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."
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.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to Run for President, Focused on Inequality, Climate, Corporate Power
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!
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.
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.
PART 2: Nelson Denis on the U.S. Persecution of Puerto Rican Independence Leader Pedro Albizu Campos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
One of Latin America’s most acclaimed writers, Eduardo Galeano, has died at the age of 74. Watch his interviews on Democracy Now!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Economic Disobedience: Student Debt Strike Expands as 100 Refuse to Pay Back Predatory College Loans
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.