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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! 2015-08-03 Monday||Headlines for August 03, 2015; "The Look of Silence": Will New Film Force U.S. to Acknowledge Role in 1965 Indonesian Genocide?||8/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-31 Friday||Headlines for July 31, 2015; Police Remove Greenpeace Activists from Portland Bridge After They Forced Shell Ship Back to Port; Are Undercover Attacks on Planned Parenthood Part of a Broader Effort to Outlaw Abortion?; Exposed: The Faces and Fake Names of the People Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos; Will Prosecutors Charge Officers Who Lied to Protect Ray Tensing After He Fatally Shot Sam DuBose?||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhite Police Officer Indicted for "Senseless" Murder of Sam DuBose in Cincinnati||In Ohio, a grand jury has indicted a University of Cincinnati police officer on murder charges for shooting Sam DuBose, an unarmed African-American man. Police officer Ray Tensing fatally shot DuBose on July 19, after pulling him over for not having a front license plate.||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-30 Thursday||Headlines for July 30, 2015; Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home": The Coming-Out Memoir That Became a Hit Broadway Musical||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-29 Wednesday||Headlines for July 29, 2015; Fighting Both Sides of the Same War: Is Turkey Using Attacks on ISIL as Cover for Assault on Kurds?; "Deplorable": Federal Judge Condemns For-Profit Texas Detention Centers for Immigrant Families; This is Child Abuse: Social Worker Breaks Silence over Conditions Inside Immigrant Detention Center; Rappel Shell? Activists in Oregon Suspend Themselves from Bridge to Block Arctic-Bound Oil Ship||7/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanVIDEO: Full Interview with Former Honduras Pres. Manuel Zelaya, Ousted in U.S.-Backed Coup||Watch Amy Goodman and Juan González’s entire interview with former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Hillary Clinton’s role in his ouster six years ago, and the new protest movement underway.||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-28 Tuesday||Headlines for July 28, 2015; In Ethiopia, Obama Hails Democracy Despite Recent Election Where Ruling Party Won 100% of Seats; 438 Days Imprisoned in Ethiopia: Journalist Recounts Facing Arrest, Mock Execution & Terror Charges; Clinton & the Coup: Amid Protests in Honduras, Ex-President on Hillary's Role in His 2009 Ouster||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-27 Monday||Headlines for July 27, 2015; Sandra Bland Laid to Rest; First Black Judge in Waller County Demands Sheriff Resign over Her Death; "I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male": Denver Teen Recalls Police Beating After 2009 Traffic Stop; “Collective Healing” at Nat'l Black Lives Matter Convergence Ends with Police Pepper-Spraying Teen; Obama Visits Ethiopia and Kenya, Land of His Father, to Discuss Counterterrorism, Gay Rights, Jobs||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-24 Friday||Headlines for July 24, 2015; Sandra Bland's Sister Responds to Suicide Allegations, Lawyer Says Waller County Withholding Details; "I Don't Believe Sandy Committed Suicide": #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders Speak Out on Sandra Bland||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-23 Thursday||Headlines for July 23, 2015; #SayHerName: Protests Demand Justice for Sandra Bland & Black Teen Found Dead in Jail 1 Day Later; Theodore Bikel Remembered: Fiddler on the Roof Actor and Activist Speaks Out on Israel and Palestine||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-22 Wednesday||Headlines for July 22, 2015; "I Will Light You Up!": New Dash Cam Video Shows Arrest of Sandra Bland, Found Dead in Texas Jail; Juan González: Ride-Sharing Service Uber "Using Any Means Necessary" to Stop Regulation Attempts; "Between the World and Me": Ta-Nehisi Coates Extended Interview on Being Black in America||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-21 Tuesday||Headlines for July 21, 2015; A Victory for the People in Havana: Former Cuban Parliamentary Speaker Hails Restoration of Ties; Secret Talks & Sperm Deals: Sen. Patrick Leahy Details Back Story to Renewed U.S.-Cuban Ties; Is the Era of U.S.-Backed Anti-Castro Terrorism Over? Reflections on Restored Ties Between Nations; "Africa's Pinochet": Former U.S.-Backed Chadian Dictator Hissène Habré Faces War Crimes Trial||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2015-07-20 Monday||Headlines for July 20, 2015; Special Broadcast from Opening of Cuban Embassy in Washington as U.S.-Cuban Diplomatic Ties Restored; Danny Glover and Medea Benjamin on Assata, Guantánamo and Trade as Cuban Flag Rises in Washington||7/20/2015||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.