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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. 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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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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Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal 'Profound Hatred for Democracy' by U.S. Govt Officials 1 of 3
 
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In a national broadcast exclusive interview, Democracy Now! speaks with world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky about the release of more than 250,000 secret U.S. State Department cables by the whistleblower website, WikiLeaks. Watch Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWb_oyk2L5I In 1971, Chomsky helped government whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg release the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret internal U.S. account of the Vietnam War. Commenting on the revelations that several Arab leaders are urging the United States to attack Iran, Chomsky says, "latest polls show] Arab opinion holds that the major threat in the region is Israel, that's 80 percent; the second threat is the United States, that's 77 percent. Iran is listed as a threat by 10 percent," Chomsky says. "This may not be reported in the newspapers, but it's certainly familiar to the Israeli and U.S. governments and the ambassadors. What this reveals is the profound hatred for democracy on the part of our political leadership." For the uninterrupted interview, the podcast, transcript, and for complete WikiLeaks coverage, visit www.DemocracyNow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit www.DemocracyNow.org/donate
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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: 1390155 mediagrrl9
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.
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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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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: 482617 mediagrrl9
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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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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Author Derrick Jensen: "It's Very Important For Us To Start to Build a Culture of Resistance" 1 of 2
 
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Derrick Jensen has been called the poet philosopher of the ecological movement. He has written some 15 books critiquing contemporary society and the destruction of the environment. His many books include "A Language Older Than Words," "Endgame," "What We Left Behind," "Resistance Against Empire" and, his latest, "Deep Green Resistance. "This is Part I of a Democracy Now's conversation with Jensen, taped a few weeks ago in San Francisco. Watch Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqHSLDuXR8 "I think a lot of us are increasingly recognizing that the dominant culture is killing the planet," Jensen says. "I think it's very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we're doing isn't working, clearly." For the complete interview, transcript, podcast, and more information, visit www.DemocracyNow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit www.DemocracyNow.org/donate
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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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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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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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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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Physician and Author Gabor Maté on ADHD, Bullying and the Destruction of American Childhood 3 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. 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.
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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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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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Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist: Fukishima Daiichi Nuclear Facility is a "Ticking Time Bomb"
 
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Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist: Fukishima Daiichi Nuclear Facility is a "Ticking Time Bomb" The Japanese government is trying to calm fears about radiation levels and food safety in the region around the heavily damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, even as it has raised the severity rating of the crisis to the highest possible level. "Radiation is continuing to leak out of the reactors, the situation is not stable at all," says Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at the City University Of New York and the City College of New York, in an interview on Democracy Now! April 13. "The slightest disturbance could set off a full scale melt down at three nuclear power stations—far beyond what we saw at Chernobyl." 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/expert_despite_japanese_govt_claims_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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"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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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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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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Bruce Springsteen on Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday. Democracy Now 5/4/09 2 of 15
 
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Legendary folk singer, banjo player, storyteller, and political and environmental activist Pete Seeger turned ninety on Sunday. More than 18,000 people packed New Yorks Madison Square Garden Sunday celebrate the man, the music and the movement. Watch Democracy Now's hour-long special on Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at http://www.democracynow.org/2009/5/4/legendary_folk_singer_activist_pete_seeger
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Pentagon Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on Wikileaks Iraq War Docs (Part 1 of 2)
 
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DemocracyNow.org — CLICK HERE FOR PART 2 of 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJ0AUs09jM In an exclusive interview, Democracy Now! speaks with Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about the WikiLeaks release of 400,000 U.S. intelligence reports on the Iraq War. Ellsberg became them most famous government whistleblower in the United States after leaking the classified history of the Vietnam War in 1971. He joined WikiLeaks for the press conference announcing the release of the Iraq War logs. For Democracy Now!'s complete coverage of all of WikiLeaks document releases, the transcript or podcast, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2010/10/22/wikileaks. Consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! athttp://www.democracynow.org/donate.
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Amiri Baraka on Democracy Now! About Marable's Biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
 
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DemocracyNow.org - After two decades of work, Dr. Manning Marable completed a new biography, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention." Dr. Marable used material for his book that had been recently made available, thus providing a new insight into the famed civil rights leader. His biography, however, has also refueled the debate on many controversial aspects of Malcolm X's life and interpretation of his politics and legacy. To discuss Dr. Marable's biography, Democracy Now! speaks with Amiri Baraka is an acclaimed poet, playwright, music historian and activist based in Newark, New Jersey. Baraka was one of three guests in a Democracy Now! roundtable discussion, including Herb Boyd, a Harlem-based activist, teacher and author who edits the online publication, The Black World Today. Also joining the discussion is Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and author of numerous books including, "Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X." To watch the entire discussion on Malcolm X, read the complete transcript, get the video/audio podcast, or sign up for the daily news digest, visit http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2011/5/19 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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Penn. Judges Plead Guilty To Taking Bribes  For Placing Youths in Privately Owned Jails 2 of 2
 
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An unprecedented case of judicial corruption is unfolding in Pennsylvania. Several hundred families have filed a class-action lawsuit against two former judges whove pleaded guilty to taking bribes in return for placing youths in privately owned jails. Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan are said to have received $2.6 million for ensuring juvenile suspects were jailed in prisons operated by the companies PA Child Care and a sister company, Western PA Child Care. Some of the youths were jailed over the objections of their probation officers. An estimated 5,000 juveniles have been sentenced by Ciavarella since the scheme started in 2002. We speak to two youths sentenced by Ciavarella and to Bob Schwartz of the Juvenile Law Center. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/2/17/penn_judges_plead_guilty_to_taking
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Author Derrick Jensen: "It's Very Important For Us To Start to Build a Culture of Resistance" 2 of 2
 
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Derrick Jensen has been called the poet philosopher of the ecological movement. He has written some 15 books critiquing contemporary society and the destruction of the environment. His many books include "A Language Older Than Words," "Endgame," "What We Left Behind," "Resistance Against Empire" and, his latest, "Deep Green Resistance. "This is Part I of a Democracy Now's conversation with Jensen, taped a few weeks ago in San Francisco. "I think a lot of us are increasingly recognizing that the dominant culture is killing the planet," Jensen says. "I think it's very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we're doing isn't working, clearly." For the complete interview, transcript, podcast, and more information, visit www.DemocracyNow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit www.DemocracyNow.org/donate
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Singer songwriter Joan Baez on Pete Seeger Turning 90. Democracy Now 5/4/09 4 of 15
 
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Legendary folk singer, banjo player, storyteller, and political and environmental activist Pete Seeger turned ninety on Sunday. More than 18,000 people packed New Yorks Madison Square Garden Sunday celebrate the man, the music and the movement. Watch Democracy Now's hour-long special on Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at http://www.democracynow.org/2009/5/4/legendary_folk_singer_activist_pete_seeger
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Democracy Now! - John Pilger on Empire 3 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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Melissa Harris Lacewell and Gloria Steinem debate part2
 
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Melissa Harris Lacewell and Gloria Steinem debate democratic politics and the 2008 presidential election
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Noam Chomsky on Popular Uprisings in the Middle East. An Extended Interview on Democracy Now! 3 of 6
 
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DemocracyNow.org - Watch Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE_8KYEZVVY 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 discusses the impact of revelations from WikiLeaks on the uprising in Egypt and the consequences of U.S. support for radical Islamism. 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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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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Seymour Hersh on the Arab Spring, "Disaster" US Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Part 1 of 2
 
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DemocracyNow.org - Democracy Now! asks veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh to assess the popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa amidst ongoing U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Despite touted gains and an upcoming U.S. military withdrawal deadline in Iraq, Hersh says: "Whatever you're hearing, Iraq is going bad ... It's sectarian war, and the big question will be whether we pull out or not." On the uprisings, Hersh says Saudi Arabia—fearing an overthrow of the regional order—is driving the embattled regimes' attempts to crush the protests. For the transcript, podcast, and the extended interview with Seymour Hersh, visit :list today's date URL Democracy Now! News Archive With Reports on Popular Uprisings Across Middle East and North Africa: http://www.democracynow.org/tags/rolling_rebellions 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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Phil Ochs: The Life and Legacy of a Legendary American Folk Singer. 2 of 2
 
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Watch Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wNFdTFrEqA 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. 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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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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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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"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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