Environmental and racial-justice activist Siwatu-Salama Ra was unjustly prosecuted and imprisoned, and, now in the third trimester of a high-risk pregnancy, is serving a two-year sentence.
Revelations about Facebook's role in the exploitation of user data by a company called Cambridge Analytica have provoked widespread calls for tough, new data privacy laws.
Almost one year has passed since Chelsea Manning was released from the U.S Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. On the Democracy Now! news hour, she talked about her newfound freedom.
Fifteen years have passed since President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and a coterie of neoconservatives launched the invasion of Iraq with a murderous bombardment of Baghdad.
Gina Haspel's work is shrouded in secrecy, but two things are well-known: She ran a CIA "black site" where people were brutally tortured, then she helped cover up the torture.
In West Virginia, striking public school teachers and staff celebrated a victory last week, inspiring educators outside their state to take action for better pay and working conditions.
Students in Parkland, Florida are channelling their rage and sorrow over the killing of 17 of their classmates and teachers against the gun lobby and the politicians in their pocket.
The Pentagon is in our public schools, recruiting students to the military. At its side is the NRA, putting guns into the hands of children.
Recent reports -- and driver suicides -- in New York City reveal how Uber and Lyft interfere with local regulations and strip drivers of labour rights.
For millions of immigrants and their family members around the U.S., the State of the Union was not just a political speech; their lives hang in the balance.