Democracy Now! Audio
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.
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-03-14 Friday||Headlines for March 14, 2014; "Utah's Carbon Bomb": State Plots Massive Tar Sands & Oil Shale Projects Despite Climate Concerns; "A Slow Genocide of the People": Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy on Indigenous Land; Caught in the Crossfire: U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization Threatens Way of Life for Native Tribe; Remembering British MP Tony Benn, a Lifelong Critic of War and Capitalism||3/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-03-13 Thursday||Headlines for March 13, 2014; New York City's Charter School Showdown Reignites National Debate on Privatized Education; "Obama Is Trying to Vanish Us": Immigrants Fight Record Deportations with Protests, Hunger Strikes; A War on Campus? Northeastern University Suspends Students for Justice in Palestine Chapter||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDragnet Nation: Julia Angwin's Quest for Privacy & Ray McGovern on FISA Court's "Raw Take" Order||In Part 2 of our interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Julia Angwin, she explains how she got her children interested in privacy by making it fun. We also speak with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern about the newly revealed "Raw Take" order that weakened restrictions on sharing private information about Americans after the Sept. 11 attacks. [includes rush transcript]||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-03-12 Wednesday||Headlines for March 12, 2014; "A Culture of Timidity": Ralph Nader on How Regulators Ignored a GM Safety Defect Tied to 13 Deaths; Nader on Senate's Climate Stance, "Insanity" of U.S. Nukes, & Why Obama's Min. Wage Hike Falls Short; "Giving Hypocrisy a Bad Name": NSA-Backing Senate Intel Chair Blasts CIA for Spying on Torture Probe||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-03-11 Tuesday||Headlines for March 11, 2014; Ex-Japanese PM on How Fukushima Meltdown was Worse Than Chernobyl & Why He Now Opposes Nuclear Power; Chomsky: From Hiroshima to Fukushima, Vietnam to Fallujah, State Power Ignores Its Massive Harm||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-03-10 Monday||Headlines for March 10, 2014; Ukraine's Longtime Divisions & NATO's Eastern Expansion to Russian Border Lay Ground for Crimea Vote; War Workers: Vulnerable Foreign Laborers Swindled & Exploited to Toil on U.S. Bases in Afghanistan; Leftist Ex-Rebel Holds Narrow Lead in El Salvador After Entering Race as Heavy Favorite||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2014-03-07 Friday||Headlines for March 07, 2014; Roundtable: As Crimea Threatens Secession, Does East-West Split Hasten Ukraine's Political Divide?; Debate: Do Venezuelan Protests Reflect Popular Discontent or the Old Qualms of a Divided Elite?||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy 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|
||CleanDemocracy 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|
||CleanDemocracy 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|
||CleanDemocracy 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|
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.