Saturday, June 22, 2024

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.

The Pain of Modern Life: Loneliness and Isolation

Our current socio-economic order way of living in this world is not how humans should be. According to Mohandas Gandhi, “all humanity is one undivided and indivisible family,” and without this sense of community, we are left feeling lonely and lost.

Monsanto’s Boot Camp

If much of today's news seems unreal to you, that's because corporations are spoon-feeding it to the media. Big food companies are now sponsoring "boot camps" for reporters on the issues of “feeding the world’s growing population.”