Betrayal at Attica: NY Violently Crushed Attica Prison Uprising Amid Negotiations, Then Covered It Up

On the 50th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, we look at the cover-up that began immediately after New York state police stormed the prison and opened fire, killing 29 inmates and 10 hostages. David Rothenberg, a member of the Attica Observers Committee brought into Attica to help negotiate a peaceful resolution, says the prison …
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Former Attica Prisoner Describes Racist, Brutal Treatment That Sparked Deadly Uprising 50 Years Ago

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for …
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Palestinians are calling for international support for those arrested in May’s anti-colonial uprising

Support us and go ad-free Palestinians are calling for international support for over 2,000 people who were arrested by Israeli forces during the May 2021 anti-colonial uprising. A fund has been established to help people who are being prosecuted. The Canary spoke to Hala Marshood – who is organising to support those arrested – about …
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Nathan Thrall on the Historic Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Control from the River to the Sea

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for …
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Remembering LaDonna Brave Bull Allard: Standing Rock Elder Helped Lead 2016 Anti-DAPL Uprising

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Standing Rock Sioux tribal historian, has died of cancer at the age of 64, and we look back on her work, through interviews on her land and in the Democracy Now! studio. Allard co-founded the Sacred Stone Camp on Standing Rock Sioux land in April 2016 to resist the Dakota Access …
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British filmmaker Nick MacWilliam is releasing his film on Chile’s social uprising of 2019

Nick MacWilliam, in conjunction with Alborada Films, is releasing a new documentary this week, Santiago Rising. The film takes place on the streets of Chile’s capital, Santiago, during the social protests of 2019. Demonstrations began when students jumped turnstiles, taking action at a hike in metro fares. This led to months of mass protests. The …
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“America’s Moment of Reckoning”: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Cornel West on Uprising Against Racism

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. As we continue to look at the uprisings against police brutality and racism, I want to turn to a conversation Democracy Now!’s Nermeen Shaikh and I had in early …
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