You Can’t Trust the (Corporate) Press
From operation mockingbird to wars based on official lies, you can't trust the corporate press. Democracy will only flourish when "the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”
Vendetta or Paranoia? The ‘Times,’ the ‘Beast’ and the Clintons
It's time to discuss the New York Times and the Clintons. Is it wrong to skew the discussion of alleged Times bias against the Clintons as Pulitzer-winning Times editors and staffers versus "diehard Clinton loyalists" and "allies?"
VIDEO: Facebook Accused of Censoring Hundreds of Prisoners by Purging Profile Pages Without Cause
With more prisoners using social media, Facebook has been accused of being too willing to delete profile pages of prisoners at the request of U.S. authorities—a growing debate among groups.
Art, Politics and Social Change at the Venice Biennale
This year’s Venice Biennale, called “All the World’s Futures,” showcases a growing community of politically engaged artists, who not only reflect the beauty and brutality of the world, but might actually change it.
HuffPost and Washington Post Reporters Face Charges in Ferguson
Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery were charged with trespassing and interfering with a police officer a year after being detained during the Ferguson riots. This raises troubling questions about press freedom.
VIDEO: Artist Emily Jacir Brings the Palestinian Experience to the Venice Biennale
As the most prestigious international biennial art exhibition in the world takes place in Italy, Democracy Now speaks with one of the most celebrated Palestinian artists, Emily Jacir, who joins the Venice Biennale.
VIDEO: Art and Protests at the Venice Biennale Highlight Labor Conditions, Climate Change and...
Democracy Now is broadcasting from the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international art exhibition, where this year's theme, "All the World’s Futures," has not been without controversy.
Rolling Up Some Common Sense with Willie Nelson
With legalization in some states, the prohibition on marijuana has ended and Willie Nelson is leading the way for weed quality and social responsibility with his own brand.
Education: Time for a New Purpose
New methodologies are needed that inculcate true individuality and creative independent thinking. At the heart of the required changes – which need to be both gradual and radical – must be education – formal and non-formal.
Washington Post Reporter Remains Held in Iranian Prison for a Year
While the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the U.S. State Department have called for his immediate release, Jason Rezaian remains detained in an Iranian prison. His fate resides in the hands of an infamous judge known for committing human rights abuses.