Dear Friend,

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent journalism. Since our first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take corporate or government funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. If everyone who tunes in to Democracy Now! gave just $4, we could cover our operating expenses for the entire year. Really, that’s all it would take. Right now a generous donor will DOUBLE your donation, making it twice as valuable to Democracy Now! Please do your part today, and thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


Jury Finds “Unite the Right” Organizers Responsible for Deadly Violence

HeadlineNov 24, 2021

A jury in Charlottesville, Virginia found the organizers of the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right’’ rally liable for the event’s violence, awarding nine plaintiffs $26 million in damages. Convicted murderer James Fields — who is already serving multiple life sentences for killing activist Heather Heyer when he rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters — was found liable for $12 million in punitive damages. The 12 defendants included three other high-profile white supremacist figures: former leader of the alt-right movement Richard Spencer, event organizer Jason Kessler and neo-nazi podcast host Christopher Cantwell. Defendants have been ordered to pay plaintiffs $500,000 each, and five white nationalist groups were ordered to pay $1 million each. The jury, however, was deadlocked on two federal conspiracy charges.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation