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Exclusive: Father of Missing Mexican Student Calls on Obama to Stop Drug War Aid

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Six months after 43 students disappeared in Mexico, a father of one of the students joins us in studio to explain why he believes his son is still alive. We’re also joined by the cousin of another missing student.

April 08, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Mexico, Drug War, Antonio Tizapa, Amado Tlatempa

The Hunting of Billie Holiday & the Roots of the U.S. War on Drugs

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On the 100th birthday of the late Billie Holiday, we speak to journalist Johann Hari about how U.S. drug agents ruined the life of the country’s most celebrated jazz singer.

April 07, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Drug War, Johann Hari

UPDATE: Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken from Hospital Back to Prison; Family Limited to One Visit A Week

After an international outcry authorities have allowed family members of imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal to visit him for the first time since he blacked out from diabetic shock in prison and woke up in an outside hospital.

April 03, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Prison

Economic Disobedience: Student Debt Strike Expands as 100 Refuse to Pay Back Predatory College Loans

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More than 100 former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges system have joined what they say is the nation’s first student debt strike. The students have refused to pay back loans they took out to attend Corinthian, which has been sued by the federal government for its predatory lending.

April 02, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Education, Student Debt, Money & Politics, Andrew Ross

Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken to Hospital in Emergency, Surrounded by Guards; Family & Friends Denied Access

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s longtime friend Johanna Fernández learned he had been hospitalized when she went to visit him Monday after he sounded sick. "Upon arrival I was told I could not see him," Fernández told Democracy Now! "We were told he was in diabetic shock and taken to the hospital."

March 31, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Prison

Amy Goodman Questions Ex-CIA Director Porter Goss about Torture at George W. Bush Conference

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When questioned by Amy Goodman, former CIA Director Peter Goss said the bipartisan Senate Committee Report on the CIA’s Use of Torture was "not the full truth" and criticized Sen. John McCain for defending it.

March 27, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Torture, Bush, Iraq, War on Terror, Porter Goss

"I Need a Stiff Drink After That": John Negroponte on Being Questioned by Amy Goodman over Iraq War

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At an event assessing the George W. Bush presidency, Amy Goodman asked if senior administration officials should be tried for war crimes. Former National Intelligence Director John Negroponte responded afterwards, "Boy, I need a stiff drink after that one."

March 27, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, War on Terror, Iraq, Bush, Torture

WATCH: Amy Goodman on Moving from Assessment to Accountability for "The Bush Doctrine" on Terrorism

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Watch Amy Goodman call for accountability at a recent discussion on "The Bush Doctrine and Combating Terrorism," and the response from her fellow panelists Porter Goss, former CIA director, and John Negroponte, former director of national intelligence.

March 26, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, War on Terror, Bush, Iraq, Torture, Psychology & Torture, Afghanistan

Part 2: Migrant Women Appear Via Video from Detention Centers in Asylum Cases Amid Harsh Conditions

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Watch our extended interview about detained migrant women seeking asylum in immigration court via video stream, as they face harsh conditions in a private prison setting along with children as young as a few months old.

RIP Danny Schechter, "The News Dissector," Author, TV Producer, Made Six Films on Nelson Mandela

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Known for his work chronicling the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa since the 1960s, Danny Schechter "The News Dissector" has died.

March 20, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, South Africa, Media Analysis, Journalism, Nelson Mandela

PART 2: "How the FBI Created a Terrorist" by Entrapping Mentally Ill Man in Florida

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Watch our extended interview about Sami Osmakac, a mentally disturbed, financially unstable young man who was targeted by an elaborately orchestrated FBI sting in early 2012.

WATCH: Florida Grants Parole to Mark DeFriest After New Film Exposes His Shocking Ordeal Behind Bars

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Mentally ill prisoner Mark DeFriest began his path to freedom when he was paroled March 10, but still faces years behind bars. Tonight Showtime airs the new film featured on Democracy Now! that helped prompt a 70-year reduction in DeFriest’s sentence.

March 19, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Prison, Florida, Film, Solitary Confinement, Gabriel London

State Department Announces New "Long-standing" Policy Against Backing Coups

A week ago, Democracy Now! aired this short video clip from a recent State Department press briefing about increasing tensions between the United States and Venezuela. It has since gone viral. If you missed it the first time, check it out. After Venezuela accused the United States of plotting another coup, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki rejected the claim as "ludicrous." She said, "As a matter of long-standing policy, the United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means."

March 18, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Venezuela, Media Analysis

Part 2: Did Miriam Carey Need to Die After Wrong Car Move at White House Checkpoint?

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Part 2 of our conversation looking at the death of Miriam Carey. On October 3, 2013, the African-American mother drove to Washington, D.C., from Connecticut with her infant daughter. A U-turn at a checkpoint, followed by a car chase, led to Secret Service agents and U.S. Capitol Police firing 26 bullets at her car, eventually killing Carey.

March 17, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Police, Valerie Carey, Eric Sanders, David Montgomery

Watch: Juanita Nelson (1923-2015) on War Tax Resistance, Civil Rights & Simple Living

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Juanita Nelson, a longtime civil rights activist, war tax resister and farmer, has died at the age of 91 in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Part 2: Bruce Schneier on the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

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Part 2 of our discussion with Bruce Schneier about about the golden age of surveillance and his new book, "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World."

March 13, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, NSA, Domestic Surveillance, Internet, Bruce Schneier

How Should Universities Respond to Racist Incidents on Campus?

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In the wake of the University of Oklahoma expelling two student fraternity members for leading a hateful song, we host a discussion on how academic institutions should address racism on campus.

Johann Hari & Naomi Klein: Does Capitalism Drive Drug Addiction?

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British journalist Johann Hari recently sat down with Naomi Klein to discuss his new book, "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs."

March 11, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Drug War, Economy, Healthcare, Johann Hari, Naomi Klein

Civil War Historian Eric Foner on the Radical Possibilities of Reconstruction

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As the nation prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, we talk to historian Eric Foner about Reconstruction and the birth of a homegrown terrorist movement led by the Ku Klux Klan.

March 11, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Slavery, African-American History, Civil Rights, Eric Foner

50th Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March: See DN! Interviews with Rep. John Lewis, Ava DuVernay

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On the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march known as "Bloody Sunday," watch our interviews with Rep. John Lewis, who helped organize the march as a young civil rights activist; and with "Selma" director Ava Duvernay.

March 08, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Civil Rights, African-American History, Race in America

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