Scott Horton: "Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy" (Book Excerpt)
Read an excerpt from Scott Horton’s new book, "Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy."
As 2014 comes to an end, we look back at the 20 interviews that were watched and shared most widely on our website.
We continue our interview with Stanley Cohen, a lawyer directly involved in secret talks to win the freedom of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, who argues that the U.S. government missed a chance to prevent Kassig’s beheading last month by the Islamic State in Syria.
Our full 30-minute conversation marking the 25th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Panama featuring historian Greg Grandin, former Panamanian diplomat Humberto Brown and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.
Watch our 2012 extended interview with journalist, filmmaker, author and professor Saul Landau. His film, "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?" exposed U.S. support for violent anti-Castro militants.
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, the first freed member of the Cuban Five, René González, speaks out after a 13-year imprisonment in the United States. Watch our October 2013 interview.
Fact sheet from the White House detailing key components of the new U.S. policy approach to Cuba.
In a reported prisoner exchange, Cuba has released jailed USAID subcontractor Alan Gross after five years in prison while the United States is freeing the three remaining members of the Cuban Five — Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino.
Part 2 of our conversation with former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel. In 1971, he entered more than 4,000 pages of the 7,000-page Pentagon Papers into the Senate record, insisting the public had a right to know the truth behind the Vietnam War.
From New York to Washington D.C. to Oakland, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest day of action since grand juries refused to indict the officers who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City.
Read the newly released, and heavily redacted, Senate Committee’s Report on the CIA’s Use of Torture.
"The carbon market is a mechanism to keep polluting if you’re able to pay," says Pablo Solón of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under negotiation at the United Nations climate summit in Lima, Peru.
Today marks the 45th anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. On December 4, 1969, Chicago police raided Hampton’s apartment and shot and killed him in his bed. Watch our 2009 interview with Jeffrey Haas, author of "The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther."
In a Democracy Now! web exclusive, we speak with retired New York City Police Department detective Graham Weatherspoon about the grand jury decision not to charge a white New York police officer for causing the death of Eric Garner by placing him in a chokehold.
A grand jury has reportedly cleared the New York City police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. A father of six, Garner died after police wrestled him to the ground and pinned him down.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed the execution of Scott Panetti, who had been scheduled for execution in Texas tonight at 6 p.m. CT. Watch our in-depth coverage of his case.
During a press conference attended by the parents of Michael Brown, Amy Goodman questions Rev. Al Sharpton in Ferguson, Missouri, about whether the authorities allowed some parts of the city to burn last night.
We continue our interview about Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther who a federal court has ordered to be freed after he spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement, longer than any prisoner in the United States.
Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, discusses pending executions, the history of lynching, and how Rosa Parks and others inspired him to "stand with the condemned and incarcerated."
Esquire magazine highlighted our recent segment on Hillary Clinton’s candidacy as a "spirited debate ... It was positively gravid with substance. Let’s just say you won’t see this on Morning Joe any time soon."