Legendary musician, actor, activist and humanitarian Harry Belafonte talks to Amy Goodman about his battle against racism, his mentor Paul Robeson, the power of music to push for political change, his close relationship with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. role in Haiti and offers a critique of Pres. Obama. A new documentary chronicles his life, called Sing Your Song.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is preparing to return to Haiti after seven years in exile. Aristide has lived in South Africa since he was deposed in a 2004 U.S.-backed coup. Reporting from Johannesburg, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman speaks actor and activist Danny Glover as he prepares to accompany Aristide. “He is coming back to be with his people. I’m here to be part of that journey with him,” Glover says.