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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, Survivor of Bloody Sunday, Dies at 104

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson died today at the age of 104. In 1965, she was beaten unconscious as she attempted to cross Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge on what became known as Bloody Sunday.

August 26, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Civil Rights

On Vietnam & the Power of Protest: Watch One of Julian Bond’s Final Speeches (Exclusive)


Watch civil rights leader Julian Bond speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on May 2, 2015, as part of the "Vietnam: Power of Protest" conference. Bond died on August 15 at the age of 75.

August 20, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Julian Bond, Vietnam, Julian Bond

Watch: Full Video of Hillary Clinton’s Meeting with Black Lives Matter Activists


Watch the full 16-minute video of Black Lives Matter activists Daunasia Yancey and Julius Jones questioning Hillary Clinton after a campaign event in New Hampshire.

August 19, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Black Lives Matter, Hillary Clinton, 2016 Election

VIDEO: Amy Goodman Delivers Keynote Address to Creative Time Summit at the Venice Biennale

For much of this week Democracy Now! has broadcast from the "Creative Time Summit, where Amy Goodman delivered a keynote address. Watch her speech and highlights from our interviews with artists and the chief curator Okwui Enwezor, who has been credited with bringing political art back to the 120-year-old festival.

August 13, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Art & Politics

PART 2: Artist Mariam Ghani, Daughter of Afghan Pres, Addresses Ferguson, Borders and Afghan Women


In part two of our interview with artist Mariam Ghani, she describes her work in St. Louis, Missouri, during "Ferguson October" protests, on the issue of borders and the experience of Afghan women.

August 12, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Afghanistan, Ferguson, Art & Politics, Mariam Ghani

VIDEO: A Year of Protests & Organizing After Unarmed Black Teen Michael Brown Killed by Ferguson Cop


Michael Brown’s death and the Ferguson protests that followed sparked a national conversation about race and policing that is far from over.

August 09, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Michael Brown, Ferguson, Police Brutality

APA Votes to Bar Psychologists from Nat’l Security Interrogations After Torture Scandal

By a nearly unanimous vote, the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives voted today in Toronto to adopt a new policy barring psychologists from participating in national security interrogations.

August 07, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Psychology & Torture

White Police Officer Indicted for "Senseless" Murder of Sam DuBose in Cincinnati


In Ohio, a grand jury has indicted a University of Cincinnati police officer on murder charges for shooting Sam DuBose, an unarmed African-American man. Police officer Ray Tensing fatally shot DuBose on July 19, after pulling him over for not having a front license plate.

July 30, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Police Brutality, Police

VIDEO: Full Interview with Former Honduras Pres. Manuel Zelaya, Ousted in U.S.-Backed Coup


Watch Amy Goodman and Juan González’s entire interview with former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Hillary Clinton’s role in his ouster six years ago, and the new protest movement underway.

July 29, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Honduras, Hillary Clinton, Manuel Zelaya

Part 2: #BlackLivesMatter Founders on Immigration & the Fight for "Safety Beyond Policing"


In part two of our conversation, the co-founders of Black Lives Matter talk about immigration, LGBT rights and their own personal experiences with hyper-policing.

July 24, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi

VIDEO: Pete Seeger on Dylan Going Electric at Newport Folk Festival: "He Was Singing a Great Song"


In a 2004 interview, Pete Seeger responds to rumors that he tried to pull the plug on Bob Dylan’s electrified set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, 50 years ago today.

July 24, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Pete Seeger, Music, Art & Politics

Apache Stronghold Caravan Calls to Protect Sacred Sites After Clause Slipped into NDAA Allows Mining


Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe are fighting to preserve sacred sites in Arizona after lawmakers slipped a clause into the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow copper mining in the area.

July 17, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Native American, Arizona, Wendsler Nosie Sr., Naelyn Pike

RIP D’Army Bailey: Founder of National Civil Rights Museum Dies at 73; Watch the 2007 Interview

Watch the 2007 interview with D’Army Bailey, founder of the National Civil Rights Museum, who died Sunday at the age of 73.

July 14, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Civil Rights

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


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"


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


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


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"

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

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