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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to Run for President, Focused on Inequality, Climate, Corporate Power

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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!

April 28, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, 2016 Election, Democratic Party, Money & Politics

WATCH: Relatives of Missing Mexican Students Say U.S.-Backed Drug War Is Fueling the Violence

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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.

WATCH: "Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten" Uncovers Cambodia’s Rock 'n' Roll Era Before the Khmer Rouge

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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.

April 24, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Art & Politics, Music, Film, John Pirozzi, Kagnol Mol, LinDa Saphan

PART 2: Nelson Denis on the U.S. Persecution of Puerto Rican Independence Leader Pedro Albizu Campos

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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.

April 21, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Puerto Rico, Nelson Denis, José Serrano

LISTEN: Extended interview with Khalifah al-Akili from Federal Prison; Says FBI Tried to Entrap Him

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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.

April 20, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, War on Terror, Khalifah al-Akili

PART 2: Lawyer for Pakistani Scientist & Terror Suspect Aafia Siddiqui Asks If She is Alive

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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.

April 20, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, War on Terror, Steve Downs

Read the Letter Gyrocopter Pilot Doug Hughes Attempted to Deliver to Congress

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.

April 16, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Money & Politics

Immigrant Mothers in Detention Launch Second Hunger Strike Despite Retaliation

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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.

April 14, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Immigration, Texas, Immigrant Rights

Watch: Eduardo Galeano in Conversation with Arundhati Roy

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In 2006, two of the world’s most celebrated writers, Eduardo Galeano and Arundhati Roy, shared the stage of Town Hall in New York City for a historic evening of readings and dialogue.

Writer Eduardo Galeano & Photojournalist Sebastião Salgado in Conversation with Amy Goodman (2000)

In 2000, Amy Goodman interviewed Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano and Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

RIP Eduardo Galeano, Chronicler of Latin America’s "Open Veins"; Watch His Democracy Now! Interviews

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One of Latin America’s most acclaimed writers, Eduardo Galeano, has died at the age of 74. Watch his interviews on Democracy Now!

April 13, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Author Interviews, Latin America, Eduardo Galeano

Ramsey Orta, Man Who Filmed NYPD Chokehold of Eric Garner, Is Released from Jail

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Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal chokehold on Staten Island, has been released from jail after his aunt and lawyers were interviewed on Democracy Now!

April 13, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Police, Police Brutality, New York

Ahead of Summit of the Americas, "Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know"

Tensions are high between the United States and Venezuela as President Obama heads to Panama for the Summit of the Americas. Read an excerpt from the new book by Latin American history professor Miguel Tinker Salas.

April 09, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Venezuela, Latin America, Author Interviews

Former Salvadoran Officials Tied to U.S.-Backed Atrocities in 1980s Face Deportation, Extradition

Human rights advocates and family members of victims are celebrating a pair of victories in long-running campaigns to deport Salvadoran generals accused of U.S-backed atrocities.

April 09, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Latin America, El Salvador, Human Rights

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

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