“To Hell and Back”: At Jan. 6 Hearing, Officers Describe Facing Brutal Attacks &...

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: The House of Representatives select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol held its first...

Virtual Reality Is the Rich White Kid of Technology

For decades, VR has failed to live up to expectations. Yet somehow, it keeps receiving more chances and more resources. It has been seven years since Palmer Luckey appeared on the cover of WIRED magazine. The June 2014 issue declared, “This kid is about to change gaming, movies, TV, music, design, medicine, sex, sports, art, travel, social network, education—and reality.” In 2016, Facebook acquired his virtual reality company, Oculus, for $2 billion. It now invests $18.5 billion annually into research and development, and Facebook Reality Labs, the company’s Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality division, accounts for as much as 20 percent of its entire workforce, with no sign of slowing down.

Say Your Prayers, Conservatives! Prison Abolitionists Are Reclaiming Faith.

Being religious is often conflated with being conservative, but there are radical change-makers on the left who are combating systemic issues every day as part of their faith. One such issue is prison-industrial complex (PIC) abolition. Abolitionists believe in dismantling the entirety of the carceral state — freeing people from prisons, ending policing and providing communities with the resources they need to thrive. The idea of PIC abolition is not new; it has been theorized and organized around for decades, mostly by Black feminist theorists like Angela Davis, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Mariame Kaba and Rachel Herzing.

Civil Rights Leader, Educator Bob Moses Dies at 86

We remember the life of Bob Moses, the civil rights leader who left his job as a New York City high school teacher to register Black voters in Mississippi in the 1960s, facing down horrific violence and intimidation to become one of the icons of the movement. He died Sunday at age 86. Moses spent his later years as an advocate for improved math education, teaching thousands of students across the United States through the Algebra Project, the nonprofit he founded. Moses spoke to Democracy Now! in 2009, on the first day of the Obama presidency, recalling the 1964 fight for Black representation within the Democratic Party, the struggle against Jim Crow in the South and his passion for education. “In our country, I think we run sharecropper education,” Moses said, warning that unequal educational opportunities would continue racial disparities in the country. “We need a constitutional amendment, something which simply says every child in the country is a child of the country and is entitled to a quality public school education.”

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Remembering Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses: Organized SNCC, Miss. Freedom Summer & Algebra Project

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: I’m Amy Goodman. This is Democracy Now! Civil rights leader Bob Moses has died at the age of...

“Committing the Truth”: Whistleblower Daniel Hale to Be Sentenced Tuesday for Drone Program Leaks

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. The Biden administration is urging a federal court to sentence drone...

5 Summer Activities To Do While High

Summer is a great time for the outdoors. While the heat can get overbearing, summertime usually brings along a lot of relaxation. While people are still working and carrying out their...

For Better Or Worse, Tourists Now Have To Deal With Marijuana

2020 was an atypical year. While it put a hard stop on most things, it was also an election year, opening the door to a lot of change. One of these...

How China's Hacking Entered a Reckless New Phase

The country's hackers have gotten far more aggressive since 2015, when the Ministry of State Security largely took over the country’s cyberespionage.For years, China seemed to operate at the quieter end...