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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

Baltimore Poets on Black Lives: Children Are Being Put Back in the Ground Before They’ve Even Lived

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"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: Baltimore Prosecutor Charges Six Police Officers, Calls Freddie Gray’s Death a "Homicide"

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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.'"

May 01, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Freddie Gray, Police Brutality, Marilyn Mosby

Pt 2: Ralph Nader on Bernie Sanders, Corporate Control of the White House & the U.S. Drone War

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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."

May 01, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, 2016 Election, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Nader

"Police Brutality Has No Borders": Parents of Missing Mexican Students on State Violence in the U.S.

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"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.

Tom Hayden on 40th Anniv. of Fall of Saigon: We Are Meeting the Pentagon on Battlefield of Memory

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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."

April 30, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Vietnam, Tom Hayden

Why Cuba Matters: Read an Excerpt from Tom Hayden’s New Book "Listen, Yankee!"

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.

April 29, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Cuba, Author Interviews

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