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Jailed for Speaking to the Press Part 2: Peter Maass on the Case of State Dept. Expert Stephen Kim


Watch Part 2 of our conversation with The Intercept investigative journalist Peter Maass about the Obama administration’s prosecution of former North Korea expert Stephen Kim for violating the Espionage Act.

February 20, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Whistleblowers, North Korea, Peter Maass

Grace Lee Boggs on Malcolm X: "He Was a Person Always Searching to Transform Himself"


In 2008, the legendary Detroit-based activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs joined Democracy Now! for an extended interview. In this never-aired excerpt, Boggs talks about how she knew Malcolm X and how he influenced her.

Security Researcher Christopher Soghoian on How to Use a Cellphone Without Being Spied On


As The Intercept reveals the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, Christopher Soghoian of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses the ways that people can securely communicate.

February 20, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Christopher Soghoian

Malcolm X on Democracy Now!: Watch Speeches, Interviews with Activists & Biographer Manning Marable


On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, watch his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet," an interview with Yuri Kuchiyama, who was with him when he was shot, our discussion with his biographer Manning Marable, and a debate between Malcolm X and James Baldwin.

February 19, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Malcolm X, African-American History

Democracy Now! Celebrates 19 Years on Air

Today is the 19th anniversary of the first radio broadcast of Democracy Now! from the studios of WPFW in Washington, D.C. Now we broadcast on more than 1,300 TV and radio stations across the world and reach millions of viewers and listeners through our website.

February 19, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Freedom of the Press

Valentine’s Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Break-ups & Diamonds

For Valentine’s Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archive to bring you these 20 stories.

Report From Cairo Courtroom: Egypt Releases Two Al Jazeera Reporters After 411 Days in Jail


Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo as Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are ordered released on bail after over a year in prison.

February 12, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Egypt, Journalism, Freedom of the Press

WATCH: President Obama Seeks Authorization for War Against Islamic State

Watch President Obama’s live statement seeking congressional authorization for war against the Islamic State.

February 11, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Islamic State, War on Terror

Muslim Lives Matter: Outrage Grows Over Killing of 3 Students Near UNC Chapel Hill

Three Muslim students have been shot dead in a possible hate crime at the University of North Carolina. Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were killed Tuesday night when a gunman opened fire at a residential complex in Chapel Hill.

February 11, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive

Jon Stewart Is Stepping Down from The Daily Show; Watch His 2008 Interview on Democracy Now!


Jon Stewart is stepping down as host of the fake news program, The Daily Show. Watch his 2008 interview on Democracy Now! ahead of the Republican National Convention.

February 11, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, RNC 2008, Art & Politics, Jon Stewart

It’s Not Just Brian Williams... Inside the Media’s Lies that Led to Iraq War

As NBC suspends Brian Williams for six months for lying about being in a U.S. military helicopter coming under fire in Iraq in 2003, we look back at our coverage dissecting the media’s lies and distortions in the lead up to the U.S.-led Iraq invasion.

February 10, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Iraq, Media Analysis

U.S. Hostage Held by Islamic State Confirmed Dead, Had Aided Refugees in Syria, Palestine & India

The Islamic State is claiming a kidnapped U.S. aid worker has died in a Jordanian airstrike in northern Syria. Democracy Now! has learned Kayla Mueller, 26, had spent years working with refugees in Syria, Palestine, Israel and India.

February 06, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Islamic State, Syria

Amy Goodman Honored with I.F. Stone Journalism Award Along with Filmmaker Laura Poitras


The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has honored Amy Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Lifetime Achievement Award.

February 06, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Journalism

Part 2: Johann Hari on Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong


Part 2 of our conversation with British journalist Johann Hari, author of "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War of Drugs."

February 06, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Drug War, Healthcare, Johann Hari

READ: "Guantánamo Diary": The Only Public Account by a Still-Imprisoned, Tortured Detainee

Read the first chapter of of "Guantánamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the first and only public account written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

January 21, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Guantanamo, War on Terror, Books, Author Interviews

Pt. 2: A Massacre in Guatemala: Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú on 1980 Fire That Killed Her Father


Part 2 of our conversation with Rigoberta Menchú following Monday’s sentencing of a former Guatemalan police chief who ordered an attack on 37 peasant activists and student organizers in 1980 who were occupying the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala City to protest government repression.

January 20, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Guatemala, Rigoberta Menchú, Pamela Yates

The Lost Dr. Martin Luther King Speech: How the Pacifica Radio Archives Unearthed a Piece of History


Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives, discusses how he discovered a lost recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Part 2: Film "Vessel" Follows Doctor Who Took Safe Abortion to the Seas & the Internet


In Part 2 of our interview, Diana Whitten, director of "Vessel," talks about how Brazilian women first discovered the medication misoprostol could be used to induce abortion, and how Dr. Rebecca Gomperts and her team have helped women to take the pills safely in countries where abortion is illegal.

January 16, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Abortion, Women’s Health, Women’s Rights, Film, Diana Whitten

Oscars 2015: Laura Poitras’ Film on Edward Snowden, "Citizenfour," Nominated for Best Documentary

Watch clips from "Citizenfour" and see our in-depth interview with filmmaker Laura Poitras.

January 15, 2015 |  Filed under  Web Exclusive, Edward Snowden, Film, NSA

"The Other Charlies": In Wake of Charlie Hebdo, Spotlight Grows on Press Freedom Attacks Worldwide


Two days after millions marched in France to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Reporters Without Borders is urging the international community to protect press freedom across the globe.