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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! 2018-05-23 Wednesday||Women win Democratic primaries in Georgia, Texas & Kentucky; Congress scraps banking regulations; Supreme Court rules against workers' rights; a Dallas activist the FBI may have targeted as a "black identity extremist" is released after months in jail.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMalkia Cyril on Facebook's Civil Rights Audit & How Amazon Sells Facial Recognition Tools to Police||Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice discusses Facebook’s plans to conduct a civil rights audit, activists’ demands for Amazon stop selling their facial recognition service to law enforcement, and a proposal to restore net neutrality rules.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-22 Tuesday||Secretary of State Pompeo threatens Iran with "the strongest sanctions in history”; we look at black culture and history in Saturday's royal wedding and the U.K.’s mistreatment of Caribbean people; some Democrats continue calls for Trump’s impeachment.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-21 Monday||After a student at Santa Fe High School shoots dead 10 people, we host a roundtable with The Texas Observer's Kolten Parker, Texas Gun Sense's Ed Scruggs, The Intercept's Murtaza Hussain and Soraya Chemaly of the Women's Media Center Speech Project.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-18 Friday||As the EPA buries a study on the dangers of water contamination from chemicals found in Teflon, environmental lawyer Robert Bilott holds DuPont accountable; Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on civil disobedience and the Iran nuclear deal.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfro-Colombian Activist Francia Márquez, 2018 Goldman Prize Winner, on Stopping Illegal Gold Mining||Francia Márquez, a leading Afro-Colombian activist who is the 2018 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize for Central and South America, joins us for an extended interview.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-17 Thursday||Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani on being shot by Israeli forces while helping injured Palestinians; 50 years ago today, Catholic priests and activists burned hundreds of draft records to protest the Vietnam War; North Korea may cancel its summit with Trump.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Pursues Denuclearization in North Korea & Nobel Peace Prize, While Ramping Up US Weapons Sales||We continue our look at how North Korea is threatening to cancel the June 12 U.S.-North Korea summit, after President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Sunday the U.S. should use the so-called Libyan model for denuclearization. In Part 2 of our interview with Christine Hong, executive board member of the Korea Policy Institute and an associate professor at University of California, Santa Cruz, she discusses the response to Bolton’s comments, the role of South Korea’s president and workers in negotiations that could lead to reunification, and her own family’s experience after the division of Korea between North and South Korea.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-16 Wednesday||The U.S. won't criticize Israel for military's massacre of Palestinian protesters; CIA director nominee Gina Haspel appears poised for confirmation; right-wing group launches nationwide effort to convince public sector union members to stop paying dues.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-15 Tuesday||Funerals are being held across Gaza after Israeli forces killed at least 61 Palestinians and injured over 2,700 others, as Palestinians mark the 70th anniversary today of the Nakba, or the Day of the Catastrophe.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-14 Monday||Israeli soldiers kill dozens of Palestinians amid massive nonviolent protests against the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem; new Poor People's Campaign kicks off nationwide; Yanis Varoufakis on U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-11 Friday||Scholar Laleh Khalili on rising tensions between Iran and Israel in Syria; nonviolent protests enter their seventh week in Gaza; Black Mama's Bail Out is freeing black women from jail for Mother's Day; ICE detains teenage asylum seekers with adults.||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2018-05-10 Thursday||The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill responds to the questioning of CIA director nominee Gina Haspel in the Senate Tuesday over her record on torture; exiled Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham & illustrator Molly Crabapple publish a memoir on the Syrian war.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Suddenly having on-demand access to the entire Democracy Now podcast library is like winning some kind of unquantifiable lottery -- and we all, miraculously, have the winning ticket. Amy Goodman is, in my opinion, the best independent journalist of our times, courageously blazing trails where the corporate media yes-men fear to tread.
Unlike either Fox or Air America (which I can't really get into), Goodman and Gonzalez and the rest of the DN staff give amazing reportage, covering all sides of an issue - one could say that it's decidedly left, but it's anything but partisan... One gets the sense that their allegiance is to the truth, and the public interest.
Amy Goodman deserves the Pullitzer Prize. Hurricane Katrina coverage? The East Timor massacre? Take your pick.