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."
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.
At an event assessing the George W. Bush presidency, Amy Goodman asked if senior administration officials should be tried for war crimes. Former National Intelligence Director John Negroponte responded afterwards, "Boy, I need a stiff drink after that one."
Watch Amy Goodman call for accountability at a recent discussion on "The Bush Doctrine and Combating Terrorism," and the response from her fellow panelists Porter Goss, former CIA director, and John Negroponte, former director of national intelligence.
Watch our extended interview about detained migrant women seeking asylum in immigration court via video stream, as they face harsh conditions in a private prison setting along with children as young as a few months old.
Known for his work chronicling the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa since the 1960s, Danny Schechter "The News Dissector" has died.
Watch our extended interview about Sami Osmakac, a mentally disturbed, financially unstable young man who was targeted by an elaborately orchestrated FBI sting in early 2012.
WATCH: Florida Grants Parole to Mark DeFriest After New Film Exposes His Shocking Ordeal Behind Bars
Mentally ill prisoner Mark DeFriest began his path to freedom when he was paroled March 10, but still faces years behind bars. Tonight Showtime airs the new film featured on Democracy Now! that helped prompt a 70-year reduction in DeFriest’s sentence.
A week ago, Democracy Now! aired this short video clip from a recent State Department press briefing about increasing tensions between the United States and Venezuela. It has since gone viral. If you missed it the first time, check it out. After Venezuela accused the United States of plotting another coup, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki rejected the claim as "ludicrous." She said, "As a matter of long-standing policy, the United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means."
Part 2 of our conversation looking at the death of Miriam Carey. On October 3, 2013, the African-American mother drove to Washington, D.C., from Connecticut with her infant daughter. A U-turn at a checkpoint, followed by a car chase, led to Secret Service agents and U.S. Capitol Police firing 26 bullets at her car, eventually killing Carey.
Juanita Nelson, a longtime civil rights activist, war tax resister and farmer, has died at the age of 91 in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Part 2 of our discussion with Bruce Schneier about about the golden age of surveillance and his new book, "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World."
In the wake of the University of Oklahoma expelling two student fraternity members for leading a hateful song, we host a discussion on how academic institutions should address racism on campus.
British journalist Johann Hari recently sat down with Naomi Klein to discuss his new book, "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs."
As the nation prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, we talk to historian Eric Foner about Reconstruction and the birth of a homegrown terrorist movement led by the Ku Klux Klan.
50th Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March: See DN! Interviews with Rep. John Lewis, Ava DuVernay
On the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march known as "Bloody Sunday," watch our interviews with Rep. John Lewis, who helped organize the march as a young civil rights activist; and with "Selma" director Ava Duvernay.
The American Library Association has released its list of Notable Videos for Adults — 15 "outstanding" films from the past two years. Included in the list is "Harvest of Empire," based on the groundbreaking book of the same name by Democracy Now! co-host Juan González. The Oscar-nominated documentary "Dirty Wars," based on the book by investigative journalist and former Democracy Now! producer Jeremy Scahill, is also listed.
Watch Part 2 of our interview with Tom Robbins of The Marshall Project and former Attica prisoner Antonio Yarbough about "Attica’s Ghosts," a savage beating, a culture "beyond repair."
The Justice Department is calling for a major overhaul of Ferguson’s criminal justice system after finding systemic discrimination against African-American residents.
Read the DOJ reports issued today that find a "pattern and practice" of civil rights violations in Ferguson, and decline to bring criminal charges against Officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed African-American Michael Brown.