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The famed Italian Marxist and political activist Antonio Negri has died at the age of 90. Negri inspired generations of leftist scholars and activists with his writings about the human desire for liberation and the self-organizational capacity of ordinary people to make change. Negri co-authored along with Michael Hardt the seminal book “Empire.” Democracy Now! interviewed Antonio Negri in Venice, Italy, in 2015.
Democracy Now! 2023-12-22 Friday
- Headlines for December 22, 2023
- Christmas Canceled in Bethlehem as Churches Mourn 20,000+ Palestinians Killed in Gaza
- Gazan Attorney Who Has Lost 60 Relatives in Israeli Attacks Says U.S. Is "Complicit in Genocide"
- Sônia Guajajara Brazil Indigenous Minister
Palestinian Christian Community in Gaza at Risk Due to "Horrible Conditions That Israel Has Imposed"
In Part 2 of our interview with Philip Farah, co-founder of the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace, we continue our look at Israeli attacks on churches in Gaza. In November, one of his relatives, Elham Farah a beloved 84 year-old music teacher, was killed by an Israeli sniper outside the Holy Family Church.
Democracy Now! 2023-12-19 Tuesday
- Headlines for December 19, 2023
- "Beyond Our Imagination": Journalist Describes Total Destruction, with Fellow Gazans Buried Alive
- Palestinian American Woman Tries to Save Family in Gaza After Her Mom Dies Awaiting Evacuation
- Israel's War on Children: Fadi Abu Shammalah on Horrific Ordeal Facing Kids in Gaza, Including His Own
- Starvation as a Weapon of War: Human Rights Watch Denounces Israel for Denying Gaza Access to Food
Watch Part 2 of our interview with The Guardian's senior climate reporter Nina Lakhani, who covered COP28. She also discusses news she broke during the summit: Honduran authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the suspected mastermind of the 2016 murder of Indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres. Lakhani is the author of ”Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender's Battle for the Planet“:https://www.versobooks.com/products/790-who-killed-berta-caceres.
When Democracy Now! was covering the COP28 U.N. climate summit in Dubai, we spoke to Sônia Guajajara, the head of the largest Indigenous delegation in the history of the climate talks. Guajajara is Brazil’s first Indigenous cabinet minister and the country’s first-ever minister of Indigenous peoples. In our full interview, she discussed her goals for the summit and in Brazil, and said the world is in “a state of emergency” and that Indigenous peoples are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. “Investment is needed, financing is needed, and protection, so that we can all protect the planet.”
Democracy Now! 2023-12-18 Monday
- Headlines for December 18, 2023
- Al Jazeera's Marwan Bishara on IDF Killing AJ Journalist, the 3 Hostages & U.S. Support for Israel
- "Tragically Historic": The Guardian's Nina Lakhani on the Failure of Yet Another U.N. Climate Summit
Ahmed Tobasi of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin & Bread and Puppet's Peter Schumann on Art & Liberation
We continue our conversation with Ahmed Tobasi, the Artistic Director at The Freedom Theater in Jenin and Peter Schumann, the 89-year-old co-founder of the legendary Bread and Puppet Theater based in Vermont. Tobasi was jailed this week after Israel rounded up hundreds of Palestinian men during a massive raid on the Jenin Refugee Camp in the occupied West Bank. Two of his colleagues remain in detention.
Meet Survivors of Nuclear Testing Calling on U.N. to Secure Just Compensation & Prohibit New Weapons
The second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the U.N. in New York brought together survivors of nuclear testing from around the world, and we are joined by two of them. Hinamoeura Morgant-Cross is a parliamentarian in French Polynesia, a former French colony in the southern Pacific Ocean that served as a testing ground for France’s nuclear experiments. Her own leukemia is a legacy of the 193 French atomic tests in the South Pacific and motivated her activism to ensure the stories of the victims are remembered and to pressure the French government to accept responsibility and to provide medical and financial support. We also speak with Benetick Kabua Maddison, a U.S.-based Marshallese activist whose work focuses on the legacy of the U.S. atomic tests conducted in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958, and the ongoing health, environmental and cultural consequences. He is executive director of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, based in Arkansas. They are both 2023 laureates of the Nuclear-Free Future Awards.
Democracy Now! 2023-12-15 Friday
- Headlines for December 15, 2023
- "Politics of Memory": Masha Gessen's Hannah Arendt Prize Postponed for Comparing Gaza to Warsaw Ghetto
- Israel Raids Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp; Director Speaks Out After Being Jailed & Beaten
Democracy Now! 2023-12-14 Thursday
- Headlines for December 14, 2023
- Israel Accused of War Crimes for "Apparently Deliberate" Killing of Reuters Journalist in Lebanon
- Jeremy Scahill: Gaza "Scorched-Earth Campaign" Is a "Joint U.S.-Israeli Operation"
- Palestinian Student Shot in VT & Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivor Join Haverford Sit-In for Gaza
Democracy Now! 2023-12-13 Wednesday
- Headlines for December 13, 2023
- Phase Down, Not Phase Out: COP28 Deal on Fossil Fuels Disappoints Activists & Vulnerable States
- Exclusive: Palestinian Diplomat Who Went Viral for U.N. Speech Says Israel & U.S. Are Isolated on Gaza
- Rep. Greg Casar: Biden Must Not Cave on GOP's Hard-Line Immigration Demands in Ukraine Funding Request
Democracy Now! 2023-12-12 Tuesday
- Headlines for December 12, 2023
- Diplomacy, Not War: Daughter of Released Hostage Urges Israel To Reach Deal To Free More Captives
- Climate Activists Outraged as COP28 Draft Text Drops Call For Fossil Fuel Phaseout
- Texas Woman Denied Abortion for Nonviable Fetus, Flees State, "One of Thousands" in Similar Position
Democracy Now! 2023-12-08 Friday
- Headlines for December 08, 2023
- "We Want Freedom": Refaat Alareer, Gaza Scholar & Activist Killed by Israeli Strike, in His Own Words
- "If I Must Die": IDF Strike Kills Gaza Scholar Refaat Alareer; Friend Pays Tribute & Reads His Poem
- COP28 Activists Say Palestine Solidarity Protests Calling for Ceasefire Face Severe Restrictions
- Exclusive: Indigenous Climate Activist Jacob Johns Speaks Out After MAGA Gunman Shoots Him in New Mexico
- Why Is Brazil Joining OPEC+ Oil Cartel, If Lula Is Committed to Phasing Out Fossil Fuels?
Democracy Now! 2023-12-07 Thursday
- Headlines for December 07, 2023
- "Terrorized": Gaza Poet Mosab Abu Toha on Being Stripped, Jailed & Beaten by Israeli Forces
- "Cabal of Oil Producers": Climate Scientist Kevin Anderson Slams Corporate Capture of COP28
- "Green Colonialism": Nigerian Climate Activist Nnimmo Bassey Says Africa Is Being Sold Out at COP28