As the world's biggest polluters obstruct the U.N. climate talks, we look at the role of the fossil fuel industry at the summit, the impact on developing nations that have done the least to cause the crisis and how Costa Rica is decarbonizing its economy.
A top Trump energy adviser runs away from Democracy Now!'s questions at the U.N. climate talks; a Filipina climate activist searches for justice after losing family members in Typhoon Haiyan; advocates say the U.S. is poisoning the U.N. climate talks.
At the U.N. climate summit in Poland, we talk to 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg about her months-long strike against climate change; climate scientist Kevin Anderson calls for a Marshall Plan to shift away from fossil fuels.
Marcy Wheeler says federal prosecutors could indict the Trump Organization; thousands protest at the U.N. climate summit in Poland as the U.S. joins Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in downplaying a study on the catastrophic threat of climate change.
As U.N. climate talks in Poland continue, Ojibwe environmental leader Winona LaDuke calls for an indigenous-led Green New Deal; Yanis Varoufakis and Bernie Sanders form a progressive movement to fight the rising right wing around the globe.
A Uyghur activist's family disappears after she speaks out against China's persecution of Muslims and ethnic minorities in the country's northwest; a new documentary follows survivors of Spain's Franco dictatorship in their pursuit of justice.
Wisconsin Republicans stage a power grab as a Democratic governor prepares to take office, Ruth Conniff talks about the people pushing back; As media memorializes George H.W. Bush, John R. MacArthur remembers his propaganda campaign in the 1991 Gulf War.
George H.W. Bush invaded Panama in his first year as president, killing 3,000 people and setting the stage for U.S. wars to come. We look at this legacy with historian Greg Grandin, writer Ariel Dorfman and human rights lawyer José Luis Morín.
George H.W. Bush is dead. We look at his legacy, from the 1991 Iraq invasion that began decades of U.S. wars to his inaction during the AIDS epidemic. We interview independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Green New Deal & U.S.-backed illegal war in Yemen.
Democracy Now! broadcasts from Vermont, where the Sanders Institute hosts a gathering of international progressives. We air Sen. Bernie Sanders' keynote speech and look at the growing momentum for Medicare for All.
The Senate advances a bill to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen; Argentinian prosecutors consider charging Saudi crown prince with crimes against humanity; Journalist George Monbiot on why going vegan could save the planet.
As the migrant caravan arrives at the border, historian Dana Frank explains how the U.S.-fueled political crisis in Honduras has led thousands to flee; We look at the history of tear gas after Border Patrol used the chemical weapon on women and children.
Outcry grows after the U.S. fires tear gas at mothers and children seeking asylum; a Border Patrol officer who shot an unarmed Mexican teen is acquitted; Tom Robbins investigates the mental health crisis in U.S. prisons.
Ahead of Mississippi's runoff Senate election, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith draws fire for her racist comments and campaign platform; a damning new government climate report directly contradicts the Trump administration's environmental policies.
Today, we re-air an exclusive Democracy Now! documentary from Western Sahara, which has been under Moroccan occupation since 1976. "Four Days in Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony."
In a holiday special, we revisit our conversation from October with Noam Chomsky about violent U.S. policies in Latin America, Trump's withdrawal from the INF nuclear treaty, the GOP's climate change policies and the synagogue attack in Pittsburgh.
Trump pledges support for Saudi Arabia despite evidence its crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's killing; Journalist Ronen Bergman on Israel's assassination program; Professor Neta Crawford on the human and financial toll of the U.S. "war on terror."