Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. Today a generous funder will match your donation 2 to 1. That means when you give $15 today, your donation will be worth $45. So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to help make sure Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else.

Your Donation: $

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

download:   Video Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • David Hicks Becomes First Guantanamo Prisoner to Plead Guilty

    Hicksd

    The Australian citizen David Hicks has become the first Guantanamo prisoner to plead guilty under the Military Commissions Act passed last year. Hicks entered the guilty plea Monday as part of a deal with military prosecutors. Hicks has been held at Guantanamo Bay for the past five years. We speak with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. [includes rush transcript]

  • Iran Continues to Hold 15 Captured British Sailors

    Britishsailor

    Iran said Monday it was questioning 15 British sailors and marines to determine if their alleged entry into Iranian waters was "intentional or unintentional" before deciding what to do with them. Iran maintains the sailors and marines crossed over into Iranian waters, while Britain insists they stayed in Iraqi territory. We go to Tehran to get a report. [includes rush transcript]

  • Report: U.S. Sponsoring Kurdish Guerrilla Attacks Inside Iran

    Erlichr

    We speak with independent journalist Reese Erlich about his report on Iranian Kurdish guerrillas based among their Kurdish brethren in northern Iraq. Erlich writes, "Kurdish and American sources say the United States has been supporting guerrilla raids against Iran, channeling the money through organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan." [includes rush transcript]

  • Over 240 Arrested Since "Occupation Project" Launched to Call on Congress to End War Funding

    Occproject

    The Senate prepares to vote this week on a $100 billion spending bill that would give the president $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last month, the group Voices for Creative Nonviolence launched the Occupation Project. Activists around the country traveled to congressional offices and conducted sit-ins while calling on lawmakers to stop funding the war. We speak with veteran peace activist Kathy Kelly. [includes rush transcript]