One day after a military judge handed down a 35-year sentence for leaking classified U.S. files to WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning announced a gender transition to female under the name Chelsea Manning.
The Obama administration has announced it will keep 19 diplomatic posts in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, due to fears of a possible militant threat. On Sunday, Senator Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the decision to close the embassies was based on information collected by the National Security Agency.
A national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors has spread across seven cities. Hundreds of workers walked off the job Thursday in Milwaukee, and before that in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Flint and New York City.
Yemeni Reporter Who Exposed U.S. Drone Strike Freed From Prison After Being Jailed At Obama’s Request
In a statement, the White House now says it is "concerned and disappointed" by Shaye’s release. "We should let that statement set in: The White House is saying that they are disappointed and concerned that a Yemeni journalist has been released from a Yemeni prison," says Jeremy Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation, who covers Shaye’s case in "Dirty Wars," his new book and film by the same name. "
Josh Fox has released the sequel to his highly acclaimed documentary "Gasland," which sparked a national discussion on fracking.
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood president If Rick Perry tries to pass anti-abortion bill in another special session, "we'll be ready."
As the Senate begins its debate on the immigration reform bill, Democracy Now! speaks to Shena Gutierrez, whose husband was nearly killed in an encounter with Border Patrol agents. While still unconscious in the hospital, he was threatened with deportation. She explains what happened.
John Lewis: "Well, I was very impressed and encouraged by the way he talked about the real lives of those 40,000 children of same-sex couples. I think that the evidence is actually quite clear that lesbian and gay people are doing wonderful job raising kids."
Ten years after the 2003 U.S. invasion in Iraq, medical professionals are witnessing an abnormally high number of cases of cancer and birth defects. Scientists suspect >the rise is tied to the use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus in military assaults.
In his analysis of John Brennan's confirmation hearing on Thursday, author Jeremy Scahill says the conversation that took place "basically looked like they're discussing purchasing a used car on Capitol hill. And it was total kabuki