In our extended interview with Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace International, he examines connections between climate change and U.S. war in the Middle East, and shares how his activism is shaped by his experience in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
The heirs to Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller have joined other foundations that are divesting from fossil fuels.
In part two of our conversation, Asad Rehman of Friends of the Earth discusses the connections between war and climate change.
As the United Nations summit on climate change takes place in New York City, we continue our conversation with three leading environmentalists: Vandana Shiva of India, Desmond D’Sa of South Africa, and Winona LaDuke of the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.
Ahead of the People’s Climate March, Neil Young has shared with Democracy Now! an acoustic recording of his new song, "Who’s Gonna Stand Up."
Extended web-exclusive interview with Naomi Klein about her new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."
Read an excerpt from Naomi Klein’s new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."
"The Throwaways": New Film Spotlights Impact of Police Killings and Mass Incarceration in Upstate NY
Amidst national outrage over police brutality across the country, we look at a new film that documents police shootings and the consequences of mass incarceration in upstate New York. "The Throwaways" focuses on the idea that certain lives in our society are considered disposable. It follows activist and filmmaker Ira McKinley, a former felon, as he seeks to document and mobilize his community of Albany, New York.
Part 2: Former Israeli Soldier Eran Efrati Speaks Out About Documenting IDF Abuse in Gaza, West Bank
Watch part two of our conversation with Eran Efrati, a former Israeli combat soldier turned anti-occupation activist. He recently interviewed several Israeli soldiers who participated in the Shejaiya massacre in Gaza. Later this month, Efrati will testify at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in Brussels.
Watch Tavis Smiley on Democracy Now! Thursday, and read the introduction and first chapter of his new book, which examines the personal struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. during his final year, when he faced rejection by the press, the president, and much of the country’s black middle class and militants, after he spoke out against the Vietnam War.
Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, describes his meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said world leaders should move away from a failed prohibition paradigm and militarized drug war to focus more on legalization, prevention and treatment.
Watch Charles Bowden on DN! "Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields"
Author and investigative reporter Charles Bowden died Saturday at his home in Arizona at the age of 69. Watch our April 2010 interview with Bowden, when he had just published "Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields."
We continue our conversation with Yvonne Ng, senior archivist for WITNESS, a group that trains and supports people using video in their fight for human rights. She co-authored their resource, "Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video."
Libya in Chaos: Vijay Prashad on Rise of Islamist Militias & Bloody Legacy of 2011 U.S. Intervention
Islamist militants in Libya say they have solidified control of the capital Tripoli after taking over the main airport and ousting rival militias. Libya is facing its worst violence since the U.S.-backed ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
World-renowned hip-hop artist Talib Kweli and longtime activist Rosa Clemente speak out from Ferguson on the shooting of Michael Brown, police brutality, hip-hop and more.
Protesters in New York City unfurled a massive Palestinian flag with the words "Gaza in our hearts. Boycott. Divestment. Sanctions" from the Manhattan Bridge on Wednesday.
Parents with children killed by police were among those who attended a rally in front of New York City police headquarters on Monday to demand justice in the murder of Michael Brown and similar cases.
Five years ago immigration advocates praised Obama for closing down the only large-scale detention center for immigrant women and children. Now it has quietly two new family detention facilities that have more than 1,200 beds, and cribs.
Part 2 of our conversation with famed linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky on the crisis in Gaza, U.S. support for Israel, apartheid and the BDS movement.
In Part 2 of our conversation, Kabul-based journalist Matthieu Aikins talks about the disputed Afghan election, U.S.-backed militias committing war crimes, and the future of the country after the U.S. military drawdown.