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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! 2016-04-29 Friday||Headlines for April 29, 2016; After 36-Day Student Occupation, University of California at Davis Chancellor Is Put on Leave; Northern Arizona U. Students Launch Sit-In as Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Sweeps Country; Historian Peter Linebaugh on "The In||4/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-28 Thursday||Headlines for April 28, 2016; Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters are a "Mobilized Force That Could Change the Country"; Former Greek Finance Minister: Massive IMF Bailouts are "Ponzi Austerity" Scheme; Yanis Varoufakis: Bailouts of Greece are P||4/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNoam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders is Not a Radical, He Has Mass Support for Positions on Healthcare & Taxes||During an event Tuesday night, Noam Chomsky was asked about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and said he considered him more of a "New Deal Democrat" than a radical extremist, as some have portrayed him.||4/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-27 Wednesday||Headlines for April 27, 2016; How Trump Became the GOP's "Presumptive Nominee" with Hate-Fueled Rhetoric & Attacks on Immigrants; Why Did the Former Republican Gov. of New Mexico Join the Libertarian Party to Run for President?; 2016 Roundtable: Ahead of||4/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-26 Tuesday||Headlines for April 26, 2016; Not Justice & Not Enough: Tamir Rice Family Gets $6M Settlement for Police Killing of 12-Year-Old; Family of Samuel Harrell, Killed by "Beat Up Squad" in NY Prison, Holds Hunger Strike for Justice; 30 Years After Chernobyl, W||4/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPart 2: Seymour Hersh's New Book Disputes U.S. Account of Bin Laden Killing||Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh discusses the reporting he did for his new book, The Killing of Osama bin Laden , in Part 2 of an extended interview.||4/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-25 Monday||Headlines for April 25, 2016; "Horrified": Seymour Hersh Reacts to Obama's Plan to Send 250 More U.S. Special Ops Troops to Syria; Seymour Hersh Weighs In on Sanders vs. Clinton: "Something Amazing Is Happening in This Country"; Is the Obama Admin Ignorin||4/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-22 Friday||Headlines for April 22, 2016; Honor or Insult?: A Debate on the Significance of Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill; "He Refused to Live in a Binary": The World Mourns Death of Gender-Bending Music Legend Prince; Colorado's First Black Woman Pot Entreprene||4/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-21 Thursday||Headlines for April 21, 2016; As Officer Who Killed Akai Gurley Gets No Jail Time, Asian Americans Debate Role of White Supremacy; Michigan Officials Charged in Flint Water Poisoning, But Gov. Snyder Has Not Even Been Questioned; As Saudis Continue Deadly||4/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-20 Wednesday||Headlines for April 20, 2016; Battle for New York: Clinton & Trump Win as NYC Voters Report Chaos & "Irregularities" at the Polls; New York Primary: Chaos at Polling Sites, Broken Scanners & Whole Blocks Purged from Voter Rolls; Is the U.S. Backing Rousse||4/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-19 Tuesday||Headlines for April 19, 2016; "The American People are on Our Side": Immigration Advocates Bullish on SCOTUS Immigration Case; Jose Antonio Vargas: There's Nothing More American Than Fighting for Immigration Reform; Rep. Luis Gutiérrez: U.S. Exceeding Ki||4/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-18 Monday||Headlines for April 18, 2016; Democracy Awakening: Mass Civil Disobedience Planned on Capitol Hill to Cap Week of 900+ Arrests; "This is Not a Bathroom Bill, This is a Hate Bill": Rev. William Barber on NC's HB 2; Is the Seafood You Eat Caught by Slaves?||4/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy Now! 2016-04-15 Friday||Headlines for April 15, 2016; Clinton & Sanders Debate in Brooklyn, Taking on Social Security, Superpredators, Political Judgment; Juan Gonzalez: Clinton Has "Really Distorted" What Happened When NY Daily News Interviewed Sanders; Bernie Sanders: Treating||4/15/2016||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.