Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. www.democracynow.org

11.10.2019

Over 60 People Arrested in Extinction Rebellion Protests in New York City

Over 60 People Arrested in Extinction Rebellion Protests in New York City

In New York City, over 60 protesters were arrested Thursday after shutting down an intersection in the heart of Times Square as part of a climate action organized by Extinction Rebellion. Isabel: “My name is Isabel. I’m a student at NYU, and I’m incredibly scared at the state of our world. And… »

10.10.2019

Extinction Rebellion Protests Hit London Airport, Demanding Climate Change Action

Extinction Rebellion Protests Hit London Airport, Demanding Climate Change Action

Extinction Rebellion protests are continuing around the globe with nonviolent actions demanding urgent action on the climate crisis. This morning, protesters blocked roads leading to London’s city airport and held a sit-in protest inside a terminal, disrupting flights. In Central London, hundreds of mothers with babies blocked traffic and held… »

10.10.2019

Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital

Tens of thousands of people, led by indigenous leaders, are expected to again bring Ecuador to a standstill today in massive ongoing anti-government protests. Demonstrators flooded the streets of Quito Tuesday to decry government-imposed austerity measures and a steep hike in fuel prices, despite a severe police crackdown. Civil unrest… »

09.10.2019

This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action

This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action

More than 700 people have been arrested in civil disobedience actions as the group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of protests in 60 cities worldwide, demanding urgent government action on the climate crisis. Its members have superglued themselves to government buildings, occupied public landmarks, shut down roads and taken… »

05.10.2019

Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State’s Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State’s Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

California is in a legal battle with the Trump administration over tailpipe emissions, air quality and climate change. California recently joined nearly two dozen other states to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration after it revoked the state’s air pollution standards for cars and light trucks, in its latest… »

24.09.2019

Greta Thunberg and Artemisa Xakriabá, two young girls, one message.

Greta Thunberg and Artemisa Xakriabá, two young girls, one message.

How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Slams World’s Focus on Economic “Fairy Tales” While Ecosystems Collapse  Picture: Democracy Now! At the New York Climate Summit: “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you… »

23.09.2019

Benny Gantz Declares Victory, Rejects Overture from Netanyahu

Benny Gantz Declares Victory, Rejects Overture from Netanyahu

In news from the Middle East, Israel’s former army chief Benny Gantz has declared victory over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Monday’s election. With 99% of the vote counted, Gantz’s Blue and White party has two more parliamentary seats than Netanyahu’s Likud party. Gantz has vowed to form what… »

09.09.2019

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina and continues its path north, the death toll in the Bahamas has risen to 30 people. The actual number is expected to be far higher, with hundreds, if not thousands, still missing in the island nation. We speak to Susan Mangicaro, senior adviser for… »

07.09.2019

Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl

Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl

Following a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia that left seven dead, we look back at the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. It sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and over a large portion of Europe, but the death toll from Chernobyl remains unknown. Chernobyl is considered the… »

28.08.2019

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe

In the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed a sweeping 10-year, $16 trillion plan that would rapidly transition the U.S. energy sector to renewables in order to mitigate the climate crisis. It’s the most ambitious climate plan laid out by any presidential candidate to date. Sanders announced his… »

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