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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! 2016-06-27 Monday||Headlines for June 27, 2016; Making Sense of Brexit: Paul Mason on Britain's Growing Economic & Political Crisis; Trump Hails Brexit Vote: When the Pound Goes Down, More People Come to My Scottish Golf Course; "My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard": Shane Bauer Goes Undercover to Expose Conditions||6/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSotomayor "Tells It Like It Is" & Slams Racial Profiling, Illegal Search and Seizure in Scathing Dissent||Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that evidence of a crime can still be used in some cases even if police obtained it illegally. We get reaction from lawyer Douglas Colbert of the University of Maryland Law School.||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPart 2: Will Peace Agreement Between Colombia and FARC End Years of War, Unrest and Destabilization?||We continue our interview with author Mario Murillo about news that one of the world’s longest conflicts appears to be nearing an end after more than 50 years of fighting.||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-24 Friday||Headlines for June 24, 2016; Brexit Debate: What Does Shocking Vote in UK Mean For Fight Against Neoliberalism?; As SCOTUS Deadlocks on Obama's Immigration Plan, Immigrants "Continue to Live in Daily Fear"; Undocumented Mother & U.S. Citizen Daughter Call on Obama to Stop Deportations Despite SCOTUS Ruling; SCOTUS Ruling on Race-Conscious College Admissions a Great Victory for Equal Educational Opportunity; Second Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Death Cleared of Depraved-Heart Murder & Rough Ride Charges||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-23 Thursday||Headlines for June 23, 2016; "Let Us Vote": Rep. John Lewis Leads Historic Democratic Sit-in for Gun Control Legislation; Democratic Effort to Tie Gun Purchase to Terror Watchlist: A First Step or a Dangerous Precedent?; In Wake of Orlando, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson Revives Efforts to Implement Assault Weapons Ban; Daughter of Slain Virginia Tech Professor: We Must Address Our Nation's Gun Violence Epidemic; Colombia & FARC Agree to Ceasefire in Historic Peace Deal, Begin Long Process of Implementation||6/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean"Struggling for Our Lives": Gustavo Esteva on Oaxaca Police Killings, 2006 Rebellion & Ayotzinapa||In Part 2 of our conversation, Mexican scholar and activist Gustavo Esteva talks about the connections between the recent police killings in Oaxaca, the repression of the 2006 rebellion there, and the 2014 disappearance of 43 teachers from Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in Guerrero.||6/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-22 Wednesday||Headlines for June 22, 2016; Thomas Frank on Clinton & Democratic Establishment: What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?; Meet the FBI Informant Who Organized Neo-Nazi Gathering Attended by Jo Cox Murder Suspect in 2000; After Decades of Protest, Last California Nuclear Plant to Close & Be Replaced by Renewable Energy||6/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-21 Tuesday||Headlines for June 21, 2016; An Attack on Democracy Itself: UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn Pays Tribute to Murdered MP Jo Cox; Jeremy Corbyn: Why I Am Voting for Britain to "Remain" in European Union in Historic Brexit Vote; Police Department or Frat House? 3 Oakland Police Chiefs Resign in 9 Days Amid Sex Crime Scandal; #BlackLivesMatter Activist: Oakland Needs to Name the "Predatory" Cops Who Raped & Trafficked Girl; "The Battle Has Just Started": Activists Denounce Police Killings & Crackdowns on Teachers in Oaxaca||6/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-20 Monday||Headlines for June 20, 2016; Juan González to the Bernie or Bust Movement: Don't Repeat the Mistakes of 1968 That Elected Nixon; "Our Dreams Don't Fit on Your Ballots": Naomi Klein on Next Steps for Pro-Bernie Sanders Movement; Rosario Dawson at People's Summit: We Need to Stay the Course to Build a New Movement; Naomi Klein: There Would Be No Bernie Movement Without #FightFor15, Keystone XL & #BlackLivesMatter; If Australia Can Do It, Why Not Us? How a Conservative Gov't Enacted Gun Reform After Mass Shooting||6/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-17 Friday||Headlines for June 17, 2016; As Britain Mourns MP Jo Cox, Her Killer Is Linked to Neo-Nazi National Alliance & Pro-Apartheid Club; Bernie Sanders Vows to Continue His Political Revolution as Thousands Plan to Attend People's Summit; NYPD Surveillance Unveiled: City Claims to Lose Docs on 1960s Radicals, Then Finds 1 Million Records; Latest CIA Torture Docs Show "Evidence of War Crimes" & Level of Brutality That Even Shocked Bush||6/17/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-16 Thursday||Headlines for June 16, 2016; Democratic Gun Control Filibuster Leaves Advocates Skeptical: "We Could Be Asking for a Lot More"; How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Casinos, Left Contractors Unpaid, Ruined Investors & Made Millions; Dishwashers, Plumbers, Waiters & Lawyers: Hundreds Accuse Trump of Failing to Pay for Their Work; David Cay Johnston: There is "Incredibly Strong Evidence" Donald Trump Has Committed Tax Fraud||6/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-15 Wednesday||Headlines for June 15, 2016; "Our Nation is Under Attack": Lawmakers Push Laws to End "Scourge of Gun Violence on Our Streets"; In Honor of Berta Cáceres, Rep. Hank Johnson Introduces Historic Bill to Stop U.S. Aid to Honduras; Successor to Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres: Her Death Is Tied to "Capitalist Neoliberal Policies"; Puerto Rico Is Being Left Voiceless: San Juan Mayor Condemns Bill to Create "Colonial Control Board"; Puerto Rico in Mourning: Nearly Half of the Orlando Massacre Victims were from the Island||6/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-14 Tuesday||Headlines for June 14, 2016; Nephew of Slain Gay Icon Harvey Milk: Orlando Massacre Marks One of the LGBT Movement's Darkest Days; Activist: Latinx LGBTQ Community & Its Stories of Survival Should Be at Center of Orlando Response; When It Comes to Orlando Massacre, Domestic Violence is the Red Flag We Aren't Talking About||6/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-06-13 Monday||Headlines for June 13, 2016; Deadliest Attack Ever on LGBT Community Claims Lives of 50 People in Orlando, Mostly Young Latinos; Nightclubs are Our Safe Havens: Longtime Patron of Orlando LGBT Club Reacts to Mass Shooting; Openly Gay Muslim Imam Reacts to Orlando: Clubs Like Pulse are Safe Havens for LGBT Muslims, Too; Orlando Massacre Comes After Lawmakers in U.S. Filed More Than 200 Anti-LGBT Bills; "How Many Shootings Must We Have?" Florida State Senator Calls for Gun Control After Pulse Massacre; Australia Stopped Mass Shootings After 1996 Massacre, So Why Doesn't the U.S. Follow Suit?||6/13/2016||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.