Saturday, May 30, 2020

Exclusive: Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation and Apartheid South Africa

In a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., listen exclusively to his major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.

Fast Food Workers in Kentucky Stand Up to Global Billion-Dollar Corporation in Union Vote

This Wednesday, cooks and cashiers at Morehead State University (MSU) will vote to unionize in order to bargain for a liveable wage. The workers are employed by Aramark, whose top executive makes 1,817 times more per year than their average worker.

Americide

The most egregious example of "Americide" is our country's treatment of African-Americans. It's exhibited in the many profitable corporations—manufacturers, banks, insurance, railroad—that had their roots in slavery.

Sterling Trial Opens in Security-State Matrix

A lot of smoke will be blowing through the U.S. District Court in Alexandria during the next few weeks as the Obama administration and the CIA hierarchy are clearly eager to see Jeffrey Sterling punished in a big way.

Four Secret Service Assistant Directors Demoted Amid Scandals

Although acting Director Joseph Clancy demoted four assistant directors, they are now free to resign or report for new assignments within the Secret Service or its parent agency, DHS. Has the Secret Service suffered from a lack of leadership?

The Other Charlies

In the wake of the violence in France, people from around the world expressed solidarity with the victims, and with the people of France. Although the world leaders posed for a photo op to show they were there, it was the people who led the day.

Charlie Hebdo Team Regrets Not Parading Caricatures of Hypocritical World Leaders at Paris Rally

Many of the world leaders in the rally would have jailed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had been operating in those countries. So here are a few Charlie Hebdo caricatures just for the politicians in attendance, for many of whom the victims had only contempt.

Exclusive: 'Eco-Terrorist' Freed 10 Years Early After Feds Withhold Evidence on Informant's Role

In his first interview since his release, Eric McDavid, environmental activist who has just been released from prison 10 years early, discusses his release exclusively with Democracy Now! Watch it in its entirety here.

Journalist Launches Online Archive to Document Diversity of Rural India

While Sainath is known for his forceful critiques of people in power and the inequality built into contemporary economics and politics, he aims to show the dignity of ordinary people in the face of injustice in "People’s Archive of Rural India."

Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murdering Homeless Man

APD’s pattern of using excessive force is a repeated violation of the Fourth Amendment. Are these officers not receiving the proper training to ensure the rights and safety of people with mental illness or in distress?