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Web Bonus: How "Vulture" Hedge Funds Are Killing Off the Newspaper Industry

Democracy Now - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:00
Extended discussion looking at how The Denver Post has launched a revolt against its owner: New York-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital. On Sunday, The Denver Post’s editorial board published a lead editorial headlined “As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved.” Alden Global Capital is the parent company of Digital First Media, one of the country’s largest newspaper chains. We speak to former Denver Post editor Ricardo Baca.

Exclusivo: Lula no Democracy Now! (Em Português)

Democracy Now - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:00
No dia 19 de março o Democracy Now! colocou no ar uma entrevista exclusiva com o ex-presidente brasileiro Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Três semanas depois disso Lula foi preso, o que potencialmente acaba com seus planos de concorrer às eleições deste ano. No ano passado a presidenta afastada Dilma Roussef disse, “O primeiro capítulo do golpe foi o meu impeachment. Mas existe um segundo capítulo, que é não permitir que o Lula seja candidato nas eleições deste ano”. Nós conversamos com Lula sobre as controversas acusações de corrupção contra ele, sobre o recente assassinato da vereadora do Rio de Janeiro, Marielle Franco, sobre o 15° aniversário da invasão norte-americana ao Iraque e outros temas. Click here to see the English-version of the interview and to read the transcript

Democracy Now! 2018-04-11 Wednesday

Democracy Now - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2018-04-11 Wednesday
  • Headlines for April 11, 2018
  • "Facebook Doesn't Sell Your Data. It Sells You": Zeynep Tufekci on How Company's Profit Really Works
  • How Facebook Played "Instrumental" Role in Rise of Burma's Ethnic Cleansing Campaign of Rohingya
  • ACLU: Facebook Has to Do Much More to Stop Housing & Job Discrimination on Platform
  • Amid Privacy Scandal, Is Facebook Profiting off Data from Children & Teens?

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Sudanese-American Musician Sinkane in Conversation & Performance

Democracy Now - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:00
Musician Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, recently stopped by the Democracy Now! studios to perform and talk about making music as a Sudanese-American artist in the age of Trump. The influential music site Pitchfork described Gallab’s music, saying, “If any artist deserves to swerve around a borderless Earth with a real World Passport, it’s the London-born, Sudanese artist Ahmed Gallab. Listen to his catalog under the Sinkane moniker and you’ll hear fragments of sub-Saharan pop, shoegaze, afro-rock, electronica, krautrock, and everything in between—all melded into his own funky blend.” Ahmed Gallab also heads the Atomic Bomb! Band, which pays tribute to the legendary Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor.

Democracy Now! 2018-04-10 Tuesday

Democracy Now - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2018-04-10 Tuesday
  • Headlines for April 10, 2018
  • Trump Slams FBI & AG Jeff Sessions After Agents Raid Home & Office of His Attorney, Michael Cohen
  • "A Very Dangerous Moment": Trump Threatens to Strike Syria as Warmonger John Bolton Joins Cabinet
  • Is "Sorry" Enough? Facebook Built Empire on Harvesting Personal Information with Little Oversight
  • Denver Post Revolts Against Its "Vulture" Hedge-Fund Owner & Demands 126-Year-Old Newspaper Be Saved

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Democracy Now! 2018-04-09 Monday

Democracy Now - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2018-04-09 Monday
  • Headlines for April 09, 2018
  • Glenn Greenwald on Syria: U.S. & Israel Revving Up War Machine Won't Help Suffering Syrian Civilians
  • Glenn Greenwald: Brazil's Right Wing Jailed Ex-President Lula Because They Couldn't Win at the Polls
  • "Apartheid, Rogue, Terrorist State": Glenn Greenwald on Israel's Murder of Gaza Protesters, Reporter

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Judge Halts Release of Herman Bell Despite NY's Attempts to Parole More Low-Risk, Elderly Prisoners

Democracy Now - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:00
We continue to look at how a judge in New York has suspended the release of Herman Bell, a 70-year-old prisoner who has been granted parole after 45 years in prison. Bell was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the killing of two New York City police officers in 1971. At the time, he was a member of the Black Liberation Army and a former Black Panther. Since then, he has mentored thousands of young men while behind bars and kept a clean disciplinary record. State-mandated tests show he would pose the lowest possible risk if he is allowed to re-enter society. In March, the New York Parole Board granted parole for Bell, noting he had expressed remorse and was likely to lead a “law-abiding life.” State law requires commissioners to consider such factors, but they’ve only recently started to comply. On Wednesday, a state judge agreed to hear a challenge from the widow of one of the officers, who says the board violated procedure. A hearing on the petition is set for April 13, just days before Bell’s earliest originally scheduled release date. We speak with Robert Boyle, lawyer for Herman Bell, who says the board followed the rules. We are also joined by Jose Saldaña, who was incarcerated in New York until he was released by the parole board earlier this year in January, after 38 years inside. He knew Herman Bell and is now an organizer with the group RAPP, Release Aging People from Prison, who has helped push for parole reform.

Democracy Now! 2018-04-06 Friday

Democracy Now - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2018-04-06 Friday
  • Headlines for April 06, 2018
  • Brazil's Popular Ex-President Lula Ordered to Prison After Politically Motivated Trial & Conviction
  • Trump Inks Arms Deal with Saudis as Humanitarian Crisis Rages in Yemen & Saudi Prince Tours U.S.
  • How Iona Craig Exposed the White House Lie About 2017 SEAL Raid That Killed Yemeni Women & Children
  • Judge Suspends Release of Herman Bell, Elderly Black Panther Jailed 45 Years, Amid Police Pressure

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How Big Wireless War-Gamed the Science on Risks, While Making Customers Addicted to Their Phones

Democracy Now - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:00
We continue our conversation with Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent and investigative editor, who co-authored a major new exposé, “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.” He discusses how wireless companies “war-gamed the science” by funding friendly studies and attacking critical ones; the potential dangers of the pending expansion of 5G with the “internet of things”; the role of the telecommunications industry officials turned federal regulators; and how companies deliberately addicted customers to this technology through the addition of social media.

Democracy Now! 2018-04-05 Thursday

Democracy Now - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2018-04-05 Thursday
  • Headlines for April 05, 2018
  • Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border
  • Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism
  • How the Wireless Industry Convinced the Public Cellphones Are Safe & Cherry-Picked Research on Risks

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Democracy Now! 2018-04-04 Wednesday

Democracy Now - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2018-04-04 Wednesday
  • Headlines for April 04, 2018
  • Teachers in Revolt: Meet the Educators in Kentucky & Oklahoma Walking Out over School Funding
  • MLK's Fight Against Racism, Militarism & Capitalism: Historian Taylor Branch on King's Final Years

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Web Bonus: Rev. James Lawson & Michael Honey on MLK’s Vision of Worker Solidarity & Economic Justice

Democracy Now - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:00
Extended interview with Rev. James Lawson and historian Michael Honey on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Lawson is a civil rights icon who King once called “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.’ Honey is the author of many books; his latest is out today, “To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice.”

Democracy Now! 2018-04-03 Tuesday

Democracy Now - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2018-04-03 Tuesday
  • Headlines for April 03, 2018
  • Media Giant Sinclair, Under Fire for Forcing Anchors to Read Trumpian Screed, Is Rapidly Expanding
  • MLK's Final Days: The Rev. James Lawson Remembers King's Assassination & Support for Memphis Strike
  • He Gave His Life in the Labor Struggle: MLK's Forgotten Radical Message for Economic Justice

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From 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike to Teachers' Strikes in OK & KY Today, Workers Demand a Voice

Democracy Now - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:00
This is Part 2 of our conversation about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s role in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike, 50 years after his assassination. We go to Memphis to speak with William “Bill” Lucy, former secretary-treasurer with AFSCME, and H.B. Crockett, one of the striking sanitation workers in 1968. Crockett worked for the Memphis Sanitation Department for 53 years before retiring. Bill Lucy played a key role in the 1968 Memphis strike and is president emeritus of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.

Democracy Now! 2018-04-02 Monday

Democracy Now - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2018-04-02 Monday
  • Headlines for April 02, 2018
  • Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700
  • Starvation Wages Are a "Crime": Lessons from MLK & 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike, 50 Years Later

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– Feil at vi omgir oss med psykopater på alle kanter

forskning.no - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00
Mange synes at psykopati er spennende og vil med skrekkblandet fryd vite mer om det, tror den svenske psykopatiforskeren Karolina Sörman.

– Beinskjørhet kan stoppes med rødkløver

forskning.no - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00
Rødkløver har samme effekt som østrogen på nedbrytningen av skjelettet, men uten bivirkningene, sier forsker.

Ble kaptein Scott forrådt på Sydpolen?

forskning.no - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00
Engelskmennene tapte kappløpet til Sydpolen mot Roald Amundsen i 1911. En av deres egne kan ha stukket kjepper i hjulene for ekspedisjonen.

– Dette er et solid gjennomslag for vår forskning

forskning.no - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00
Universitetet i Bergen troner øverst på lista når landets institusjoner blir målt på internasjonalt samarbeid og siteringer. 

– Uetisk å ikke ta ansvar for bortkastet forskning

forskning.no - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00
Forsker mener medisinske etiske komiteer svikter ansvaret sitt.