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. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2015. Pretty exciting, right? Please do your part today. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2015.

Your Donation: $

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

  • Spitzer Resigns Over Prostitution Scandal

    Spitzerresignweb2

    New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is expected to resign today over his involvement in a high-end prostitution ring. No charges have been filed against Spitzer, who became governor last year after campaigning to reform Albany. We speak with Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, where he’s been covering New York politics for over twenty years. [includes rush transcript]

  • As Spitzer Prostitution Scandal Dominates Headlines, a Look at the Plight of Sex Workers

    Thukralweb

    What happens to the escort? While the Eliot Spitzer story has dominated the news media for the past two days, little coverage has been paid to the plight of sex workers in this country. We speak with Juhu Thukral, director of the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center. [includes rush transcript]

  • Torture and Democracy: Scholar Darius Rejali Details the History and Scope of Modern Torture

    Rejalinewbkweb

    Darius Rejali has been described as "one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers on the subject of torture and the consequences of its use for modern society." Rejali is a professor of political science at Reed College and author of the new book Torture and Democracy. [includes rush transcript]

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour