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Chomsky: With Trump election, we face threats to the survival of the human species

Chomsky: With Trump election, we face threats to the survival of the human species

On December 5, over 2,300 people packed into the historic Riverside Church in Manhattan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now! Speakers included Noam Chomsky whose prediction for a future under Trump was dire.




Wall Street shocked: Puerto Rico votes to suspend payments on $72 billion public debt

Wall Street shocked: Puerto Rico votes to suspend payments on $72 billion public debt

The Puerto Rican Senate and the House of Representatives have both passed an emergency declaration authorizing the governor to suspend payments on $72 billion in public debt.




The Dominican Republic’s ‘ethnic purging’

The Dominican Republic’s ‘ethnic purging’

Democracy Now interviews Miami writer Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-American, on the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent that some are calling “ethnic purging.”




As U.S. drops Havana from terror list, Cuba aims to preserve sovereignty and independence

As U.S. drops Havana from terror list, Cuba aims to preserve sovereignty and independence

While Cuba is now off the terrorism list, most of the U.S. sanctions remain in place. Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman speaks to historian Jane Franklin, author of “Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History.”




Why Cuba matters: Read an excerpt from Tom Hayden’s new book “Listen Yankee”

Why Cuba matters: Read an excerpt from Tom Hayden’s new book “Listen Yankee”

In writing this book, I have gained new information and insights on several chapters of historical interest, information that should help us understand the history of Cuba and the United States in new ways that will stand in stark contrast to the story told in the American media. Most of these insights illustrate plainly the price we have paid for isolating ourselves from Cuba.




Exclusive: Julian Assange on “When Google Met WikiLeaks” While He was Under House Arrest

Exclusive: Julian Assange on “When Google Met WikiLeaks” While He was Under House Arrest

The importance of the interview (by Amy Goodman) lies in the exchange of questions and answers that led to Julian Assange to publish a book whose focus is the Google president.




Chomsky on Cuba: After decades of meddling, “terrorism,” restoring ties is least we could do

Chomsky on Cuba: After decades of meddling, “terrorism,” restoring ties is least we could do

World-renowned political analyst and linguist Noam Chomsky welcomes President Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba, but cautions that after more than half a century of U.S. meddling in the island nation, it’s the minimum step he could take.




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