Democracy Now! Video
By Amy Goodman
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A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 1,100 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.
|1||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-23 Wednesday||Headlines for April 23, 2014; Jim Crow in the Classroom: New Report Finds Segregation Lives on in U.S. Schools; Toms River: How a Small Town Fought Back Against Corporate Giants for Toxic Dumping Linked to Cancer||4/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-22 Tuesday||Headlines for April 22, 2014; Earth Day Special: "Fierce Green Fire" Documentary Explores Environmental Movement's Global Rise||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-21 Monday||Headlines for April 21, 2014; Exclusive: 4 Years After BP Disaster, Ousted Drilling Chief Warns U.S. at Risk of Another Oil Spill; Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Dies at 76: Wrongly Jailed Boxer Championed Justice After Winning His Own||4/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-18 Friday||Headlines for April 18, 2014; Gabriel García Márquez in His Own Words on Writing "100 Years of Solitude"; "He Gave Us Back Our History": Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview||4/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-17 Thursday||Headlines for April 17, 2014; "We Are Not Beginning a New Cold War, We are Well into It": Stephen Cohen on Russia-Ukraine Crisis; Fixing the Electoral College: New York Joins Pact to Elect President by Popular Vote; Former Drone Operators Reveal Air Force Plays Key Role in Secret CIA Assassination Campaign||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-16 Wednesday||Headlines for April 16, 2014; Was Kansas Shooting Avoidable? White Supremacist was Ex-Informant with Criminal Past & Hateful Views; New York Drops Police Unit that Spied on Muslims, But Will It End Broader Profiling & Surveillance?; Killing Nature's Defenders: Study Finds Global Surge in Murders of Environmental Activists||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-15 Tuesday||Headlines for April 15, 2014; Who Goes to Jail? Matt Taibbi on American Injustice Gap from Wall Street to Main Street; War Tax Resisters Mark April 15 with Call to Stop Military Spending||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-14 Monday||Headlines for April 14, 2014; "This Award is for Snowden": Greenwald, Poitras Accept Polk Honor for Exposing NSA Surveillance; "We Won't Succumb to Threats": Journalists Return to U.S. for First Time Since Revealing NSA Spying; Polk Winner on Afghanistan: Slain Journalists, Ghost Polls & Unresolved U.S. Ties to Deaths, Torture||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-11 Friday||Headlines for April 11, 2014; Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action; "Years of Living Dangerously": James Cameron, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford in TV Climate Change Series; "Imagine Living in a Socialist USA": New Book Envisions Greater Democracy, World Without Capitalism||4/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-10 Thursday||Headlines for April 10, 2014; As Deportations Top 2 Million, Should Activists Push for Executive Order or Congressional Action?; Wall Street's Land Grab: Firms Amass Rental Empire, Ousting Tenants & Threatening New Housing Crisis; Not a Bug Splat: Artists Confront U.S. Drone Operators with Giant Picture of Pakistani Child||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-04-09 Wednesday||Headlines for April 09, 2014; Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World's Largest Vote||4/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
Left or Right, this program digs at relevant issues...
Every show slants to the left or the right, it's up to us to watch both sides. After watching both FOX NEWS and other conservative channels, I prefer to watch DN because of it's absence of sensationalism. DN gets to the point and digs into details with facts to back up their reports. I may not agree with all of their views or their slant to the left at times, but I do respect their emphasis on details and facts. Not every show is a gem, but most shows inspire me to pay more attention to the culture of corruption in U.S. and world politics. It's made me swear to exercise my right to vote in every election.
Unusually good journalism
"U.S News", in this day and age, is an oxymoron. Democracy Now! is now my ONLY CONSISTENT source of news. Why ? Because I am the odd conservative who believes that the Bush agenda has usurped even MY basic right to a freeflow of information in favor of the agenda of the administration's greedy friends. We are living in indecent times and I believe that Amy Goodman's work is one of the very few opportunities that this country will once again rise to represent the values of the general population and not that of a few crazies who have hijacked the oval office.
If you're interested in news, this one is mandatory.
Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect. Sometimes they have a tendency to confuse lack of gun fire with peace, or some of the people interviewed seem to have a child-like naivete about what is or isn't achievable, and why... ...but political orientation aside, compared to Fox News or CNN, this is like comparing a University course with two Kindergarden fairytale programs. Here's what you need to stay informed: Democracy Now!, BBC World News, World Press Review, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic and Scientific American. Then look for contradictions, read/listen between the lines, and piece the puzzle together. (It may help if you first shed your naivete by reading a few books like e.g. "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"). You will no longer look at the world with the same eyes. Of these, only the first two are easily accessibly by podCast or TV, the rest require reading, and even more time. That increases the importance, because lots of people just don't have the time do have an extensive news reading regime going.