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! 2014-03-06 Thursday||Headlines for March 06, 2014; Senate Race-Baiting? Dems Join GOP to Block Obama DOJ Pick Tied to Legal Defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Angela Davis on Prison Abolition, the War on Drugs and Why Social Movements Shouldn't Wait on Obama||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-03-05 Wednesday||Headlines for March 05, 2014; Exclusive: Freed Ex-Black Panther Marshall "Eddie" Conway on 44 Years in Prison & FBI Surveillance; "The Death Penalty is a Hate Crime": Bob Autobee Speaks Out to Spare Life of Son's Killer||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-03-04 Tuesday||Headlines for March 04, 2014; Are Any Plastics Safe? Industry Tries to Hide Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Bottles, Containers; "Help. They Broke My Arm. Egypt Police": Peace Activist Medea Benjamin Detained en Route to Gaza; Humanitarian Crisis Intensifies in Fallujah as Iraqi Gov't Accused of Killing Over 100 Civilians||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-03-03 Monday||Headlines for March 03, 2014; Who Is Provoking the Unrest in Ukraine? A Debate on Role of Russia, United States in Regional Crisis; XL Dissent: 398 Youth Arrested at Anti-Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at White House||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-02-28 Friday||Headlines for February 28, 2014; Peeping Webcam? With NSA Help, British Spy Agency Intercepted Millions of Yahoo Chat Images; Freed Bahraini Activist Zainab Alkhawaja on Her Year in Prison, Continued Detention of Her Father; I Was Beaten, Tortured: Pakistani Anti-Drone Activist Karim Khan on Being Abducted by Masked Men||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-02-27 Thursday||Headlines for February 27, 2014; George Takei on Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill, Life in a Japanese Internment Camp & Star Trek's Mr. Sulu; Big Oil and Bad Air: Report Exposes Link Between Fracking and Toxic Air Emissions in Texas||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-02-26 Wednesday||Headlines for February 26, 2014; Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor"; Japan, U.S. Move to Expand Nuclear Power Programs Despite Contamination at Fukushima & New Mexico||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-02-25 Tuesday||Headlines for February 25, 2014; Exclusive: Inside the Army Spy Ring & Attempted Entrapment of Peace Activists, Iraq Vets, Anarchists; Spies of Mississippi: New Film on the State-Sponsored Campaign to Defeat the Civil Rights Movement||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-02-24 Monday||Headlines for February 24, 2014; A Coup or a Revolution? Ukraine Seeks Arrest of Ousted President Following Deadly Street Protests; "The Paragraph Began to Self-Delete": Did NSA Hack Computer of Snowden Biographer & Edit Book Draft?||2/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-02-21 Friday||Headlines for February 21, 2014; Turning a Wedding Into a Funeral: U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen Killed as Many as 12 Civilians; Silencing the Scientist: Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta; The Shadow Lobbying Complex: How Corporations Are Hiding Vast Influence Peddling Efforts||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoDemocracy Now! 2014-02-20 Thursday||Headlines for February 20, 2014; A New Cold War? Ukraine Violence Escalates, Leaked Tape Suggests U.S. Was Plotting Coup; Venezuelan Protests: Another Attempt by U.S.-Backed Right-Wing Groups to Oust Elected Government?; Excessive Force? Migrant Shot Dead by U.S. Border Agent Near San Diego After Throwing Rock; Democracy Now! Celebrates 18 Years On Air||2/20/14||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.