Saturday, August 24, 2019

Amnesty International: Protecting the ‘Human Rights’ of Johns, Pimps and Human Traffickers

Is the sickness of the modern culture the ability to exploit with impunity into a human right. Chris Hedges discusses Amnesty International's call to decriminalize prostitution.

VIDEO: Chelsea Manning Faces Solitary Confinement for Having Vanity Fair’s Caitlyn Jenner Issue in...

Chelsea Manning could face the punishment of indefinite solitary confinement, but the reasons are shocking—for having an expired tube of toothpaste and an issue of Vanity Fair. Will her case receive "a fair and equitable process?"

Justice Department Launches Investigation into Police Killing Teenager

Autopsy findings in the case of 19 year-old Zachary Hammond directly contradict the shooting officer's account. What will the investigation by the Department of Justice find?

VIDEO: Henry Siegman, Leading US Jewish Voice for Peace: 'Give Up on Netanyahu, Go...

Both Jewish and Palestinian women from the group, Women Wage Peace, are holding a hunger strike in a call for a renewal of peace negotiations. Henry Siegman discusses the situation with Democracy Now.

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.

15-Year-Old Gunned Down by Police

While a bystander is disputing the killing of a 15-year-old boy suspected of stealing a car this weekend, the officers have not been identified, but have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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.

Fourth Blogger Murdered in Six Months

A fourth blogger has been murdered in Bangladesh in the past six months. "How many more bloggers must be murdered before the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina acts decisively to stem the violence and impunity?"

Four Police Officers Arrested for Abusing Children at Boot Camp

Nine boys and six girls from a Los Angeles boot camp for at-risk youth have admitted to being physically assaulted by the camp's drill instructors. This week four instructors were arrested and charged.

Marijuana: From Demonization to Legalization to Celebration

With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the country, it was grassroots activists who've steadily pushed America from the darkness of marijuana madness. "This bud's for you!"