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Democracy Now! 2011-05-25 Wednesday

Headlines for May 25, 2011; Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress Dashes Palestinian Hopes of a Just Mideast Peace Agreement; “Netanyahu is the Main Obstacle to Peace”: CodePink Activist Disrupts Israeli PM Speech to Congress; Obama to Make First Presidential Visit to Puerto Rico since 1961; “Harvest of Empire”: New book exposes Latino history in America as Obama Campaigns for Latino vote.

Democracy Now! 2011-05-26 Thursday

Headlines for May 26, 2011; Vermont Poised to Become 1st State to Enact Single-Payer Healthcare; Bill McKibben: From Storms to Droughts, Devastating Extreme Weather Linked to Human-Caused Climate Change; “Toma la Plaza”: Frustration with Unemployment, Budget cuts fuels grassroots in Spain.

Democracy Now! 2011-05-30 Monday

Democracy Now! Monday, May 30, 2011

AUDIO: “A Return to Democracy in Honduras?” Amy Goodman Reports on Zelaya’s Return to Honduras

Amy Goodman files her first audio report from Nicaragua on ousted president Manuel Zelaya of Honduras historic return home. She filed this report from the airport in Managua and interviews Father Roy Bourgeois of SOA Watch.

Democracy Now! 2011-05-31 Tuesday

Headlines for May 31, 2011; Out of Exile: Exclusive Report on Ousted Honduran President Zelaya’s Return Home 23 Months After U.S.-Backed Coup; Zelaya’s Son Héctor: The Honduran Resistance Helped Pave the Way for Our Return; Zelaya’s Daughter Pichu Recalls the Honduran Military’s brutal kidnapping of her father in 2009; Exclusive interview with Manuel Zelaya on the U.S. role in the Honduran Coup, Wikileaks and why he was ousted.

Democracy Now! 2011-06-01 Wednesday

Headlines for June 01, 2011; Out of Exile: Part II of Exclusive Report on Ousted Honduran President Zelaya’s Return 2 Years After U.S.-Backed Coup; Xiomara Castro, Wife of Manuel Zelaya, on Returning to Honduras and Her Rumored Bid for the Honduran Presidency; Former Honduran Minister: U.S. undoubtedly Played central role in Zelaya’s return: Neither reconciliation nor democracy in Honduras.

Democracy Now! 2011-06-02 Thursday

Headlines for June 02, 2011; Clashes Spread Across Yemen, Raising Fears of Civil War; “A Country of Dark Corners”: Freed Journalist Dorothy Parvaz on Her Syrian Detention and the Assad Regime Crackdown; “Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and corruption led to economic armageddon.”

Democracy Now! 2011-06-03 Friday

Headlines for June 03, 2011; Seymour Hersh: Despite Intelligence Rejecting Iran as Nuclear Threat, U.S. Could Be Headed for Iraq Redux ; Seymour Hersh on the Arab Spring, “Disaster” U.S. Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Looming Crisis in Iraq; WikiLeaks cables reveal “secret history of U.S. bullying in Haiti at oil companies’ behest.

Dr. Gabor Maté: More Compassion, Less Violence Needed in Addressing Drug Addiction

In part two of our interview about a new report declaring the so-called “war on drugs” a failure, Dr. Gabor Maté notes that “where violent suppression of drug activity increases, so does killings and violence related to drug use.”

Democracy Now! 2011-06-07 Tuesday

Headlines for June 07, 2011; Trapped in Gaza: Rafah Crossing Closed to Palestinians Soon After Egyptian Pledge to Reopen It; “There is a Women’s Spring Beginning”: Playwright Eve Ensler and Congolese Activist Christine Schuler Deschryver on  Gender Violence in Congo; Eve Ensler responds to sexual assault charges filed against former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Democracy Now! 2011-06-08 Wednesday

Headlines for June 08, 2011; Bill Moyers on His Legendary Journalism Career: “Democracy Should Be a Brake on Unbridled Greed and Power”

AIDS Activists Rally at U.N.: “We Are Asking World Leaders to Live Up to Their Promise”

The 2011 U.N. High-Level meeting on AIDS kicked off on Wednesday, June 8, in New York, with more than 30 world leaders attending to discuss the progress and future of the global AIDS response. Outside, hundreds of AIDS activists rallied to call on the world leaders to fulfill their commitment from the 2006 meeting: providing universal access to treatment for the 15 million AIDS patients in critical need. Democracy Now! was there.

Democracy Now! 2011-06-10 Friday

Headlines for June 10, 2011; Japan Admits 3 Nuclear Meltdowns, More Radiation Leaked into Sea; U.S. Nuclear Waste Poses Deadly Risks; Dale Maharidge’s Chronicles of Widely Ignored U.S. Working Poor Inspire Music of Bruce Springsteen

Democracy Now! 2011-06-13 Monday

Headlines for June 13, 2011; Syrian Troops Pursue “Scorched Earth” Policy; Videos Document Children Tortured to Death; Maher Arar: My Rendition & Torture in Syrian Prison Highlights U.S. Reliance on Syria As An Ally; Former Miss USA, Ralph Nader, Privacy advocates fight full body airport scanners and invasive patdowns; Ralph Nader: Koch Brothers led fight to defend formaldehyde despite carcinogenic evidence.

Democracy Now! 2011-06-14 Tuesday

Headlines for June 14, 2011; First Major Republican Presidential Debate Focuses on Obama, Jobs, Healthcare, Afghan War and Tea Party ; FBI to Expand Domestic Surveillance Powers as Details Emerge of Its Spy Campaign Targeting Activists; Formaldehyde Added to “Known Carcinogens” list despite lobbying by Koch Brothers, chemical industry.

Democracy Now! 2011-06-17 Friday

Headlines for June 17, 2011; “A Moment in the Sun”: An Extended Interview with Independent Filmmaker, Author John Sayles

Welcome to Bloombergville: New York Activists Fight Budget Cuts By Camping in Front of City Hall

In New York City, activists are camping out near City Hall to protest budget cuts and layoffs. They’ve dubbed the encampment “Bloombergville.”

From the Vault: Democracy Now! Interview With the Late British Peace Activist Brian Haw (1949-2011)

The British peace activist Brian Haw has died at the age of 62. For the past decade Haw lived and slept outside the Houses of Parliament in London to protest against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Democracy Now! spoke with Brian Haw in March  2006, in Parliament Square.

Democracy Now! 2011-09-14 Wednesday

Headlines for September 14, 2011; After Gaddafi’s Fall, A Revitalized Libya Tackles Militarization, Reconciliation & NATO’s Presence; Mahmood Mamdani on Libya, an African Union in “Crisis” & the Outlook for South Sudan; GOP Candidate Ron Paul: “We’re Under great threat because we occupy so many countries”; U.S. Census reports reveals one in six Americans are poor, one in five children live in poverty.

Democracy Now! 2011-09-15 Thursday

Headlines for September 15, 2011; Former Senator Bob Graham Urges Obama to Reopen Investigation into Saudi Role in 9/11 Attacks; Genocide-Linked General Otto Pérez Molina Poised to Become Guatemala’s Next President; “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator”: New film tracks struggle for justice after Guatemalan Genocide.

Democracy Now! 2011-09-16 Friday

Headlines for September 16, 2011; Obama Admin Faces Controversy over Rushed $535 Million Backing of Failed Solar Power Firm, Solyndra; Over 500,000 Sign Petition to Stop Georgia Execution of Troy Davis; Troy Davis’s Sister: “The Fight for Troy Has Brought us a whole new family all over the world”; 40 years after Attica Rebellion, new tapes reveal Nixon, Rockefeller praised deadly crackdown.

Democracy Now! 2011-09-19 Monday

Headlines for September 19, 2011; “Occupy Wall Street”: Thousands March in NYC Financial District, Set Up Protest Encampment; David Graeber: The Debt of the American Poor Should Be Forgiven; “They Just Started Shooting Us from Everywhere”: Scores of Protesters killed in Yemen; Noam Chomsky on the legality of NATO’s bombing of Libya and the scramble for oil; Noam Chomsky: The U.S. & Israel strongly oppose “Rise of any meaningful Democracy” in Middle East; Nam Chomsky: 2012 GOP candidates views are “Off the International Spectrum of sane behavior.”

Democracy Now! 2011-09-20 Tuesday

Headlines for September 20, 2011; Troy Davis Set To Be Executed on Wednesday After Georgia Pardons Board Denies Clemency; Rev. Jesse Jackson on Taxing the Rich, Occupy Wall Street Protest and Palestinian Statehood; “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ban on Gay and Lesbians in the U.S. Military is lifted; Court ruling backs Ecuadorian effort to hold Chevron accountable for Amazon pollution.

Democracy Now! 2011-09-21 Wednesday

Headlines for September 21, 2011; Fate of Troy Anthony Davis Hangs in the Balance as Supporters Seek Last-Minute Halt to Execution ; Grandson of Murdered Detective/Father of Slain Daughter Speaks Out for Troy Davis, Against Execution ; “Troy Davis, I Have been where you are”: Ex-death rowers fight system that nearly took their lives.

Democracy Now! 2011-09-22 Thursday

Headlines for September 22, 2011; Democracy Now! Special Report from Troy Davis Execution: Did Georgia Kill an Innocent Man?; Freed in Iran: U.S. Hikers Urge Freedom for All Political Prisoners.

Democracy Now! 6-Hour Live Broadcast From Troy Davis Execution: Did Georgia Execute an Innocent Man?

Troy Anthony Davis, who maintained his innocence until his last breath, was executed by the state of Georgia Wednesday night. As the world watched to see whether his final appeal for a stay of execution would be granted by the U.S. Supreme Court, Democracy Now! broadcast live for six hours ultimately killed by lethal injection at 11:08 p.m. EDT.

Democracy Now! 2011-09-23 Friday

Headlines for September 23, 2011; Debate: Does U.N. Statehood Bid Advance or Undermine Palestinian Struggle?; “Confidence Men” Author Ron Suskind Responds to Obama Admin’s Fiery Denials about Financial Crisis

Author Ron Suskind on Obama’s Evolution amidst Unprecedented Economic and International Challenges

In part two of our interview with veteran journalist Ron Suskind about his explosive new book, "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President," he examines the challenges faced by President Obama and his evolution as a leader.

Democracy Now! 2011-09-26 Monday

Headlines for September 26, 2011; Freed U.S. Hiker Shane Bauer: Iranian Guards Cited Guantánamo, CIA Prisons to Justify Mistreatment ; Occupy Wall Street Protest Enters Second Week; 80 Arrested at Peaceful March; Martina Correia on Execution of Troy Davis: ” My brother’s fight will continue.”

Democracy Now! 2011-09-27 Tuesday

Headlines for September 27, 2011; U.S. Continues to Back Afghan Warlord Linked to 2006 Massacre and Torture of Prisoners; Shock Doctrine at U.S. Postal Service: Is a Manufactured Crisis Behind Push Toward Privatization?; Video Report from Libya: “I Never expected we would be free.”

Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Raji Sourani on U.N. Statehood Bid, Peace Process, Gaza Siege

As the United Nations Security Council considers the Palestinian bid for statehood, we speak with human rights lawyer, Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza and Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights.

Michael Moore: Man Interviewed by Democracy Now! Inspired My Georgia Boycott Over Troy Davis Execution

Filmmaker Michael Moore describes how he was inspired to boycott Georgia by one of the people Democracy Now!  interviewed at the protest outside the prison shortly after news of Troy Davis’ execution was announced.

Democracy Now! 2011-10-04 Tuesday

Headlines for October 04, 2011; A War on Voting: Could Redistricting and Voting Law Changes Help Republicans Win in 2012?; Press Freedom Victory: Democracy Now! Reporters Win Landmark Settlement Over 2008 RNC Arrests; 7 Months After Revolution Ousted Mubarak, Egyptian Military maintains control, suppressing dissent.

Democracy Now! 2011-10-28 Friday

Headlines for October 28, 2011; “Blood on the Tracks”: Brian Willson’s Memoir of Transformation from Vietnam Vet to Radical Pacifist

Democracy Now! 2011-11-01 Tuesday

Democracy Now! Tuesday, November  1, 2011

Full Video: 39 Arrested with Occupy Cal in Forceful Crackdown on Student Protest at UC Berkeley

See the full version of the video report featured on today’s Democracy Now! about the Occupy movement that drew thousands of California college students to protests at UC Berkeley, among others.

Democracy Now! 2012-02-03 Friday

Headlines for February 03, 2012; NYPD Muslim Spy Scandal Grows With Newly Revealed Plan to Target Shiite Mosques; Occupy the Super Bowl: Indiana’s New Anti-Union Law Sparks Protest at Sport’s Biggest Spectacle; ICE Enabled East Haven Police’s Racial Profiling by detailing, deporting targeted immigrants.

Democracy Now! 2012-02-09 Thursday

Headlines for February 09, 2012; Coup in Maldives: Adviser to Ousted Pres. Mohamed Nasheed Speaks Out from Hiding as Arrest Sought; Ousted Maldives Pres. Mohamed Nasheed a Leading Voice for Island States Threatened by Global Warming; LGBTQ Rights Activists on victories for marriage equality in California and Washington.

Democracy Now! 2012-02-10 Friday

Headlines for February 10, 2012; 50-State, $25B Mortgage Settlement: Relief for Struggling Homeowners or Bailout for Big Banks? ; Apple, Accustomed to Profits and Praise, Faces Outcry for Labor Practices at Chinese Factories; Spanish Judge Garzón Disbarred in trial seen as retaliation for trailblazing human rights work.


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