Fact: Environmental activists and land defenders are being killed at an average of two per week worldwide.
Democracy Now! interviews with Oliver Courtney of Global Witness about the new report, “Deadly Environment: The Dramatic Rise in Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders.”
Democracy Now! speaks with Matt Taibbi, whose new book, “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” explores how the Depression-level income gap between the wealthy and the poor is mirrored by a “justice” gap in who is targeted for prosecution and imprisonment.
Do you wish you could dictate how your federal tax dollars were being spent? If so, what would you want funded with your hard-earned money?
Around the country, people are using Tax Day as a way to protest military spending. Hear Lida Shao explain why she has become a war tax resister on Democracy Now! today.
“We are still in the middle of the story,” said journalist Glenn Greenwald about his reporting on the NSA leaks of Edward Snowden. “Some of the most significant stories are yet to come.” Democracy Now! airs the press conference after Greenwald and journalist Laura Poitras were awarded a George Polk Award.
Have any hunches or guesses about what is yet to be reported from the Snowden documents?
This young Pakistani drone survivor is now staring up at U.S. drone operators that killed her family. The project picture is large enough to be seen from space.
Do you think daring artwork like this can effectively challenge drone warfare? Watch the Democracy Now! interview with Dr. Akash Goel, an organizer of the “Not A Bug Splat” art project.
Do you support colleges and universities divesting from the oil, coal and natural gas industries? We speak to a professor who is challenging Harvard University to break its ties from the fossil fuel industry.
"In the case of climate change and its relation to energy, this is the most serious problem facing this and subsequent generations," says Harvard professor James Anderson on Democracy Now! today. “I believe it’s crucially important for universities to step forward and exhibit leadership.”
Video: Acclaimed Indian writer Arundhati Roy joins Democracy Now! today to discuss the Indian election and her latest book, “Capitalism: A Ghost Story.”
Join the discussion: We’ll be posting a selection quotes from her interview on the Democracy Now! Facebook page throughout the day, asking for your thoughts and reaction. We hope you will join the discussion! If you organize around the issues she raises in the interview, please feel free to post additional information here.
What were the most famous bromances between top bankers and presidents? Amy Goodman put this question to Nomi Prins, author of "All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power." Hear her answer on Democracy Now! today.
"We rely on the courts to uphold our rights in the Constitution, especially our right to due process not to be killed," says Maria LaHood of the Center for Constitutional Rights on Democracy Now! today.
"Essentially, the judge gave the executive carte blanche to kill anyone it deems to be a terrorist subject far from any battlefield."
20 Years After Genocide: Rwanda Remembers
How much do you know about the mass killings in Rwanda, 20 years ago? More than 800,000 mostly Tutsi Rwandans were murdered over 100 days while the international community did nothing. Hear a survivor’s first hand account on Democracy Now! today.