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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! 2015-02-27 Friday||Headlines for February 27, 2015; "A Historic Decision": Tim Wu, Father of Net Neutrality, Praises FCC Vote to Preserve Open Internet; Antiquities Scholar: Islamic State's Destruction of Museum & Library is Cultural & Ethnic Cleansing; 17 Shots: Police Killing of Unarmed Mexican Farmworker in Washington State Sparks Protest; Republican Presidential Contender Scott Walker Compares ISIS Fighters to Wisconsin Protesters||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-26 Thursday||Headlines for February 26, 2015; A Black Site in Chicago? Police Accused of Running Secret Compound for Detentions & Interrogations; Exporting Torture: Former Chicago Police Detective Tied to Brutality at Guantánamo; Who Bankrolls the Islamic State? Private Donors in Gulf Oil States Cited as Key to ISIS Success||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-25 Wednesday||Headlines for February 25, 2015; Could a Former Activist Unseat Mayor 1%? Rahm Emanuel Faces Chicago Runoff Despite Vast Outspending; Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, But Fight over Climate-Threatening Oil Pipeline Isn't Over; Climate Deniers Exposed: Top Scientist Got Funding from ExxonMobil, Koch Brothers, Big Coal; Spy Cables: Greenpeace's Kumi Naidoo Targeted by Intelligence Agencies as "Security" Threat; Students Launch Historic Debt Strike, Refusing to Pay Back Predatory College Loans; On National Adjunct Walkout Day, Professors Call Out Poverty-Level Wages & Poor Working Conditions||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPart 2: 50 Years After Murder, Malcolm X Remembered by Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz & A. Peter Bailey||Watch an extended web-only interview with Ilyasah Shabazz and A. Peter Bailey. They were both inside the Audubon Ballroom on Feb. 21, 1965, the day Malcolm X was shot dead. Shabazz was just two years old, while Bailey was among the last people to speak with Malcolm X that day.||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-24 Tuesday||Headlines for February 24, 2015; As Netanyahu Tries to Stop U.S.-Iran Deal, Leaked Cables Show Israeli Spies Reject His Nuke Claims; Revolt at "Ritmo": Dire Conditions in For-Profit Texas Immigration Jail Spark Prisoner Uprising; 50 Years After Murder, Malcolm X Remembered by Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz & Friend A. Peter Bailey||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-23 Monday||Headlines for February 23, 2015; From Selma to Snowden, Oscar Speeches Invoke Activism & Calls for Social Justice; "Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel of Chicago Faces Progressive Challenge in Heated Bid for Re-election; 50 Years Later, Malcolm X's Family Gather at Place of His Murder to Honor Revolutionary Life, Legacy||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWATCH Pablo Iglesias of Podemos: "Hope is Changing Sides: Understanding Spain's Political Change"||Watch a recent address by Spain’s Podemos Secretary General Pablo Iglesias, a political science professor and activist who could become the country’s next prime minister if his anti-austerity party wins the national elections later this year.||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-20 Friday||Headlines for February 20, 2015; An Unsolved Case of Racial Terror: FBI Probes 1946 Moore's Ford Bridge Lynching in Georgia; Malcolm X Remembered 50 Years After 1965 Assassination; NSA & British GCHQ Hacked SIM Card Maker to Steal Encryption Keys to Spy on Billions of Cellphones||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-19 Thursday||Headlines for February 19, 2015; Ruling by Right-Wing Judge Delays Long-Awaited Reprieve for Millions of Undocumented Immigrants; Coming Out of the Shadows: Meet José Espinoza, Undocumented Worker Impacted by Delayed Reprieve; As Extreme Cold Engulfs Eastern U.S., Fossil Fuel Mishaps Leave Disaster Areas on Fire; Who Killed the Argentine Prosecutor? 400,000 March for Justice in Buenos Aires as Controversy Grows||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-18 Wednesday||Headlines for February 18, 2015; Rejecting Austerity, Greece Squares Off with Its Creditors & Risks Future in Eurozone; Jailed for Speaking to the Press: How the Obama Admin Ruined Life of State Dept Expert Stephen Kim||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-17 Tuesday||Headlines for February 17, 2015; Egypt Makes Libya the New Front in Anti-ISIS War, 4 Years After NATO Left Chaos Behind; Al Jazeera Journalists Celebrate Freedom in Egypt After 411 Days in Prison, but New Trial Looms; The Next Syriza? As Greece Rejects Austerity, Meet the Activist Who Could Become Spain's New PM||2/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-16 Monday||Headlines for February 16, 2015; Copenhagen Attack Witness Inna Shevchenko Debates Scholar Tariq Ramadan on Religion and Free Speech; Fear, Inc. 2.0: As Anti-Muslim Incidents Continue, Report Exposes Funders, Pundits of Islamophobia; Tens of Thousands Join North Carolina Moral March to Protest GOP Takeover, Racism & Islamophobia||2/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-02-13 Friday||Headlines for February 13, 2015; "We're All One": UNC Shooting Victim Yusor Abu-Salha's StoryCorps Interview Months Before Death; Denver Police Killing of LGBT Teen Jessica Hernandez Sparks Outcry as Officers' Claims Disputed; Undocumented Father Finds Sanctuary in Denver Church to Fight Deportation to Mexico; As Public Pensions Shift to Risky Wall Street, Local Politicians Rake in Political Cash||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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.
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.
This is the ONLY remaining source of non-embedded national newsmedia that I now trust. Prior to the misuse (or perhaps the intended use?) of the tragic events of 911 to manipulate public opinion to enact PNAC's objectives to erode the constitution and re-militarize the planet, I did not fully undertstand how dangerous our major sources of information could be just by their lack of objectivity. The FCC has scared investgative journalism off the airwaves and it appears to now be much more cost effective to regurgitate the Whitehouse press briefings and entertain the public. It is that impotence and complacency that I now see as the reason for our ignorance. Democracy Now has restored some of my faith in humanity.