Tag Archive for Democracy Now!

Bitches Get Stuff Done – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gives Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) a Civics Lesson

But They Shouldn’t Have to Put Up with This Crap The long and painful descent of the Republican party has certainly been a marvel to behold. I recently wrote about this after discovering Henry Fairlie’s warning of the party’s impending devolution at the dawn of the Reagan Revolution. Fairlie detected a distinct eau de fascism…

Short Walk Home, Long Walk to Freedom

For seventy years, Israeli violence has permeated every aspect of Palestinians’ lives. Once again, Palestinians are resisting This excellent Visualizing Palestine graphic vastly undercounts the dead after yesterday’s massacre of Gaza protesters, but it remains an effective visualization – many Gaza residents are not far from the land they called home, and have the right to…

The Russiagate Woes of the Profit-Driven Press Continue

Here are two reports – from Democracy Now! on January 2 and The Real News Network on December 11 – detailing yet another false mainstream media story that purportedly proved Russia/Trump/WikiLeaks collusion. In its zealous effort to prove the Russiagate narrative it has promoted for more than a year, much of the corporate press continues…

Calls for a National Strike in Honduras, While Authorities Proceed with Electoral Theft

Social Movements in Honduras Call for National Strike Telesur 12/11/17 Honduran democracy on the brink  Al Jazeera 12/11/17 Honduras Election Body Says Partial Vote Recount Shows Same Result Telesur 12/10/17 Honduras opposition requests annulment of election results Deutsche Welle 12/9/17 No Democracy Here: Ousted Honduran Pres. Zelaya Says 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Led to Election Crisis…

Full Remarks of Heather Heyer’s Mother at Her Memorial: Make It Count

Transcript below and video above courtesy of Democracy Now! SUSAN BRO: My child’s famous Facebook post was: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” She paid attention. She made a lot of us pay attention. Oh, my gosh, dinner with her, we knew, was going to be an ordeal of listening. And conversation. And perhaps disagreement,…

Historian Peter Linebaugh on “The Incomplete, True, Authentic & Wonderful History of May Day” – Democracy Now!

Happy May Day, folks. Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! discussion of the history of May Day with historian Peter Linebaugh begins around the 29 min. mark of this video. Enjoy! Transcript of this April 29, 2016 show. That’s right, Sunday is May Day, or International Workers’ Day. Organizers and activists across the United States are planning…

Martin Luther King’s Beyond Vietnam Speech at Fifty is More Relevant Than Ever

Here’s a high quality audio recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, recorded on April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Baptist Church in New York City. Follow along with the transcript below. The speech marked a major turning point for King, and may very well have sealed his fate, as he linked the…

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Statement from the Army Corps of Engineers: By U.S. Army December 4, 2016 Army POC: Moira Kelley (703) 614-3992, [email protected] The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced today.…

Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton Assassinated by Chicago PD & Nixon Admin 47 Years Ago Today

Forty seven years ago, on December 4, 1969, Black Panther party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were assassinated by Chicago Police officers with cooperation from the FBI. Hampton was 21 years old at the time. Hampton had founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party at the age of 20. He led in…