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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.
||CleanSusan Sarandon at the Democratic National Convention: The Climate Revolution Continues||Susan Sarandon spoke to Democracy Now! Sunday after a rally at the Democratic National Convention that connected the issues of climate change, environmental, racial and economic justice.||7/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-25 Monday||Headlines for July 25, 2016; EXCLUSIVE: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on Releasing DNC Emails That Ousted Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Assange: Why I Created WikiLeaks' Searchable Database of 30,000 Emails from Clinton's Private Server; Julian Assange: Choosing Between Trump or Clinton is Like Picking Between Cholera or Gonorrhea; Clinton vs. Bernie Debate: As Turmoil Rocks Democratic Party, How Can Progressives Move Forward?; Clinton Running Mate Tim Kaine Supported TPP, Offshore Drilling & Anti-Union Right-to-Work Measures; The Other Philadelphia: Inside the People's Fight Against Gentrification & Privatized Education; "We Want to Stop Fracking Now": Up to 10,000 Rally on Eve of DNC to Demand Climate Justice; National Puerto Rican Agenda: New Group Forms to Address Island's Unprecedented Economic Crisis; Bernie Backers Speak Out: WikiLeaks DNC Emails Show Clinton Had Unfair Advantage from Day One||7/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-22 Friday||Headlines for July 22, 2016; Classic Authoritarianism: In a Speech Filled with Fear & Xenophobia, Donald Trump Accepts Nomination; "Build Bridges, Not Walls": Medea Benjamin on How She Disrupted Donald Trump's Speech; Muslims Debate Donald Trump, Immigration Ban and Islamophobia in Republican Party; "We Have Crossed a New Threshold": Iraqi American Decries Trump's Open Islamophobia; A Tectonic Shift in Conservative World: Trump Accepts Nomination as Roger Ailes Ousted from Fox News; As RNC is Held in Quicken Loans Arena, Learn the Inside Story of Company’s Trumpian CEO Dan Gilbert; #CLEoverRNC: Protesters Expose Tale of Two Clevelands; How Can This Be Happening in America? International Journalists Reflect on Rise of Donald Trump; Meet Peter Thiel: Trump Taps Billionaire Who Helped Bankrupt Gawker to Speak at RNC||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-21 Thursday||Headlines for July 21, 2016; "Grandiosity and Misogyny": Jeff Sharlet on "Common Thread" Between Mike Pence & Donald Trump; The Odd Couple: While Trump Openly Cheated on Ex-Wife, Pence Called for Criminalizing Adultery; Have You Seen George W. Bush? John Kasich? John McCain? Looking for the GOP No-Shows at the RNC; Activists Block RNC Entrance with Mock Border Wall So Trump's Hate "Won't Reach Our Communities"; Did Donald Trump Pick Mike Pence to Appease the Koch Brothers & the Religious Right?; Make America Straight Again? A Debate on What Could Be the Most Anti-LGBT Republican Platform Ever; As the Number of Black GOP Delegates Falls to Historic Low, Meet a Few of the Only Ones Left; Pastor on Tamir Rice Shooting: Ohio is an Open-Carry State Except If You're an African-American Male||7/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-20 Wednesday||Headlines for July 20, 2016; John Nichols: The GOP is More United in Disdain for Hillary Clinton Than in Support for Donald Trump; The Fall of Roger Ailes: Can Sexual Harassment Claims Oust the Biggest Man in Conservative Media?; Ban Guns, Not Tennis Balls: As NRA Addresses RNC, CodePink Protests Ohio's Open-Carry Law; Debunking Republican Claims Linking Immigration to Crime; "Wall Off Trump": Activists Erect Mock Wall Outside RNC to Protest GOP Border & Immigration Policy; Chris Christie Stages Mock Trial of Hillary Clinton Despite Corruption Charges Dogging His Own Staff; Meet the RNC Vendors Selling Trump Gear in Cleveland While Hoping He Loses the Election; Nina Turner: Killing of 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice Highlights Value Gap Between Black & White Lives; Black Activists Occupy Police Union Offices in NYC & D.C., Demand End to Protection for Brutal Cops; Meet the Student Fighting Case Western U. for Shutting Down Campus to House 1,900 Police Officers||7/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-19 Tuesday||Headlines for July 19, 2016; RNC Descends into Chaos as "Never Trump" Movement Attempts Revolt on Convention Floor; "Never Trump" vs. Unite Behind the Candidate: A Debate on the Future of the Republican Party; GOP Delegate & Schoolteacher: Melania Trump Gets a "Zero" for Plagiarizing Michelle Obama Speech; Third Officer Acquitted in Freddie Gray Death, But Activists Convicted for Protesting Killing; Prophets of Rage: Chuck D, Tom Morello Headline "End Poverty" March Against Trump at RNC; Meet Trump VP Pick Mike Pence, Crusader Against Safe Legal Abortion and LGBTQ Rights; Bassem Youssef, "The Jon Stewart of Egypt," Moves to U.S. & Begins Satirizing Election Season||7/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPart 2: Color of Change's Rashad Robinson Confronts Fraternal Order of Police over Racial Profiling||Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, describes how at a White House summit he confronted the National Fraternal Order of Police about racial profiling and the need for systemic police accountability.||7/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-18 Monday||Headlines for July 18, 2016; Three Police Officers Shot Dead in Baton Rouge Two Weeks After Officers Killed Alton Sterling; Cornel West: Justice and Accountability are Necessary to End Tension over Killings by Police; Cornel West: Why I Endorse Green Party's Jill Stein Over "Neoliberal Disaster" Hillary Clinton; Many Who Opposed Coup in Turkey Came Out in Support of Democratic Process, not the President; "My Heart Aches": Sen. Nina Turner, from Family of Police Officers, Responds to Baton Rouge Attack; Kurdish Activist: Erdogan Should Be Pushed Out, But by the People, Not the Military; Medea Benjamin: Why Is Government Downplaying Saudi-9/11 Docs After Keeping Them Secret for Years?; Meet the RNC Activists Questioned by Authorities Ahead of This Week's Convention; Dozens of Companies Withdraw Funding from RNC as Trump Headed to Nomination||7/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-15 Friday||Headlines for July 15, 2016; As Bastille Day Attack in France Kills 84, Is the War on Terror a "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy"?; Puerto Rico's Payday Loans: The Shocking Story Behind Wall Street's Role in Debt Crisis; Exclusive: Meet Yale Dishwasher Corey Menafee, Who Smashed Racist Stained-Glass Window; Craig Steven Wilder on How Georgetown & U.S. Catholic Church Expanded Thanks to Slave Holdings||7/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-14 Thursday||Headlines for July 14, 2016; Ex-Seattle Police Chief Condemns Systemic Police Racism Dating Back to Slave Patrols; Black Ohio Cop to Prejudiced White Officers: Take the Uniform Off and Put on KKK Hoodie; Ex-Seattle Police Chief Defends Citizens Filming Cops: It's 100% Lawful for an American to Do It; Black Father in Letter to His Son: "I Thought of You When I Saw the Son of Alton Sterling Weeping"; Eddie Glaude & Son: Leave Ballots Blank, Because Voting for the Status Quo Threatens Our Lives||7/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-13 Wednesday||Headlines for July 13, 2016; Meet Abdullah Muflahi: He Filmed Alton Sterling Shooting & Was Then Detained by Baton Rouge Police; Police Arrest, Detain Air Force Vet for 26 Hours After He Posted Alton Sterling Shooting Video; Two Years After Eric Garner's Death, Ramsey Orta, Who Filmed Police, Is Only One Heading to Jail||7/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-12 Tuesday||Headlines for July 12, 2016; As Sanders Endorses Clinton, How Far Left Has He Pushed the Democratic Party Platform?; Filmmaker Josh Fox: Sanders Pushed Party Platform to Left, But We Failed on TPP, Medicare, Gaza; "Divergent" Star Shailene Woodley on Bernie Sanders, DNC Caravan & Speaking Out in Hollywood; Historian: "You Can't Disconnect History of the 2nd Amendment from the History of White Supremacy"||7/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-07-11 Monday||Headlines for July 11, 2016; As Protests Sweep Country, New Video Shows Off-Duty NY Cop Fatally Shooting Black Man Delrawn Small; Death, Abuse and Sexual Assault: The Horrific and Unregulated Private Prison Van Transport Business; Rep. Keith Ellison: Arrest the Officer Who Killed Philando Castile, He Has to Be Held Accountable||7/11/2016||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.