As the United States and Israel celebrated the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, about an hour away the Israeli military was firing on thousands of Palestinians.
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The Catonsville Nine action on May 17, 1968 prompted a wave of similar acts of anti-war, nonviolent civil disobedience.
In the midst of teachers walking out of schools around the country, demanding fair salaries and proper funding for their classrooms, one teacher, Mandy Manning, was invited into the White House.
Kanye West, the legendary rap artist, provoked controversy this week when he said in an interview: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. … That sounds like a choice."
A well-known journalist was arrested while covering a protest against immigration detention, then was handed over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities for deportation.
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.