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Bob Barr: Witnesses recanting should have stopped Troy Davis execution

Former lawyer, Republican congressman and libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr said the fact that the vast majority of the witnesses had recanted in the Troy Davis case should have implored the Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop the execution. “There has been very substantial evidence of innocent that has…

White House protesters cheer as Troy Davis execution postponed

A large gathering of protesters outside the White House cheered on Wednesday after learning that the execution of death row inmate Troy Davis had been temporarily postponed. There was no stay of execution at that point, but the execution had been delayed by the Supreme Court to allow time for…

Occupy Wall Street protester: Time running out to hold corporations accountable

An “Occupy Wall Street” protester from Connecticut said he joined the demonstration in New York because he feared time was running out to hold corporations accountable for hoarding wealth. “I chose to come down here because I realized that we may have a very narrowing time margin on making a…

WATCH: Democracy Now covers Troy Davis execution

Watch Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman report on developments concerning the execution of Troy Davis below: Watch live streaming video from democracynow at livestream.com…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: We are in one of the greatest political struggles

During a rally at Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that Americans were engaged in one of the greatest political struggles the country had ever faced. “On one side, we have the wealthiest people in America who have never ever had it so good,” he said. “On…

Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy. “I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could…

DEA faces federal lawsuit for blocking marijuana research

Researchers hoping to study the medical benefits of marijuana are taking the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to federal court for blocking access to the plant. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has received free legal representation in a lawsuit against the DEA over a license to grow marijuana for…

Gary Johnson to appear in Thursday night’s Republican debate

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be included in the Fox News/Google Debate in Orlando on September 22, despite objections from the Florida Republican Party. The former Governor of New Mexico and libertarian is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports…

Ralph Nader: Republican party indentured to corporations

On MSNBC’s The Last Word, consumer advocate Ralph Nader addressed criticism that by running as a third party candidate and pressuring Democrats to challenge Obama in 2012, he was helping Republicans get elected. “Nobody has criticized more profoundly in detail across 50 states the Republican Party’s indentured status to corporatism,…

Cenk Uygur: New Current TV show will be open, honest and aggressive

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur said in a conference call on Tuesday that he was excited about his new show on Current TV, which would be open, honest, aggressive, and fun. “It is a true home for independent television and for progressives all across the country,” he said. The…

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