democracy now

Noam Chomsky: Climate Change and Nuclear War, Most Dangerous Threats to the Human Species

Noam Chomsky: Climate Change and Nuclear War, Most Dangerous Threats to the Human Species

Democracy Now! celebrated its 20th anniversary Monday night at the historic Riverside Church in New York City. Among those who addressed more than 2,000 attendants was world-renowned linguistic Noam Chomsky. Chomsky spoke about the two most dangerous threats the human species faces today: the possibility of nuclear war and the accelerating destruction of human-fueled climate […]

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    Judge Rejects ‘Riot’ Charges Against Amy Goodman for Coverage of Dakota Access Pipeline

    Judge Rejects ‘Riot’ Charges Against Amy Goodman for Coverage of Dakota Access Pipeline

    A North Dakota judge today refused to authorize riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters. DOJ Must Protect First Amendment Rights for Charged Journalists #AmyGoodman & #DeiaSchlosberg https://t.co/H5Ja21PwTE @democracynow @350 — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) October 17, 2016 “This is a complete vindication of my right […]

    100+ Militarized Police Deployed Against Native American Water Protectors

    100+ Militarized Police Deployed Against Native American Water Protectors

    On Saturday, hundreds of people temporarily stopped work at multiple construction sites at the site of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. One person reportedly delayed work for up to six hours by locking to an excavator. At least 14 people were arrested. Democracy Now! began covering the action just after dawn, from the main […]

    Amy Goodman: ‘I Will Go Back to North Dakota to Fight This Charge’

    Amy Goodman: ‘I Will Go Back to North Dakota to Fight This Charge’

    Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, charged with criminal trespassing for filming an attack on Native American-led pipeline protesters, will turn herself in to North Dakota authorities on Oct. 17. Amy Goodman will surrender to authorities at the Morton County–Mandan Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections Center at 8:15 a.m. local time (CDT). “I will go back to […]

    Protesters Lock Their Bodies to Machines to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline

    Protesters Lock Their Bodies to Machines to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline

    As a temporary restraining order that halts construction on part of the Dakota Access Pipeline was issued Tuesday, about 100 people again shut down construction on another part of the pipeline by obstructing equipment. Some of them locked themselves to the heavy machinery. Native Americans from across the U.S. and Canada continue to arrive at […]