Democracy Now

  • Evacuation efforts are underway in southern Ukraine, where floodwaters are rising after a dam on the Dnipro River was breached overnight in the Ukrainian city of Nova Kakhovka. The breach has created an additional humanitarian disaster in an area that’s seen heavy fighting since Russia’s invasion. Ukraine’s government says floodwaters are threatening 80 towns and […]
  • A growing number of politicians, including Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, are calling on the United States to drop its case against WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen Julian Assange, who has been locked up for four years in London’s Belmarsh prison awaiting possible extradition to face espionage and hacking charges for publishing leaked documents about […]
  • Residents in Atlanta shattered the record for turnout at a city council meeting Monday, as thousands lined up to voice their opposition to the construction of a massive police training facility known as Cop City. Ultimately, the Atlanta City Council voted 11-4 to approve $30 million in additional funding for the project, bringing the total […]
  • Ukraine and Russia Blame One Another as Dam Breach Forces Mass Evacuations Along Dnipro River, Torrential Rains Trigger Flooding and Landslides in Haiti, Killing at Least 42, Firefighters Battle Massive Blazes in Canada’s Nova Scotia Province, Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Surge to Highest Levels in 4 Million Years, China Accuses U.S. Military of “Provocative” Actions , […]
  • The Sackler family, the billionaire owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, have secured immunity from all current and future civil litigation related to their role in fueling the opioid epidemic. The legal shield was granted last week by a federal appeals court in exchange for the family agreeing to pay up to $6 billion to […]