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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! 2017-07-27 Thursday||Headlines for July 27, 2017; The First Openly Transgender Infantry Soldier in U.S. Army Speaks Out on Trump's New Military Ban; What Role Should the Military Play in the Fight for Transgender Rights?; The Rolling Resistance: Meet Three Disability Rights Activists Fighting to Save Healthcare||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-26 Wednesday||Headlines for July 26, 2017; In "Dangerous" Move, Republicans Push to Strip Healthcare from Millions Without Holding Any Hearings; Is Trump's Base Turning on the President over His Humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions?; Joshua Green on the "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump & the Storming of the Presidency"; A Look at How a Racial Theorist Tied to Mussolini & Hitler Influenced Steve Bannon; Joshua Green on How Bannon's Experience with Video Gamers Gave Rise to the Alt-Right||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-25 Tuesday||Headlines for July 25, 2017; Death of 10 Migrants in San Antonio Spotlights Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding on U.S.-Mexico Border; Sonia Nazario: The Tragedy in San Antonio is "Predictable Outcome" of Trump’s Immigration Crackdown; The Rebellions That Changed U.S. History: Looking Back at the 1967 Newark & Detroit Uprisings||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-24 Monday||Headlines for July 24, 2017; Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns over the Cop Shooting of Unarmed Woman. Will the Mayor Be Next?; Criminologist Phil Stinson: Police Shoot & Kill About 1,000 People Every Year in U.S.; "A Forgotten Crisis": Yemen's Aid Workers Speak Out About the World's Worst Humanitarian Disaster; "Incoherent Policy": U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran Even as Trump Admits Iran Following Nuclear Deal; Newly Declassified Documents Confirm U.S. Backed 1953 Coup in Iran Over Oil Contracts||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-21 Friday||Headlines for July 21, 2017; Criminalizing Critics of Israel: Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers of BDS; Has Jared Kushner's Failed Deal with Qatar Fueled Trump's Stance on Gulf Diplomatic Crisis?; Sen. McConnell Plans Vote on Repealing Obamacare Despite Lacking Enough Support from GOP Senators; As Trump Touts "Made in America" Week, Indonesian Workers Toil Away Making Ivanka Trump Apparel||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-20 Thursday||Headlines for July 20, 2017; David Cay Johnston: Trump is "Appallingly Ignorant" on Healthcare & Puts Greed Above Human Lives; David Cay Johnston: GOP Budget Redistributes Money to the Rich & Helps Make U.S. a "Police State"; Rights Advocates: Trump's Commission on Election Integrity Set Up as a Pretext for Voter Suppression; "Trump and the Russian Money Trail": Trump's Ties to Oligarchs Go Back Decades; Married to the Mob: Investigative Journalist Craig Unger on What Trump Owes the Russian Mafia||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-19 Wednesday||Headlines for July 19, 2017; Dr. Carol Paris: We Must Make It Toxic for Politicians to Not Get on Board with Single Payer; Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People "Back to Middle Ages" in Electricity Crisis; Activist & Father of Four Faces Deportation to Devastated Haiti Because of Decades-Old Conviction||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-18 Tuesday||Headlines for July 18, 2017; The Ultimate Hypocrisy? Trump Plan to Renegotiate NAFTA Resembles TPP Deal He Withdrew From; Amnesty Accuses U.S. Coalition of War Crimes in Mosul: Scale of Death Much Higher Than Acknowledged; Still Not Free: New Documentary "Life on Parole" Follows Former Prisoners Navigating Early Release||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-17 Monday||Headlines for July 17, 2017; Outrage Mounts as Saudi Arabia Plans Imminent Executions for 14 Accused Pro-Democracy Protesters; How Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Undermines Civil Rights & Favors Predatory Lenders Over Students; In Precedent-Setting Trial, Lawyers Say Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban is Discriminatory & Illegal; From Pence to Price: How Big Tobacco Gained Massive Influence Under Trump, Plans to Expand in Africa||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-14 Friday||Headlines for July 14, 2017; New GOP Healthcare Bill Still a Huge Tax Cut for the Rich, Gutting Women's Care & Slashing Medicaid; Justice Neil Gorsuch Ends First SCOTUS Term Voting Consistently on Court's "Most Conservative Side"; "Care in Chaos": New Documentary Uncovers Rising Tide of Attacks on Abortion Clinics Under Trump; Rep. Keith Ellison on GOP Healthcare Plan, Bill Targeting Muslims & Philando Castile Settlement; Oscar-Nominated Actor James Cromwell Speaks Out Before Jail Time for Peaceful Anti-Fracking Protest||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2017-07-13 Thursday||Headlines for July 13, 2017; A Further Blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on Conviction of Lula Ahead of 2018 Election; Glenn Greenwald: Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails Aren't a "Smoking Gun" or Evidence of Criminal Collusion; Whistleblowers Shouldn't Be Prosecuted Like Spies: Greenwald on Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner||7/13/2017||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.