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.
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.
Highlights from our discussion on Rachel Dolezhal & race featuring Stacey Patton, Lacey Schwartz, Linda Martín Alcoff and Jelani Cobb.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
On the 90th anniversary of the birthday of Malcolm X, view our extensive archive of Macolm X speeches and related interviews.
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.
Witness to an Extreme Century: Robert Jay Lifton Reflects on Decades of Work on Holocaust, Hiroshima
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.
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."
"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 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.'"
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."
"Police Brutality Has No Borders": Parents of Missing Mexican Students on State Violence in the U.S.
"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.
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."