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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: 481967 mediagrrl9
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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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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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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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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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 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: 16425 mediagrrl9
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: 72227 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]
Views: 76682 mediagrrl9
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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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: 1388307 mediagrrl9
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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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.
Views: 624801 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.
Views: 102126 mediagrrl9
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
Views: 18770 mediagrrl9
"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
Views: 10699 mediagrrl9
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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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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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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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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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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Iraq War Veteran Who Rescued Children in 2007 Apache Attack Describes Toll of Witnessing Killings
 
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Democracy Now!, October 7, 2010 Iraq war veteran Ethan McCord was one of three US soldiers who were on the ground during the Apache helicopter assault on twelve civilians in Baghdad in 2007 that was captured in a video released by WikiLeaks. McCord is seen on the video carrying one of the wounded children in his arms to get medical help.
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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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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
Views: 13400 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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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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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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Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Zizek on Capitalism, and the "Farcical" Financial Crisis 1 of 2
 
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Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Zizek on Capitalism, Healthcare, Latin American "Populism" and the "Farcical" Financial Crisis Dubbed by the National Review as the most dangerous political philosopher in the West and the New York Times as the Elvis of cultural theory, Slovenian philosopher and public intellectual Slavoj Žižek has written over fifty books on philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory. In his latest book, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, Žižek analyzes how the United States has moved from the tragedy of 9/11 to what he calls the farce of the financial meltdown.
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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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"I Love The US Republic, And I Hate The US Empire": Johan Galtung 2 of 4
 
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"I Love The US Republic, And I Hate The US Empire": Johan Galtung on the War in Afghanistan and How to Get Out We turn now to the second part of my interview with Johan Galtung. Known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies, he's spent the past half century pursuing non-violent conflict resolution in international relations. His latest book is "The Fall of the US Empire--And Then What?: Successors, Regionalization or Globalization? US Fascism or US Blossoming?" I spoke to him last week about his prediction of the collapse of U.S. empire in ten years, by 2020. In this second part of our interview, Galtung discusses his assessment of President Obama, the U.S. corporate media and more. But we began with the war in Afghanistan, where he has worked extensively in attempts at conflict resolution.
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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.
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Amy Goodman on CNN Newsroom with Rick Sanchez, November 10, 2008
 
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Amy Goodman speaks on the first African-American president-elect Barack Obama visiting the White House which was built by slaves, President Bush's use of well over 1,000 signing statements and President Obama signing an executive order to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Also briefly in the video is Chris Plante of the "Chris Plante Show" For more: www.democracynow.org or bookmark: http://www.youtube.com/user/mediagrrl9
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David Cay Johnston on Gov. Scott Walker's False Claims of Taxpayer Subsidies For Workers' Pensions
 
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DemocracyNow.org - In their coverage of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to undermine public workers' unions, many journalists have parroted Walker's claim that unionized state workers get their pensions "subsidized" by the state. Democracy Now! interviews investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Cay Johnston, who counters the assertion that pensions are costing taxpayers by pointing out that the workers themselves contribute 100 percent in deferred compensation. Johnson's latest article is called, "Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin: Who 'Contributes' to Public Workers' Pensions?" For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for additional reporting on the Wisconsin protests, 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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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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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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Matt Taibbi on Article in Rolling Stone Magazine Titled, "Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?"(Excerpt)
 
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DemocracyNow.org - "Nobody goes to jail," writes Matt Taibbi in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. "This is the mantra of the financial-crisis era, one that saw virtually every major bank and financial company on Wall Street embroiled in obscene criminal scandals that impoverished millions and collectively destroyed hundreds of billions, in fact, trillions of dollars of the world's wealth." In an interview with Democracy Now!, Taibbi explains how the American people have been defrauded by Wall Street investors and how the financial crisis is connected to the situations in states such as Wisconsin and Ohio. Watch the complete video: http://ow.ly/42ah3 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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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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Naomi Wolf on Democracy Now! 2 of 2
 
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Continuation of Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewing Naomi Wolf, author of, "The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot"
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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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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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Chalmers Johnson, 1931-2010, on the Last Days of the American Republic
 
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The distinguished scholar and best-selling author Chalmers Johnson has died. He passed away in California on Saturday afternoon at the age of 79. During the Cold War, he served as a consultant to the Central Intelligence Agency and was a supporter of the Vietnam War, however, later became a leading critic of U.S. militarism and imperialism. He wrote the book, "Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire" in 2000, which became a bestseller after the 9/11 attacks. He went on to complete what would become a trilogy about American empire. Today Democracy Now! re-airs part of its last interview with Chalmers Johnson from 2007. For additional interviews with Chalmers Johnson, the complete transcript, podcast, and more information, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/chalmers_johnson. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit www.DemocracyNow.org/donate
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Former Texas Governor Ann Richards Dies at 73
 
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Former Texas Governor Ann Richards died Wednesday night after a six-month battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. Under the banner of promoting a "New Texas," Richards appointed more women and more minorities to state posts than any of her predecessors. We play an address by Richards speaking in 2004 and speak about her life with veteran Texas lawyer Sissy Farenthold.
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George W. Bush Cancels Europe Trip As Human Rights Lawyers Threaten Legal Action Over Torture
 
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DemocracyNow.org - Former President George W. Bush has been forced to cancel a planned trip to Switzerland after human rights attorneys threatened to take legal action against him for sanctioning the use of torture. The Center for Constitutional Rights said they had planned to bring a complaint on behalf of two men who were tortured by U.S. interrogators and held at the military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. "It's disappointing we weren't able to actually prosecute him," says CCR Legal Director Bill Quigley, who was interviewed on Democracy Now! Feb. 10, 2011. "But I think it has shown worldwide, that even though he was the president of the United States, if you engage in torture ... there are consequences." 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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Utah Phillips on His Name, the IWW, and War Resistance
 
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Amy Goodman interviews Utah Phillips for Democracy Now! in 2004. In Part 3 of the interview, Utah explains how he got the name "U. Utah", the history of war resistance, and the Wobblies.
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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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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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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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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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