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Patrice Lumumba: The U.S.-Backed Assassination of Congo's First Democratically-Elected Leader
 
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DemocracyNow.org - This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically-elected leader of what is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lumumba's pan-Africanism and his vision of a united Congo gained him many enemies. Both Belgium and the United States actively sought to have him killed. The CIA ordered his assassination but could not complete the job. Instead, the U.S. and Belgium covertly funneled cash and aid to rival politicians who seized power and arrested Lumumba. On Jan. 17th, 1961, after being beaten and tortured, Lumumba was shot and killed. For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for today's entire show, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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9/11 Debate: Loose Change vs. Popular Mechanics pt. 2
 
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September 11, 2001 - five years after the attacks many people are asking questions about what happened on that day in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Websites, articles, books and documentaries have put forward a variety of alternate theories to the government's account of what happened. The most popular of these is a documentary called "Loose Change." Now, a book dealing with many of these theories has just been published by the magazine Popular Mechanics, it's called "Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts." In a Democracy Now! national broadcast exclusive, we host a debate between the filmmakers of Loose Change and the editors of Popular Mechanics on 9/11.
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9/11 Debate: Loose Change vs. Popular Mechanics pt. 3
 
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September 11, 2001 - five years after the attacks many people are asking questions about what happened on that day in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Websites, articles, books and documentaries have put forward a variety of alternate theories to the government's account of what happened. The most popular of these is a documentary called "Loose Change." Now, a book dealing with many of these theories has just been published by the magazine Popular Mechanics, it's called "Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts." In a Democracy Now! national broadcast exclusive, we host a debate between the filmmakers of Loose Change and the editors of Popular Mechanics on 9/11.
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9/11 Debate: Loose Change vs. Popular Mechanics pt. 1
 
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For More Videos from Democracy Now! go to http://www.youtube.com/user/mediagrrl9 or Democracynow.org September 11, 2001 - five years after the attacks many people are asking questions about what happened on that day in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Websites, articles, books and documentaries have put forward a variety of alternate theories to the government's account of what happened. The most popular of these is a documentary called "Loose Change." Now, a book dealing with many of these theories has just been published by the magazine Popular Mechanics, it's called "Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts." In a Democracy Now! national broadcast exclusive, we host a debate between the filmmakers of Loose Change and the editors of Popular Mechanics on 9/11.
Views: 1389312 mediagrrl9
9/11 Debate: Loose Change vs. Popular Mechanics pt. 5
 
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September 11, 2001 - five years after the attacks many people are asking questions about what happened on that day in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Websites, articles, books and documentaries have put forward a variety of alternate theories to the government's account of what happened. The most popular of these is a documentary called "Loose Change." Now, a book dealing with many of these theories has just been published by the magazine Popular Mechanics, it's called "Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts." In a Democracy Now! national broadcast exclusive, we host a debate between the filmmakers of Loose Change and the editors of Popular Mechanics on 9/11.
Views: 482336 mediagrrl9
Democracy Now! - John Pilger on Empire 4 of 5
 
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The renowned investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger has spent the better part of his life documenting American empire and the resistance it has met. Pilger has made over fifty documentaries and is the author, most recently, of "Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire," which looks at ongoing struggles in Afghanistan, Diego Garcia, India, Palestine, and South Africa. Pilger joins Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now! for the hour to play excerpts of his documentaries and speak of the struggles he has covered. http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/07/1347259
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Michelle Alexander on "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"
 
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A new book by legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander argues that although Jim Crow laws have been eliminated, the racial caste system it set up was not eradicated. Its simply been redesigned, and now racial control functions through the criminal justice system. [includes rush transcript]
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Dr. Gabor Maté: When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection 1 of 2
 
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The Vancouver-based Dr. Gabor Maté argues that too many doctors seem to have forgotten what was once a commonplace assumptionthat emotions are deeply implicated in both the development of illness and in the restoration of health. Based on medical studies and his own experience with chronically ill patients at the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital, where he was the Medical Coordinator for seven years, Dr. Gabor Mate makes the case that there are important links between the mind and the immune system. He found that stress and individual emotional makeup play critical roles in an array of diseases.
Views: 57759 mediagrrl9
Chris Hedges: Obama is a "Poster Child for the Death of the Liberal Class" 1 of 2
 
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Democracy Now! - democracynow.org The compromise tax-cut deal that President Obama signed into law on Friday has angered many of his supporters. In his new book, Death of the Liberal Class, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges argues that the failure of President Obama to represent the interests of his supporters is just another example of a quickly dying liberal class. In the book, Hedges explains how the five pillars of the liberal class—the press, universities, unions, liberal churches and the Democratic Party—have become corrupt.
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Physician and Author Gabor Maté on ADHD, Bullying and the Destruction of American Childhood 1 of 3
 
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A spike in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental disorders has fueled an unprecedented reliance on pharmaceutical medications to treat children, with long-term effects that remain unknown. Democracy Now! speaks with Canadian physician and best-selling author, Dr. Gabor Maté. Watch Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kYI6tAGtiQ Dr. Maté argues that these responses are treating surface symptoms as causes while ignoring deeper roots. He says children are in fact reacting to the broader collapse of the nurturing conditions needed for their healthy development.
Views: 12818 mediagrrl9
The Assassination of Fred Hampton How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther 1 of 3
 
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Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. On December 4th, 1969, Chicago police raided Fred Hamptons apartment and shot and killed him in his bed. He was just twenty-one years old. Black Panther leader Mark Clark was also killed in the raid. While authorities claimed the Panthers had opened fire on the police who were there to serve a search warrant for weapons, evidence later emerged that told a very different story: that the FBI, the Cook County states attorneys office and the Chicago police conspired to assassinate Fred Hampton. We speak with attorney Jeffrey Haas, author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. [includes rush transcript]
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The Assassination of Fred Hampton How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther 2 of 3
 
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"The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther" Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. On December 4th, 1969, Chicago police raided Fred Hamptons apartment and shot and killed him in his bed. He was just twenty-one years old. Black Panther leader Mark Clark was also killed in the raid. While authorities claimed the Panthers had opened fire on the police who were there to serve a search warrant for weapons, evidence later emerged that told a very different story: that the FBI, the Cook County states attorneys office and the Chicago police conspired to assassinate Fred Hampton. We speak with attorney Jeffrey Haas, author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. [includes rush transcript]
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"In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts" Dr. Gabor Maté interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now 1 of 2
 
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"In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts": Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician at Vancouver Safe-Injection Site, on the Biological and Socio-Economic Roots of Addiction and ADD Dr. Gabor Maté is the staff physician at the Portland Hotel Society, which runs a residence/harm reduction facility and North America's only supervised safe-injection site in Vancouver, Canada, home to one of the world's densest areas of drug users. The bestselling author of four books, we speak to Dr. Maté about his latest, "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction", which proposes new approaches to treating addiction through an understanding of its biological and political origins. We also talk to Dr. Maté about his work on Attention Deficit Disorder and the mind-body connection.
Views: 18961 mediagrrl9
Democracy Now's Amy Goodman plays Hardball
 
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Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now goes head to head with R. Emmett Tyrrell of the American Spectator on the 08/23/07 MSNBC program. Goodman exposes the media's manipulation of "Michelle Obama vs. Hillary Clinton"kerfuffle.
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Utah Phillips on "Making a Living, Not a Killing"
 
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Amy Goodman interviews Utah Phillips for Democracy Now! in 2004. In part 5 of the interview, Utah tells how he started out in New York, fired his agent, and decided not to play music for profit.
Views: 38791 mediagrrl9
Noam Chomsky on Reagan's Distorted Legacy, Wisconsin Protests & Obama's Activist Crackdown. 2 of 2
 
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DemocracyNow.org - World-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses several domestic issues in the United States, including the protests in defense of public sector employees and unions in Wisconsin, how the U.S. deification of former President Ronald Reagan resembles North Korea, and the crackdown on political activists with anti-terror laws and FBI raids. Chomsky is professor emeritus at MIT and the author of more than 100 books. Watch Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFRadCGY_ao For the entire video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for additional interviews with Noam Chomsky, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater Founder Erik Prince's Effort To Build A Private Army in the UAE. 1 of 2
 
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DemocracyNow.org - 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. The troops could be deployed if foreign guest workers stage revolts in labor camps, or if the UAE regime were challenged by pro-democracy protests like those sweeping the Arab world. Watch Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOuxXIB8Sy8 To download the video/audio podcast, read the transcript, or for additional Democracy Now! interviews with Jeremy Scahill, visit: http://www.democracynow.org/tags/jeremy_scahill FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Michael Pollan's: "Don't Buy Any Food You've Ever Seen Advertised". Democracy Now 5/14/09 1 of 2
 
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Michael Pollan is one of the nations leading writers and thinkers in this country on the issue of food. He is author of several books about food, including The Botany of Desire, The Omnivores Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto. In light of what he calls the processed food industrys co-option of sustainability and its vast spending on marketing, Pollan advises to be wary of any food thats advertised.
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Amy Goodman spoils MSNBC's Birthday - Where's Donahue?
 
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On MSNBC's 10th anniversary, on Chris Matthew's Hardball guest Amy Goodman of Democracy Now criticizes the network executives for firing Phil Donahue for his anti-war views, citing secret NBC memo. Where are the peace voices?
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Utah Phillips on War and Non-Violence
 
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Amy Goodman interviewed Utah Phillips for Democracy Now! in 2004. In part 2 of the interview, Utah discusses his own military service and becoming a pacifist.
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Utah Phillips on the Role of the Media
 
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Amy Goodman interviews Utah Phillips for Democracy Now! in 2004. In part 4 of the interview, Utah talks about television, storytelling, capitalism, and alternative media.
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Phil Ochs: The Life and Legacy of a Legendary American Folk Singer. 1 of 2
 
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democracynow.org - The legendary American folk singer Phil Ochs is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential political musicians. Rising to fame in the 1960s, Ochs used his music to both chronicle and help mobilize the labor rights, civil rights, and antiwar movements. A new documentary, "Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune," has just been released chronicling Ochs' life. Democracy Now! speaks with Phil Ochs' brother, Michael, and the director of the film, Kenneth Bowser, which premiered yesterday in New York City. Watch Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaf5wwE_IFs For the entire interview, video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for other interviews with folk musicians such as Pete Seeger and Joan Baez, visit www.democracynow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Bill Moyers asks: "Why will Amy Goodman of Democracy Now never show up on 'Meet The Press'?"
 
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Bill Moyers asks Jay Rosen and Glenn Greenwald, "Why will Amy Goodman of Democracy Now never show up on 'Meet The Press'? on Bill Moyers Journal, Feb. 6, 2009.
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Augusto Boal, Founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, Dies at 78. Democracy Now 5/6/09 1 of 2
 
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Augusto Boal, Founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, Dies at 78 Augusto Boal, the legendary Brazilian political playwright and popular educator, died Saturday at the age of seventy-eight. He was the founder of the Theater of the Oppressed, a popular international movement for a participatory form of theater as a means of promoting knowledge, democratic forms of interaction, and transformation. We play a never-before-aired interview on his life and work. [includes rush transcript]
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Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 5 of 6
 
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DemocracyNow.org - Watch Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwV92x0btLU Democracy Now! speaks to MIT Professor Noam Chomsky in an extended interview about what these popular uprisings means for the future of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in the region, how U.S. fear of the Muslim Brotherhood is really fear of democracy in the Arab world, and what the Egyptian protests mean for people in the United States. Chomsky examines the role of U.S. corporations in a "stable" Egypt in the Middle East For the video/audio podcast, transcript, and for complete coverage of the protests in Egypt, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 4 of 6
 
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DemocracyNow.org - Watch Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC86b-i2Kng Democracy Now! speaks to MIT Professor Noam Chomsky in an extended interview about what these popular uprisings means for the future of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in the region, how U.S. fear of the Muslim Brotherhood is really fear of democracy in the Arab world, and what the Egyptian protests mean for people in the United States. Chomsky says U.S. fear of the Muslim Brotherhood is really a fear of democracy in the Middle East. For the video/audio podcast, transcript, and for complete coverage of the protests in Egypt, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Jeremy Scahill Testifies on Defense Contracting, 5.10.2007
 
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There are over 120,000 private contractors currently deployed in Iraq and yesterday, a House panel put some of the harshest criticisms of this privatization of war into the congressional record for the first time. The House Appropriations subcommittee on defense held a hearing on Thursday about defense contracting. Testifying before the panel was journalist Jeremy Scahill and filmmaker Robert Greenwald. Jeremy is a Democracy Now! correspondent and an investigative reporter for The Nation magazine. He is author of the book "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army." In his opening remarks, he spoke about the lack of oversight of the tens of thousands of contractors deployed in Iraq.
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Kim Ives & Dan Coughlin on WikiLeaks Cables that Reveal "Secret History" of U.S. Bullying in Haiti
 
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DemocracyNow.org - The Nation magazine, in partnership with the Haitian weekly newspaper, Haïti Liberté, has launched a series of reports based on more than 19,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. Democracy Now! interviews the report authors, Kim Ives and Dan Coughlin, both longtime Haiti correspondents. Called "The PetroCaribe Files," the series begins with an exposé of how the United States—with pressure from Exxon and Chevron—tried to interfere with an oil agreement between Haiti and Venezuela that would save Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, $100 million per year. "It is really amazing to see an ambassador pushing around a president, and all his officials telling them what to do, trying to tell them what Haiti's interests are. It is the epitome of arrogance," says Ives. For the podcast, transcripts and for Democracy Now!'s vast news archive on reports about Haiti, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/3/wikileaks_cables_reveal_secret_history_of FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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"Hot Coffee" Film Explores How Corporations Spend Millions to Alter the U.S. Civil Justice System
 
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DemocracyNow.org - "Hot Coffee," a new documentary that premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival, looks at the stories of four people whose lives were devastated when they were denied access to the courtroom after being injured. The film documents how corporations have spent millions to promote the case for tort reform. Democracy Now! interviews the film's director Susan Saladoff. For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for today's entire show, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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John Pilger Calls UK National Health Service a Treasure, Blasts US Healthcare Democracy Now 7/2/09
 
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John Pilger Calls UK National Health Service a Treasure, Blasts US Lawmakers for Being "In Bed With Powerful Interests" and Neglecting "Their Own People's Basic Human Rights" We play an excerpt of an extended interview with Australian investigative journalist, John Pilger. Speaking about the U.S. health care system, Pilger says, What is it about US legislators that they appear to be so in bed with such powerful interests, such as the insurance companies, that they cant represent their own peoples needs, their own peoplss basic human rights.
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FBI Documents on Senator Paul Wellstone Raise Questions about His Death 8 Years Ago
 
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Minnesota Public Radio has obtained the FBI record of the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, who died in a plane crash eight years ago this week. The records show the FBI first tracked Wellstone in 1970 after he was arrested at an anti-Vietnam War protest. The records might also raise new questions about the plane crash that killed Wellstone, his wife, his daughter and three staffers. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the crash was caused by pilot error, but the FBI documents reveal for the first time that specific criminal leads were pursued by investigators. Democracy Now! interviews Minnesota Public Radio reporter Madeleine Baran. For the complete interview, transcripts and more information, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2010/10/29/8_years_later Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit www.DemocracyNow.org/donate
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Dr. Gabor Maté: When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection 2 of 2
 
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The Vancouver-based Dr. Gabor Maté argues that too many doctors seem to have forgotten what was once a commonplace assumptionthat emotions are deeply implicated in both the development of illness and in the restoration of health. Based on medical studies and his own experience with chronically ill patients at the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital, where he was the Medical Coordinator for seven years, Dr. Gabor Mate makes the case that there are important links between the mind and the immune system. He found that stress and individual emotional makeup play critical roles in an array of diseases.
Views: 16571 mediagrrl9
Joseph Stiglitz on "Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%" (Vanity Fair) & Analysis of GOP Budget. 1 of 2
 
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DemocracyNow.org - This week Republicans unveiled a budget proposal for 2012 that cuts more than $5.8 trillion in government spending over the next decade. Democracy Now! interviews Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who addresses the growing class divide taking place in the United States and inequality in a new Vanity Fair article titled, "Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%." Watch Part 2: http://youtu.be/v8s1p7NdHm0 Stiglitz is a professor at Columbia University and author of numerous books, most recently, "Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy." "It's not just that the people at the top are getting richer," Stiglitz says. "Actually, they're gaining, and everybody else is decreasing... And right now, we are worse than Old Europe." For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for today's entire show, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/7/nobel_economist_joseph_stiglitz_assault_on FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Harry Belafonte on the Obama Presidency: Interviewed at the Sundance Film Festival
 
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DemocracyNow.org - Democracy Now! speaks with legendary singer, actor, humanitarian and activist, Harry Belafonte about the first two years of the Obama presidency. "I think [Obama] plays the game that he plays because he sees no threat from evidencing concerns for the poor," Belafonte says. "He sees no threat from evidencing a deeper concern for the needs of black people, as such. He feels no great threat from evidencing a greater policy towards the international community, for expressing thoughts that criticize the American position on things and turns that around. Until we do that, I think we will be forever disappointed in what that administration will deliver." Belafonte was interviewed at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for today's entire show, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary
 
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We end todays show with the words of Malcolm X. Sunday marked the 45th anniversary of his death. He was assassinated February 21, 1965, as he spoke before a packed audience in Harlems Audubon Ballroom. He was just 39 years old. This May 19th wouldve been his 85th birthday. This is an excerpt of a speech Malcolm X gave at the Audubon Ballroom about half a year earlier. Its called By Any Means Necessary.
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Michael Pollan's: "Don't Buy Any Food You've Ever Seen Advertised". Democracy Now 5/14/09 2 of 2
 
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Michael Pollan is one of the nations leading writers and thinkers in this country on the issue of food. He is author of several books about food, including The Botany of Desire, The Omnivores Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto. In light of what he calls the processed food industrys co-option of sustainability and its vast spending on marketing, Pollan advises to be wary of any food thats advertised.
Views: 72593 mediagrrl9
WikiLeaks Cables: Pfizer Targeted Nigerian Attorney General to Undermine Suit 1 of 2
 
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Democracy Now! December 17, 2010 Full video: http://www.democracynow.org/2010/12/17/wikileaks_cables_pfizer_targeted_nigerian_attorney Diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer hired investigators to find evidence of corruption against the Nigerian attorney general to pressure him to drop a $6 billion lawsuit over fraudulent drug tests on Nigerian children. Researchers did not obtain signed consent forms, and medical personnel said Pfizer did not tell parents their children were getting the experimental drug. Eleven children died and others suffered disabling injuries including deafness, muteness, paralysis, brain damage, loss of sight, slurred speech. We speak to Washington Post reporter Joe Stephens, who helped break the story in 2000; and Musikilu Mojeed, a Nigerian journalist who has worked on this story for the Next newspaper in Lagos.   For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for today's entire show, visit www.DemocracyNow.org.   Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/121710YT
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Michael Hastings: Army Deploys Psychological Operations on U.S. Senators in Afghanistan War Effort
 
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DemocracyNow.org - Federal law prohibits the military from using propaganda and psychological tactics on U.S. citizens, but that is exactly what may have happened in Afghanistan according to reporter Michael Hastings, who was interviewed by Democracy Now! about his recent expose for Rolling Stone magazine is called, "Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-ops on U.S. senators." In the article, Hastings writes that Lt. General William Caldwell, the commander of NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan, illegally employed psychological operations to manipulate visiting U.S. senators into providing more troops and funding for the war effort. "It show how far-off the rails the entire operation has gone," Hasting says. "The most important battlefield isn't in Afghanistan, it is in Washington." For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, for additional coverage on the war in Afghanistan, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/4/michael_hastings_army_deploys_psy_ops FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Dr. Michio Kaku on His New Book, "Physics of the Future: How Science Will Change Daily Life by 2100"
 
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Dr. Michio Kaku, a Japanese-American theoretical physicist and best-selling author, is interviewed by Democracy Now! about his new book, "Physics of the Future: How Science Will Change Daily Life by 2100." Kaku outlines a future in which cars will be driven by computers, the aging process will be frozen, and the Internet will be surfed in contact lenses. Dr. Michio Kaku is a professor of theoretical physics at the City University Of New York and the City College of New York. For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for more independent reports about the Japan crisis, see the Democracy Now! news archive at, http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/13/dr_michio_kaku_on_physics_of FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Jeremy Scahill: CIA Hired Private Military Firm Blackwater for Secret Assassination Program 1 of 2
 
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CIA Hired Private Military Firm Blackwater for Secret Assassination Program The New York Times is reporting the CIA hired contractors from Blackwater in 2004 as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda. The C.I.A. spent several million dollars on the program, which the Times claims did not successfully capture or kill any terrorist suspects. We speak to independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of the bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the Worlds Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
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Noam Chomsky Speech: The U.S. & Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World"
 
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DemocracyNow.org - Speaking at the 25th anniversary of celebration of the national media watch group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky analyzes the U.S. response to the popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. Democracy Now! was there to tape his speech. "Across the [Middle East], the overwhelming majority of the population regards the United States as the main threat to their interests," Chomsky says. "The reason is very simple ... Plainly, the U.S. and allies are not going to want governments, which are responsive to the will of the people. If that happens, not only will the U.S. not control the region, but it will be thrown out." To read the complete transcript, to download the audio podcast, and to see additional Democracy Now! interviews with Noam Chomsky,visit http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/11/noam_chomsky_the_us_and_its FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Daily Digest Email List: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Marxist Geographer David Harvey on the G20, the Financial Crisis and Neoliberalism. 4/2/09 2 of 3
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq6S-RCwg80 for part 3 For some analysis on the G20 summit and the financial crisis, we speak to a leading thinker on the global economy. David Harvey is a Marxist geographer and distinguished professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including The Limits to Capital and A Brief History of Neoliberalism. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/2/marxist_geographer_david_harvey_on_the
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Regis Philbin watches Democracy Now!
 
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Regis talks about his dinner with Amy Goodman on his show Live with Regis and Kelly
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Noam Chomsky on Reagan's Distorted Legacy, Wisconsin Protests & Obama's Activist Crackdown. 1 of 2
 
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DemocracyNow.org - World-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses several domestic issues in the United States, including the protests in defense of public sector employees and unions in Wisconsin, how the U.S. deification of former President Ronald Reagan resembles North Korea, and the crackdown on political activists with anti-terror laws and FBI raids. Chomsky is professor emeritus at MIT and the author of more than 100 books. Watch Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8g_XE4oZqU For the entire video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for additional interviews with Noam Chomsky, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Norman Finkelstein vs Martin Indyk over Gaza and the "Peace Process" 1/8/09 Democracy Now  1 of 4
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFD5e5ZLSqg for part 2 The Israeli assault on Gaza is entering its thirteenth day. Some 700 Palestinians have been killed, with many thousands more wounded, and a humanitarian crisis is mounting. Ten Israelis have died, four by friendly fire. A ceasefire has not been reached, and the offensive continues. We host a debate between Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs during the Clinton administration, director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and author of, Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East, and Norman Finkelstein, author of several books, including The Holocaust Industry, Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict and Beyond Chutzpah. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/1/8/former_amb_martin_indyk_vs_author
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"Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City" Democracy Now 7/2/09 1 of 2
 
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We speak with NYU professor Greg Grandin about his new book, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Fords Forgotten Jungle City. The book tells the story of Henry Ford, the richest man in the world in the 1920s, and his attempt to build a rubber plantation and a miniature Midwest factory town deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.
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Peace Activist and Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Beaten, Arrested for Silent Protest at Clinton Speech
 
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DemocracyNow.org - This week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a major address calling for Internet freedom around the world. As Clinton condemned the Egyptian and Iranian governments for arresting and beating protesters, former U.S. Army and CIA officer Ray McGovern was violently ejected from the audience and arrested after he stood up and turned his back in a silent protest of America's foreign policy. Ray McGovern joins us from Washington, D.C. For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for today's entire show, visit http://www.DemocracyNow.org. FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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50th Anniversary of the First Freedom Ride: New Documentary Recounts Historic 1961 Effort
 
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DemocracyNow.org - It was 50 years ago today on May 4, 1961, when mixed groups of black and white students took two public buses from Washington, D.C., and intended to arrive in New Orleans two weeks later. They were risking their lives to challenge segregation, and called themselves the "freedom riders." President Obama has issued a proclamation honoring May 2011 as the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides, and called on Americans to celebrate their struggle for equal rights during the civil rights movement. At last year's Sundance Film Festival, Democracy Now! interviewed Stanley Nelson about his new documentary that tells the story of what happened to these brave students and how they inspired hundreds of others to join the Freedom Rides and eventually succeed in desegregating public transportation. Democracy Now! also talks with two freedom riders featured in the film, Bernard Lafayette and Jim Zwerg. The "Freedom Riders" will air on PBS's American Experience on May 16. This is just a 15-minute excerpt of the longer interview. To watch the complete interview, read the transcripts and to download the audio/video podcast, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/4/50th_anniversary_of_the_first_freedom FOLLOW US: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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