity."
On Thursday, Juan González gave a speech on "Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Economic Collapse in America’s Biggest Colony and What Can Be Done About It."
Part 2 of our interview with David Talbot, author of "The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government," about how Dulles’ time at the CIA helped shape the current national security state.
United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera discusses his book "187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border," the Chicano movement in the United States, and reads his poem "Almost Livin’, Almost Dyin’" from his book "Notes on the Assemblage."
Longtime Detroit activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs died this morning at the age of 100. She appeared many times on Democracy Now! over the years in wide-ranging interviews. Here are some excerpts from our conversations.
Democracy Now! has learned the longtime Detroit activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs has died at the age of 100.
More than one year after the disappearance of 43 students from Guerrero, Mexico, their parents are still demanding answers. We speak with two of the students’ mothers, Hilda Legideño Vargas and Hilda Hernández Rivera, about new details in the case, the Mexican government’s failure to investigate, and where they believe their sons are.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro spoke at National Black Theatre in Harlem on Monday while he was visiting New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
Over the course of four years, filmmaker Avi Lewis and journalist Naomi Klein traveled to nine countries on five continents to profile communities on the front lines of the climate justice movement. The result is the epic documentary "This Changes Everything," inspired by Klein’s best-selling book of the same name.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and other privacy activists have launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards.
Death row prisoner Richard Glossip has been granted a stay by the governor of Oklahoma. We will be posting updates here on the story
Best-selling writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has been selected as one of this year’s 24 winners of the MacArthur genius grants. Coates is the author of the new book, "Between the World and Me," which has been called "required reading" by Toni Morrison.
Sept. 26 marks the first anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in Mexico. The students were attacked by local police and subsequently went missing from Iguala in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
In U.N. Speech, Pope Francis Blasts "Selfish and Boundless Thirst for Power and Material Prosperity"
Speaking at the United Nations today, Pope Francis called on world leaders to protect the Earth. He said, "A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged."
The Pope Speaks to Congress about Climate Change, Refugees, Cuba & "Money that is Drenched in Blood"
Pope Francis today became the first Pope to ever address a joint session of Congress.
Pope Francis Calls on U.S. to Combat Climate Change & Build a “Truly Tolerant and Inclusive" Society
In his first U.S. speech, Pope Francis urged the United States to help tackle climate change at a "critical moment of history" and called on Americans to build a truly tolerant and inclusive society.
After his speech on Saturday at The New School, Noam Chomsky took questions from the audience.
Viola Davis has made history, becoming the first African American to win an Emmy Award for best lead actress on a drama series for her role as a defense attorney in the series "How to Get Away with Murder."
Part two of our conversation with Warren Diggs, a Queens man suing Frascatore for assault.
The legendary media activist Everett Parker died Thursday at the age of 102. In the 1960s he led an effort to have the license of a Jackson, Miss., TV station revoked for attempting to squelch the voices of the civil rights movement.