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Journalist arrested at Wisconsin protest calls Gov. Walker presidential run ‘horrifying’

The editor and publisher of The Progressive magazine told Democracy Now host Amy Goodman his recent arrest in the Wisconsin state capitol might be a sign Gov. Scott Walker (R) is girding himself for a run at a presidential campaign, despite being an unsuccessful crackdown on the state’s protest movement.…

‘This is really a cry for help’: Striking fast food worker describes his struggle to survive

A participant in a series of ongoing fast-food worker demonstrations told Democracy Now host Amy Goodman on Friday that, rather than looking to make an extra buck, he and the other workers on strike simply have nothing left to lose. “We’re already dying slowly in our day-to-day lives, so why…

Amy Goodman: ‘The U.S. needs to lead’ on climate change

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman appeared on Up with Chris Hayes Saturday morning to discuss the upcoming United Nations’ Convention on Climate Change in Durbin, South Africa. Goodman targeted the United States’ failure to lead on climate change as the top theme of this year’s convention. “This is not just…

Former financial regulator notes four themes of ‘Occupy’ protests

William Black, a former financial regulator, appeared Wednesday on Democracy Now to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” movement. He has participated in the “Occupy Kansas City” demonstration and is currently an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Ever since protesters began…

Politics professor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ a turning point for the left

Dorian Warren, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia University, appeared Monday on Democracy Now to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in Manhattan and other cities across the United States. “This is an incredibly significant moment, I think, in U.S. history,” he told Amy Goodman.…

Ari Berman: Koch brothers undermining democracy

Ari Berman, author and contributing writer for The Nation magazine, told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Tuesday that the influential Koch brothers were pushing voting laws to help the Republican Party win more elections. “The Koch brothers, as you know, their money is all over the place here,” he…

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…

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