Part two of our interview with acclaimed MIT physicist Theodore Postol, who says there is no evidence Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system is actually working. He estimates the Iron Dome, which is partially built by Raytheon, intercepts just 5 percent of rockets fired at Israel.
In New York City, a group of demonstrators blocked traffic by laying down in the streets outside Israel’s Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday. Twenty-six people were arrested after refusing police orders to disperse. The action was organized by the author and scholar Norman Finkelstein.
Watch part 2 of our discussion with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University and the World Bank’s former chief economist.
A Swedish court today upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He is wanted in Sweden for questioning on allegations of sexual misconduct, though no charges have been filed. Watch our recent extended three-part interview with Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Legendary jazz bassist and composer Charlie Haden died on Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 76. He was one of the most politically outspoken jazz musicians of his time. Watch him discuss his music and politics in a 2006 Democracy Now! interview.
Chilean Musician Ana Tijoux on Politics, Feminism, Motherhood & Hip-Hop as "a Land for the Landless"
Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux performs some of her songs and talks about the political themes behind them. Tijoux was born in France in 1977 to parents who were jailed and later fled Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. "Hip-hop is the land of the people that don’t have a land," she says.
Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Released, Brings Messages from Women Held at Rikers Jail
The Occupy Wall Street activist spoke to reporters outside the Rikers Island jail complex, saying she will work to make sure the voices of the women she met there "reach outside the prison system."
In a blow to women’s access to contraception, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Hobby Lobby, and similar closely held corporations with religious objections to birth control, can refuse to include birth control in their employee’s healthcare plans. Watch our past coverage of the case.
The Justice Department has dropped its criminal prosecution of Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian professor and activist, in a case that followed an initial trial that began in 2003. Watch our past coverage of his ordeal.
READ: The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance & the Origins of the United States of America
As the U.S. prepares to celebrate Independence Day on July 4, we spoke with historian Gerald Horne about the role slavery played in igniting the rebellion that led to the nation’s founding. Watch his interview, and read an excerpt from his new book, "The Counter-Revolution of 1776."
Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the killing of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, a pivotal moment in the 1960s struggle for equality. It took 41 years before a murder conviction was handed down in the case, with former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen found guilty of manslaughter in 2005.
Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy has been ordered released from jail in Egypt after a nearly five-month hunger strike in protest of his detention without charge. Last week, we spoke to his brother Mohammed.
The romantic comedy "Obvious Child" was one of the most talked-about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It is opening in theaters today. "Obvious Child" has been hailed as the first romantic comedy about abortion, but it is much more than that. Watch our interview with "Obvious Child" director Gillian Robespierre.
The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from James Risen of The New York Times, who faces prison for protecting the identity of his confidential source. Watch our interview with Eric Lichtblau, who won a Pulitzer Prize with Risen for their reporting on the NSA despite White House pressure to kill the story.
Civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama has died at the age of 93. In this interview, we learn how her activism began when she and her family were held in a Japanese-American internment camp. She also recalls how she cradled Malcolm X’s head after he was gunned down in the Audubon Ballroom.
As Obama delays immigration reform action, Aviva Chomsky joined us Friday to discuss how "illegality" and "undocumentedness" are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. Read an excerpt from her new book.
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, the nation’s former top counterterrorism official has said he believes President George W. Bush and other members of his administration committed war crimes around the Iraq war. Richard Clarke served as national coordinator for security and counterterrorism during President Bush’s first year in office.
Dr. Maya Angelou, the renowned poet and author, has passed away at the age of 86. Watch her tributes to Fannie Lou Hamer, Ossie Davis, Coretta Scott King, Max Roach, and Nelson Mandela.
Dr. Vincent G. Harding, who famously wrote Dr. Martin Luther King has passed away at age 82. Watch his interviews on Democracy Now!
Exclusive Interview with William Worthy, Dead at 92, on Reporting from Cuba, China, Iran Revolutions
Listen to an interview with journalist William Worthy, a World War II conscientious objector and defiant international correspondent who traveled to Cuba, China and Iran, faced federal prosecution, and was the subject of a Phil Ochs song.
Esquire magazine highlighted our recent segment on Hillary Clinton’s candidacy as a "spirited debate ... It was positively gravid with substance. Let’s just say you won’t see this on Morning Joe any time soon."