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Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/7 through our website and podcasts.
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-14 Wednesday||Local officials push back as Amazon announces it will split its second headquarters between NY and Arlington, Virginia. We host a discussion on corporate welfare. Defense Sec. James Mattis visits the border, where thousands of troops have been deployed.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFernando Garcia: The Militarization of the U.S. Border Will Spread If We Don't Fight Back||Extended discussion with Fernando Garcia, founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights, an advocacy organization based in El Paso.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKathy Kelly: Trump Sides with Saudis & U.S. Defense Contractors While Yemeni Children Face Famine||Extended conversation with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-13 Tuesday||The death toll rises to 44 as California battles its deadliest fire ever; six people die in Gaza following the heaviest Israeli airstrikes since 2014; Maryland challenges the legality of Trump's choice for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-12 Monday||100 years after armistice, journalist and author Adam Hochschild reflects on lessons from World War I and the danger of new wars today; Suzanne Gordon talks about the Thousand Oaks, CA, shooting and GOP-led attacks on the Veterans Health Administration.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-09 Friday||Thousand Oaks, CA, mourns victims of Wednesday's mass shooting; Florida prepares for possible recounts in Senate and governor's races; Rashida Tlaib is elected one of the first Muslim congresswomen in Detroit; peace activists protest the war in Yemen.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNewly Elected Native Congresswoman Deb Haaland on Climate Change and Suppression of Native Votes||Web-only conversation with Deb Haaland of New Mexico, who just became one of the first Native American congresswomen.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-08 Thursday||Trump fires AG Jeff Sessions, replacing him with Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker. We speak with the ACLU's David Cole & former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who voted to impeach Nixon; Deb Haaland makes history as one the nation's first Native congresswomen.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-07 Wednesday||Democrats seize the House with historic firsts for women of color; Stacey Abrams refuses to concede GA governor's race until every vote is counted; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is elected to Congress; Florida re-enfranchises 1.4 million people.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-06 Tuesday||Early voting numbers break records; a lawsuit proceeds against a citizenship question on the census; a record number of women of color run for U.S. office; Big Oil fights an anti-fracking measure in Colorado; Florida could re-enfranchise 1.4M people.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-05 Monday||After a self-proclaimed misogynist murders two women at a Florida yoga studio, feminist author Soraya Chemaly discusses the toxic male supremacy movement; Before the midterms, we speak with Noam Chomsky on elections, nuclear warfare and climate change.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-02 Friday||As John Bolton calls Venezuela, Cuba & Nicaragua a "troika of tyranny," we speak with Noam Chomsky about U.S. foreign policy in Central America & the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre; Ilana Glazer cancels event at NYC synagogue due to anti-Semitic graffiti.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-11-01 Thursday||Parkland dad Fred Guttenberg calls on voters to elect politicians who stand for gun control in the wake of hate-fueled gun attacks in the United States; Investigative journalist Allan Nairn says fascism is at stake in the midterm elections.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Absolutely essential news source - required listening
This daily program is the most important news show in North America. They frequently break (i.e. first to report) major stories, and provide perspectives and give voice to people deliberately ignored or suppressed by the corporate mainstream media, including domestic stories covered widely outside the US but blacked out at home. They have extended interviews with major figures and that are deep and unflinching. Their reporting is highly professional, in-depth, and wide-ranging, and they invite all sides of a debate to present their side of the story. The perfect antidote to the shallow, short-attention-span soundbites that pass for news in mainstream radio and TV.
DemocracyNow is Unique
DemocracyNow is unique because of the people who are interviewed on the show. It's not Amy Goodman giving her opinion, her role is to ask the important questions. If it can be criticized it is because most of the people interviewed are against war and in favour of peace and justice. That's certainly not a problem for me, and often they ask for comment from the other side and only get a refusal. Some of the best shows are when they do get both sides to debate, such as a recent debate between an Israeli air force captain 'refusenik' and a member of the Israeli 'Peace' party in favor of the war crimes in Lebanon continuing. Another criticism is that they focus too much on war and politics, and are not nearly critical enough of the modern medical treatment system which is currently killing as many people. Their weak treatment of the ICC 'guinea pig kids' orphanage scandal was too little, too late, for example. Medicine is equally as corrupt as politics, besieged by the forces of money, causing corruption in clinical trials, marketing of medications and so on.
A Must-Listen Podcast
Want to get the right perspectives? Listen to Democracy Now! This podcast covers news that are not reported, or reported in obscure locations, or mis-reported (in my view) in the mainstream media. Only by listening to Democracy Now! (and other "alternative media") would one get the right perspectives on the events of the world. Otherwise you would see only what governments and big corporations (same thing) want you to see.