The Bodies of War That Iraq War Architects Dare Not Acknowledge or Confront

By: Friday March 22, 2013 1:23 pm

Tomas Young, a veteran of the Iraq War whose story was presented in the 2007 documentary, Body of War, appeared on “Democracy Now!” on March 21. The dying soldier read his moving letter to President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and all the other war criminals that sent him and tens of thousands [...]

Brennan’s CIA Confirmation Hearing as ‘Kabuki Oversight’ & Anwar al-Awlaki’s Posthumous Trial

By: Friday February 8, 2013 5:19 pm

Nobody doubts that Obama’s counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, who has been serving as an assassination czar developing a targeted killing program, will be confirmed to the position of CIA chief. In that sense, Jeremy Scahill was completely right to describe what the press and public saw yesterday during the confirmation hearing as “kabuki oversight.” Scahill was [...]

Film Highlights Public Defenders Fighting Against Creation of Permanent Underclass

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 4:48 pm

An HBO documentary on the right that everyone has to a defense lawyer when they are charged with a crime, even if they cannot afford one, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film “Gideon’s Army,” was featured on “Democracy Now!” this morning. The film’s release coincides with the fifty-year anniversary of the Supreme Court [...]

‘Dirty Wars’ Film Brings Global War on Terrorism Out of the Shadows

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 12:23 pm

“The world is a battlefield,” is the tagline for Dirty Wars, a documentary that premiered days ago at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film produced by Nation national security correspondent Jeremy Scahill and Big Noise Films director Rick Rowley attempts to bring the US global war on terrorism out of the shadows by spotlighting [...]

Two-Party System’s Stranglehold Threatens Future Where Frankenstorms Like Sandy Become Normal

By: Monday October 29, 2012 6:57 pm

As Hurricane Sandy thrashes the northeastern part of the United States, the connection between climate change and this extreme weather must be made. That connection must involve a reflection, especially one on the politics of the present that have only intensified the impact of climate change. Both President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt [...]

Leaked 2012 Presidential Debates Contract: Few Critical Points Worth Raising

By: Monday October 15, 2012 8:25 pm

A copy of the secret debate contract the campaigns for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney drew up for the 2012 presidential debates has leaked. TIME has posted it. The contract includes express limitations related to other candidates qualifying for debates, not publicly calling or participating in additional debates, not mentioning people in the audience beyond [...]

TransCanada’s Paid Goons Arrest Ten Tar Sands Blockaders

By: Monday October 15, 2012 6:30 pm

More than fifty people reportedly risked arrest in Winnsboro, Texas, today, as they walked on to the area where TransCanada is constructing its Keystone XL pipeline and engaged in civil disobedience. Multiple individuals chose to defend and show solidarity with people who have been in the trees for the past three weeks taking direct action [...]

Democracy Now! ‘Expands’ the Presidential Debate (WATCH)

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 6:52 pm

democracynow on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is holding its first presidential debate tonight with Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Excluded from the debate will be Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who are both on [...]

Five Stages of Impunity for Torture

By: Saturday September 22, 2012 12:33 pm

One hallmark of the administration of President Barack Obama has been the commitment of the administration to move forward and not look back—to, as a Democratic Party operative only concerned with election results might say, not re-litigate the eight years of the administration of George W. Bush. This means no accountability for those responsible for [...]

Former Homeland Security Analyst Describes Being Retaliated Against for Work on White Supremacist Terrorism

By: Thursday August 9, 2012 6:44 pm

A Homeland Security Department analyst and a 2009 report he helped produce on right-wing extremism is receiving increased attention after Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old white supremacist and military veteran, shot and killed six worshipers and wounded others, including a police officer, at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Daryl Johnson worked for the Homeland Security [...]

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