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Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 26 Jan 2015

Jan 19, 2015 – The Entire Lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech from 1964 – 11 Min.

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Climate Deniers, like Big Tobacco, Thrive behind a Smoke Screen of Doubt
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 5 Jan 2015

“Doubt is our product,” states a 1969 memo from the tobacco giant Brown and Williamson, “since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’ that exists in the mind of the general public.” It was a member of “Big Tobacco,” with Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard Tobacco Company, U.S. Tobacco, Liggett Group, and American Tobacco.

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After Duo Created CIA Torture Methods, Did World’s Largest Group of Psychologists Enable Abuses?
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Dec 2014

Dec 16, 2014 – As a psychologist identified as the “architect” of the CIA’s torture program admits he personally waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, we look at allegations that the American Psychological Association — the largest association of psychologists in the world — secretly colluded with U.S. abuses.

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Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s Orwellian War in Iraq
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Nov 2014

We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting

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James Risen, Surveillance and Obama’s Threat to Journalism
Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 18 Aug 2014

The Obama administration’s espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a central pillar of our democratic society: press freedom.

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Rabbi Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents”
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Aug 2014

Jul 30, 2014 – Given his background, what American Jewish leader Rabbi Henry Siegman has to say about Israel’s founding in 1948 through the current assault on Gaza may surprise you.

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Kids for Cash: Inside a US Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandal (Part 1 of 3)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Feb 2014

Today a special on “kids for cash,” the shocking story of how thousands of children in Pennsylvania were jailed by two corrupt judges who received $2.6 million in kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.

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Kids for Cash: Inside a US Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandal (Part 2 of 3)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Feb 2014

Second part of a special on “kids for cash,” the shocking story of how thousands of children in Pennsylvania were jailed by two corrupt judges who received $2.6 million in kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.

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Kids for Cash: Inside a US Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandal (Part 3 of 3)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 24 Feb 2014

Final segment of a special on ‘kids for cash,’ the shocking story of how thousands of children in Pennsylvania were jailed by two corrupt judges who received $2.6 million in kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.

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Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 20 Jan 2014

The triple-edged disaster of the earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear disaster will last for generations. The dangerous trajectory from nuclear weapons to nuclear power is now being challenged by a popular demand for peace and sustainability. It is a lesson for rest of the world as well.

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Lynne Stewart Freed from Prison, Granted “Compassionate Release”
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2014

31 Dec 2013 – Earlier today, federal Judge John Koeltl ordered the “compassionate release” of [74-year old] Lynne Stewart. He wrote that “Stewart’s “terminal medical condition [cancer] and very limited life expectancy constitute extraordinary and compelling reasons that warrant the requested reduction [of her sentence].

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Vandana Shiva & Jane Goodall on Serving the Earth & How Women Can Address Climate Crisis (1 of 2)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 16 Dec 2013

Dec 4, 2013 – At the recent International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva discuss their decades of work devoted to protecting nature and saving future generations from the dangers of climate change.

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Vandana Shiva & Jane Goodall on Serving the Earth & How Women Can Address Climate Crisis (2 of 2)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 16 Dec 2013

Dec 4, 2013 – At the recent International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva discuss their decades of work devoted to protecting nature and saving future generations from the dangers of climate change.

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The Empire President: Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s “Neo-Con” Doctrine of Military Force in U.N. Speech
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2013

“[Obama] basically came out and said the U.S. is an imperialist nation and we’re going to do whatever we need to do to conquer areas [and] take resources from people around the world,” says independent journalist Jeremy Scahill.

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Glenn Greenwald on How NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Helped Expose a “Massive Surveillance Apparatus”
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 17 Jun 2013

10 June 2013 – Speaking from Hong Kong where he broke the story of Edward Snowden outing himself as the NSA whistleblower, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald joins us to discuss Snowden’s actions and the multiple disclosures he’s revealed about government surveillance.

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Terror Bytes: Edward Snowden and the Architecture of Oppression
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!, 17 Jun 2013

Legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg countered the criticism, writing, “In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden’s release of NSA material—and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. Snowden’s whistleblowing gives us the possibility to roll back a key part of what has amounted to an ‘executive coup’ against the U.S. Constitution.”

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Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars from Yemen to Pakistan to Laos
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 27 May 2013

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and author Noam Chomsky recently sat down together at Harvard University to discuss Scahill’s groundbreaking new book, “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.”

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Sportswriter Dave Zirin: Prayers for the People in Boston, Baghdad and Mogadishu
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2013

“First, prayers for the people in Boston, Baghdad and Mogadishu who are suffering today,” Zirin said. “Second, I think people have to realize that an attack on the Boston Marathon is really an attack not on Boston or the United States, but on the world.”

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Israeli Journalist Amira Hass Sparks Furor at Home for Defending Palestinian Right to Resist
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2013

Amira Hass, the only Jewish-Israeli journalist to have spent almost 20 years living in and reporting from Gaza and the West Bank, recently suffered a torrent of hate mail and calls for her prosecution after she wrote an article defending the right of Palestinians to resist violent occupation. In the article, Hass defended the throwing of stones by Palestinian youth at Israeli soldiers, calling it “the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule.”

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Icelandic Lawmaker Birgitta Jonsdottir on Bradley Manning and More
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 15 Apr 2013

Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir played a critical role in WikiLeaks’ release of the “Collateral Murder” video. She joins us on her first trip to the United States since a secret grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, began its investigation of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

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Operation Condor Trial Tackles Coordinated Campaign by Latin American Dictatorships to Kill Leftists
Amy Goodman & Juan González – Democracy NOW!, 11 Mar 2013

A historic trial underway in Argentina is set to reveal new details about how Latin American countries coordinated with each other in the 1970s and ’80s to eliminate political dissidents. The campaign was launched by the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and evidence shows the CIA and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were complicit from its outset. We’re joined by John Dinges, author of “The Condor Years: How Pinochet and his Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents.”

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Vandana Shiva on Int’l Women’s Day: “Capitalist Patriarchy Has Aggravated Violence against Women”
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 11 Mar 2013

TRANSCEND Member Prof. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecofeminist, philosopher, activist, and author of more than 20 books and 500 papers. She is the founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and has campaigned for biodiversity, conservation and farmers’ rights, winning the Right Livelihood Award [Alternative Nobel Prize] in 1993. She is executive director of the Navdanya Trust.

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The Plan to Invade Seven Countries: U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.)
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2013

In an interview with Amy Goodman on March 2, 2007, U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

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Matt Taibbi: How Did HSBC Executives Avoid Jail?
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Dec 2012

The banking giant HSBC has escaped indictment for laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and groups linked to al-Qaeda. Taibbi says. “Here we have a bank that laundered $800 million dollars of drug money and they can’t find a way to put anybody in jail for that? That sends an incredible message, not just to the financial sector, but to everybody. It’s an obvious, clear double standard where one set of people gets to break the rules as much as they want and another set of people can’t break any rules at all without going to jail.”

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 26 Nov 2012

“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” a new documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, investigates how a charismatic priest in Milwaukee abused more than 200 deaf children in a Catholic boarding school under his control.

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UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk Talks About the Slaughter in Gaza (Video of the Week)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 26 Nov 2012

[TRANSCEND Member] Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories, calls on the international community to help defend the people of Gaza from the ongoing U.S.-backed Israeli assault.

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Noam Chomsky on Gaza
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 19 Nov 2012

“It’s kind of amazing and inspiring to see people managing somehow to survive, as essentially caged animals, and subject to constant, random, sadistic punishment only to humiliate them”

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California’s Food Fight: To Label or Not to Label GMOs
Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan - Democracy NOW!, 5 Nov 2012

Of the 11 initiatives before the 2012 California electorate, one drawing perhaps the most attention is Proposition 37, on the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Whether or not this ballot passes could have a significant impact on how our food system is organized, favoring small, local organic-food producers (if it passes), or allowing for the increased expansion of large, corporate agribusiness (if it fails).

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Howard Zinn on Columbus, Mark Twain – Honesty in History (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Oct 2012

Segment from Democracy NOW! aired May 13, 2009 featuring the great late historian Howard Zinn.

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Daniel Ellsberg: I Congratulate Ecuador for Standing Up to British Empire to Protect Julian Assange
Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez – Democracy NOW!, 21 Aug 2012

Daniel Ellsberg, the most famous whistleblower in the United States, praises Ecuador for granting political asylum to Julian Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crime accusations. “I congratulate Ecuador of course for standing up to the British Empire here, for insisting that they are not a British colony, and acting as a sovereign state ought to act,” said Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the secret history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

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Johan Galtung Reflects on Norwegian Massacre, Afghan War (Part 1) (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 23 Apr 2012

Today [17 Apr 2012] is the second day of the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, the anti-Muslim Norwegian militant who massacred 77 people last summer. in a shooting spree at a summer youth camp on an island organized by the ruling Labour Party. As the trial continues in Norway, we are joined by Norwegian sociologist and mathematician, Johan Galtung who is regarded as the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. His granddaughter was on the island when Breivik attacked.

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WikiLeaks: Leaked Emails Expose Inner Workings of Private Intelligence Firm Stratfor, a “Shadow CIA” (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 5 Mar 2012

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun publishing what it says are 5.5 million emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a private U.S.-based intelligence-gathering firm known to some as a “shadow CIA” for corporations and government agencies.

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U.S. Maintains Embargo of Cuba after 50 Years, Despite International Condemnation (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 13 Feb 2012

There are no commemorations planned in Washington, D.C., but today marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. embargo against Cuba — the longest-running embargo in the world. On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy formally expanded the harsh regime of commercial and financial sanctions against Cuba that have continued to the present day.

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Gen. Wesley Clark and the Truth about the Middle East (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2012

Wesley Clark recounts what was told to him a few days after 9/11.

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Deadly Monopolies: Medical Ethicist Harriet Washington on How Firms Are Taking Over Life
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 21 Nov 2011

(8-min Interview) Our guest, Harriet Washington, is a medical ethicist and has just published a book that examines the extent to which what she calls the medical-industrial complex has come to control human life. In the past 30 years, more than 40,000 patents have been granted on genes alone — many more patents are pending. Washington argues that the biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies patenting these genes are more concerned with profit than with the health or medical needs of patients.

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Arundhati Roy: “Occupy Wall Street Is So Important Because It Is In the Heart of Empire”
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 21 Nov 2011

Renowned Indian writer and global justice activist Arundhati Roy is preparing to address Occupy Wall Street on Wednesday [16 Nov 2011]. She recently joined us in the studio to talk about the Occupy movement. “What they are doing becomes so important because it is in the heart of empire, or what used to be empire,” Roy said. “And to criticize and to protest against the model that the rest of the world is aspiring to is a very important and very serious business.

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U.S. “Occupy” Movement Grows as Protests Reported in 847 Cities; Obama Notes “Frustration”
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 10 Oct 2011

Democracynow.org – Parallel actions inspired by New York City’s Occupy Wall Street continue to spring up across the United States. As of Friday morning, the website “Occupy Together,” hub for nationwide events in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street reported gatherings in 847 cities.

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Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street: It’s the Makings of a U.S. Autumn Responding to the Arab Spring
Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2011

“It’s impossible to translate the issue of the greed of Wall Street into one demand, or two demands. We’re talking about a democratic awakening,” said Dr. Cornel West when he spoke with Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman during a visit Tuesday night to the Occupy Wall Street encampment. Some critics have expressed frustration at the protest’s lack of a clear and unified message. But the Princeton University professor emphasized that “you’re talking about raising political consciousness so it spills over all parts of the country, so people can begin to see what’s going on through a set of different lens, and then you begin to highlight what the more detailed demands would be.

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Johan Galtung: How to Stop Extremism That Fueled Attack (Video of the Week) [1 of 2]
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2011

As Norway mourns the tragedy, Democracy Now! interviews Johan Galtung, a Norwegian sociologist who is considered the father of peace and conflict studies. Galtung’s granddaughter was on the island when Breivik attacked.

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Johan Galtung: How to Stop Extremism That Fueled Attack (Video of the Week) [2 of 2]
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2011

As Norway mourns the tragedy, Democracy Now! interviews Johan Galtung, a Norwegian sociologist who is considered the father of peace and conflict studies. Galtung’s granddaughter was on the island when Breivik attacked.

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David House on Bradley Manning, Secret WikiLeaks Grand Jury, and U.S. Surveillance
Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2011

On the eve of the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange in London, we spend an exclusive hour with David House, who co-founded the Bradley Manning Support Network after U.S. Army Private Manning was arrested for allegedly releasing classified U.S. military documents to WikiLeaks. House refused to testify last month in Alexandria, Virginia, before a grand jury hearing on WikiLeaks and the disclosure of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables.

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Watch: Full Video of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange & Philosopher Slavoj Žižek with Amy Goodman
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2011

In one of his first public events since being held under house arrest, WikiLeaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange appeared in London Saturday [2 Jul 2011] for a conversation with Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, moderated by Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman. They discussed the impact of WikiLeaks on world politics, the release of the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, and Cablegate — the largest trove of classified U.S. government records in history.

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Harvard, Vanderbuilt, Spelman Take Part in African Land Grab
Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2011

A new report raises questions about the connection of Harvard, Vanderbilt and other U.S. universities to European financial interests buying or leasing vast areas of African farmland.

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The Audacity of Hope: U.S. Peace Activists to Sail to Gaza in Humanitarian Flotilla (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2011

Mon, Jun 20, 2011 – Dozens of Americans hope to set sail this week on a U.S.-flagged ship, “The Audacity of Hope,” as part of an international flotilla which aims to challenge Israel’s embargo of the Gaza Strip. Palestinian solidarity activists are setting sail from a number of ports just over a year after Israeli forces killed nine activists on an aid boat called the Mavi Marmara, which was part of the first such international flotilla.

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Despite Intelligence Rejecting Iran Nuclear Threat, US May Be Headed for Iraq Redux (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Seymour Hersh – Democracy NOW!, 6 Jun 2011

Democracy Now! interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh about his latest article for the New Yorker magazine, “Iran and the Bomb: How Real is the Nuclear Threat?”, in which he reports that the United States might attack Iran based on distorted estimates of Iran’s nuclear and military threat—just like it did with Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq.

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Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Effort to Build a Private Army in the UAE (Part 1 of 2)
Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2011

Independent journalist Jeremy Scahill is interviewed on Democracy Now! about how the United Arab Emirates has confirmed hiring a company headed by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of the military firm Blackwater. According to the New York Times, the UAE secretly signed a $529 million contract with Prince’s new company, Reflex Responses, to put together an 800-member battalion of foreign mercenaries. Documents show the force is intended to conduct special operations missions inside and outside the country, defend oil pipelines and skyscrapers from attacks, and put down internal revolts.

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Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Effort to Build a Private Army in the UAE (Part 2 of 2)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 30 May 2011

Independent journalist Jeremy Scahill is interviewed on Democracy Now! about how the United Arab Emirates has confirmed hiring a company headed by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of the military firm Blackwater. According to the New York Times, the UAE secretly signed a $529 million contract with Prince’s new company, Reflex Responses, to put together an 800-member battalion of foreign mercenaries.

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TRANSCEND Member Vandana Shiva on Nuclear and Coal Energy, George Monbiot and More [Part 1 of 2] (Video of the Week)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 2 May 2011

On Earth Day, Democracy Now! interviews Vandana Shiva, prominent activist, environmental leader, feminist and thinker from India. Shiva discusses the anti-nuclear movement in India, which has gained momentum over stopping the construction of a new six-reactor nuclear power station, the largest in the world, in Jaitapur. She called Monbiot’s view arrogant as he ‘rubbishes’ views and positions adopted by governments worldwide as well as studies from thousands of scientists and physicists, herself included, just because he has a newspaper column.

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TRANSCEND Member Vandana Shiva on the Corporatization, Commodification and Marketization of Nature [Part 2 of 2] (Video of the Week)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 2 May 2011

“Democracy under corporate control has mutated from of the people, by the people, for the people into of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations. So it is the democratic rights of the people and the earth versus the fictitious corporate rights that corporations have assigned to themselves”.

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Exclusive Interview with Jean-Bertrand Aristide during Plane Returning to Haiti
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 28 Mar 2011

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his family were flown on Friday [18 Mar 2011] by the South African government back to their home in Haiti after seven years in exile. Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman was the only reporter to join them on the journey.

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Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Returns Home (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 21 Mar 2011

In defiance of the Obama administration, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is headed back to Haiti today for the first time since being ousted in a 2004 U.S.-backed coup. Hours ago, Aristide, his family, and a delegation of supporters boarded a plane in South Africa bound for Port-au-Prince. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman is with the Aristides to document their journey home. She filed this report.

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The WikiLeaks Diplomatic Crisis
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Dec 2010

A powerful video roundtable discussion with Amy Goodman, Daniel Ellsberg, Greg Mitchell, Carne Ross and As’ad Abukhalil. Now we’re getting to the real perspectives on the latest WikiLeaks release.

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Is WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange a Hero? Glenn Greenwald Debates Steven Aftergood of Secrecy News
Democracy Now! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks is coming under attack from all sides. The WikiLeaks website is struggling to stay online just days after Amazon pulled the site from its servers following political pressure. The U.S. State Department has blocked all its employees from accessing the site and is warning all government employees not to read the cables, even at home. “These attacks will not stop our mission, but should be setting off alarm bells about the rule of law in the United States,” said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. We host a debate between Steven Aftergood, a transparency advocate who has become a leading critic of WikiLeaks, and Glenn Greenwald, a constitutional law attorney and legal blogger for Salon.com.

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‘The US Has Gone Mad’
John le Carré - Democracy Now!, 11 Oct 2010

While John le Carré is famous for his spy novels, he wrote a widely read antiwar essay in 2003 titled “The United States of America Has Gone Mad.” He reads an excerpt. “America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.”

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News at 11: How Climate Change Affects You
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 16 Aug 2010

“Heat, heat, heat is the name of the game on planet Earth this year,” as the world is beset with extreme weather events that have caused the death of thousands and the displacement of millions. Wildfires in Russia have blanketed the country with smoke, exacerbating the hottest summer there in 1,000 years. Torrential rains in Asia have caused massive flooding and deadly landslides in Pakistan, Kashmir, Afghanistan and China. An ice shelf in Greenland has broken off, sending an ice island four times the size of Manhattan into the ocean. Droughts threaten Niger and the Sahel.

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WikiLeaks’ Afghan War Diary
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW! - Truthdig, 2 Aug 2010

Homeland security agents descended on a recent hacker conference in New York where he was scheduled to speak. He had canceled. He said the Obama administration also tried to get the Australian government to arrest him. Speaking to me from London, Assange said: “We are not pacifists. We are transparency activists who understand that transparent government tends to produce just government. That is our modus operandi behind our whole organization: to get out suppressed information into the public where the press and the public and our nations’ politics can work on it to produce better outcomes.”

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Haiti, Six Months after the Earthquake
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 19 Jul 2010

July 12 marked the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake here in Haiti that killed as many as 300,000 people and left much of the country in ruins. Up to 1.8 million people are living in squalid tent cities, with inadequate sanitation, if any, no electricity and little security, or any respite from the intense heat and the worsening rains. Rape, hunger and despair are constant threats to the people stranded in the camps. Six months ago, the world seemed united with commitments to help Haiti recover. Now, half a year later, the rubble remains in place, and misery blankets the camps, layered with heat, drenched by rain.

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Johan Galtung on ‘The Fall of the US Empire’
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 14 Jun 2010

The amount of money the United States has spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed the $1 trillion mark last week, according to the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter. To date over $747 billion has been appropriated for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the war in Afghanistan. The US is spending over $136 billion on the wars this year. I’m joined now by Johan Galtung, who has spent the past half century pursuing non-violent conflict resolution in international relations. He’s known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies.

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From Japan to Guam to Hawai’i, Activists Resist Expansion of US Military Presence in the Pacific
Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 May 2010

In Japan, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama sparked outrage this weekend when he announced he has decided to keep an American air base on the island of Okinawa. Before last year’s historic election victory, Hatoyama had vowed to move the base off of Okinawa or even out of Japan.

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“The People of Greece Are Fighting for the Whole of Europe”
Democracy Now! - Tariq Ali and Mark Weisbrot, 17 May 2010

The European Union and the International Monetary Fund have approved a nearly $1 trillion package to stop Greece’s debt crisis from spilling beyond its borders into the rest of the eurozone. Stocks surged in Europe, Asia and the United States Monday after EU leaders agreed to a $960 billion package to contain Greece’s financial troubles. Meanwhile, the austerity measures demanded by the IMF and the European Union as a condition of their loan are continuing to exact their toll. Greece’s two main unions have continued to hold protests against the reforms. In a statement, one of the unions said, “The crisis should be paid by…all those who looted public finances.” Last week nearly 100,000 people participated in a mass demonstration and a twenty-four-hour general strike against the austerity measures.

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EXCLUSIVE: TWO JOURNALISTS RECOUNT THEIR EXPERIENCES REPORTING FROM GAZA
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 12 Apr 2010

We speak with two journalists who have covered Gaza extensively about the dangers and difficulties of reporting from the Occupied Territories: Mohammed Omer, an award-winning Palestinian journalist who was interrogated and beaten by armed Israeli security guards on his way back home to Gaza after receiving the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in London in July of 2008…

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“WE MADE A DEVIL’S BARGAIN”: FMR. PRESIDENT CLINTON APOLOGIZES FOR TRADE POLICIES THAT DESTROYED HAITIAN RICE FARMING
Democracy Now! – Pressenza International, 5 Apr 2010

President Bill Clinton, now the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, publicly apologized last month for forcing Haiti to drop tariffs on imported, subsidized US rice during his time in office. The policy wiped out Haitian rice farming and seriously damaged Haiti’s ability to be self-sufficient. Journalist Kim Ives of Haiti Liberté questioned Clinton about his […]

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HOW WESTERN DOMINATION HAS UNDERMINED HAITI’S ABILITY TO RECOVER FROM NATURAL DEVASTATION
Amy Goodman - Democracy NOW!, 21 Jan 2010

An interview with journalist Kim Ives about Washington’s domination of Haiti.AMY GOODMAN: I’m standing here near the airport in Port-au-Prince. I can’t exactly say my feet are firmly planted on the ground, because this morning, just about 6:00, here in Port-au-Prince, we were in our room and just getting ready to leave for this broadcast, […]

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COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND OF HAITI (DATING BACK TO 1996)
Democracy NOW!, 17 Jan 2010

Sunday Jan 17 2010 – Special Update: Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! Arrive in Haiti.Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Elizabeth Press from Democracy NOW! have just arrived in Port-Au-Prince to report on the relief effort in Haiti. CLICK TO VIEW complete coverage and background information.

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HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR APARTHEID CRIMES
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!, 14 Jan 2010

A landmark class action case is under way in a New York federal court, with victims of apartheid in South Africa suing corporations that they say helped the pre-1994 regime. Among the multinational corporations are IBM, Fujitsu, Ford, GM and banking giants UBS and Barclays. The lawsuit accuses the corporations of "knowing participation in and/or […]

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NAOMI KLEIN ON DISASTER CAPITALISM IN HAITI
Amy Goodman & Naomi Klein – Democracy NOW!, 14 Jan 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010Journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke in New York last night and addressed the crisis in Haiti: “We have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy—which is part natural, part unnatural—must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interest […]

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THE POETIC JUSTICE OF DENNIS BRUTUS
Amy Goodman – Democracy Now!, 30 Dec 2009

Dennis Brutus broke rocks next to Nelson Mandela when they were imprisoned together on notorious Robben Island. His crime, like Mandela’s, was fighting the injustice of racism, challenging South Africa’s apartheid regime. Brutus’ weapons were his words: soaring, searing, poetic. He was banned, he was censored, he was shot. But this poet’s commitment and activism, […]

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CLIMATE DISCORD: FROM HOPENHAGEN TO NOPENHAGEN
Amy Goodman – Democracy Now!, 23 Dec 2009

Barack Obama said, minutes before racing out of the U.N. climate summit, “We will not be legally bound by anything that took place here today.” These were among his remarks made to his own small White House press corps, excluding the 3,500 credentialed journalists covering the talks. It was late on Dec. 18, the last […]

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COPENHAGEN CLIMATE SUMMIT: THE EMPIRE’S NEW CLOTHES
Amy Goodman - Democracy Now!, 19 Dec 2009

Denmark is the home of renowned children’s author Hans Christian Andersen. Copenhagen is dotted with historical spots where Andersen lived and wrote. “The Little Mermaid” was one of his most famous tales, published in 1837, along with “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” As the United Nations’ climate summit, called “COP 15,” enters its final week, with […]

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TAKE ME TO YOUR CLIMATE LEADER
Amy Goodman - Democracy Now!, 11 Dec 2009

COPENHAGEN—"Politicians talk, leaders act" read the sign outside the Bella Center in Copenhagen on the opening day of the United Nations climate summit. Inside the convention center, the official delegations from 192 countries, hundreds of NGOs (nongovernmental organizations)—an estimated 15,000 people in all—are engaging in two weeks of meetings aiming for a global agreement to […]

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NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE MAIREAD MAGUIRE [MEMBER OF TRANSCEND] AND CYNTHIA MCKINNEY SPEAK FROM AN ISRAELI JAIL CELL
Free Gaza Team and Democracy Now!, 3 Jul 2009

Transcript and Audio "This is Cynthia McKinney and I am calling from an Israeli prison." Mairead Maguire: “Yes. We have just been locked into our cells now for a couple of hours. We are currently going through their process. We are being charged with entering illegally into Israeli—near Israeli shores. We are going, it looks like, […]

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“DON’T BUY ANY FOOD YOU’VE EVER SEEN ADVERTISED”
Democracy Now! Amy Goodman, interviewing Michael Pollan, 15 May 2009

"The real food is not being advertised. And that’s really all you need to know." Amy Goodman: Energy, healthcare, agriculture, climate change, global outbreaks like swine flu—what do all these topics have in common? Food. That’s right, none of these issues can really be tackled without addressing some of the fundamental problems of the food […]

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“THE AGE OF THE WARRIOR”
Democracy Now!, 6 Oct 2008

Robert Fisk on the U.S. Elections, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Israel-Palestine As the US-led wars in the Middle East shows no sign of abating we turn now to a man who has chronicled eleven major wars in this part of the world. GO TO ORIGINAL

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